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Man says hospital's decision to remove monitor led to wife's death

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 26, 2007, 10:41am

A Hemphill man says his wife died because hospital staff did not realize her breathing tube had fallen out, a discovery made instead by the couple's 10-year-old son.

Expert says hundreds of years of exposure needed to cause asbestos disease

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 26, 2007, 8:58am

After being named as a defendant with 42 other companies in a recent lawsuit, one company says it has experts that will show that the plaintiff would have to have received hundreds of years of asbestos exposure to contribute to his death.

Huntsman to sell to private company

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 26, 2007, 8:13am

The Huntsman Corporation announced June 26 that it will be acquired by Basell in a transaction valued at approximately $9.6 billion.

Company says contractor violating non-compete agreement

David Yates Jun. 26, 2007, 4:44am

Lewis Martin, a former trucker for Golden Triangle Delivery Inc. (also known as KDSI), left the company to start his own business, Jeanie's Delivery Service. To stop Martin from stealing clients, KDSI filed a request for a temporary restraining order with the Jefferson County District Court on June 22.

Alleged shoddy workmanship leads property owner to sue contractor

David Yates Jun. 26, 2007, 4:32am

Alleged "shoddy workmanship" performed by Fast-Trak Construction has lead Micah Harrison to sue the contractor. Harrison hired the company to repair his Hurricane Rita ravaged property.

Worker injured at Motiva refinery sues

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 12:30pm

While James McGallion, a contracted employee, was working on a Motiva refinery reactor, a blind "swung free" and whacked him in the back. He is suing Motiva Enterprises for failing to maintain a safe work environment.

Leaking Jeep leads to suit against auto dealer, maker

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 11:58am

Jeep Commander Charles and Marcia Guillory bought a 2006 Jeep Commander from Greenville Automotive Partners. They claim the vehicle has an "uncontrollable leak" and are suing the dealer and vehicle's maker for the price of the jeep, plus $50,000 in attorney fees.

Electrifying experience leads worker to sue employer

David Yates Jun. 25, 2007, 11:45am

Brandon Socia, a plumber, received an electrical shock while working under a house and claims his co-workers were negligent when they failed to turn off the power. Socia is suing his employer Charles Marcum, owner of Impact Plumbing Co., for more than $75,000.

Company requests venue change for asbestos case

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 25, 2007, 9:25am

A company that allegedly distributed asbestos products is requesting that a recent civil suit be moved out of Jefferson County.

We're #1

The SE Texas Record Jun. 23, 2007, 4:18am

That was fast. Last week, the U.S. District Court in Marshall saw America's very first lawsuit filed over the diabetes drug Avandia, proving once again that nobody has a quicker draw the Texas plaintiff's bar.

R&R sues for unfinished job

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 4:31am

R&R Marine Maintenance claims it paid Falcon Offshore Services a tidy sum of money to purchase some materials and build the company a heliport structure.

Run-off will decide PA, Beaumont city positions

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 22, 2007, 4:00am

Deloris "Bobbie" Prince A run-off election to decide city leadership positions in Beaumont and Port Arthur is set for June 30.

Girl severs tendon while going through glass at restaurant, guardian sues

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 3:38am

While picking up a meal at a restaurant, Lauren Abigail Hoffpauir's arm went through a glass window, severing a tendon.

Perry signs $151 billion budget

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 22, 2007, 3:34am

Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 1 into law, approving a $151.9 billion budget for the state of Texas in 2008-2009.

Port display honors maritime industry

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 22, 2007, 2:47am

An 21-foot diameter bronze propeller from a Gulf Oil tanker was installed June 12 at the Port of Beaumont to recognize the area's history in the maritime industry. Southeast Texas has a long history with the maritime industry, and a new display at the Port of Beaumont is making sure visitors don't forget.

Test your counselor's knowledge with 'Stump Your Lawyer!'

Ann Knef Jun. 22, 2007, 1:12am

Yogi Berra Which states have laws that limit ballpark owners' liability to fans hit by foul balls?

Engineer with back problems sues railroad for chair choice

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 1:00am

A locomotive engineer for BNSF Railway Co. for most of career, Gary Bryant now suffers from severe back problems. He is suing the railway for "failing to provide ergonomic seats."

Construction worker sues after steel falls from crane

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 1:00am

James Zagone, a construction worker, was in the back of a truck loading steel materials when a crane operator dropped a load of steel on his legs. He is suing his employer at the time of the incident, James Stuart Construction Co.

Flanagan vs. Mediterranean $6 million contract dispute moved to federal court

David Yates Jun. 22, 2007, 12:58am

The two Texas-based shipping companies, the James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. and the Mediterranean Shipping Co., that have been disputing a $6 million contract for three months now will now take their battle to the federal courts.

Legally Speaking: Lawyers Without Borders � A Look Inside the Japanese Legal System

John G. Browning Jun. 21, 2007, 10:32am

I recently had the opportunity to host a visiting judge from Japan, to help him learn more about the American civil justice system. In the process, I not only gained some insight into the Japanese legal system, but I made a new friend as well.