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BP seeks return of hundreds of millions in disputed overpayments

Kyle Barnett Jul. 1, 2014, 7:06am

NEW ORLEANS – After more than a year of arguing that the business economic losses BP was paying out were overinflated and did not represent real losses, BP has inched closer to  potentially recovering hundreds of millions it says should have never been awarded. 

Appeals court upholds dismissal of juror’s wrongful termination suit after missing work for jury duty

Kyle Barnett Jul. 1, 2014, 7:12am

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a district court’s decision dismissing a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims she was wrongfully terminated for attending jury duty.

Business owner sued by attorney over comments made on TV questioning attorney’s ethics

Kyle Barnett Jul. 1, 2014, 7:20am

GRETNA – A local business owner is being sued by a local attorney who won a judgment against him after he allegedly made defamatory statements about him.

Beaumont Independent School District, administrator named in retaliation suit

Matt Russell Jul. 5, 2014, 12:56pm

A school district employee is suing on claims a conspiracy is trying to get rid of him following his participation in an investigation.

Woman on job interview falls, sues city of Port Arthur

Matt Russell Jul. 5, 2014, 1:07pm

A lawsuit has been filed after a woman allegedly fell during a job interview. Avis W. Lamotte filed suit June 16 in Jefferson County District Court against Port Arthur Elderly Housing Corp., O.W. Collins Apartments and the city of Port Arthur. 

Oil companies sued after death of Port Arthur man

Matt Russell Jul. 5, 2014, 1:11pm

The family of an oil worker is suing after he died from a disease allegedly related to chemical exposure at work.

Mostyn successfully drags state senator into TWIA lawsuit

David Yates Jul. 8, 2014, 11:15am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – At the request of Texas plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn, a Galveston County judge recently authorized the testimony of a Republican state senator accused of encouraging the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency to fight some of the thousands of lawsuits brought against it by Mostyn.

Seaway Crude Pipeline Co., Enterprise Liquids Pipeline, others sued over easement

Annie Cosby Jul. 9, 2014, 12:30pm

Two Jefferson County men are suing over claims several pipeline companies have breached easement contracts. 

Beaumont driver sued after rear-end collision

Annie Cosby Jul. 9, 2014, 12:40pm

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision in Beaumont.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions sued over company's access to gas, oil

Annie Cosby Jul. 9, 2014, 12:44pm

A Travis County company is suing over claims it hasn't received permission to access property above the gas and oil lease it holds.

Oil companies sued after death of Port Arthur man

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 12:48pm

The family of a refinery worker is suing the man's former employer after he died from a disease allegedly related to chemical exposure at work. Clara Manganice, as surviving spouse of Fred Manganice, deceased, and Joan Hudspeth, Larry Manganice, Don Manganice and Fred Manganice Jr., surviving children of Fred Manganice, filed suit June 18 in Jefferson County District Court against Chevron U.S.A. In

Beaumont couple sues insurer over business fire damage

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 12:58pm

An insurance company is being sued for allegedly failing to pay for repairs to a Beaumont business. Hall-McSween's Canvas & Upholstery Inc., Brett Harrington and Kim Harrington filed suit June 13 in Jefferson County District Court against United Fire Lloyds. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs owned property at 1075 Calder St., Beaumont, which was insured by the defendant on Sept. 8, when

Insurers sued over water damage at law offices

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:05pm

A Harris County woman has filed suit claiming her insurers failed to pay on a property damage claim. Sandra Ferguson, doing business as Ferguson Firm, filed suit June 17 in Jefferson County District Court against Hartford Funds Distributors LLC and R.O. Williams & Co. Inc.According to the complaint, on Dec. 1, 2011, the law firm at 1122 Orleans St., Beaumont, sustained significant damage while

Jefferson County collision leads to lawsuit

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:07pm

A man is suing after allegedly being injured in a collision.Joe Elliot filed suit June 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Frank Nessour.According to the complaint, on March 18 Elliot was riding in a vehicle driven by his wife in Jefferson County when it was collided into by a vehicle driven by Nessour. 

Relative wants ailing man's deposition for potential lawsuit

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:10pm

The relative of a former oil worker is seeking the court's permission to record a deposition for an upcoming lawsuit.Scott Nugent filed a petition June 18 in Jefferson County District Court to perpetuate the testimony of Richard "Dick" Nugent in an upcoming lawsuit. According to the petition, Scott Nugent anticipates filing a lawsuit against Richard's former employers Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Texaco

Injured woman sues following vehicle collision

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:12pm

A two-vehicle collision has led to a lawsuit. Mia Winters filed suit June 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Valencia Williams. According to the complaint, on Sept. 17 Winters was driving her vehicle when it was struck by a vehicle driven by Williams, resulting in permanent injuries to the plaintiff.The defendant is accused of failing to control the speed of her vehicle, driving at high

AT&T sued after woman allegedly injured at Port Arthur store

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:14pm

A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who allegedly tripped and was injured at a Port Arthur store.Vergie Stelly filed suit June 19 in Jefferson County District Court against New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC, doing business as AT&T Mobility, and Celina Dotson.According to the complaint, Stelly was on the defendant's property at 8445 Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, in Port Arthur on July 17, 2013, when she

Beaumont schools administrator named in retaliation suit by press officer

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:19pm

A school district employee is suing, claiming a conspiracy is trying to get rid of him following his participation in an investigation.Ronald Reynolds filed suit June 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Beaumont Independent School District and Superintendent Timothy Chargois. Reynolds is an employee of the defendant school district as a school business volunteer supervisor. He also serves

Jefferson County crash leads to lawsuit against energy companies

Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 1:32pm

A lawsuit has been filed after an injury allegedly occurred in a collision at an intersection.Richard Powell filed suit June 17 in Jefferson County District Court against Enrique Perlasca, EAN Holdings LLC, individually and doing business as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and El Paso LLC, individually and doing business as El Paso Energy Corp., El Paso Corp., El Paso Gas Corp., El Paso Gas Transmission Co

Leahy blames Reid — and trial lawyers — for failure of patent reform bill; Cornyn agrees

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 10, 2014, 10:52am

“It’s disappointing the Majority Leader has allowed the demands of one special interest group to trump a bipartisan will in Congress and the overwhelming support of innovators and job creators,” US Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement after Leahy shelved the bill in May.