David Yates News

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.

Couple sues when Farmers refuses claim

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

A Beaumont couple is suing Famers Insurance Co. for refusing to pay their claim.

Doc cleared in trial over patient's fall from bed

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

A Jefferson County jury found a Port Arthur doctor did nothing wrong by not ordering restraints on an elderly patient.

Benz has four owners in one month, State Farm says it's the rightful owner

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2007

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has filed a petition for declaratory judgment against a Jefferson County resident who unknowingly purchased a car owned by the insurance company.

Woman sues Vidor businessman after handicapped son struck

By David Yates | Apr 4, 2007

A Buna woman is suing a Vidor business owner after her handicapped son was hit by a car as he boarded a school bus.

Children say asbestos claimed father's life, charge Texaco

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2007

The children of a deceased Texaco, Inc. worker are suing their father's former employer for exposing him to asbestos dust and fraudulently concealing the situation.

Lifelong smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues 43 corporations

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2007

Bryan Blevins Jefferson County resident Donald Sims is suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout the county. Sims suit says he suffers from mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, but also indicates the plaintiff smoked cigarettes for 50 years.

Woman sues DuPont, says company exposed her benefactor to benzene

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2007

The Beaumont-based law firm Provost and Umphrey is representing a plaintiff exposed to benzene.

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