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ATV joy ride leads to amputation, lawsuit

David Yates Apr. 18, 2007, 10:00am

Honda ATV Back on April 17, 2005, two 11-year-old girls joy riding on a Honda ATV were struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of West Maine and Houston Street in China, Texas. Both girls were injured.

Suit calls anesthesiologists, remedies code into question

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 18, 2007, 9:00am

LMA device for administering anesthesia A wrongful death lawsuit filed recently in Orange County is not only calling into question the actions of two anesthesiologists, but the constitutionality of the state's civil remedies code as well.

60-year employee of DuPont sues for benzene related disease

David Yates Apr. 18, 2007, 8:00am

Keith Hyde The benefactor of a former Dupont De Nemours employee is suing the Jefferson County chemical plant, along with a dozen other oil corporations, for exposing the late Earl Dean Thompson to benzene.

MDA 'arrests' attorneys for fundraiser

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 18, 2007, 7:00am

Attorney Frani Broussard was 'arrested' and brought to night court last month for an MDA fundraiser at Suga's. A recent fundraising event had many of the area's attorneys appearing before a judge in a different kind of court.

'Lamarissimo!' series caps off April 26

The SE Texas Record Apr. 18, 2007, 6:00am

A tribute to jazz great Duke Ellington and homage to the Crescent City will cap off Lamar University's "Lamarissimo!" concert series at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, in the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

Property owners sue over hurricane damage denial

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 18, 2007, 5:00am

Property owners of 1075 Calder Ave. in Beaumont filed a civil suit against United Fire Lloyd's in Jefferson County District Court alleging the insurance company refuses to pay for damages caused by Hurricane Rita on Sept. 25, 2005.

Outlaw suing Allstate over claim denial

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 18, 2007, 4:00am

Joseph Outlaw filed a civil suit against Allstate Insurance Company in Jefferson County District Court, seeking damages under $75,000 claiming Allstate denied a claim on his home that was covered under the policy.

Railroad worker files FELA case against Union Pacific

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 17, 2007, 4:00pm

A railroad worker from Whitehouse filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit in U.S. District Court April 10, alleging Union Pacific failed to provide him a safe place to work.

Injury at temporary church leads to suit against funeral home

David Yates Apr. 17, 2007, 4:00pm

Following destruction of their church by Hurricane Rita, members turned to a funeral home for a place to gather for worship and meetings.

Cypress Glen East sued for resident's falls

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 17, 2007, 1:00pm

The estate of Phenly Baham filed a wrongful death complaint against Cypress Glen East alleging that despite being assessed at a moderate-to-high risk for falling he fell on numerous occasions which ultimately led to his death.

City goes to Supreme Court to help keep union proposal at bay

Rob Luke Apr. 17, 2007, 12:00pm

AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court could soon decide the outcome of a controversial effort to force the city of McAllen and its police union to arbitrate disputes.

Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached

David Yates Apr. 16, 2007, 2:00pm

Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial -- complications following an episiotomy -- may turn even the strongest of stomachs.

Record reporters subpoenaed by Coon

Ann Knef Apr. 16, 2007, 1:00pm

Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd has allowed Beaumont plaintiff's attorney Brent Coon to depose staff members of the Southeast Texas Record.

Pushing around the press

The SE Texas Record Apr. 15, 2007, 11:00pm

Plaintiff's lawyer Brent Coon thinks the multi-million dollar lawsuits he pursues in our county courts aren't newsworthy. We disagree, and because we do, he wants our news reporters hauled before a judicial tribunal.

This Just In: Jefferson County

The SE Texas Record Apr. 12, 2007, 3:00pm

Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, April 4-11

This Just In: Orange County

The SE Texas Record Apr. 12, 2007, 3:00pm

Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts, April 4-9

Press Club weighs in on copycat effect

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 12, 2007, 2:00pm

FBI Agent Ann Figeuras, center, discusses the copycat phenomenon with the Press Club of Southeast Texas April 12. She was part of a media panel that included Brian Pearson of the Beaumont Enterprise, left, and David Lowell of KFDM-TV, right. Does reporting on school "hit lists" and bomb threats add to the problem? Do daily news organizations empower the perp?

Jury clears PA doctor, but awards $100,000 to girl who's throat caught on fire during surgery

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Ron Rainey Dr. Nabil Ghabrial never stopped caressing his crucifix necklace during his eight-day trial. His prayers were answered on Thursday, April 12, as jurors cleared him of all negligence charges.

PA neighborhood sues Huntsman for noxious gases

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Brock Akers An entire Port Arthur neighborhood has banded together and filed a lawsuit against the chemical plant next door for not abiding by the "good neighbor policy."

Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

David Yates Apr. 12, 2007, 12:00pm

Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage