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Habash loses haberdashery over leaky roof

David Yates Jul. 5, 2007, 11:31am

Issa Habash lost most of his clothing inventory when Hurricane Rita's waters leaked through his garments shop's porous roof, a condition he claims he asked his landlord to remedy before the disastrous storm arrived.

The Record takes a holiday break from print edition

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 3, 2007, 11:32am

Happy Fourth of July!

Inmate used fake gun in courthouse drama

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 3, 2007, 11:22am

Andre David Leffebre Leading corrections officers to believe he had a gun, a federal inmate caused a shut-down of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday.

No time like the present to file suit

David Yates Jul. 3, 2007, 10:49am

Wasting no time, the very same day Michael Leidy and his children where in automobile collision, he filed a lawsuit against Timmy King, the driver who hit him, and King's employer, Great Guns.

Inmate with gun shuts down courthouse complex

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 2, 2007, 5:47am

Beaumont police officers secured the Jefferson County Courthouse after an inmate with a gun held corrections officers hostage at the adjacent city jail. An inmate with a gun at the Beaumont city jail caused a tense morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday.

Worldwide Pants

The SE Texas Record Jun. 30, 2007, 8:15am

This is a local legal journal, so we generally steer clear of issues and conflicts that don't originate here in our backyard.

Houston attorney indicted in multi-million dollar bribe and kickback scheme

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 29, 2007, 3:18am

A federal grand jury in Houston charged an attorney and two former employees of The Hartford Insurance Company with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and the laundering of millions of dollars.

Texas jury hits Chavez-owned gas pumper for emissions breaches

Rob Luke Jun. 28, 2007, 9:34am

Ronald J. Tenpas AUSTIN -- A Texas federal court has sustained two major breaches of the Clean Air Act against petroleum refiner and retailer CITGO, owned by the Venezuelan government.

This Just In: Recent civil filings in Jefferson County Civil Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 28, 2007, 7:22am

June 22

Wrongful death suit filed against rehab hospital

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 7:15am

William H. Barfield Kathryn Hebert has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont, claiming the care provider negligently failed to care for the late Mamie Green, a former resident at the facility.

Woman wants $75,000 plus for alleged auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:58am

Catherine Purser is suing Beverly Lafleur for more than $75,000 for an auto collision.

Orange County resident files auto collision suit in Jefferson County

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:55am

Pat McGinnis One Orange County resident is suing another for a fender bender that occurred in Jefferson County. Donna Michele Hurlburt is suing Donald Joseph Ellis for more than $50,000.

Suit filed from 2006 collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:49am

Nathaniel Stephens is suing Ashleigh Petry for $50,000 over an auto collision he claims occurred when Petry "failed to control her speed."

Woman sues man, company for causing auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:47am

Rosalinda Pineda "sustained debilitating injuries" when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by Kelvin Lynn Edwards, a Bruckner Leasing Co. employee. Pineda is suing Edwards and the company for more than $50,000.

FBI warns against jury duty scam

The SE Texas Record Jun. 28, 2007, 6:17am

A press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Church sues insurer over Rita claim

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 5:56am

Apostolic Church of Beaumont When consoling a grieving member of his congregation, a reverend might say, "The Lord gives and takes away." However, at least one pastor of the Apostolic Church in Beaumont seems to believe in a different proverb, "When the Lord takes, sue your insurance provider for denying a portion of your Hurricane Rita claim."

Nike has deadline to respond to Reebok's patent claim

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 28, 2007, 4:45am

Nike Free 5.0 Imagine going to the gym for a game of b-ball and forgetting to bring sneakers. Reebok claims it came up with an idea for a shoe that could be dispensed from a vending machine as easily as a can of soda in just such an emergency.

Recent patent/copyright infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 28, 2007, 3:44am

Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division

Defense attorney taking on 'manufactured' class actions

Ann Knef Jun. 28, 2007, 2:40am

Aronoff David Aronoff believes that if more defense attorneys would vigorously challenge the independence of class representatives there would be less manufactured litigation.

Lawsuit abuse hampers businesses, state economy

The SE Texas Record Jun. 27, 2007, 10:26am

The recent report of a $54 million lawsuit against a family-owned dry-cleaning business over a pair of lost pants was a harsh reminder of the threat of outrageous litigation American businesses, large and small, face every day.