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136th Court District 9/2011

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2011, 3:48am

CATHY R WHEELER ET AL VS HCA INC ET AL

Governors of Texas, South Carolina sign tort reform into law

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 8:17am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Houston Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of a new law that will implement a loser-pays system for frivolous lawsuits filed in the state.

***FOR PRINT***Governors of Texas, South Carolina sign tort reform into law

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 8:20am

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Houston Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of a new law that will implement a loser-pays system for frivolous lawsuits filed in the state.

Collection agency sued for not disclosing it was a debt collector

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 1, 2011, 8:24am

SHERMAN - A New York collection company is being sued by a Denton County woman after the company left her a voicemail but failed to say it was about collecting a debt.

Lawsuit filed against gas can maker after Texas cheerleader burned at party

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 1, 2011, 8:30am

TEXARKANA, Texas - The parents of a Texas high school cheerleader have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a gas storage can after she suffered third degree burns when a friend attempted to pour gasoline on a camp fire.

Suit says A/C units in new home are defective

Kelly Holleran Aug. 1, 2011, 8:39am

Two Orange County residents have filed suit against an air conditioner manufacturer, alleging the air conditioning units installed in their home were defective.

Man seeks deposition in possible defamation suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 1, 2011, 8:43am

A Jefferson County man has filed a petition for deposition against a woman who he claims made defamatory remarks about him.

Two sue driver over wreck on I-10

Kelly Holleran Aug. 1, 2011, 8:47am

Two Jefferson County residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended their vehicle, causing them to sustain serious injuries.

Plaintiff wins $48K verdict in car wreck trial

David Yates Aug. 1, 2011, 9:00am

A Jefferson County jury recently awarded plaintiff Mary Zeno, who sued Rogelio Aguilar for rear-ending her, more than $48,000 in damages.

Investor sues over unpaid energy royalties

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 1, 2011, 9:00am

GALVESTON - An oil and gas investment company claims its partners have not paid it the royalties owed under an agreement.

Man sues to get repossessed bulldozer back

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 1, 2011, 9:00am

GALVESTON - Alleging his bulldozer was wrongfully confiscated, Santa Fe resident Willis N. Young has filed a lawsuit.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts

David Yates Aug. 1, 2011, 9:51am

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts, July 22-29, 2011.

SembCorp-Sabine Shipyard dismisses tenant from suit

David Yates Aug. 1, 2011, 9:54am

SembCorp-Sabine Shipyard has dismissed KTM Services from a breach of contract suit filed in March.

Woman hit by swinging door sues Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola

David Yates Aug. 1, 2011, 9:55am

Alleging that she should have been warned not to stand in front of a swinging door, Emma Clayton has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

May 2012 trial slated for benzene case

David Yates Aug. 1, 2011, 9:57am

Hyde What started as a petition to perpetuate testimony is now a full-blown lawsuit slated to go to trial in May 2012.

Legally Speaking: Sixteen, and Life to Go (Part 1)

John G. Browning Aug. 2, 2011, 3:33am

On Sept. 8, Chad Allen Uptergrove will turn 36 years old. But unlike most of us, he will not celebrate that birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 2, 2011, 3:48am

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, July 26-29, 2011.

High court abates rehearing of Open Beaches case

Steve Korris Aug. 2, 2011, 4:24am

AUSTIN � As the Supreme Court of Texas struggled for a second time to draw a line between private property and public beach on Galveston Island, money from Washington relieved them of the decision.

Justices dismiss BEST members' appeal

David Yates Aug. 2, 2011, 4:32am

Getz Texas justices seated on the Ninth Court of Appeals recently dismissed an appeal brought by two founding members of BEST.

Texas Times: Texas, Underground

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Aug. 2, 2011, 4:57am

The Natural Bridge Caverns take "deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country" to a whole new meaning.