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Woman finds bolt in salad, sues deli

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 4:35am

Tim Riley Nuts are a common salad topping. However, Jennifer Kaiser is suing a Woodlands Jason's Deli for failing to hold the bolts.

Dirty laundry aired in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:53am

While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his 22-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.

Railroad worker sues after leg severed

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:44am

Perry Ashworth's leg was mutilated and severed below the knee when the rail car he was working on at the Huntsman Refinery rolled over him.

Infected hand leads to med-mal suit

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:36am

Two years ago, a table saw tore through John Leatherwood's hand. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.

Medical malpractice trial over premature surgery settled

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:33am

The medical malpractice trial of Darlene Spears vs. Dr. Carl J. Beaudry and Christus Health Southeast Texas that was slated to begin in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court on July 10 was settled before the crop of 40 plus potential jurors could be narrowed down.

Truck repo causes man to sue for emotional distress

David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:55pm

It's hard to separate a Texan from his pickup truck, and when Bryant Jarnagin's Ford F-150 was repossessed, the man claims he suffered "severe emotional distress." The incident has led him to sue Southern Ford (Central Ford Inc.), the dealership that sold him the truck.

Dirty laundry aired in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:21pm

Bryan Blevins While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his almost 20-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.

Medical malpractice trial over premature surgery to begin Tuesday

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 11:13am

The medical malpractice trial of Darlene Spears vs. Dr. Carl J. Beaudry and Christus Health Southeast Texas is slated to begin in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court on July 10.

Moms blamed for teen's injuries

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 10:59am

While out with friends, Mary Schuldt's teenage daughter was physically injured. Now Schuldt is suing the other girls' mothers for allowing the teens to be out past curfew.

Daughter claims father is squandering mother's IRA

David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 10:00am

Jennifer Turner More often than not, money is at the root of family conflict. That became evident in Jefferson County recently when a woman filed for a restraining order against her own father, whom she claims is squandering her incapacitated mother's retirement account.

Habash loses haberdashery over leaky roof

David Yates Jul. 5, 2007, 11:31am

Issa Habash lost most of his clothing inventory when Hurricane Rita's waters leaked through his garments shop's porous roof, a condition he claims he asked his landlord to remedy before the disastrous storm arrived.

No time like the present to file suit

David Yates Jul. 3, 2007, 10:49am

Wasting no time, the very same day Michael Leidy and his children where in automobile collision, he filed a lawsuit against Timmy King, the driver who hit him, and King's employer, Great Guns.

Wrongful death suit filed against rehab hospital

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 7:15am

William H. Barfield Kathryn Hebert has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont, claiming the care provider negligently failed to care for the late Mamie Green, a former resident at the facility.

Woman wants $75,000 plus for alleged auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:58am

Catherine Purser is suing Beverly Lafleur for more than $75,000 for an auto collision.

Orange County resident files auto collision suit in Jefferson County

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:55am

Pat McGinnis One Orange County resident is suing another for a fender bender that occurred in Jefferson County. Donna Michele Hurlburt is suing Donald Joseph Ellis for more than $50,000.

Suit filed from 2006 collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:49am

Nathaniel Stephens is suing Ashleigh Petry for $50,000 over an auto collision he claims occurred when Petry "failed to control her speed."

Woman sues man, company for causing auto collision

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 6:47am

Rosalinda Pineda "sustained debilitating injuries" when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by Kelvin Lynn Edwards, a Bruckner Leasing Co. employee. Pineda is suing Edwards and the company for more than $50,000.

Church sues insurer over Rita claim

David Yates Jun. 28, 2007, 5:56am

Apostolic Church of Beaumont When consoling a grieving member of his congregation, a reverend might say, "The Lord gives and takes away." However, at least one pastor of the Apostolic Church in Beaumont seems to believe in a different proverb, "When the Lord takes, sue your insurance provider for denying a portion of your Hurricane Rita claim."

Insurer says Rainwater's damage not caused by rain or water

David Yates Jun. 27, 2007, 5:32am

David Wenholz An Orange County resident submitted an insurance claim for damage sustained from Hurricane Rita, but the insurer says the damage was caused by termites, not the Category 3 storm.

Pharmacy error led to premature birth, suit says

David Yates Jun. 27, 2007, 4:49am

Two years ago, Antoinette Lewis' baby was born prematurely. She claims her pregnancy complication was a result of a "misfilled" prescription received at a CVS Pharmacy and is suing the company for more than $50,000.