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Boehner: GOP health care plan to target lawsuit abuse

Chris Rizo Nov. 1, 2009, 8:39am

Boehner (R) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-House Republicans plan to offer an alternative to the Democrats' proposal for a national health care overhaul that contains tort reform, House Minority Leader John Boehner said Sunday.

Roller skater cuts leg, files lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Nov. 2, 2009, 2:57am

A Port Neches woman has filed suit against the apartment complex where she says her daughter fell over an uncovered water spigot while roller skating.

White House sides with investors in Vioxx lawsuit

Chris Rizo Nov. 2, 2009, 5:23am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The Obama administration has taken the side of investors seeking to sue pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. over its now-withdrawn blockbuster painkiller Vioxx.

Appellate justices snatch jury verdict, leave former constable empty handed

David Yates Nov. 2, 2009, 7:00am

Justice Steve McKeithen Despite winning his case a year ago, a former Jefferson County constable had his $126,500 jury award stripped by the Ninth Court of Appeals last Thursday.

Toshiba 10 Years Later: Formation of the Beaumont Foundation of America

Kelly Holleran Nov. 2, 2009, 8:41am

Newton Ten years ago, Toshiba made headlines across the country when it reached a shocking $2.1 billion settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against it in 1999.

Insurance company sanctioned for not meeting discovery deadline

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 3, 2009, 8:14am

Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. � An Arkansas judge has ordered Foremost Insurance Co. to pay $315,000 in sanctions for what he called its "half-hearted" effort to produce court ordered discovery documents.

County sued over collision allegedly caused by officer

Kelly Holleran Nov. 3, 2009, 8:24am

Two Harris County residents have filed suit against Jefferson County claiming they were struck by a county law enforcement officer as he rushed through an intersection without emergency lights.

Lawyers squabble over attorneys fees in case against Sabine Pass ISD

David Yates Nov. 3, 2009, 8:48am

Old Two months after jurors awarded ICI Construction more than $195,000 for work performed to the Sabine Pass School athletic field, the lawyers in the case have begun a new fight over attorney's fees.

Former TDCJ director testifies he failed to investigate employee's discrimination claims

David Yates Nov. 4, 2009, 7:31am

John Morgan A retired Texas Department of Criminal Justice director testified this week that it was his "solution" to transfer former employee Bonnie Young rather than independently investigate her numerous claims against fellow TDCJ employees.

Woman sues ex to get house payments

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 4, 2009, 8:00am

GALVESTON - Faced with imminent foreclosure on property she won in divorce proceedings, a League City woman is suing her ex-husband and two financial servicing companies in Galveston County District Court to recover necessary payments.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts

David Yates Nov. 4, 2009, 8:59am

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, Oct. 23-30, 2009

High bidder never gets truck, sues eBay and seller for fraud

David Yates Nov. 4, 2009, 9:00am

Alleging he was defrauded out of $18,000 and a new pickup, an Orange County man has filed suit against the popular Internet auction site eBay.

Galveston insurance company sues auto dealer over terminated policies

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 4, 2009, 9:34am

GALVESTON - Two insurance companies, including Galveston-based American National Insurance Co., have filed suit against the San Antonio-based Red McCombs automotive family in an effort to retrieve reimbursements for numerous clients who terminated their policies early.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Nov. 4, 2009, 10:31am

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Nov. 4, 2009, 2:43pm

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2009

Judge declares mistrial after Baron & Budd lawyer repeats offense

The SE Texas Record Nov. 5, 2009, 1:46am

Langdoc PHILADELPHIA - Two days after Judge James Lynn of the Court of Common Pleas punished John Langdoc of Baron & Budd for grandstanding, Langdoc pulled another stunt and Lynn declared a mistrial.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

David Yates Nov. 5, 2009, 4:17am

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2009

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

David Yates Nov. 5, 2009, 4:24am

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, Oct. 26, 2009

Online travel industry claims win despite jury award to Texas cities

Marilyn Tennissen Nov. 5, 2009, 5:34am

Numerous hotels line the Riverwalk, a popular tourist attraction in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO - Nearly a dozen popular online hotel booking services were hit with a verdict from a Texas jury recently, but the industry is still calling it a victory.

Employee sues UTMB for age discrimination

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 5, 2009, 6:37am

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man alleges he was fired from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston last year because of his age, recent court documents say.