Top News

Legally Speaking: Moonlighting Judges

John G. Browning Jan. 3, 2011, 5:31am

It's no secret that judicial salaries are low compared to what judges could command as attorneys working in the private sector.

Read more...

Injured worker angry over year without benefits

Kelly Holleran Jan. 3, 2011, 5:52am

After surviving for more than one year without workers' compensation benefits, a Jefferson County man finally received more than $25,000 in back pay. However, he remains miffed about the year he had to go without pay.

Read more...

Tyson is sued after employee crashes car during work convoy

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 3, 2011, 5:57am

TYLER-A Tyson employee is suing the company after he received traumatic injuries after he was in a car wreck during a work-related convoy.

Read more...

Call center employees sue for overtime pay

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 3, 2011, 6:15am

MARSHALL-Several customer service agents have filed a class action against their employer for failing to pay overtime to thousands of its telephone-dedicated customer service employees.

Read more...

Debt collector sued for calling debtor's friends, family

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 3, 2011, 6:58am

SHERMAN-An East Texas man is suing a collection agency after one of its agents contacted and harassed his friends and family.

Read more...

Brent Coon's law firm sued for defaulting on American Express credit card

David Yates Jan. 3, 2011, 7:51am

According to a recent lawsuit brought by American Express, the Beaumont law firm Brent Coon & Associates has neglected to pay its corporate credit card balance, racking up more than $170,000 in charges on a past due account.

Read more...

Defense seeks to nullify $98K verdict in favor of Lewis Law Firm

David Yates Jan. 3, 2011, 7:58am

An Orange couple is petitioning a local judge to grant them a new trial and nullify a $98,000 verdict won by the Lewis Law Firm in October.

Read more...

Abbott, feds settle with Mylan

Keith Loria Jan. 3, 2011, 8:14am

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that the Texas Medicaid program will receive $23 million of a $65 million state/federal settlement with a drug manufacturer that allegedly reported inaccurate drug prices.

Read more...

Plaintiff non-suits furniture store over employee's collision

David Yates Jan. 3, 2011, 9:00am

A settlement was recently reached between Winnie resident Craig Stowe and Van Deventer Furniture Rentals, a Beaumont company.

Read more...

Buzbee files 10 suits alleging formaldehyde in FEMA trailers

David Yates Jan. 3, 2011, 9:13am

Buzbee The Buzbee Law Firm recently filed 10 suits on behalf of dozens individuals claiming they were exposed to elevated formaldehyde levels while living in trailers issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Read more...

Secretary sues after supervisors refuse to address co-worker's sexual harassment

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 3, 2011, 9:24am

MARSHALL-A former secretary has filed a lawsuit that claims management refused to handle or address a sexual harassment situation resulting in her constructive discharge.

Read more...

Mom claims dog knocked daughter into ditch

David Yates Jan. 3, 2011, 9:35am

On behalf of her minor daughter, Connie Purdy filed suit against area resident Melvin Porter, alleging the man's dog knocked her child into a ditch.

Read more...

Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting photos of sedated patients

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 4, 2011, 4:41am

TYLER-A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about employees taking pictures of sedated patients and posting the pictures on Facebook.

Read more...

East Texas rental company sued for allowing hostile work environment

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 4, 2011, 5:18am

LUFKIN-An East Texas company is being sued by an employee for allowing a sexual hostile working environment.

Read more...

Plaintiff claims driver failed to obey traffic control device

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 5:30am

A Jefferson County woman claims she sustained damages after a driver collided with her vehicle.

Read more...

Port Neches man claims sisters hiding mom, wants court to intervene

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 5:33am

A Port Neches man has filed suit against his sisters, alleging they have hidden his mother from him and have threatened that he won't see her again until she is dead.

Read more...

Wreck on Old Dowlen Road subject of lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 5:48am

A Beaumont man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way and collided with him while making a left-hand turn.

Read more...

Groves woman sues over collision in Nederland

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 5:51am

A Groves woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to her at a stop sign.

Read more...

Man claims neck, back injuries from collision

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 5:53am

A Nederland man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle, causing him to sustain injuries to his neck, back and body.

Read more...

Suit filed over wreck on Hwy 124

Kelly Holleran Jan. 4, 2011, 6:41am

A Jefferson County man claims he suffers from headaches and severe neck and back pain because of a 2009 collision.

Read more...