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Suit: Goggles would have prevented telephone worker's blindness

David Yates Oct. 22, 2007, 8:00am

Blinded in his dominant eye, Marion Frazier lost half of his vision when a large J-screw "ripped painfully through his pupil and iris" while working on a telephone pole.

Suit says company liable after employee sticks arm in vacuum

David Yates Oct. 22, 2007, 5:48am

Pneumatic Industrial Services When a piece of coal was sucked up and lodged in an industrial vacuum, Ricardo Garcia chased after it, sticking his arm in the hose without first turning off the power.


Carrie Gonzalez Oct. 18, 2007, 6:17pm


BBB sponsors annual senior expo

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 12:00pm

"Elvis" Wade will perform at the BBB Senior Expo The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas and its Consumer Education Foundation are once again presenting a fun-filled and educational day for senior citizens.

Capitol Comment: Maintaining our leadership in space

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Oct. 18, 2007, 11:44am

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite, setting off alarm bells that America was falling behind in space technology.

Red Mass gives judiciary time for reflection

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 9:33am

Each fall before the U.S. Supreme Court convenes on the first Monday in October, the Justices gather at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., to join in a celebration of the Red Mass.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 8:56am

Oct. 10

Medical equipment supplier indicted for Medicare fraud

The SE Texas Record Oct. 18, 2007, 8:48am

U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe U.S. Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a medical equipment supplier with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. The indictment was returned Oct. 17.

New business licenses/assumed names issued by the Jefferson County Clerk

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 8:46am

Orig. Filing Date: 10/11/2007 Certificate #: 71536

Appeals court: No award to victim of fight at crawfish boil

David Yates Oct. 18, 2007, 8:13am

Punched in the face at a Young Life crawfish boil by a minor in May 2003, Ryne Cohen sought justice on both criminal and civil fronts.

Texas discovery rules make case research daunting task

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 6:44am

Dr. Jay T. Segarra made millions testifying as an expert in asbestos and silicosis cases around the country, including lawsuits in Jefferson and Orange counties. Recently Dr. Segarra's diagnostic techniques came into question when defendants in a large asbestos case in Philadelphia asked that his testimony be banned from proceedings.

PAISD wants woman's disability pay stopped

David Yates Oct. 18, 2007, 6:30am

David Oubre The Port Arthur Independent School District has filed suit against an employee in hopes the court will reverse an insurance hearing that awarded the woman continued disability payments.

Judge dismisses elderly Texas couple's suit against Oklahoma company

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 18, 2007, 6:00am

MARSHALL � U.S. District Judge T. John Ward dismissed a motor vehicle personal injury case initiated by an elderly Texas couple against an Oklahoma oil and gas company.

Pre-teen fury sparks AG action, software injunction

Rob Luke Oct. 18, 2007, 5:55am

Miley Cyrus A software company is the latest corporate victim of a parental-outrage vendetta over sold-out concerts by teen performer Miley Cyrus, also called Hannah Montana.

DVT cases in Texas could soar following California ruling

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 18, 2007, 5:29am

A recent decision by a federal judge in California may open the doors for lawsuits by travelers who say airlines are responsible for their life-threatening blood clots, an issue that has been in mid-air since a Texas appellate court decision more than five years ago.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 17, 2007, 6:12pm

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Bridge City couple sues woman that crashed into house

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 17, 2007, 3:29pm

Reckless drivers frequently face lawsuits for colliding with other cars, but a Bridge City couple is taking a woman to court for colliding with their house.

Recent real estate foreclosures

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 17, 2007, 2:48pm

Jefferson County

Legally Speaking: Lights � Cameras � Lawyers

John G. Browning Oct. 17, 2007, 2:00pm

One of the recurring questions I seem to get at most social functions concerns my TV viewing habits � do I watch shows like "Boston Legal," "Law and Order," and the like?

Employee sues nursing home for injury, negligence

David Yates Oct. 17, 2007, 1:55pm

Helen Tuckerville has filed suit against Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation and Daybreak Venture, claiming the companies negligently injured her and then refused to pay her benefits.