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Property management group accuses finance company of defamation

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 1, 2010, 3:00am

GALVESTON - South Belt Properties Management claims John James deliberately engaged in activities that were detrimental to its business and reputation, recent court documents say.

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Man sues van driver, owner over collision

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2010, 4:20am

Chevy G2500 cargo van A Pennsylvania man has filed suit against the Port Arthur driver and owner of a van he claims struck his vehicle.

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Dickinson church sues insurer over Ike claim

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 1, 2010, 5:53am

GALVESTON - Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Dickinson alleges it was underpaid for Hurricane Ike damage to its facilities and is suing Central Mutual Insurance Co., National Catastrophe Adjusters Inc., and agents Wayne Hotsinpiller, David Eggen and Lauren Tait.


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Asbestos case against Chevron, BP transferred to MDL

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 6:54am

Hyde An asbestos case against Chevron USA and BP Products North America has been transferred to a multidistrict litigation panel in Harris County.

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Fisco Convenience Store seeks evidence of plaintiff's 'ever-changing allegations'

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 7:13am

Adams Seeking evidence of plaintiff Linda Roy Guillory's "ever-changing allegations," Fisco Convenience Store recently filed a motion to compel discovery responses and overrule objections.

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Crane company sues insurer over underpaid claim

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 1, 2010, 7:45am

GALVESTON - H & S Crane Sales Inc. has filed suit against Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty over a reportedly underpaid claim on a damaged crane.

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Plaintiff adds more defendants to workplace injury suit

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 8:21am

Straub In a third amendment to his petition filed Nov. 19, plaintiff Valentine de la Rosa has added four more defendants to his personal injury suit against a construction company.

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City of Beaumont seeks protective order in suit over BPD lieutenant promotion

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 8:33am

The city of Beaumont, its police chief and city manager are seeking a protective order in a suit over their decision to promote a police lieutenant without filling his position or appointing a new sergeant.

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Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 8:41am

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, Nov. 29, 2010.

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Texas Times: A Historical Jewel At Mission Concepcion

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Dec. 1, 2010, 10:10am

This month marks the 255th anniversary of the dedication of Mission Concepcion, near San Antonio, considered by many historians to be the oldest unrestored church in the United States.

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Legally Speaking: How Not to Get Out of Jury Duty (Part 2)

John G. Browning Dec. 1, 2010, 11:43am

In last week's installment, I shared a few of the more bizarre circumstances under which people have avoided jury duty.

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Booker sues Baker over rear-end crash

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2010, 11:55am

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended him.

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Trip-and-fall filed against Art Museum of Southeast Texas, second in six months

David Yates Dec. 1, 2010, 12:00pm

Art Museum of Southeast Texas Beaumont resident Geraldine Beckett has filed suit against the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, alleging she tripped over an uneven surface at the museum's entrance.

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Latest Hurricane Ike-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2010, 12:21pm

A total of five new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Nov. 19-24, 2010.

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New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Stacie Yates Dec. 2, 2010, 2:12am

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2010.

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Silsbee couple wants court to approve $40K insurance settlement

Kelly Holleran Dec. 2, 2010, 2:28am

Silsbee residents want the court to approve a $40,000 settlement with an insurance company over an auto collision involving their son.

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Beaumont man files class action against Compass Bank over termination fees

Kelly Holleran Dec. 2, 2010, 2:36am

The country's 15th largest bank is illegally charging excessive termination fees to discourage its customers from transferring their assets, according to a putative class action lawsuit recently filed by a Beaumont man.

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Risk manager, condo owners in fight over hurricane damage settlement

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 2, 2010, 2:53am

GALVESTON - A week after it was sued over repeated requests for compensation despite its alleged termination, International Risk Control has filed a countersuit against Seascape Condominium Owners Association.

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Lane change caused wreck, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Dec. 2, 2010, 3:00am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims caused a collision when she attempted to switch lanes.

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Landowner wants development company off his property

Kelly Holleran Dec. 2, 2010, 3:00am

The owner of a 5-acre tract of Jefferson County land wants to invalidate a company's rights to explore for minerals on his land.

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