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Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached

David Yates Apr. 16, 2007, 2:00pm

Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial -- complications following an episiotomy -- may turn even the strongest of stomachs.

Record reporters subpoenaed by Coon

Ann Knef Apr. 16, 2007, 1:00pm

Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd has allowed Beaumont plaintiff's attorney Brent Coon to depose staff members of the Southeast Texas Record.

Pushing around the press

The SE Texas Record Apr. 15, 2007, 11:00pm

Plaintiff's lawyer Brent Coon thinks the multi-million dollar lawsuits he pursues in our county courts aren't newsworthy. We disagree, and because we do, he wants our news reporters hauled before a judicial tribunal.

This Just In: Jefferson County

The SE Texas Record Apr. 12, 2007, 3:00pm

Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, April 4-11

This Just In: Orange County

The SE Texas Record Apr. 12, 2007, 3:00pm

Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts, April 4-9

Press Club weighs in on copycat effect

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 2:00pm

FBI Agent Ann Figeuras, center, discusses the copycat phenomenon with the Press Club of Southeast Texas April 12. She was part of a media panel that included Brian Pearson of the Beaumont Enterprise, left, and David Lowell of KFDM-TV, right. Does reporting on school "hit lists" and bomb threats add to the problem? Do daily news organizations empower the perp?

Jury clears PA doctor, but awards $100,000 to girl who's throat caught on fire during surgery

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Ron Rainey Dr. Nabil Ghabrial never stopped caressing his crucifix necklace during his eight-day trial. His prayers were answered on Thursday, April 12, as jurors cleared him of all negligence charges.

PA neighborhood sues Huntsman for noxious gases

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Brock Akers An entire Port Arthur neighborhood has banded together and filed a lawsuit against the chemical plant next door for not abiding by the "good neighbor policy."

Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

Woman forced into medical retirement claims discrimination

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Gregory Cox of Provost Umphrey Stacey Bratton has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for being forced to take medical retirement. She is claiming discrimination.

Woman's suit says misdiagnosis, delays led to ruptured appendix

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 11:00am

A Newton County woman says inadequate medical treatment and diagnosis resulted in a ruptured appendix.

Wreck of classic car leads to suit

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 10:00am

The owner of a "fully restored" car in "immaculate condition" is seeking damages for repair of the car as well as his medical expenses after a collision.

Fallng frames leads to suit

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 10:00am

A local woman hit by falling frames hopes a store will get the picture from a personal injury lawsuit.

Retirement home worker sues for injury

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 10:00am

An employee of a Beaumont retirement home has filed a suit against her employer for injuries she sustained on the job.

Bank files for foreclosure against Orange homeowners

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 3:00am

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a request for a foreclosure order against Roosevelt and Patricia Spears of Orange.

Vigil set to remember crime victims

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Each April since 1981, Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Hamilton sues Allstate for not paying claim

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim

Shocking experience leads man to file suit

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.

Texas senators urge funds for channel project

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 5:00am

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Texas senators want to make sure that the local waterway is included in upcoming legislation.

District judges to take part in caseload survey

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00am

The Jefferson County District Judges may have a little more work to do next month, but their efforts will help determine if their courts should have a little less work in the future.