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Woman loses toenails after pedicure, sues beauty shop

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

There has been a rash of beauty horror-stories in the national media lately, informing the public of unseen dangers lurking in nail salons.

Incorrect diagnosis leads couple to sue hospital

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00am

Anthony and Coretta Alexander have brought a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the Medical Center of Southeast Texas and several of its physicians for failing to provide an ordinary standard of care.

Suit says 146 manufacturers conspired to distribute asbestos products

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00am

Phillip Kanayan Dillon Parker Jr. is suing A.W. Chesterton, along with 145 other companies, for conspiring to mine, process, sell and distribute asbestos products, suppressing the information pertaining to the fiber's hazardous influence on human health, and purposely inflicting him with an asbestos disease.

Flanagan Shipping settles with the Port of Port Arthur for damages

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 3:00pm

The James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. settled with the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County. The trial was set to begin Wednesday, June 6, in Judge Milton Shuffield's 136th District Court.

Man sues Motiva over "dangerous steps"

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 12:00pm

Glenn Parker IV, slipped and fell on what he claims were dangerous steps at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur.

Pool company dries up on contract

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 12:00pm

Nearly a year ago Kirk and Michelle Martin paid Bedrock Pools $58,000 to design and build them a first-class pool and porch area. To this date, the job remains unfinished.

$3M med-mal suit ends in mistrial

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 11:00am

This story will be updated with comments from the attorneys. More to come on

Patient claims surgery increased back pain

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

Johannes Quelle has brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Robert Phelps, claiming the physician failed to perform the "normal procedure" on him.

Injured seaman sues under Jones Act

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Nearly two years ago, Damion Robertson injured himself by removing a ground clamp while at sea. Under the Jones Act, Robertson has decided to sue his former employer Horizon Offshore Inc.

Railroad worker cites FELA for injury on train

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Injuring himself while installing an end-of-train device for the BNSF Railway Co, Eldwin Garrett is citing the Federal Employers Liability Act and suing the company for negligence.

Jurors deliberate on $3 million med-mal trial judgement

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

Testimony in a $3 million medical-malpractice trial, which began a month ago in Judge Gary Sanderson's 6oth District Court, rested Thursday, May 31.

Woman sues for auto collision

David Yates May 31, 2007, 10:00am

Pamela Paige Bigler is suing David Neal Guy for an auto collision that occurred on more than a year ago.

Unknown man driving stolen car hits woman, insurer won't pay

David Yates May 31, 2007, 9:00am

Christopher Kirchmer Almost two years ago, an unknown man driving a stolen Mustang ran a stop sign and struck Ethelene Jean-Louis, permanently injuring her. The car thief was never apprehended.

Company files injunction to stop former employee from stealing customers

David Yates May 31, 2007, 9:00am

Hoping to stop a Hardin County man from moving in on its territory, Southwest Building Systems has filed a restraining order against Clinton Grisham.

Plaza owner defaults on loans, bank sues for nearly $300,000

David Yates May 31, 2007, 7:00am

Texas State Bank claims Christopher Comalander, president of the Beaumont Town and Country Plaza, Inc., has defaulted on his loans and owes the bank nearly $300,000.

Couple sues for denying a "portion" of hurricane claim

David Yates May 31, 2007, 7:00am

Freddie and Zohreh Shahrodi are the latest Jefferson County residents to sue their insurance provider for not paying their full claim following Hurricane Rita.

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties

David Yates May 31, 2007, 4:00am

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties, May 10-29

Companies dispute contract for rig work

David Yates May 30, 2007, 12:00pm

G.S.-Hydro claims Beacon Maritime, Inc. still owes the company nearly $300,000 for work performed on a Beacon oil rig back in Feburary of 2006.

Shopper at electronics store sues Best Buy for injuries

David Yates May 30, 2007, 10:00am

A Jefferson County woman was shopping for electronics when she claims she was injured at a Best Buy store in Beaumont.

Settlement reached in Dillard's suit

David Yates May 30, 2007, 9:00am

Rather than battle it out in court, Dillard's Department Stores, Inc. settled with Evelyn Campbell. The personal injury trial of Cambell vs. Dillard's was set to begin May 30 in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court.