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Recent patent/copyright infringement cases filed in U.S. District Court

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 10:22am

Recent patent infringement suits filed in U.S. Courts, Eastern District of Texas, June 14-21

Recent business licenses/assumed names

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 9:28am

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued by Jefferson County Clerk, June 14-21

Texas AG says drugmakers ripped "tens of millions" off Medicaid

Rob Luke Jun. 21, 2007, 9:13am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has apparently decided that it's Big Generic Pharma's turn for some legal heat.

This Just In

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 8:52am

Recent filings in Jefferson County District Courts, June 13-20

Seaman sues for fall on vessel

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:47am

While serving as a seaman aboard the vessel Canyon Horizon, Roderick Gray tripped and feel down some stairs.

Lifelong smoker blames asbestos for lung cancer, sues 62 corporations

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:44am

Bryan Blevins Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey has filed a suit on behalf of refinery worker Mark McCall against A.O. Smith and 61 other corporations for distributing asbestos containing products.The plaintiff smoked cigarettes for 36 years and has lung cancer.

Avandia lawsuit filed in federal court

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 8:13am

A Type 2 diabetic, Lany Stanford died of a heart attack on May 21, 2007, the very same day that an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine claimed his prescribed medication Avandia increased one's chances of a heart attack.

Howell's sues designer for unpaid merchandise

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 7:53am

A local furniture company says an interior designer has refused to pay for more than $100,000 worth of merchandise.

Vidor resident sues after developing bed sores in hospital

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 7:29am

While a patient at Baptist Memorial Hermann Beaumont, Arnulfo Reyes says he developed pressure sores and ulcers on his body.

PA man with TB ordered to protective custody

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 7:16am

Lemone Yowman A district judge has ordered a Port Arthur with tuberculosis to stay in protective custody until a July 9 hearing.

Army agrees to stop VX shipments until July hearing

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 6:47am

The U.S. Army has agreed to stop shipments of VX nerve gas wastewater to Port Arthur until a federal judge hears the case.

New visitors' center opens to attract tourists to region

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 21, 2007, 6:38am

The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center on Interstate 10 officially opened to the public on June 21. More than 125,000 travelers drive through Jefferson County on Interstate 10 every day. To grab those drivers' attention and get them to stop and take advantage of the tourist destinations in Southeast Texas instead of just passing through, a new visitors' center for the region was officially opened June 21.

Oil refineries accused of poisoning neighbors want children removed from suit

David Yates Jun. 21, 2007, 2:35am

Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals will entertain oral arguments

Orange insurance suit moves to federal court

David Yates Jun. 20, 2007, 2:47pm

Orange County resident Jefferie Cartwright will have his Hurricane Rita lawsuit against Balboa Insurance Co. and adjuster Maria Chadwick removed from the county's court and placed in hands of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson County

David Yates Jun. 20, 2007, 2:43pm

Recent home foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, June 15-18, 2007

Tanker company to pay $10 million fine to East Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 20, 2007, 2:32pm

U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe announced June 20 the $10 million criminal fine from OSG shipping for environmental violations. After admitting it deliberately polluted the waters in which its ships sailed, an oil tanker firm will be paying millions to East Texas for environmental protection projects.

Abbott sues pharmaceutical companies for Medicaid fraud

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 20, 2007, 9:20am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN � Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a suit against three major pharmaceutical companies on charges the companies defrauded the Medicaid system.

Sheriff's department to hold delinquent tax property sale

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 20, 2007, 3:25am

Next month the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will sell 63 pieces of property that have defaulted to the county for unpaid property taxes.

$1 million suit charges bank with insurance payment error

David Yates Jun. 20, 2007, 2:57am

John S. Morgan Clarissa Provost thought her home insurance premiums were paid every month through an escrow account at Wells Fargo Bank. After discovering the coverage had lapsed a few months before Hurricane Rita hit Southeast Texas, Provost is now suing the bank for almost $1 million.

Sexual discrimination alleged by fired pregnant woman

David Yates Jun. 20, 2007, 2:29am

Complications with her pregnancy forced Carmen Bickham to leave work early. She says her employer, Industrial Apparatus Service Inc., told her never to come back.