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Electric company involved in suit against Port Arthur housing authority

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 5:00am

A Denton County electric company has filed suit against various Port Arthur agencies and companies, alleging it lost more than $50,000 when the defendants terminated its contract.

Subcontractor seeks payment for plumbing work at BISD complex

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 5:00am

A Tarrant County company claims it has not received payment for nearly $20,000 worth of plumbing goods it supplied for a construction project.

Couple sues over Jefferson County collision

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 5:32am

Two Hardin County residents have filed suit against a driver after they say she failed to yield the right-of-way and collided with the vehicle in which they were riding.

Whistleblower Act lawsuit filed against The Colony

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 1, 2010, 5:36am

SHERMAN-The Colony's former Public Works Director has filed a lawsuit against the city that alleges violations of the Texas Whistleblower Act.

Debt consultants claim racial discrimination, no overtime payment

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 1, 2010, 5:40am

SHERMAN-Two African-American debt consultants have filed a lawsuit against their former employer, alleging they were subjected to racial discrimination and were not properly paid for overtime hours worked.

Woman files discrimination suit over sexual orientation comments

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 1, 2010, 6:00am

TYLER-A female employee has filed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against her former employer after a supervisor made inferences and comments about the woman's sexual orientation.

Potential class action seeks refunds for Quickbooks payroll service outages

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 1, 2010, 6:00am

SHERMAN-Dallas title attorneys have filed a proposed class action against Intuit's Quickbooks after experiencing several brief outages associated with Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks Payroll Subscription Service.

Toyota acceleration suit filed in Jefferson County

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 6:21am

A Texas woman has filed suit against Toyota, alleging a vehicle she purchased for her grandson unexpectedly accelerated, leaving her grandson with severe injuries.

Texas SC sides with utility commission

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 1, 2010, 8:00am

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Texas SC upholds PUC transition charges

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 1, 2010, 8:50am

Willett AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The Texas Supreme Court ruled recently that CenterPoint Energy could recover interest and other costs associated with Texas' transition to a less-regulated, more-competitive retail electricity market.

CALA Central Texas announces winner of high school essay contest

David Yates Nov. 1, 2010, 10:00am

Roger Borgelt, chairman of the board of CALA of Central Texas, left, presents a $1,000 check to Adrian Gonzales, right, winner of the Personal Responsibility Essay Contest. Last Friday the legal watchdog group Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas announced the winner of its first Personal Responsibility Essay Contest for high school students.

Action Construction, Compro Tax square off in breach of contract trial

David Yates Nov. 1, 2010, 10:13am

In early October, Action Construction had its motion for summary judgment denied by a local judge.

Lift equipment will be subject of wrongful death trial

David Yates Nov. 1, 2010, 10:17am

Last March, Walter Matak, 24, fell to his death while changing a light bulb at a local church. Now, a Jefferson County jury must decide if Matak's death was the result of defective equipment.

More BISD drama: Residents obtain TRO to stop events center

David Yates Nov. 1, 2010, 10:24am

Hoping to stop the Beaumont Independent School District from constructing a hotel and events center near its new football stadium, three locals filed an injunction request in Jefferson County District Court.

Goodyear, others named in employee's benzene suit

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 10:56am

Bradley A Chambers County man has filed suit against Goodyear and other corporations, alleging they exposed him to benzene which caused him to develop multiple myeloma.

14 companies named in refinery worker's suit over asbestos exposure

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 11:19am

Fourteen companies have been named in a lawsuit alleging a refinery worker developed a malignant disease after his exposure to asbestos.

Women sues over crash on Phelan

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 11:36am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to keep a proper lookout and struck her vehicle.

Houston woman sues over fall at rec center

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 11:38am

A Houston woman blames a Port Neches facility for causing her to fall into an open manhole.

Beaumont hotels sue appraisal district

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 11:41am

The owner of a Beaumont hotel alleges the Jefferson County Appraisal District has charged it too much in property taxes.

Woman files slip-and-fall suit against 99 Cent store

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2010, 11:48am

A Jefferson County woman claims she suffered hip, neck and back damages after slipping on a substance while shopping at a Port Arthur store.