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This Just In: Orange County

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 23, 2007, 8:28am

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Man hit in face with acid sues Allied Machine Works

David Yates Aug. 23, 2007, 8:23am

Kyle Perry claims he was hit in the face by a burst of acid while demolishing some plant lines.

F.J.T. seeks injunction against company accused of stealing customers

David Yates Aug. 23, 2007, 7:45am

F.J.T. Technical Resource Co. claims Lana Sepulvado and the Landmark Staffing Co. are planting lies about its business in order to lure away F.J.T.'s employees and customers.

Texas couple receives settlement after Bush protest

The SE Texas Record Aug. 23, 2007, 7:42am

By Cara Bailey

St. Jude, Medtronic sued for alleged defibrillator problems

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 23, 2007, 7:00am

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator TEXARKANA � Two major manufacturers of cardiac defibrillators have been sued by patients claiming the devices had to be removed because of ongoing problems.

Recent business licenses/assumed names

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 23, 2007, 6:52am

Orig. Filing Date: 08/16/2007 Certificate #: 71216

Lamar University/NCAA rules against student-athlete extra benefits

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 23, 2007, 6:17am

Lamar University Montagne Center, home of Cardinal Basketball The NCAA defines an extra benefit as any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interest ("booster/donor") to provide a student-athlete (or a student-athlete's relative or friend) a benefit that is not generally available to other LU students and their relatives and/or friends.

Colleges amass financial records of big-time athletes in NCAA class action

Steve Korris Aug. 23, 2007, 1:00am

LOS ANGELES -- California class action attorneys seek hundreds of millions in something like back pay for 48,000 college football and men's basketball players.

Woman sues Walgreens over slip hazard

David Yates Aug. 22, 2007, 11:32am

Johnella Chambers says she was "attempting to be a customer" at the Walgreens on Lucas, but she slipped and fell, twice, after walking across a wet mat before she could start shopping.

Tasting for Some Other Place another success

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 22, 2007, 10:37am

Thousands attended the 2007 "Tasting" to benefit Some Other Place on Aug. 21. Food, fellowship and fundraising!! "A Tasting for Some Other Place" was held Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Zyprexa blamed for son's death, parents sue

David Yates Aug. 22, 2007, 10:30am

Valedictorian of his high school class and honor graduate from Rice University, Scott Sexton's future promised greatness.

Automobile collision trial ends with $246,000 judgment to plaintiff

David Yates Aug. 22, 2007, 10:17am

Jurors handed Christina Jaja a $200,000 judgment Wednesday, Aug. 22. Jaja had sued the Sherman Williams Co. and one of its truck drivers, claiming James Hick's reckless driving caused an auto collision, which resulted in Jaja's injuries.

Flailing hose strikes refinery worker

David Yates Aug. 22, 2007, 10:12am

James Payne Whacked in the face by a flailing hose, Ereck Craig claims he has suffered severe and permanent injuries and is suing Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation for "allowing (him) to stand in an area where he could be contacted by the hose."

Preliminary approved settlement in Sunbeam class action

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 22, 2007, 9:57am

TEXARKANA, Ark. � Arkansas Circuit Court Judge Jim Hudson has granted a preliminary settlement order in the Sunbeam lawsuit.

Breast cancer survivor sues after collision bursts implants

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 22, 2007, 9:55am

MARSHALL -- Breast cancer survivor, Karon Reagan of Anderson County was severely injured when her car was struck from behind by Head Leasing's employee, Ben Ellis, on June 20, 2006.

Benzene lawsuit asserts 51 years of exposure

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 22, 2007, 9:45am

MARSHALL -- While employed as a laboratory technician, operator, pipe fitter and mechanic, Robert Oakley states he unknowingly suffered 51 years of exposure to toxins and carcinogens, specifically benzene-containing products.

Survey: Texas voters support tougher sanctions for jury no-shows

The SE Texas Record Aug. 22, 2007, 9:41am

An overwhelming number of Texas voters believe that people should be held accountable for ignoring a summons to jury service, and a majority support tougher penalties for individuals who shirk the responsibility, according to a new public opinion survey released Wednesday, Aug. 22, by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) of Central Texas.

Mortgage foreclosure scams on the rise, warns BBB

The SE Texas Record Aug. 22, 2007, 9:33am

Press release from the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas

Suit alleges Fixodent causes heavy metal poisoning

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 22, 2007, 9:29am

Texarkana -- After using Fixodent to adhere her dentures, Laura Day of Lamar County states her normal use resulted in absorption and ingestion of zinc. She believes her choice of denture adhesive cream has led to personal injuries including heavy metal (zinc) poisoning and neurological damages.

Legally Speaking: Getting Rid of the Lawyers

John G. Browning Aug. 22, 2007, 9:22am

In Shakespeare's play Henry VI, Part 2, anarchist and mob leader Dick the Butcher uttered the famous line, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."