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PA man says improperly installed dryer vent caused fire

David Yates Sep. 25, 2007, 11:00am

Port Arthur resident Frederick Goenne and his insurance company, Allstate, say the fire that claimed his home was started in a faulty dryer vent, which was built by A&W Aluminum, also known as Windell Broussard Homes.

KCS suit blames faulty switch for injury

David Yates Sep. 25, 2007, 10:57am

Bristol Baxley Railroad worker James Walter Murray says he suffered a debilitating shoulder injury when he attempted to throw a switch he claims was defective.

Inmate sues for alleged negligent medical treatment

David Yates Sep. 25, 2007, 9:52am

Barbara Gardner While incarcerated and awaiting trial at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, Ronnie Tejada received medical treatment.

Chronicle plans to appeal judge's ban on talking to BP jurors

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 25, 2007, 9:17am

Judge Susan Criss Since the explosion at the BP plant rocked Texas City in 2005, the Houston Chronicle has been on top of the story. Now that the first trial against the company has reached a settlement, a judge's order is keeping the Chronicle from continuing that coverage by talking to jurors.

HP case brings to mind 1999 Toshiba suit

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 25, 2007, 8:23am

Wayne Reaud Hewlett-Packard argued the merits of a class action suit before the Ninth Court of Appeals on Sept. 27, but that wasn't the first time the Beaumont firm of Read, Morgan & Quinn has represented plaintiffs against a computer company in a class action.

HP lawyers take class certification question to appeals court

David Yates Sep. 25, 2007, 8:19am

Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Thursday, Sept. 27, from lawyers representing Hewlett-Packard Co. and Gateway US Retail Inc. as to whether or not the 58th Judicial District abused its discretion in certifying a statewide class action.

Arkansas AG's lawsuit could deliver $90m jackpot for TX lawyers

Rob Luke Sep. 25, 2007, 5:52am

Mike Perrin LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has handed over work on what could be a $600 million lawsuit against three "Big Pharma" companies to a Texas law firm.

Cardinal Village tenant sues for spider infestation

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 24, 2007, 3:58pm

Cardinal Village A woman living at the Cardinal Village Apartments claims she was bitten by brown recluse spiders that had infested her apartment. She is accusing the apartment owners and managers of negligence and suing them for medical expenses and other damages.

Seamen settles Jones Act lawsuit against the Midnight Rider

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Sep. 24, 2007, 1:16pm

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Seaman Jacob Robichaux settled his Jones Act lawsuit against the "unseaworthy" Midnight Rider vessel, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Cal Dive International and Mariner Energy, Inc. on Sept. 8.

Lowe's files suit over property appraisal

David Yates Sep. 24, 2007, 1:00pm

Mark Hutcheson Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. has filed suit against the Jefferson County Appraisal District, claiming its home improvement store located off of Dowlen Road "exceeds market value, is excessive and unlawful."

Mostly Mostyn

The SE Texas Record Sep. 22, 2007, 11:17am

Hurricane Rita victims, take notice. Either sue now, or forever hold your peace.

Expansion approved: Motiva Port Arthur to become largest refinery in nation

The SE Texas Record Sep. 21, 2007, 3:31am

Houston, Texas � Sept. 21, 2007 - Motiva Enterprises LLC announced that its owners authorized the company to proceed with a 325,000 barrel-per-day (b/d) capacity expansion at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery. The expansion will increase the refinery's crude oil throughput capacity to 600,000 b/d, making it the largest refinery in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world.

This Just In: Orange County

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 20, 2007, 8:18am

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This Just In: Jefferson County

The SE Texas Record Sep. 20, 2007, 8:16am

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Contractor who allegedly swindled lawyer gets sued

David Yates Sep. 20, 2007, 8:12am

Evidently, an allegedly shady contractor took advantage of the wrong type of Hurricane Rita victim: a lawyer.

La. AG candidate offered to lobby federal officials for campaign cash

The SE Texas Record Sep. 20, 2007, 7:41am

Royal Alexander by Tom Herrmann E-mail messages from July show that a Republican candidate for Louisiana attorney general offered to lobby federal officials to oppose proposed cuts in Medicaid and Medicare payments in exchange for campaign contributions, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Jackpot justice gambled on at Lake Charles casino

David Yates Sep. 20, 2007, 6:57am

L'Auberge du Lac Casino Wrinkled carpet and an advertising campaign aimed at Southeast Texans are the reasons why a local resident is suing a Louisiana casino.

Businesses get star treatment at Expo

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 20, 2007, 5:46am

Henry Strait of Southeast Texas Water, center, took a trip to Oz with the staff of Star Graphics at the Business Expo. They may not have been national celebrities, but local businesses got the "star treatment" at the 2007 Southeast Texas Business Expo.

Citizens take advantage of Settlement Week options

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 20, 2007, 5:45am

Plaintiffs in more than 30 cases avoided the courtroom and took advantage of Jefferson County Settlement Week Sept. 17-21 to resolve disputes. For the past 18 years, the Jefferson County Settlement Week has provided citizens with a timely and cost-effective way to resolve disputes.

Collision with tractor-trailer leads to suit against Ford

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Sep. 20, 2007, 5:35am

1995 Ford Escort MARSHALL -- Failing to stop at a red light, a Transport Designs tractor-trailer collided with Kelli Blount's 1995 Ford Escort causing her ejection. Although wearing her seatbelt, Blount says the seatblet was defective and the ejection caused 28-year-old to injury her head, neck, back and spine.