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Rita suit filings for the month nearly double on anniversary date

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 9:15am

With the second anniversary of Hurricane Rita on Sept. 24, the statute of limitations has ended for most property owners to file a lawsuit against their insurance carrier regarding hurricane claims. Some policy holders may have additional time as specified in their individual policies.

Woman who slips in vomit sues Wal-Mart

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 8:47am

With the high volume of consumer traffic pouring through Wal-Mart stores everyday, accidental slip hazards are bound to happen. However, Kissa Madkins claims employees at a Nacogdoches Wal-Mart "intentionally" allowed the puddle of vomit she slipped in to linger.

Cornyn addresses debate over healthcare

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 7:11am

Texas Times: A Weekly Column from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

BBB receives outstanding bureau awards

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 6:51am

Michael Clayton, president/CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas received three awards for outstanding achievement recently at the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus held in Milwaukee, Wis. The three awards are added to six others received in recent years.

$1M Jones Act suit filed by injured cook

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 6:41am

While severing as a cook aboard a drilling rig owned and operated by Rowan Drilling Co., Paul Perronne claims he was injured. He is invoking the Jones Act and suing Rowan and Sodexho for $1 million in damages.

This Just In: Orange County

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 6:39am

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This Just In: Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 6:36am

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Plaintiff receives $7K for car wreck

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 6:12am

A Jefferson County jury awarded Frances Griffin $7,162.24 in damages on Wednesday, Sept. 26 for injuries she suffered in a 2002 automobile accident.

EEOC sues Sally Beauty for unlawful hiring practices

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 5:59am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal discrimination suit against a West Orange business that allegedly enforces racial quotas in its stores.

New business licenses/assumed names filed with the Jefferson County Clerk

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 5:13am

Orig. Filing Date: 09/20/2007 Certificate #: 71395

Poe to represent Congress at UN

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 4:53am

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe WASHINGTON, DC � U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02) has been appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States Congress in the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations. Congressman Poe is one of only two members of Congress selected to observe this year's Assembly.

58th Court District October 2007

Carrie Gonzalez Sep. 26, 2007, 8:27pm

58th Court District

Memorial Hermann in Beaumont earns national recognition

The SE Texas Record Sep. 26, 2007, 5:31pm

Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital has achieved magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 26, 2007, 5:23pm

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Orange county man sues after discovering manufactured home not insured

David Yates Sep. 26, 2007, 12:00pm

When Jesse D. Gregg bought his manufactured home, he was told he would receive homeowners insurance. After Hurricane Rita, Gregg made a claim to his supposed insurance company and was denied.

Bridge City woman files nuisance suit against contractors

David Yates Sep. 26, 2007, 11:55am

John Dolezal With the Lone Star State's population on the rise, most Texans have experienced some type of a construction-related nuisance that always follows growth.

$45 M discovery dispute heading to the Arkansas Supreme Court

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Sep. 26, 2007, 11:50am

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Taking their argument to the Arkansas Supreme Court, Foremost Insurance Company is appealing Circuit Court Judge Kirk Johnson's Order to produce all of its claim files. The insurance company estimates the required production of 600,000 claim files would cost around $45 million.

Legally Speaking: Faces You Never See -- The Hidden Costs of Litigation

John G. Browning Sep. 26, 2007, 7:18am

We are all familiar with some of the obvious costs of living in a litigious society. We pay higher insurance premiums and higher prices for certain products and services because of the legal costs that a company has had to incur, or believes it might incur, to bring those goods and services to the market.

Beaumont attorney named university regent

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 26, 2007, 6:38am

Michael Truncale Beaumont attorney Michael Truncale has been named to the board of regents of his alma mater.

Mediator assigned to case over dropped couch

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Sep. 26, 2007, 5:36am

Michael Patterson MARSHALL -- James Parks just wanted to pick up his new couch, but claims he came home with bodily injuries and a lawsuit. Now a mediator will step in to cushion the dispute between Parks and furniture outlet.