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.
Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd has allowed Beaumont plaintiff's attorney Brent Coon to depose staff members of the Southeast Texas Record.
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.
Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, April 4-11
Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts, April 4-9
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?
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.
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."
Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage
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.
A Newton County woman says inadequate medical treatment and diagnosis resulted in a ruptured appendix.
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.
A local woman hit by falling frames hopes a store will get the picture from a personal injury lawsuit.
An employee of a Beaumont retirement home has filed a suit against her employer for injuries she sustained on the job.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a request for a foreclosure order against Roosevelt and Patricia Spears of Orange.
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.
Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim
Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Texas senators want to make sure that the local waterway is included in upcoming legislation.
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.