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.
Houston attorney Mark Lanier CHICAGO Ã¯Â¿Â½ One million American diabetics take Avandia pills, and if more of them would suffer heart attacks attorneys could get rich.
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 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.
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.
A Beaumont couple has sued Capitol County insurance after the company denied their claim for hurricane repairs.
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.
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.
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.
Those with outstanding warrants have a last chance to pay up.
TYLER, TX -- It had the potential for some exciting legal foot-to-foot contact, but cooler heads eventually prevailed.
Four years after instituting sweeping medical malpractice lawsuit reforms, Texas has gone from a doctor shortage to a doctor surplus.
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.
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'.
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."
Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division