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Benz has four owners in one month, State Farm says it's the rightful owner

David Yates Apr. 4, 2007, 5:00pm

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has filed a petition for declaratory judgment against a Jefferson County resident who unknowingly purchased a car owned by the insurance company.

Orange couple sues insurer for pool repairs

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 4, 2007, 4:00pm

An Orange couple is taking Allstate Texas Lloyds to court for not approving repairs to their swimming damaged by Hurricane Rita.

Woman sues Vidor businessman after handicapped son struck

David Yates Apr. 4, 2007, 4:00pm

A Buna woman is suing a Vidor business owner after her handicapped son was hit by a car as he boarded a school bus.

Orange Co. men sue after repeated tractor breakdowns

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 4, 2007, 4:00pm

Two Orange County residents are suing a distributor for selling them a faulty tractor

Lobsterfest adds dance to schedule of events for 2007

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 4, 2007, 2:00pm

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is inviting all seafood lovers to take part in the annual Lobsterfest, and this year attendees should not only wear Hawaiian shirts but their dancing shoes as well.

Damages sought for chemical burn may exceed $1 million

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 4, 2007, 1:00pm

A man burned when a vacuum truck overflowed is seeking damages for his injuries that may exceed $1 million.

Man sues doc for separated sternum

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 4, 2007, 1:00pm

A Louisiana man is suing a Port Arthur doctor for failing to properly reattach his sternum following bypass surgery.

Attorney general's dumpster-diving snares third big score

Rob Luke Apr. 4, 2007, 6:00am

Abbott AUSTIN -- Companies in Texas should soon start to get the message that attorney general Greg Abbott is growing a little edgy about identity theft.

Beaumont Foundation honors legal giant Joe Tonahill

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 3, 2007, 1:00pm

Joe Tonahill Jr. addresses media at Lamar University for the announcement of the $100,000 Joe Tonahill scholarship in honor of his late father. Joe Tonahill may have become known for defending Jack Ruby, but the lawyer from Jasper, Texas, may now be known for helping students go to college.

Deposition gets reaction from lawyer, refinery

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 3, 2007, 12:00pm

A recent deposition for a refinery lawsuit had both sides making their own interpretation of the statements.

Children say asbestos claimed father's life, charge Texaco

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

The children of a deceased Texaco, Inc. worker are suing their father's former employer for exposing him to asbestos dust and fraudulently concealing the situation.

Lifelong smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues 43 corporations

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

Bryan Blevins Jefferson County resident Donald Sims is suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout the county. Sims suit says he suffers from mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, but also indicates the plaintiff smoked cigarettes for 50 years.

Woman sues DuPont, says company exposed her benefactor to benzene

David Yates Apr. 2, 2007, 5:00pm

The Beaumont-based law firm Provost and Umphrey is representing a plaintiff exposed to benzene.

Auto-pedestrian wrongful death suit puts blame on faulty street lights

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 2, 2007, 2:00pm

The family of a man killed as he tried to cross Cardinal Drive have filed a lawsuit against the city of Beaumont, Jefferson County and Entergy, claiming the street lights in that section of road were malfunctioning.

By way of introduction

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The SE Texas Record Mar. 29, 2007, 12:56pm

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sidebar for p5: Watts renowned for taking on corporate giants

The SE Texas Record Mar. 29, 2007, 11:13am

Corpus Christi plaintiff's attorney Mikal C. Watts boasts of more than $1 billion in verdicts since 1997, but his courtroom prowess was no match for a Madison County, Ill. jury which recently rejected his Vioxx claim against Merck.

Eldridge seeks full insurance claim for businesses damaged during Hurricane Rita

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 11:00am

R.L. "Gabby" Eldridge had six of his Sabine Pass businesses damaged during Hurricane Rita. His insurance company, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, is refusing to pay his claims in full, leading the local business man to file suit against TWIA.

Stop the screening

The SE Texas Record Mar. 29, 2007, 10:11am

It hasn't hit the local headlines, but the heaviest heavy of Jefferson County's plaintiff's bar is at the center of a sandy scrap in the Keystone State.

Dredging up a New Source of Lawsuits

Connie Scott Mar. 29, 2007, 10:05am

Scott Imagine a personal injury lawyer openly bragging about how they can manipulate judges and juries in certain Texas counties for their own financial gain.