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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, July 12-19
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.
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.
Orig. Filing Date: 07/12/2007 Certificate #: 70988
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.
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 filed in Jefferson County, July 12-13:
Budget Proposals for Jefferson County Fiscal Year 2007-2008:Civil Courts, District Clerk and County Clerk
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.
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.
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."
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.
An Orion Marine project Elton Moore injured his neck while attempting to load a cement saw unto a trailer.
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."
Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division
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.