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Corpus Christi attorney indicted for barratry

Staff Reports Jun. 1, 2010, 5:54am

ALICE � A Jim Wells County grand jury returned two true bills of indictment on Tuesday against Corpus Christi attorney Benito Garza, 48, and case runner Timothy Trevino aka "Sugar Bear", 45.

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Couple sues PA property owners over inadequate fire alarms

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:00am

A Jefferson County man and his wife have filed suit against the owners of a Port Arthur building where they say the man suffered from severe smoke inhalation.

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Woman sues over crash on I-10

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:15am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended the vehicle in which she was riding.

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Sons blame father's death on benzene exposure

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:18am

Hyde The two sons of a deceased man claim their father died after fighting a battle against multiple myeloma. The sons blame their father's employer for causing his disease.

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Man's asbestosis death blamed on refinery work, suit states

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:23am

Hyde The wife and child of a deceased man have filed suit against his former employer, alleging he died from pulmonary asbestosis and lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos dust throughout his career.

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Bank claims company blocking $1.4 M in settlement proceeds, attorneys' fees

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:34am

A bank claims a company's actions are stalling its share of a distribution of a $1.49 million settlement.

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Asbestos suit names 46 companies as defendants

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:50am

An Orange County man and woman have filed an asbestos suit against 46 defendant corporations, claiming the lung cancer with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

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H-J ISD sues company over unpaid property taxes

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 6:59am

The Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District has filed suit against a company it says has deprived it of money after allegedly failing to pay taxes.

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Man claims he was burned by convenience store employee

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 7:00am

A Port Arthur man claims he sustained severe injuries after an employee at Short Stop in Port Arthur disposed of waste water, causing it to be sprayed onto him.

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Jurors find no negligence on part of doctor who treated stabbing victim

David Yates Jun. 1, 2010, 7:32am

When asked last Thursday if the medical treatment of Dr. Leroy Foster Jr. was in any way negligent and responsible for hastening the death of Thorne Lemon, who was stabbed in the back in March 2007, jurors answered no.

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Sellers with same name cause car buying mixup

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 7:41am

A case of mistaken identity caused a bank to transfer the title of the wrong vehicle to a buyer, according to a recent lawsuit.

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Beaumont woman sues over fall at Austin grocery store

Kelly Holleran Jun. 1, 2010, 7:45am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against Kroger, alleging she sustained physical pain and suffering after slipping on a spilled substance while shopping in the store.

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City of Beaumont accused of withholding evidence, plaintiffs want sanctions

David Yates Jun. 1, 2010, 9:00am

A local couple who sued the city of Beaumont after their teenage daughter and a police officer collided on a roadway has filed a motion for spoliation against the city, alleging officials refuse to hand over crucial evidence.

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Texas Times: Honoring Generations of Texas Heroes

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Jun. 1, 2010, 10:55am

On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our land of liberty.

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Trial court can't cut insurer out of settlement, Texas SC rules

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2010, 5:00am

Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN � Fayette County District Judge Daniel Beck improperly cut an insurer out of a wrongful death settlement, the Supreme Court of Texas decided on May 28.

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Former Texas justice to represent BP in state litigation

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2010, 5:15am

Brister AUSTIN � Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister will lead BP Exploration and Production's defense in state litigation over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Appeals court rules plaintiff not to blame for confusion caused by attorney

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2010, 5:27am

Horton Montgomery County District Judge Fred Edwards shut down a suit against the county three times in three ways, and now he must reopen it.

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Mississippi men injured in BP rig explosion file suit in Galveston County

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 2, 2010, 5:34am

The Deepwater Horizon offshore rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on April 20. GALVESTON - Two Mississippi men who were aboard the Deepwater Horizon when it exploded off the Louisiana coast last month have filed a Jones Act lawsuit against BP, Halliburton, and Cameron International.

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Ghosts of South Park Middle School haunt appeals court

David Yates Jun. 2, 2010, 6:00am

Demolition of South Park Middle School began on April 2. Even though demolition of South Park Middle School began on April 2, the battle between the Beaumont Independent School District and residents who fought to preserve the campus lingers on in the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

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Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

David Yates Jun. 2, 2010, 6:32am

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County , May 26-27, 2010

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