PA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Gerald Eddins, J Ã¯Â¿Â½ Milton Shuffield
While on the job, Max Cormier injured his back while lifting a piece of metal. After he made a workers' compensation claim, Cormier claims his employer, J & J Manufacturing Co., fired him. Seeking compensation for his lost wages, Cormier filed suit against J & J Manufacturing.
The suit asserts that as a result of J & J Manufacturing's "unlawful conduct," Cormier has "suffered and will continue to suffer damage in the form of lost back wages, lost future wages, compensatory damages for past and future pecuniary losses, emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-pecuniary losses."
Case No. D181-099
Jude Iwuchukwu vs. Texas Youth Commission
PA - Thomas Peterson, J - Milton Shuffield
The Texas Youth Commission (TYC) made national headlines last year after reports of abuse were leaked to the media. Now, a former Al Price State Juvenile Correctional Facility caseworker is claiming he was fired on trumped up sexual harassment charges after he reported the alleged abuse of minor inmates. Jude Iwuchukwu filed suit against TYC, claiming he was wrongfully terminated.
Iwuchukwu is suing for past and future lost earnings, medical care, emotional pain, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, economic value of loss of benefits and slander and disparagement of his personal and professional reputation.
He is also suing for a temporary injunction to prohibit TYC from abusing minor inmates and for reinstatement to his former position, plus all court costs.
Case No. D181-109
Adrain Harper et al vs. the Texas Department of Transportation et al
PA - Rodney Barnwell, J - Donald Floyd
A wrongful death suit has been filed against the Texas Department of Transportation, claiming the governmental entity was responsible for the death of James Harper by causing a fatal collision on Interstate 10. Adrian Harper, James' wife, filed the suit against TxDOT and Highway Technologies Inc. Rocco Russo is also a plaintiff in the suit and is suing for the loss of his vehicle.
Case No. E181-113
Jean Shivers vs. Parkdale Mall
PA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Clint Brasher, J Ã¯Â¿Â½ Milton Shuffield
Claiming that a West End plaza negligently camouflaged its concrete barriers to match the color of the parking lot, Jean Shivers has filed suit against Parkdale Mall. Shivers tripped over a "wheel stop" while walking around to the front of her vehicle.
She is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and impairment.
Case No. D181-117
Cynthia Isaac vs. Hospital Housekeeping Systems LTD et al
PA - Ian Scharfman, J - Milton Shuffield
Sexually harassed by a Christus security guard, Cynthia Isaac immediately reported the incident to her employer, Hospital Housekeeping Systems LTD. The next day she was fired for returning late on her lunch break. Isaac claims she was wrongly terminated for reporting the sexual harassment incident and has filed suit against HHS and Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Isaac, who has already filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division, has been given permission by the TWCCRD to pursue civil action. Isaac is suing for punitive, actual and compensatory damages, plus all court costs.
Case No. D181-120
Lurlene Glidewell vs. Chili's Grill and Bar
PA - Trent Devenzio, J - Bob Wortham
It's a tradition in the restaurant industry to clap when a server drops a tub of dishes. However, Lurlene Glidewell is holding her applauses and filing suit instead. While dining at the Port Arthur Chili's, Glidewell claims a waiter dropped a load of dishes on her. Glidewell is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and impairment.
Case No. A181-127
R&R Marine Offshore et al vs. BP Consulting Inc. et al
PA - James Tompkins, J - Gary Sanderson
A repair job gone wrong has led two offshore companies and an insurance provider to file suit against BP Consulting Inc. and Sabine Offshore Services. R&R Marine Offshore Inc., Ensco Offshore Co. and St. Paul Travelers claim BPC and Sabine negligently caused a crane boom to collapse during the repair session of an offshore drilling rig. Travelers covered the damages and now is suing to recover the money spent paying its policy.
Case No. B181-130
Rhonda Scott et al vs. Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers Inc.
PA - Steve Parkhurst, J - Milton Shuffield
Taking blood thinners, Rhonda Scott fell in the shower and gashed her face while she was a patient at the Senior Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. Claiming the nursing home allowed her to fall, Scott and her husband James Dorman have filed a medical malpractice suit.
Dorman is suing for loss of consortium. Scott is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and loss of mental function. Together the couple is suing for exemplary damages.
Case No. D181-131
Direct Advertising Inc. vs. Renaissance Hospital
PA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Carl Parker, J Ã¯Â¿Â½ Bob Wortham
Seeking $24,800 for a past due account, Direct Advertising Inc. has filed suit against Renaissance Hospital. Direct Advertising leased a billboard for one year to Renaissance back in 2006. After, three months, Renaissance stopped making payments.
Case No. A181-134
Herman Anderson Jr. vs. city of Port Arthur
PA - Herman Anderson Jr., J - Bob Wortham Representing himself, Port Arthur resident Herman Anderson Jr. has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming city officials demolished his home without giving notice. Anderson is seeking $25,000 in damages.
Case No. A181-136
Barbara Vice-Staples vs. Vishal K. Enterprise, L.P
PA - Dan Street, J - Gary Sanderson
Failing to pay attention to her surroundings, Barbara Vice-Staples tripped over a wooden rack at a service station, which she claims was "projecting out into her path." Vice-Staples has filed suit against Vishal K. Enterprise, L.P., alleging that the store "negligently allowed a wooden rack to be placed in the path of customers."
Case No. B181-140
Darren Long vs. Billie Sue Johnson
PA - Anthony Malley III, J - Donald Floyd
Helping a friend who had locked herself out of her home, Darren Long attempted to force his way through a sealed window and ended up ramming his hand through the glass. Long injured himself during the consensual break in and has filed suit against the home's owner, Billie Sue Johnson, claiming she knowingly had a dangerous condition on her premise and failed to warn him about the "foreseeable and imminent danger" associated with forcing one's self through a sealed window.
Long is suing past and future mental anguish, pain, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, impairment and disfigurement.