Marilyn Tennissen News

Family sues hospital, doctor and Pfizer for woman's death

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 24, 2007

Michael L. Phifer On May 18, 2005, Renita Rochelle Hadnot, 47, entered a hospital operated by Christus Health Southeast Texas Inc. under the care of Dr. Usman Zafar of Jasper.

Seafarers remembered at Maritime Day ceremony

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 23, 2007

The Rev. Sinclair Oubre, director of the Apostleship of the Sea ministry, hosted the 20th annual Maritime Day ceremony on May 22 at the Port of Port Arthur. As barge and tug traffic slid past in the background, dozens gathered at the Port of Port Arthur to remember those that make their living, and sometimes lose their lives, serving at sea.

Unseaworthy vessel caused injury, seaman says

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 22, 2007

A Jefferson County seaman says an unseaworthy vessel led to his personal injury, and is suing the ship's owner.

Sheriff's department to hold delinquent tax property sale in July

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 17, 2007

This summer the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will sell 63 pieces of property from owners that are delinquent on property taxes.

Local journalists discuss freedom of information

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 17, 2007

The protection of journalists and the flow of public information was discussed by the Press Club of Southeast Texas at its monthly meeting May 17.

Orange resident says adjuster committed fraud

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 17, 2007

An Orange homeowner filed a claim with his insurance company after Hurricane Rita and now blames the adjuster for the company's failure to pay in full.

Homeowners say Allstate better off in suit than against insurance board

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 17, 2007

An Orange couple says Allstate Texas Lloyds is better off facing an $800,000 lawsuit than it would be facing the Texas insurance board.

Long time council member Ames wins mayor's race

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 16, 2007

Becky Ames Becky Ames, a 13-year veteran of the Beaumont City Council, was elected May 12 to lead the city as mayor.

Radford asked to surrender law license

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 16, 2007

Wendell "Chip" Radford Jr. On June 1, a former assistant district attorney will no longer to be able practice law in the state of Texas.

Waldman Smallwood winner of Torch Award

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 16, 2007

The Waldman Smallwood Law Firm was named winner of the BBB Torch Award for Workplace Ethics at the May 15 annual dinner.Carl Waldman, firm founder, is second from left. The Waldman Smallwood Law Firm of Beaumont was the recipient of the Better Business Bureau's 2007 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.

Lord honored with Legends scholarship

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 15, 2007

Helen Lord spoke about her late husband Everett Lord at the announcement of the Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship from Lamar University named in his honor. Another legal legend from Southeast Texas is the latest to be honored with a Lamar University scholarship.

Texas reaches agreement over OxyContin marketing

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 11, 2007

Texas and 25 other states have reached a settlement with Purdue Pharma Inc. that will stop the pharmaceutical company from unlawful marketing of the prescription pain killer OxyContin.

Seaman claims work caused lymphoma

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

Steve Cancel says working as a seaman for more than 25 years exposed to him benzene, which resulted in lymphoma.

PA group takes on Army over nerve gas wastewater shipment

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

A Port Arthur environmental organization is taking on the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army to try to stop shipments of nerve gas wastewater from coming to Southeast Texas.

Chamblin brings experience to Bar Association post

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

Patricia Chamblin On May 4, Patricia Chamblin became the 2007-2008 president of the Jefferson County Bar Association at the group's annual Law Day meeting.

Elderly customers sue coin company for fraud

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

Elderly customers thought they were making a sound investment when they bought rare coins from a Beaumont company, but instead found themselves in what may have been a scam to defraud the elderly.

Collision with ambulance leads to Orange County suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

A collision with an ambulance has an Orange man filing a suit against the ambulance company and its driver.

Jefferson County driver no match for armored car in collision

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

A Jefferson County man has sued an armored car company after a collision in Orange.

Injured forklift operator says warehouse unsafe

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

A forklift operator in Orange says unsafe warehouse conditions led to his injuries.

Plaintiff says alcohol may be to blame for Orange County accident

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

After suffering multiple injuries in an auto collision, an Orange man has filed a suit against the car's driver and owner.

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