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Unpaid hurricane claim leads to suit against Allstate

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 11:31am

After Hurricane Rita ripped the siding of Russell and Amy Gils' home, Allstate compromised with the couple and agreed to replace a portion of the house's siding. However, when the couple submitted their $16,500 policy claim, Allstate, through one of its adjusters, denied the claim.

Nederland woman says Windstorm Association caused her emotional distress

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 11:19am

A Nederland woman is taking the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to court for emotional distress and other damages over her claim for Hurricane Rita damage.

Testimony continues in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 10:49am

An asbestos expert and industrial hygienist says oil refinery pipefitters were not exposed to enough asbestos to develop asbestosis, as testimony continued this week in the multimillion dollar trial in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court.

Chamber to hold roaring fundraiser

The SE Texas Record Jul. 19, 2007, 9:00am

The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host its annual fundraiser with a night back to the Roaring '20s. Spice of the Season "Spicy Night at the Ritz" will be held at 6:30 p.m July 26 at the Beaumont Country Club.

This Just In

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 9:00am

Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, July 12-19

Unfinished home repairs lead to lawsuit

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 7:53am

Jason Cansler After Hurricane Rita ravaged her home, Sandra Girard hired Gary and Nancy Robbins to repair her property, "paying them a substantial sum" upfront. To this day, the repairs remain unfinished.

Judge's decision pending on VX waste shipments

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 7:47am

Environmental groups opposing the incineration of nerve gas wastewater at a local facility are now waiting for a federal judge to decide if the U.S. Army must permanently stop the shipments to Port Arthur.

New business licenses/assumed names filed with Jefferson County Clerk, July 12-19

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 7:00am

Orig. Filing Date: 07/12/2007 Certificate #: 70988

Woman sues housing authority after fall

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 6:48am

While strolling through her kitchen, Stacy Johnson claims a loose tile gave way causing her trip and fall. Blaming her spill on the organization that provided her home, Johnson is suing the Beaumont Housing Authority/Tracewood II Apartments.

Child slips at laundromat, mother sues

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 6:40am

An uneventful day at a Beaumont laundromat spin cycled for the worst when Marion Goodwin's young daughter allegedly slipped and fell, suffering "permanent injuries."

Recent Foreclosures

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 6:36am

Recent foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, July 12-13:

Budget Proposals for Jefferson County Fiscal Year 2007-2008

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 6:19am

Budget Proposals for Jefferson County Fiscal Year 2007-2008:Civil Courts, District Clerk and County Clerk

Insurance, injury cases on Clark's docket

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 4:28am

Orange County Judge Pat Clark, 128th District Court, will entertain special setting requests for three different plaintiffs on Friday, July 20, possibly granting them trial dates.

Poe to host forum on FAA airport proposal

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 4:00am

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) will host a public meeting to discuss the proposed Federal Aviation Terminal Radar Approach Control consolidation.

Legally Speaking: What's Your Name Worth? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

John G. Browning Jul. 18, 2007, 12:24pm

In his play "Othello," Shakespeare wrote "Who steals my purse, steals trash - but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed."

Family claims asbestos caused husband's lung cancer, sues Chevron

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 12:00pm

Kieth Hyde The family of the late Lee Robinson Sr. is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing their benefactor to asbestos during his employment at a Port Neches plant.

Man invokes Jones Act, sues for neck injury

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 12:00pm

An Orion Marine project Elton Moore injured his neck while attempting to load a cement saw unto a trailer.

Fall from ladder at Motiva leads to suit

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 11:58am

While climbing a ladder, Patrick Kennedy claims he was "overwhelmed by exhaustion and fumes," causing him to fall and injure himself. He is suing Connex International Inc. and Motiva Enterprises for "failing to provide (him) with proper training and supervision."

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

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 18, 2007, 11:47am

Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

Inmates allege unfit conditions, retaliation after hurricane

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 18, 2007, 10:57am

Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex When Hurricane Rita ripped through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana in September 2005, it tore up thousands of utility poles and caused the largest power grid outage in Entergy's history. Hunddreds of thousands of residents were left sweltering in the stifling, late summer heat for almost two weeks.