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Jury awards one-quarter of damages sought by plaintiffs in automobile injury trial

David Yates May 23, 2007, 5:00am

Michael Choate failed to yield the right away and struck Carl Skiles and Alicia Weaver, inflicting the pair with around $70,000 worth of physical pain and mental anguish.

Jurors award damages to injured driver

David Yates May 22, 2007, 1:00pm

In a trial that began Monday, jurors agreed that a woman injured in a collision should receive compensation for her physical injuries as well as damage to the vehicle.

Store employee sues for injuring herself while stocking merchandise

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Heather Ragan, a former sales associate with Specialty Retailers (Beall's Department Store), was told to stock some merchandise. She injured herself in the process and is now suing the Port Arthur shop for negligently making her perform work "not conductive to the safe performance of her duties."

Trio sue company for $1 M for auto collision

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Arturo Salinas, accompanied by his minor son and a co-worker, was driving a company vehicle on County Road when another motorist veered into his lane and collided with him head on.

Seaman hit in the face with slag, invokes Jones Act and sues

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Juan Gonzales, an injured seaman, invoked the Jones Act and sued Beacon Maritime and Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

Horseplay leads to injured seaman

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

While at sea, a few of Paul Bailey's co-workers were roughhousing. One tossed a string of firecrackers at him and Bailey fell, injuring his head.

Husband's death leads widow to file two separate asbestos suits

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey will represent Maren Roberts, the executor of the estate of Henry Joe Roberts, and sue the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

Women take driver to trial after collision

David Yates May 17, 2007, 12:00pm

After sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle collision in 2004, a woman, her daughter and another passenger are taking the driver that hit them to trial in hopes of receiving compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Faulty roof repairs leave apartments without windstorm insurance

David Yates May 17, 2007, 9:00am

A construction company hired to repair the roofs of three apartment complexes following Hurricane Rita failed to bring the roofs up to the windstorm code, leaving the Spansih Villa, Prutzman Place, and McFaddin North Apartments in bad shape with hurricane season just around the corner.

No day at the spa for injured worker

David Yates May 17, 2007, 9:00am

An Orange County resident, Ellison Crew III, hired by Morgan Buildings & Spas, Inc. to work at its Beaumont site is suing his former employer for failing to train him on how to lift a spa tub.

Three Orange homes on the auction block

David Yates May 17, 2007, 5:00am

Foreclosure sale

$3M med-mal trial takes a break

David Yates May 16, 2007, 10:00am

The on going medical-malpractice trial in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court was put on hold. Judge Sanderson had to attend a seminar this week. The trial, which began May 3, will resume on Monday.

It's true what they say, "A sucker is born every minute"

David Yates May 16, 2007, 8:00am

There's an old adage that says, "Always look a used car in the mouth when the dealer says 'it's a bargain.'" Or is it, "Never by a used car without investigating its history?"

Food tray puddle causes slip at hospital, Christus sued

David Yates May 16, 2007, 8:00am

While visiting a patient at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Anita Brice slipped in a puddle of water allegedly left by a leaky food tray, twisting her ankle. She was rushed to the emergency room and then sent a bill for her treatment.

Distributor says supplier trying to subvert its business, steal trade secrets

David Yates May 15, 2007, 12:00pm

Aztec Distributors has filed a restraining order and injunction against its longtime business partner, Illinois Tool Works (Wynn Oil Co.) Aztec claims Wynn is attempting to squirm out of its contract, subvert Aztec and pilfer all of its clients.

91-year-old man falls out of wheelchair, family files wrongful death suit

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

Mark Sparks A senior citizen, who had a history of refusing to stay put, fell out of bed and died of low blood pressure three days after the episode.

Fire claims man's life, family sues

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

An Uvalde County family, acting as wrongful death beneficiaries for Leonardo Hernandez Flores, is suing the companies they claim are responsible for letting a fire get out of hand and consume the life of their benefactor.

Forklift driver "bumps" truck, injures driver

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A routine pick up for a truck driver left him permanently brain damaged when the forklift driver "bumped" into a side rail of the truck.

Man suffering a heart attack told to "get back to work"

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A seaman serving aboard a tugboat informed his captain he was having a heart attack, but Anthony King was told "to go back to work." He is suing Frazier Inland Marine, Inc. for failing to provide him with necessary medical care.

Alleged poor workmanship lands contractor in court

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

Glen Morgan is alleging the construction company he hired to construct portions of his Beaumont residence breached its contract by performing poor workmanship on his home's roof.