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$3M med-mal trial takes a break

David Yates May 16, 2007, 10:00am

The on going medical-malpractice trial in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court was put on hold. Judge Sanderson had to attend a seminar this week. The trial, which began May 3, will resume on Monday.

172nd Court District: May 25

Carrie Gonzalez May 16, 2007, 9:00am

HEARINGS 5/25/07

Waldman Smallwood winner of Torch Award

Marilyn Tennissen May 16, 2007, 9:00am

The Waldman Smallwood Law Firm was named winner of the BBB Torch Award for Workplace Ethics at the May 15 annual dinner.Carl Waldman, firm founder, is second from left. The Waldman Smallwood Law Firm of Beaumont was the recipient of the Better Business Bureau's 2007 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.

It's true what they say, "A sucker is born every minute"

David Yates May 16, 2007, 8:00am

There's an old adage that says, "Always look a used car in the mouth when the dealer says 'it's a bargain.'" Or is it, "Never by a used car without investigating its history?"

Food tray puddle causes slip at hospital, Christus sued

David Yates May 16, 2007, 8:00am

While visiting a patient at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Anita Brice slipped in a puddle of water allegedly left by a leaky food tray, twisting her ankle. She was rushed to the emergency room and then sent a bill for her treatment.

Distributor says supplier trying to subvert its business, steal trade secrets

David Yates May 15, 2007, 12:00pm

Aztec Distributors has filed a restraining order and injunction against its longtime business partner, Illinois Tool Works (Wynn Oil Co.) Aztec claims Wynn is attempting to squirm out of its contract, subvert Aztec and pilfer all of its clients.

91-year-old man falls out of wheelchair, family files wrongful death suit

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

Mark Sparks A senior citizen, who had a history of refusing to stay put, fell out of bed and died of low blood pressure three days after the episode.

Fire claims man's life, family sues

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

An Uvalde County family, acting as wrongful death beneficiaries for Leonardo Hernandez Flores, is suing the companies they claim are responsible for letting a fire get out of hand and consume the life of their benefactor.

Lawyer disputes attorney general's read on co-op bosses' payments

Rob Luke May 15, 2007, 9:00am

Jan Soifer The state of Texas won't intervene in the latest dispute between the nation's largest electricity cooperative and some of its 200,000 customers, according to Attorney General Greg Abbott's office.

Lord honored with Legends scholarship

Marilyn Tennissen May 15, 2007, 7:00am

Helen Lord spoke about her late husband Everett Lord at the announcement of the Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship from Lamar University named in his honor. Another legal legend from Southeast Texas is the latest to be honored with a Lamar University scholarship.

Stand Alone Art - Boat Race

The SE Texas Record May 15, 2007, 7:00am

'Thunder on the Neches' Thousands turned out for the boat races and other events at the annual Port Neches River Fest on Mother's Day weekend. Stand Alone Art for 5-21-07 Port Neches River Fest boat race

172nd Court District, Judge Floyd May 1 - 31

Carrie Gonzalez May 15, 2007, 6:00am

172nd COURT DISTRICT

Forklift driver "bumps" truck, injures driver

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A routine pick up for a truck driver left him permanently brain damaged when the forklift driver "bumped" into a side rail of the truck.

Man suffering a heart attack told to "get back to work"

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A seaman serving aboard a tugboat informed his captain he was having a heart attack, but Anthony King was told "to go back to work." He is suing Frazier Inland Marine, Inc. for failing to provide him with necessary medical care.

Alleged poor workmanship lands contractor in court

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

Glen Morgan is alleging the construction company he hired to construct portions of his Beaumont residence breached its contract by performing poor workmanship on his home's roof.

Rusted 'new' car leads to suit against Mike Smith

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

"An elderly gentleman" says the "new" car Mike Smith Autoplex, Inc. sold him was damaged by floodwater. He claims the dealer knew the bottom of the car had been rusted out but fraudulently and deceptively sold the vehicle as if it were in flawless condition.

Rita lawsuit filed, this time by insurance company

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

In stark contrast of the recent trend of Beaumont residents suing their home insurance provider for unpaid claims submitted after Hurricane Rita, Trinity Lloyds Insurance Co. is preemptively pursuing legal recourse against Lyndell Shults.

Stella comes to Beaumont

The SE Texas Record May 12, 2007, 6:00am

It was the lawsuit that made lawsuit abuse famous.

Texas reaches agreement over OxyContin marketing

Marilyn Tennissen May 11, 2007, 5:00am

Texas and 25 other states have reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma Inc. that will stop the pharmaceutical company from unlawful marketing of the prescription pain killer OxyContin.

Texas AG's bin bombers bag him fifth ID-protection lawsuit

Rob Luke May 10, 2007, 6:00pm

AUSTIN -- The Texas Attorney General's identity-protecting dumpster divers aren't fussy about where they fish for evidence of Texas businesses breaking identity-protection laws.