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Bank files for foreclosure against Orange homeowners

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

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a request for a foreclosure order against Roosevelt and Patricia Spears of Orange.

Vigil set to remember crime victims

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Each April since 1981, Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Hamilton sues Allstate for not paying claim

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim

Shocking experience leads man to file suit

David Yates Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.

Texas senators urge funds for channel project

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 5:00am

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Texas senators want to make sure that the local waterway is included in upcoming legislation.

District judges to take part in caseload survey

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 11, 2007, 4:00am

The Jefferson County District Judges may have a little more work to do next month, but their efforts will help determine if their courts should have a little less work in the future.

Longtime JP Halter dies

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 10, 2007, 1:00pm

A man who served Jefferson County for 25 years as a justice of the peace was mourned this week.

Texas Marine sues insurance company for deceptive trade after Rita

David Yates Apr. 10, 2007, 12:00pm

Texas Marine & Brokerage, Inc. is suing the Federal Insurance Co., and a host of other individuals and companies, for "stringing" Texas Marine along after Hurricane Rita damaged its property.

Wycoffs foreclosure filed

David Yates Apr. 10, 2007, 12:00pm

The U.S. Bank Association has filed an application for order for foreclosure with the Jefferson County District Court against John and Ellen Wycoff.

Foreclosure filed on PA family

David Yates Apr. 10, 2007, 12:00pm

JP Morgan Chase Bank submitted an application for order for foreclosure against Joseph (Tien) Tran, Giau Thi Nguyen and their Port Arthur home.

Lawsuit Explosion Threatens Texas Economy

The SE Texas Record Apr. 10, 2007, 8:00am

By William H. Hanson

Smoker blames asbestos exposure for lung cancer, sues corporations

David Yates Apr. 9, 2007, 2:00pm

Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey is representing another plaintiff suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

Eye surgeon sued after cataract procedure

The SE Texas Record Apr. 9, 2007, 2:00pm

A Jefferson County resident is suing a Harris County doctor alleging cataract surgery left him with almost no sight in one eye.

PA doctor on trial after girl's throat catches on fire during surgery

David Yates Apr. 9, 2007, 11:00am

Ron Rainey A Port Arthur doctor is on trial for malpractice this week in a strange case that involves a girl's throat bursting into flames during surgery.

Who's afraid of free speech?

The SE Texas Record Apr. 8, 2007, 6:00am

"Junk science," during the reigning "sue everybody" era of American jurisprudence, has been the trial bar's best friend.

Orwig stepping down as U.S. Attorney, says move not related to national issue

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 7, 2007, 7:00am

Matthew Orwig, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, is leaving his post at the end of May to join a law firm opening a branch in Dallas.

Civil rights case by landowners moving to Beaumont federal court

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 5, 2007, 1:00pm

A case involving landowners who say a lawsuit against them is a violation of their civil rights is making its way to a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.

This Just In

The SE Texas Record Apr. 5, 2007, 12:00pm

This Just In

Beaumont man sues city after driving into flooded underpass

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 11:00am

Charles Hughes is suing the city of Beaumont for not warning him of a dangerous condition. In the midst of a storm, Hughes drove his vehicle through a flooded underpass.

Fall from ladder on shrimp boat leads to suit

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 10:00am

Peter Cao has filed a lawsuit against Robert Le and his shrimp boat Miss Valerie II for not providing a safe working environment. The Jefferson County resident fell off a ladder while cleaning.