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FELA suit alleges negligence by KCS

David Yates Mar. 11, 2008, 8:52am

David Wilson Kansas City Southern Railway Co. employee James Walter Murray has filed a Federal Employers Liability Act suit against the railroad claiming he suffered a foot injury due to the company's alleged negligence.

Shopper seeks examplary damages in Academy injury suit

David Yates Mar. 11, 2008, 8:44am

While shopping for new boots at Academy, Thomas Hall tripped over a metal shoe shelf. Hall is suing the sports retailer, claiming Academy had a duty to warn shoppers of the dangerous condition and barricade the hazardous aisle.

Plaintiff claims jerky train ride led to injuries, sues UP

David Yates Mar. 11, 2008, 8:31am

A jerky train ride and lack of protective gear were reasons cited by a Union Pacific Railroad Company employee who sued his employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act.

Strong Texas economy leads to tax cuts for state's businesses

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 11, 2008, 5:34am

Gov. Rick Perry AUSTIN � Texas' strong economy and low unemployment are bringing an additional benefit to the state's businesses in the form of a tax cut.

Owner of condemned property gets TRO against city

David Yates Mar. 10, 2008, 9:10am

2250 Harrison in Beaumont Officials with the city of Beaumont have been ordered to appear before Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, on March 18 and show cause why the city should not be restrained from destroying Betty Briscoe's home.

Suit: Injured delivery driver says ExxonMobil worker turned on conveyer prematurely

David Yates Mar. 10, 2008, 9:00am

Vuk Vujasinovic A routine drop-off at an ExxonMobil plant went sour for the delivery man after one of the oil company's employees switched on a conveyor belt while the man was unloading cargo.

City worker sues after compactor explodes at landfill

David Yates Mar. 10, 2008, 8:13am

A former Beaumont city employee says he was forced into early retirement almost two years ago after a Caterpillar compactor caught fire and exploded near him while working at a municipal landfill.

Advocacy groups wants to end software patents, infringement litigation

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 10, 2008, 7:52am

End Software Patents Executive Director Ben Klemens A non-profit advocacy group wants to see patents on software -- and the infringement lawsuits that often follow -- eliminated, claiming the current patent system hurts business and stifles innovation.

New test could expose malingerers in personal injury cases

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 10, 2008, 5:53am

Fakers beware -- there is now a test that may be used to determine if plaintiffs are making false claims about personal injuries.

Refinery worker sues over injury on scaffold

David Yates Mar. 10, 2008, 4:53am

Nearly two years ago, a refinery worker "slammed" his shoulder into a piece of protruding scaffold metal while climbing a ladder. Now, Brett Jackson Sr. has filed suit against Atlantic Scaffolding, claiming the company negligently failed to "safeguard from the dangers of the scaffolding system."

More time to blog

The SE Texas Record Mar. 8, 2008, 7:48am

Some jurists have what it takes to serve on an appellate court. Others seem better suited to perform for daytime television.

136TH CD 3/08

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 5:36pm


Former Beaumont cop sentenced for defrauding union

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 6, 2008, 9:21am

A former Beaumont police officer was sentenced to federal prison March 6 for using union funds for his personal use.

Clinton wins Texas primary, but county backs Obama

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 6, 2008, 7:39am

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Texas Democratic primary March 4, but Jefferson County had a clear case of "Obama Mania."

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Galveston County District Courts

Shirley Willcock, Galveston Bureau Mar. 6, 2008, 6:41am

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This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts

David Yates Mar. 6, 2008, 6:30am

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This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

David Yates Mar. 6, 2008, 6:23am

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McKeithen holds on to seat as chief of appeals court

David Yates Mar. 6, 2008, 6:00am

The in-house Republican duel for the chief seat on the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals was a tight one, with the incumbent, Chief Justice Steve McKeithen, obtaining nearly 53 percent of the vote.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 6, 2008, 5:00am

Orig. Filing Date: 02/28/2008 Certificate #: 72304

Recent real estate foreclosures

David Yates Mar. 6, 2008, 4:49am

Chase Home Finance has filed an application for foreclosure against the property of Randolph and Mary Andrus, located at 3021 Rockwell Ave., Texas 77701.