Top News

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

The SE Texas Record Mar. 30, 2007, 9:48am

OUR GOAL at the The Southeast Texas Record is to cover Southeast Texas' legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.

About Us

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

The Southeast Texas Record is a legal journal based in Beaumont, Texas.

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.

Woman sues Christus for refusing treatment

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 10:00am

A diabetic woman is suing Christus Health for refusing to treat her. Karen Stoute filed her lawsuit with the Jefferson County District Court on March 28.

By way of introduction...

The SE Texas Record Mar. 29, 2007, 8:39am

OUR GOAL at the The Southeast Texas Record is to cover Southeast Texas' legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.

Flanagan files suit over $6 million contract

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 8:00am

Two Texas-based shipping companies are gearing up for a legal battle over a contract worth more than $6 million.

This Just In

The SE Texas Record Mar. 29, 2007, 7:00am

This Just In

New H-P vs. Acer patent suit could fuel up 'rocket docket'

Rob Luke Mar. 29, 2007, 7:00am

Sam B. Hall Federal Courthouse in Marshall MARSHALL, Texas -- Silicon Valley-based PC maker Hewlett-Packard (H-P) knows where to pick its fights - at least when it comes to patent lawsuits.

DRC to hold mediation training in fall

Ann Knef Mar. 29, 2007, 5:31am

The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Jefferson County is accepting applications for a mediation training program scheduled in the fall.

Griffin is plaintiff in personal injury suit

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 29, 2007, 4:00am

Beaumont attorney Ramie Griffin Jr., who practices criminal law, is the plaintiff in a personal injury suit filed March 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

Kenyan man protests deportation

David Yates Mar. 29, 2007, 3:00am

Ronald Coba, a native of Kenya, stood in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse recently to protest his possible deportation back to Africa. A man may soon be deported back to Kenya, Africa, for a crime he says he didn't commit. He claims his civil rights were violated by the Jefferson County judicial system.

Plaintiff unable to attend personal injury trial

David Yates Mar. 28, 2007, 12:00pm

A woman who was injured at a washeteria when a chair collapsed was unable to attend the trial set to begin on March 28, causing the judge to accept a Motion for Summary Judement.

Inmate claims he was subjected to slavery, seeks back wages for prison work

David Yates Mar. 28, 2007, 12:00pm

An inmate convicted of sexual assault is suing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for 10 years of back wages for labor he performed while incarcerated, claiming the prison subjected him to slavery.