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Recent business licenses/assumed names

The SE Texas Record May 31, 2007, 5:00am

Recent business licenses/assumed names filed with the Jefferson County Clerk, May 24-29, 2007

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties

David Yates May 31, 2007, 4:00am

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties, May 10-29

Spindletop Spin to raise funds for pro bono program

Marilyn Tennissen May 31, 2007, 4:00am

It's time again for hundreds of cyclists to take the roads, but they won't be riding only for fun and exercise but to raise money for a program that provides free legal services to those in need.

Companies dispute contract for rig work

David Yates May 30, 2007, 12:00pm

G.S.-Hydro claims Beacon Maritime, Inc. still owes the company nearly $300,000 for work performed on a Beacon oil rig back in Feburary of 2006.

Texas AG's trash trawlers bag checks for sixth ID-protection suit

The SE Texas Record May 30, 2007, 10:00am

Greg Abbott announces action against Check 'n Go AUSTIN -- It's a rare fisherman who shifts from where the fish are biting, no matter how bad it might smell there.

Shopper at electronics store sues Best Buy for injuries

David Yates May 30, 2007, 10:00am

A Jefferson County woman was shopping for electronics when she claims she was injured at a Best Buy store in Beaumont.

Perry urges Texans to prepare for hurricane season

The SE Texas Record May 30, 2007, 10:00am

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry, along with the National Weather Service and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, is urging all Texans to be prepared for the 2007 hurricane season, which officially started June 1.

Settlement reached in Dillard's suit

David Yates May 30, 2007, 9:00am

Rather than battle it out in court, Dillard's Department Stores, Inc. settled with Evelyn Campbell. The personal injury trial of Cambell vs. Dillard's was set to begin May 30 in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court.

Legally Speaking: A Swing and a Miss on Personal Responsibility

John G. Browning May 30, 2007, 9:00am

Everyone copes with the grief of losing a loved one in different ways. On the road to what will hopefully be acceptance and hope, we go through stages of shock, denial, guilt, anger, and sadness over such loss. Some people, however, add another stage that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross would never have imagined: frivolous litigation.

BBB Advises to Check Out Summer Camps

The SE Texas Record May 30, 2007, 9:00am

Press release from the Better Business Bureau

Couple says mortgage company holding check for home repairs

David Yates May 29, 2007, 4:00pm

A Jefferson County couple says their mortgage company refuses to release an insurance check needed for repairs to their home.

Leaky pipe results in suit against contractor

David Yates May 29, 2007, 3:00pm

John Morgan

Railroad worker cites FELA for fall on train

Marilyn Tennissen May 29, 2007, 9:00am

Sara Youngdahl A trip to the bathroom landed a railroad worker on his back and the railroad company in court.

Man claims he was fired for filing for worker's comp claim

David Yates May 29, 2007, 9:00am

Lindsay & Morgan

Woman loses finger in wheelchair, sues hospital

David Yates May 29, 2007, 8:00am

Inexplicably, Sarah Johnson sliced off the tip of her right index finger while helping her mother into a wheelchair. She is suing the Memorial Hermann Hospital System for maliciously failing to warn her that such a dangerous scenario existed.

Official in dispute over contract with indoor football league

The SE Texas Record May 29, 2007, 8:00am

It's going to take more than a referee to settle a dispute between a Jefferson County man and the National Indoor Football League.

That subtle substance

The SE Texas Record May 26, 2007, 6:00am

Lawsuits alleging asbestos-related wrongs are old news here in Beaumont.

Misrepresentation of credit score leads to $3 million suit

David Yates May 24, 2007, 1:00pm

Shawn Kerwin is suing the First Houston Mortgage Co. and its agent Trent Lawson for more than $3 million. Kerwin claims the company purposely misrepresented his credit score to him in order to force him into signing a home loan at a higher interest rate.

Beaumont man receives award from governor

The SE Texas Record May 24, 2007, 12:00pm

News Release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Lemon Law cited as basis for couple's lawsuit against Ford

David Yates May 24, 2007, 12:00pm

An Orange County couple is claiming a Houston dealership sold them a "lemon."