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Galveston women sue cable company over auto wreck

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 1, 2010, 7:58am

GALVESTON - Two Galveston County women have filed suit against State Farm, Comcast, and a Galveston man over an automobile accident in late September 2008.

Man claims he was Tasered at Galveston tattoo shop

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 1, 2010, 8:00am

GALVESTON - A Houston man's visit to a Galveston tattoo shop resulted in a lawsuit against one of its employees.

Schadenfreude in Southeast Texas

The SE Texas Record Oct. 2, 2010, 6:00pm

A profit-minded mortician might delight in plague, famine and war, but few others see benefit in an oversupply of corpses.

Jury splits blame 50/50 in Valero injury trial, but still awards $225K to plaintiff

David Yates Oct. 4, 2010, 9:43am

A Jefferson County jury recently found defendant Valero Energy and plaintiff Allan Gaspard equally at fault for a work related injury, but still elected to levy a $225,688.80 verdict against the oil giant.

ExxonMobil files summary judgment motion in injury case

David Yates Oct. 4, 2010, 10:51am

Hoping to end a two-year old personal injury suit, ExxonMobil recently filed a motion for summary judgment.

Lamar appeals immunity ruling in professor's tenure discrimination suit

David Yates Oct. 4, 2010, 11:00am

Seeking to reverse a ruling denying it sovereign immunity in a discrimination lawsuit, Lamar University has filed an appeal with the Ninth Court of Appeals of Texas.

EEOC sues east Texas healthcare provider for terminating pregnant woman

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 5:43am

TYLER-An east Texas healthcare provider is being sued by the EEOC for firing a pregnant woman due to alleged concerns she would be required to perform heavy lifting and be exposed to toxic chemicals.

Woman sues after losing job for taking FMLA to care for sick husband

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 5:49am

SHERMAN-A Denton County resident has filed a lawsuit claiming she was terminated from her position for taking Family Medical Leave to care for her sick husband.

Female employee sues after being told to 'get over' sexual harassment

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 5:56am

TEXARKANA-A female employee of an east Texas company has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit after her supervisor told her to get over the sexual harassment and hostile work environment or quit.

Mother sues school district for not accommodating special needs child

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 6:00am

MARSHALL-On behalf of her child who suffers from Down's syndrome and autism, a Harrison County resident has filed a lawsuit accusing the Hallsville school district of failing to provide her child with a free appropriate public education.

Tractor-trailer fails to yield to truck and causes collision

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 6:12am

LUFKIN-A Texas resident has filed a lawsuit against the employer of a tractor-trailer driver who failed to yield and collided into her vehicle.

Former LaMarque employees file whistle-blower suit against city

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 6:17am

GALVESTON - Two Galveston County women claim the city of La Marque fired them four months ago because they engaged in whistleblowing, recent court documents say.

League City developers sue insurance agency for failing to indemnify subdivision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 6:29am

GALVESTON - Claiming that the Frickey Insurance Agency failed to provide sufficient coverage for a subdivision they were developing, Sam Boyd Development and League City Investors Ltd. have filed suit against the agency and its owner.

Man alleges termination due to filing workers' comp claim

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 5, 2010, 6:41am

GALVESTON - Claiming he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim over a job-related automobile accident, a Webb County man seeks $500,000 from his employer.

Legal watchdog group launches new web page, voter education program

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 5, 2010, 6:45am

Texas legal watchdog groups have launched a new voter education web page and are urging voters to find out where candidates stand on lawsuit reform.

Nurse 'too busy' to help nursing home patient hastened death, suit alleges

David Yates Oct. 5, 2010, 7:55am

Patsy Bushnell is suing the Senior Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, claiming a nurse "was too busy" to help her suffocating mother, who died more than two years ago.

Asbestos suit filed against Texaco, Chevron

David Yates Oct. 5, 2010, 8:00am

Hyde The widow and children of Charles Arceneaux have filed an asbestos lawsuit against Texaco and Chevron USA, alleging the two oil giants are responsible for their benefactor's death.

Slip at county jail leads to $100K suit

David Yates Oct. 5, 2010, 8:00am

A slip and fall at the Jefferson County jail has resulted in a $100,000 lawsuit against the county.

PRINT-Kagan, justices start U.S. SC term

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 5, 2010, 8:23am

Kagan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term this week, with new Justice Elena Kagan one of three women now on the bench.

Jones Act suit alleges injury caused by Hercules Offshore negligence

David Yates Oct. 5, 2010, 9:25am

A female offshore worker has filed a Jones Act suit against the Hercules Offshore Drilling Co. for injuries she suffered last month.