This Just In: Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 30, 2007, 7:42am

Aug. 27

Felecia McCarver vs. Allstate Texas Lloyd's et al
PA � Michael Ramsey, J � 163rd Judicial District
With the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Rita approaching, Golden Triangle lawyers and area residents are scrambling to file policy claim lawsuits before the statue of limitations runs out. In Orange, Felecia McCarver is the newest latest Rita victim to sue Allstate, and two of its adjusters, for refusing to pay a portion of her policy damage claim.
Case No. B070419.c

Edward Blankenstein et al vs. Huntsman Petrochemical Corp. et al
PA � Dale Hanks, J - 163rd Judicial District
A worker at Firestone's synthetic rubber plant in Orange, Texas for 43 years, Edward Blankenstein, 79, says he was "negligently" exposed to butadiene during his long tenure. Blankenstein claims butadiene, a key chemical used in synthetic rubber production, caused him to develop Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a progressive blood and bone marrow disorder. He is suing the Huntsman Petrochemical Corp., along with a dozen other oil companies currently manufacturing and distributing the chemical.
Case No. B-070422-c

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