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Real estate company seeks cut of Kmart church sale

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 12:00pm

Angry that it didn't receive its 3 percent cut from a $1.5 million contract, Prime Real Estate is suing Kmart and Christian Life Community Church.

Recent Jefferson County real estate foreclosures

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 12:00pm

Recent home foreclosure filings in Jefferson County, June 7-8

Orange insurance suit moves to federal court

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 12:00pm

Hurricane victims and Orange County residents Murphy and Debra Hunt will have their $75,000 lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds plucked from the county's court and placed in hands of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.

Fuljenz sues lawyer for defamation

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 8:00am

Several coin and bullion companies across the nation have been exposed as scams designed to target senior citizens and their hard earned savings. However, one local coin seller says he's been unfairly targeted by a law firm that is only trying to round up clients to file suit against him.

Judge may order mediation in coin company fraud case

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 7:00am

Jason Gibson Mediation may be ordered in a case alleging that a local rare coin dealer ripped off elderly investors.

Former Big Hill guard claims firing was age discrimination

David Yates Jun. 13, 2007, 7:00am

A technician works on one of the wells at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. For 16 years Joe Melanson protected the nation's petroleum assets at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Beaumont, until he was fired for what he claims was age discrimination.

Contractor splits before job is finished, homeowner sues

David Yates Jun. 12, 2007, 11:00am

Sandra Hinson hopes to extract around $50,000 from the contractor who she hired to repair her home following Hurricane Rita. Hinson claims she paid Jesus Delacruz up front, and that he split before finishing the job.

Injunction filed against assisted living facility without license

David Yates Jun. 12, 2007, 11:00am

The state of Texas has filed a restraining order and permanent injunction to stop Eppie Hill, doing business as Tyrell House, from operating her assisted living facility. She has been operating the facility without a license.

Chiropractor's "improper touch" results in lawsuit

David Yates Jun. 11, 2007, 12:00pm

Arnold & Itkin She may have been working for a chiropractor, but Ladonna Burge told her co-workers it was strictly "hands off" when it came to her own injured neck.

Negligence blamed for mysterious self-starting conveyor, suit says

David Yates Jun. 11, 2007, 11:00am

Arnold & Itkin A superstitious person might blame "ghosts in the machine" for an unexplained mechanical breakdown, but a local plant employee isn't putting the blame on phantoms for the injuries he received at the Beaumont Goodyear facility.

50-year, pack-a-day smoker blames asbestos for lung disease

David Yates Jun. 7, 2007, 12:00pm

Robert Guidry smoked more than a pack of cigarettes a day for 50 years of his life. Now dying of cancer, Guidry will seek compensation for what he claims is an asbestos-related lung disease.

Smoker's family says career at Gulf justifies asbestos suit

David Yates Jun. 7, 2007, 11:00am

Bryan Blevins Nearly two years ago Ray Rogers died of lung cancer at the age of 83. A smoker for most of his adult life, Rogers worked at the Gulf Oil Co. in Port Arthur from 1946 to 1980 as a boilermaker. His family and a Beaumont lawyer believe Rogers' profession and time period of employment make him a candidate for an asbestos lawsuit.

Medical procedure leaves man in vegetative state

David Yates Jun. 7, 2007, 7:00am

Clay Dugas Needing an upgrade to his heart device, Joseph Roberts was admitted to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital. However, a complication during the procedure left him in a vegetative state. Roberts died a few weeks later.

$3M med-mal suit ends in mistrial

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 8:00pm

The $3 million medical malpractice trial that has been tying up Judge Gary Sanderson's 6oth District Court for the last six weeks ended in a mistrial on Monday, June 4.

Nederland EDC wants funds back from business

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 1:00pm

The Nederland Economic Development Corp. will seek to recover $12,500 in incentive funds, which comes from tax payers' money, that it loaned to Shannon Landry, owner of the Jaguar Salon and Day Spa.

Third suit filed over Larkin's asbestos exposure

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 10:00am

Keith Hyde While he was alive, Carl Larkin sued a petrochemical plant and received a claim for his "non-malignant asbestos-related disease."

Suit says asbestos contributed to smoker's cancer

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Ian Cloud The heirs of Joe Coleman's estate are suing four corporations for conspiring to inflict him with an asbestos-related disease.

Injured workers says Chevron should have warned of crossing cyclists

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

A contracted worker for the Port Arthur Chevron refinery, Joel Hernandez was riding his bike when a plant truck allegedly ran a stop sign and struck him. He is suing the company for failing to post biking crossing signs.

Children claim asbestos exposure at Texaco caused father's death

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Keith Hyde The children of the late Warren Schroeder are suing their father's former employer, Texaco Inc., for negligently and maliciously exposing him to asbestos.

Widow claims asbestos killed her husband, sues former employer

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Keith Hyde The family of Frederick Schultz mourned his death almost two years ago. They claim his former employer, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., exposed him to asbestos, which ultimately caused him to die of mesothelioma.