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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.

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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.

ChemTreat demands arbitration with Motiva

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

ChemTreat, Inc. has filed a petition to compel arbitration against Motiva Enterprises. The water treatment company is claiming Motiva breached its contract.

Couple sues when Farmers refuses claim

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 9:00am

A Beaumont couple is suing Famers Insurance Co. for refusing to pay their claim.

Staph infection leads to lawsuit

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 5, 2007, 9:00am

A Jefferson County woman is blaming poor treatment by a local doctor and hospital for a staph infection that left dimished use of her hand.

Medical staff sued for inmate's death

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 5, 2007, 8:00am

The wife of an inmate who died in a Jefferson County correctional facility has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the prison's medical staff and the hospital that treated him.

Attorney General Abbott stops illegal contact lens dispensers

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

SAN ANTONIO �Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stopped two local contact lens dispensers from illegally selling contact lenses without prescriptions.

Another settlement reached in massive asbestos suit

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 5, 2007, 4:00am

Jason Cansler of Brent Coon & Associates While a pool of potential jurors waited outside the courtroom, parties reached a settlement in an asbestos suit before the trial began in a Jefferson County District Court.

Doc cleared in trial over patient's fall from bed

David Yates Apr. 5, 2007, 3:00am

A Jefferson County jury found a Port Arthur doctor did nothing wrong by not ordering restraints on an elderly patient.

Reebok puts shoe into Nike in new 'rocket docket' patent suit

Rob Luke Apr. 5, 2007, 2:00am

Federal courthouse in Tyler TYLER -- The international sneaker wars have at last made their way to the Texas home of the patent-infringement lawsuit.

Benz has four owners in one month, State Farm says it's the rightful owner

David Yates Apr. 4, 2007, 5:00pm

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has filed a petition for declaratory judgment against a Jefferson County resident who unknowingly purchased a car owned by the insurance company.

Orange couple sues insurer for pool repairs

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

An Orange couple is taking Allstate Texas Lloyds to court for not approving repairs to their swimming damaged by Hurricane Rita.

Woman sues Vidor businessman after handicapped son struck

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

A Buna woman is suing a Vidor business owner after her handicapped son was hit by a car as he boarded a school bus.