David Yates News

Bank files foreclosure on Port Arthur home

By David Yates | Apr 19, 2007

LaSalle Bank National Association has filed a home equity foreclosure application on the home of Port Arthur couple, Thomas and Stephanie Lee.

Collision suit may be pitting family against each other

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2007

Tom Oxford A recent personal injury lawsuit doesn't specify if the two are related, but Dalila Sanchez is suing Patricio Sanchez for failing to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle.

ATV joy ride leads to amputation, lawsuit

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2007

Honda ATV Back on April 17, 2005, two 11-year-old girls joy riding on a Honda ATV were struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of West Maine and Houston Street in China, Texas. Both girls were injured.

60-year employee of DuPont sues for benzene related disease

By David Yates | Apr 18, 2007

Keith Hyde The benefactor of a former Dupont De Nemours employee is suing the Jefferson County chemical plant, along with a dozen other oil corporations, for exposing the late Earl Dean Thompson to benzene.

Injury at temporary church leads to suit against funeral home

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2007

Following destruction of their church by Hurricane Rita, members turned to a funeral home for a place to gather for worship and meetings.

Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2007

Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial -- complications following an episiotomy -- may turn even the strongest of stomachs.

Jury clears PA doctor, but awards $100,000 to girl who's throat caught on fire during surgery

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Ron Rainey Dr. Nabil Ghabrial never stopped caressing his crucifix necklace during his eight-day trial. His prayers were answered on Thursday, April 12, as jurors cleared him of all negligence charges.

PA neighborhood sues Huntsman for noxious gases

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Brock Akers An entire Port Arthur neighborhood has banded together and filed a lawsuit against the chemical plant next door for not abiding by the "good neighbor policy."

Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

Woman forced into medical retirement claims discrimination

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Gregory Cox of Provost Umphrey Stacey Bratton has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for being forced to take medical retirement. She is claiming discrimination.

Hamilton sues Allstate for not paying claim

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2007

Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim

Shocking experience leads man to file suit

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2007

Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.

Texas Marine sues insurance company for deceptive trade after Rita

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

Texas Marine & Brokerage, Inc. is suing the Federal Insurance Co., and a host of other individuals and companies, for "stringing" Texas Marine along after Hurricane Rita damaged its property.

Wycoffs foreclosure filed

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

The U.S. Bank Association has filed an application for order for foreclosure with the Jefferson County District Court against John and Ellen Wycoff.

Foreclosure filed on PA family

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

JP Morgan Chase Bank submitted an application for order for foreclosure against Joseph (Tien) Tran, Giau Thi Nguyen and their Port Arthur home.

Smoker blames asbestos exposure for lung cancer, sues corporations

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2007

Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey is representing another plaintiff suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

PA doctor on trial after girl's throat catches on fire during surgery

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2007

Ron Rainey A Port Arthur doctor is on trial for malpractice this week in a strange case that involves a girl's throat bursting into flames during surgery.

Beaumont man sues city after driving into flooded underpass

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

Charles Hughes is suing the city of Beaumont for not warning him of a dangerous condition. In the midst of a storm, Hughes drove his vehicle through a flooded underpass.

Fall from ladder on shrimp boat leads to suit

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

Peter Cao has filed a lawsuit against Robert Le and his shrimp boat Miss Valerie II for not providing a safe working environment. The Jefferson County resident fell off a ladder while cleaning.

ChemTreat demands arbitration with Motiva

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

ChemTreat, Inc. has filed a petition to compel arbitration against Motiva Enterprises. The water treatment company is claiming Motiva breached its contract.

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