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Avandia study piques attorneys' interest at how-to-sue seminar

Steve Korris Jul. 18, 2007, 10:00am

Houston attorney Mark Lanier CHICAGO � One million American diabetics take Avandia pills, and if more of them would suffer heart attacks attorneys could get rich.

Dead mockingbirds lead to $10K fine for drilling company

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:43am

Northern Mockingbird In the Harper Lee novel of the same name, Atticus Finch says it is a sin "to kill a mockingbird." Turns out it's also against the law.

Dwight Harrison sues NFL over pension

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:27am

Dwight Harrison in 1974 with the Buffalo Bills Former professional football player Dwight Webster Harrison has asked Federal Judge Marcia Crone to stop the NFL from cutting off his benefits and pension.

Patent case against Halliburton moves to Texas federal court

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:16am

On July 9, the case of M-I SWACO vs. Halliburton Energy Services Inc. was removed from a California Federal Court and officially transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, Judge Leonard Davis presiding.

172nd Court District, Judge Floyd, July 1-31

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:22am

172ND HEARINGS

136th Court District, Judge Shuffield, July 1-30

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:10am

136TH HEARINGS

60th Court District, Judge Sanderson, July 1--31

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:00am

60th Hearings

Beaumont couple sues Capitol County for insurance claim

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 17, 2007, 10:53am

A Beaumont couple has sued Capitol County insurance after the company denied their claim for hurricane repairs.

Suit against Bally Fitness moves to federal court

David Yates Jul. 17, 2007, 10:21am

In May, the Record reported on an Iraq Army veteran who was "worked up" over what he claims were fraudulent charges for a workout. On July 2, Army Lt. Col. Bryan Lawson's lawsuit against Bally Fitness and American Express was plucked from Judge Floyd's 172nd District Court and seated in federal court.

Suit claims asbestos caused refinery worker's colon cancer, death

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:17pm

J. Keith Hyde William Holmes, a local refinery worker, died of colon cancer more than a year ago. His benefactor, Joy Holmes, claims William's cancer was caused by asbestos and is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing him to the "toxic" dust during his employment at the Port Arthur plant.

Laundromat door falls, injures PA woman

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:13pm

Last month Chantel Laurent paid a visit to EZ Washateria in Port Arthur for "business purposes." She alleges that when she entered the laundry mat, an unhinged door fell on her, causing Laurent to suffer serious and permanent injuries, plus mental anguish.

PA warrant roundup set for July 25

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 16, 2007, 12:40pm

Those with outstanding warrants have a last chance to pay up.

Shoe giant aborts mission on TX 'rocket docket' patent lawsuit

Rob Luke Jul. 16, 2007, 12:26pm

TYLER, TX -- It had the potential for some exciting legal foot-to-foot contact, but cooler heads eventually prevailed.

Texas gets cured

The SE Texas Record Jul. 14, 2007, 5:46am

Four years after instituting sweeping medical malpractice lawsuit reforms, Texas has gone from a doctor shortage to a doctor surplus.

Huntsman terminates Basell merger, will sell to Hexion

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 10:19am

The Huntsman Corporation announced July 12 that it has terminated the merger agreement with Basell AF and has agreed to a definitive merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an Apollo Management LP portfolio company.

Home lender down over $600m as Abbott, state AGs get 2nd windfall

Rob Luke Jul. 12, 2007, 10:00am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his California counterpart Jerry Brown brought home a nice hunk of bacon from a July 12 multi-state settlement over 'predatory lending'.

This Just In: Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 9:33am

July 3

Couple says Allstate forcing them live in unhealthy home

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 9:17am

William and Joyce Ford claim Allstate Texas Lloyds denied their Hurricane Rita damage claim, forcing the couple to live in their "home under dangerous and unhealthy conditions."

Recent patent/copyright infringement cases filed in U.S. District Court, July 3-6

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 9:14am

Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

Lawmakers visit fuel lab at LU

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 8:38am

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, center, and U.S. Reps. Ted Poe and Kevin Brady, made a recent visit to the Advanced Fuel Cell Research lab at Lamar University. Lamar University is on the front lines of developing new energy systems for the U.S. military with its Advanced Fuel Cell Research laboratory.