Marilyn Tennissen News

New business licenses/assumed names issued by the Jefferson County Clerk, June 7- June 14, 2007

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 13, 2007

New business licenses/assumed names issued by the Jefferson County Clerk, June 7- June 14, 2007

Houston lawyer, LU alum gives $1 million to establish student fellowships

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 13, 2007

When David Beck arrived at Lamar for registration, a government professor noticed his academic record and suggested that he study law.

Angelle back in court over money owed to insurance company

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 13, 2007

Roland Angelle has already served time in prison for obtaining fraudulent loans, and now he is being served by an insurance company that is trying to collect the more than $2 million he was ordered to pay 10 years ago.

Watts' wars

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 13, 2007

Mikal Watts South Texas trial lawyer Mikal Watts considers himself a warrior. His Watts Law Firm Website is full of quotes by Sun Tzu, a Chinese author who wrote the "Art of War" in the fifth-century B.C., and photos of masked fencers thrusting and jabbing at their foes.

Woman sentenced to federal prison for hurricane fraud

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 12, 2007

Sherri Harris rode out Hurricane Rita in the comfort of the Calcasieu Parish Jail, but that did not stop her from filing a FEMA claim for damage to a home in Dayton.

Lee files suit against Pate over campaign signs

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 11, 2007

Beaumont Councilman W.L. Pate He has already filed an informal complaint with the state election commission, and now local activist Allen Lee has filed a lawsuit against one of his opponents in the May 12 Beaumont city council election.

Heirs in dispute with stepmother over father's estate

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 7, 2007

Tom Roebuck Charles Martin Clifton Sr. probably never imagined the dispute that would arise between his children and their stepmother after his death.

Benzene blamed for seaman's lymphoma

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 7, 2007

From 1969 to 1999, Larry Areceneaux was a seaman on various vessels sailing the Gulf of Mexico.

Family blames water supply for man's death

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 6, 2007

Many lawsuits blame the air that workers breathe has caused illness, but the family of a former employee of Du Pont's Sabine River Works are claiming the drinking water supply at the facility is the cause of the man's death.

Bausch & Lomb responds to suit as case moves to federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 6, 2007

Bausch & Lomb has denied allegations of negligence relating to a local man's eye infection as lawyers prepare for a conference in federal court.

Woman sues local plants after husband's cancer death

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 4, 2007

J. Keith Hyde Willie Joseph LeBlue worked as a rigger and operator at Texas U.S. Chemical at its Port Neches facility and now his widow says the work was the cause of the cancer that took his life.

Family sues local plants after man's cancer death

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 4, 2007

J. Keith Hyde Johnie Crocker Jr. worked as an operator and shift foreman at Texaco Butadiene Company at its Port Neches facility and now his survivors says the work was the cause of the cancer that took his life.

City leaders say farewell after decades of service

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 1, 2007

Former Beaumont Mayor Guy Goodson thanked supporters at a farewell reception on May 31. Goodson and three council members, including Dr. Lulu Smith, right, are leaving city government after decades of service. The city of Beaumont said goodbye May 31 to a group of public servants that had a combined total of 68 in city government.

Equipment lease in question after Internet company sale

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 31, 2007

After selling their Internet company, an Orange couple has been left with a debt for equipment they say the new owner should have paid.

Lawmakers close venue loophole for dredging suits

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 31, 2007

Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale In a legislative session fraught with battles to unseat House Speaker Tom Craddick, Texas lawmakers were able to agree on at least one measure that is big news for the state's maritime industry.

Pro Bono Program provides legal service to indigent, low income

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 31, 2007

The second annual Spindletop Spin bike tour will be held June 9 to benefit the Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program.

Spindletop Spin to raise funds for pro bono program

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 31, 2007

It's time again for hundreds of cyclists to take the roads, but they won't be riding only for fun and exercise but to raise money for a program that provides free legal services to those in need.

Railroad worker cites FELA for fall on train

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 29, 2007

Sara Youngdahl A trip to the bathroom landed a railroad worker on his back and the railroad company in court.

Seaman says work around benzene caused his lymphoma

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 24, 2007

Keith Hyde For 20 years, David Dinnes was employed as an able-bodied seaman on various vessels.

Prince, Lewis still in PA runoff after recount

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 24, 2007

Deloris "Bobbie" Prince After recounting the votes Wednesday from the mayor's race in Port Arthur, candidates Deloris "Bobbie" Prince and Willie "Bae" Lewis are still the contenders for the June 30 runoff election.

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