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$3M med-mal suit ends in mistrial

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 11:00am

This story will be updated with comments from the attorneys. More to come on setexasrecord.com.

Patient claims surgery increased back pain

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 5:00pm

Johannes Quelle has brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Robert Phelps, claiming the physician failed to perform the "normal procedure" on him.

Injured seaman sues under Jones Act

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Nearly two years ago, Damion Robertson injured himself by removing a ground clamp while at sea. Under the Jones Act, Robertson has decided to sue his former employer Horizon Offshore Inc.

Railroad worker cites FELA for injury on train

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Injuring himself while installing an end-of-train device for the BNSF Railway Co, Eldwin Garrett is citing the Federal Employers Liability Act and suing the company for negligence.

Woman sues local plants after husband's cancer death

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 4, 2007, 9:00am

J. Keith Hyde Willie Joseph LeBlue worked as a rigger and operator at Texas U.S. Chemical at its Port Neches facility and now his widow says the work was the cause of the cancer that took his life.

Family sues local plants after man's cancer death

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 4, 2007, 9:00am

J. Keith Hyde Johnie Crocker Jr. worked as an operator and shift foreman at Texaco Butadiene Company at its Port Neches facility and now his survivors says the work was the cause of the cancer that took his life.

Port-o-Parasites

The SE Texas Record Jun. 2, 2007, 5:00am

Ports are the lifeblood of Southeast Texas' economy.

Jurors deliberate on $3 million med-mal trial judgement

David Yates Jun. 1, 2007, 6:00am

Testimony in a $3 million medical-malpractice trial, which began a month ago in Judge Gary Sanderson's 6oth District Court, rested Thursday, May 31.

City leaders say farewell after decades of service

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 1, 2007, 4:00am

Former Beaumont Mayor Guy Goodson thanked supporters at a farewell reception on May 31. Goodson and three council members, including Dr. Lulu Smith, right, are leaving city government after decades of service. The city of Beaumont said goodbye May 31 to a group of public servants that had a combined total of 68 in city government.

60th Court District, Judge Sanderson, June 1-30

Carrie Gonzalez May 31, 2007, 5:00pm

60th Court District

Poe's district office to hold open office hours

The SE Texas Record May 31, 2007, 4:00pm

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02) announced that his Jefferson County District office will hold open office hours throughout the county.

Equipment lease in question after Internet company sale

Marilyn Tennissen May 31, 2007, 10:00am

After selling their Internet company, an Orange couple has been left with a debt for equipment they say the new owner should have paid.

Woman sues for auto collision

David Yates May 31, 2007, 10:00am

Pamela Paige Bigler is suing David Neal Guy for an auto collision that occurred on more than a year ago.

This Just In

The SE Texas Record May 31, 2007, 10:00am

This Just In: Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, May 25-May 30

Unknown man driving stolen car hits woman, insurer won't pay

David Yates May 31, 2007, 9:00am

Christopher Kirchmer Almost two years ago, an unknown man driving a stolen Mustang ran a stop sign and struck Ethelene Jean-Louis, permanently injuring her. The car thief was never apprehended.

Company files injunction to stop former employee from stealing customers

David Yates May 31, 2007, 9:00am

Hoping to stop a Hardin County man from moving in on its territory, Southwest Building Systems has filed a restraining order against Clinton Grisham.

Lawmakers close venue loophole for dredging suits

Marilyn Tennissen May 31, 2007, 8:00am

Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale In a legislative session fraught with battles to unseat House Speaker Tom Craddick, Texas lawmakers were able to agree on at least one measure that is big news for the state's maritime industry.

Plaza owner defaults on loans, bank sues for nearly $300,000

David Yates May 31, 2007, 7:00am

Texas State Bank claims Christopher Comalander, president of the Beaumont Town and Country Plaza, Inc., has defaulted on his loans and owes the bank nearly $300,000.

Couple sues for denying a "portion" of hurricane claim

David Yates May 31, 2007, 7:00am

Freddie and Zohreh Shahrodi are the latest Jefferson County residents to sue their insurance provider for not paying their full claim following Hurricane Rita.

Pro Bono Program provides legal service to indigent, low income

Marilyn Tennissen May 31, 2007, 5:00am

The second annual Spindletop Spin bike tour will be held June 9 to benefit the Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program.