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Insurance provider sued for denying on-the-job injury claim

David Yates Dec. 10, 2007, 10:00am

Michael Doyle Otis Rogers is suing his employer's insurance provider, claiming he was wrongfully denied worker's compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury.

Family of Texaco employee sues for benzene exposure

David Yates Dec. 10, 2007, 9:55am

George Frauenberger's widow and son are suing Texaco, claiming the company negligently exposed Frauenberger, a former Texaco employee, to benzene and caused his fatal leukemia.

Scaffold worker sues Exxon Mobil after foot injury

David Yates Dec. 10, 2007, 9:47am

An Atlantic Scaffolding employee hurt his foot when he said his co-workers improperly passed scaffolding boards on a vessel owned by Exxon Mobil Corp.

Trial reset over brawl at Young Life crawfish boil

David Yates Dec. 10, 2007, 9:43am

A minor defendant whose trial was set to begin Monday, Dec. 10, was saved by the bell. The trial of Ryne Cohen vs. Young Life et al has been reset because the minor was in the midst of finals.

Family protesting at courthouse alleges Provost Umphrey attorney kept settlement proceeds

David Yates Dec. 10, 2007, 8:22am

Protesters claiming a Provost Umphrey attorney "stole" their asbestos settlement money gathered in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 10, in hopes of attracting a lawyer brave enough to tangle with the renowned law firm.

Wrong bias

The SE Texas Record Dec. 8, 2007, 4:29am

In most Texans' view, "pro-business" is no pejorative. But pro-trial lawyer is.

Texas Times: Continuing agriculture policies that work

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Dec. 6, 2007, 10:49am

Five years ago, when commodity prices were low and the national economy was reeling, Congress approved a controversial major farm bill. The 2002 law shored up nutrition, conservation and commodity support programs, and brought benefits to rural and urban areas alike.

Sanderson to rule on Lemon Law case

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 6, 2007, 7:16am

John Read says the new car he bought from a Beaumont dealer was so rusted out that he was afraid to drive it. Mike Smith Autoplex and GM say the few rusted bolts were replaceable and offered to fix the problems for free.

Jurors award $25K to trash man sprayed with blood

David Yates Dec. 6, 2007, 6:35am

An infectious case of "pink eye" landed trash man George Eddings nearly $25,000 as the trial of Eddings vs. Hospital Housekeeping Systems ended Thursday, Dec. 6.

This Just In: Orange County

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 6, 2007, 5:21am

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This Just In: Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 6, 2007, 5:16am

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Tenant sues PA town homes after falling through floor

David Yates Dec. 6, 2007, 5:00am

Tim Ferguson A former tenant living at Port Arthur Town Homes claims her floor collapsed, causing her to fall through hole and injure herself.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 6, 2007, 4:25am

Orig. Filing Date: 11/29/2007 Certificate #: 71811

Recent real estate foreclosures

David Yates Dec. 6, 2007, 4:12am

The Bank of America, N.A. has filed an application for foreclosure on the property of David Otis Erwin, located at 835 Sudduth Street Bridge City, TX 77611.

Suit: Dentist leaves woman with mouth full of ruined teeth

David Yates Dec. 6, 2007, 4:00am

Ken Lewis Longing to make a good impression with her new nursing classmates, Marcia Kerr asked her dentist to give her a dental overhaul.However, she claims Dr. Roland Williams' shoddy work left her with a mouth full of ruined teeth.

Woman initiates second suit after losing eye

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 6, 2007, 3:57am

MARSHALL -- Upshur County resident Nancie Drake filed her second product liability suit against Bausch and Lomb for its contact lens solution.

Forty-one East Texas families allege Pilgrim's Pride violated labor standards

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 6, 2007, 3:48am

MARSHALL -- Pilgrim's Pride is facing allegations of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act from 41 East Texas families who are contracted to operate chicken farms for Pilgrim.

Luck runs out for tort king, Scruggs indicted for bribery

Steve Korris Dec. 6, 2007, 3:22am

OXFORD, Mississippi � Ten years after the Supreme Court of Mississippi turned the Attorney General's office into a mint cranking out easy money for lucky lawyers, the luckiest one of all has dragged the whole state down in disgrace.

136th court district December 2007

Carrie Gonzalez Dec. 5, 2007, 4:45pm

136th COURT DISTRICT

Quaids sue drug maker over children's overdose

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 5, 2007, 3:40pm

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly filed suit Dec. 4 against the manufacturer of heparin, claiming the drug maker's labeling and design were the cause of a massive overdose of their newborn twins, the Los Angeles Times reported.