David Yates News

Recent home foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties

By David Yates | May 31, 2007

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

Companies dispute contract for rig work

By David Yates | May 30, 2007

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

By David Yates | May 30, 2007

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

By David Yates | May 30, 2007

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.

Couple says mortgage company holding check for home repairs

By David Yates | May 29, 2007

A Jefferson County couple says their mortgage company refuses to release an insurance check needed for repairs to their home.

Woman loses finger in wheelchair, sues hospital

By David Yates | May 29, 2007

Inexplicably, Sarah Johnson sliced off the tip of her right index finger while helping her mother into a wheelchair. She is suing the Memorial Hermann Hospital System for maliciously failing to warn her that such a dangerous scenario existed.

Misrepresentation of credit score leads to $3 million suit

By David Yates | May 24, 2007

Shawn Kerwin is suing the First Houston Mortgage Co. and its agent Trent Lawson for more than $3 million. Kerwin claims the company purposely misrepresented his credit score to him in order to force him into signing a home loan at a higher interest rate.

Lemon Law cited as basis for couple's lawsuit against Ford

By David Yates | May 24, 2007

An Orange County couple is claiming a Houston dealership sold them a "lemon."

Soldier worked up over workout charges

By David Yates | May 24, 2007

Seemingly American Express and Bally Total Fitness have confused the maxim "Support your Troops" with "fraudulently forge an officer's signature and charge his credit card for nearly three grand while he's deployed overseas."

Suit says manufacturers conspired to distribute asbestos products

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

Lou Thompson Black Gregory James Hunter is suing A.W. Chesterton, along with 47 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.

Orange company says business misrepresented figures before sale

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

Orange County Management purchased C.J. Furniture and C.J. Home and Office, Inc. back in February. Three months later, OCM has realized C.J. may not have fully disclosed its sales figures before selling the business.

Man clearing Rita debris falls in hole, sues homeowners

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

Shortly after Hurricane Rita, Raymond and Debby Turner hired Larry Garrison to repair some property damage caused by a falling tree. While working in the Turner's backyard, Garrison stepped into a hole and injured his knee.

Elderly woman claims Allstate owes her $100,000 in hurricane damages

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

Mabel Rost is the latest Orange County resident to sue Allstate Texas Lloyd's for refusing to pay property damage claims in full following Hurricane Rita.

Plastic sheet injures shopper at Penney's

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

Beware of plastic sheets when roaming through department stores.

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

By David Yates | May 23, 2007

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

By David Yates | May 22, 2007

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

By David Yates | May 21, 2007

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

By David Yates | May 21, 2007

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.

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