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Rusted 'new' car leads to suit against Mike Smith

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

"An elderly gentleman" says the "new" car Mike Smith Autoplex, Inc. sold him was damaged by floodwater. He claims the dealer knew the bottom of the car had been rusted out but fraudulently and deceptively sold the vehicle as if it were in flawless condition.

Rita lawsuit filed, this time by insurance company

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

In stark contrast of the recent trend of Beaumont residents suing their home insurance provider for unpaid claims submitted after Hurricane Rita, Trinity Lloyds Insurance Co. is preemptively pursuing legal recourse against Lyndell Shults.

Child will require nursing care due to hospital error, suit says

David Yates May 10, 2007, 9:00am

A misdiagnosis and treatment of a minor at St. Elizabeth Christus Hospital has led the patient's parents to file a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and its subsidiaries.

Testimony continues in $3 million med-mal trial

David Yates May 10, 2007, 8:00am

The medical-malpractice trial, which began in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court May 3, is nearing its climax. The family of the belated Richard Bernard Salter allege the lack of action and incompetence of numerous Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital medical personnel ultimately led to his death.

Contractor says Sabine Pass school hasn't paid for renovations

David Yates May 10, 2007, 6:00am

Nearly two years after the renovation of the Sabine Pass Athletic Complex, ICI Construction claims that it still hasn't received full payment of the $1.8 million the school district owes for the gym's restoration.

Welcome mat created water hazard at store, plaintiff says

David Yates May 10, 2007, 6:00am

Patricia Harris has extracted the term "water hazard" from the realm of golf and applied it to dollar store welcome mats.

School bus fender bender leads to lawsuit

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

A fender-bender involving a Beaumont Independent School District bus has one boy's mother up in arms and ready to take on the school district.

No such thing as double jeopardy when it comes to tort law

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

Bryan Blevins There is no such thing as double jeopardy when it comes down to tort law. While he was alive, Carl Larkin sued a petrochemical plant and received a claim for his "non-malignant asbestos-related disease." Now deceased, his wife is suing on Larkin's behalf for a "different malignant asbestos-related disease."

Silsbee man cites FELA, sues railroad

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

Steve Young James Smart, a Silsbee resident, has filed a lawsuit with the Jefferson County District Court against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co., a Delaware based Company.

Beaumont man sues for injuries at Washington chemical plant

David Yates May 8, 2007, 12:00pm

A Beaumont resident injured while working at a chemical facility in Anacortes, WA has hired the Provost Umphrey Law Firm to extract compensation for his medical expenses.

Minor sexually assaulted by man donning phony scrubs

David Yates May 8, 2007, 12:00pm

A man donning phony scrubs, posing as a physician, slipped into a hospital room and sexually assaulted a female minor.

Welding machine tip over causes injury, suit filed

David Yates May 8, 2007, 11:00am

Terry Thomas is suing the Rental Service Corp. for improperly placing a welding machine on a trailer.

Man pinned by ruptured line doused with chemicals

David Yates May 8, 2007, 10:00am

Pinned between a scaffold and the flare line he was told to demolish, a Port Neches man had no choice but to swallow his circumstance and the hazardous chemicals that sprayed from the ruptured line.

Man says untied board on scaffold caused his fall

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

Clay Dugas A man who fell of a scaffold and injured his back is suing the company that invited him to its premise and the company who built the scaffold.

Homecare provider blamed for patient's fall down stairs

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

A tumble down a staircase has led Horace and Ernestine Moore to sue Southeast Texas Homecare, Inc.

Cigar smoker's wife blames asbestos for husband's lung cancer

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

Bryan Blevins Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey will represent Lula Delafosse, the wife of the deceased Louis Delafosse, in a suit against the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

Public image of legal profession can be changed from within, bar president says

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

Martha Dickie, president of the State Bar of Texas, was keynote speaker at the 2007 JCBA Law Day. Martha Dickie, State Bar of Texas president, will humbly tell you she represents 80,000 lawyers "who have 80,000 different opinions," a daunting scenario which could derail any leader's goals.

Hit-and-run victim sues insurance provider

David Yates May 3, 2007, 11:00am

Matthew Willis Annie Lemaire is suing her auto insurance provider, Mid-Century Insurance, for refusing to pay the claim she filed following a hit-and-run.

Church rebuilding project results in injury, lawsuit

David Yates May 3, 2007, 10:00am

Willie and Donna Cowart have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Nederland Apostolic Church and its pastor, J.C. Corkran. Willie Cowart fell off a scaffold while rebuilding the church's front porch.

City aims to bulldoze developer's dreams for strip center

David Yates May 3, 2007, 10:00am

A commercial developer with designs on renovating a condemned property has filed a temporary restraining order and injunction in hopes of stopping the city of Beaumont from bulldozing his newly purchased piece of real estate.