Marilyn Tennissen News

Gambler at odds with casino after fall

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 10, 2007

A patron at L'auberge du Lac wasn't so lucky as she left the Lake Charles casino on New Year's Eve.

Hospital employee sues Christus

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 9, 2007

A Christus employee is suing the hospital for an injury she sustained while attempting to move patients.

Nail gun injury leads to suit against hardware store

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 9, 2007

A Kountze man shot in the knee by a nail gun says the store should have warned customers that the gun was defective.

Handicapped woman's fall at Casa Ole leads to suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 7, 2007

A night out for Mexican food turned into more than just "another Casa Ole day" for Mary Kelly, a handicapped woman who is suing the restaurant chain.

Defendants want insurance cases moved to federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 3, 2007

After Hurricane Rita left thousands of residences damaged throughout Southeast Texas, many homeowners have turned to the local courts with complaints against their insurance carriers.

Family visit ends in lawsuit over driveway fall

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 2, 2007

What began as a family visit ended in a lawsuit after a woman fell in a driveway in Vidor.

Local case recalls the 1994 hot coffee "Mc Lawsuit"

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 2, 2007

A Jefferson County woman filed a lawsuit against McDonald's recently, claiming she was burned because their coffee was too hot.

Bank sues ad agency over contract

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 2, 2007

CountyBank of Orange was advertised as "the bank of a lifetime," but its agreement with the ad agency lasted less than a year and now the bank wants its money back.

BPD officer laid to rest

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 1, 2007

Beaumont Police Officer Lisa Beaulieu It began with the roar of dozens of police motorcycles, but otherwise the motorcade escorting the body of a fallen Beaumont police officer was silent as it made its way through downtown Beaumont on Monday afternoon.

Former teacher sues PAISD for age discrimination

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 26, 2007

Gary Phillips sued the Port Arthur Independent School District April 20, alleging the district fired him due to his age.

Bar Association plans events for Law Day

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 26, 2007

Martha Dickie, president of the State Bar of Texas, will be guest speaker at the Jefferson County Bar Association annual Law Day program on May 4. Lawyers in Jefferson County will recognize the best in their profession next week, and then take some time away from the courtroom to come together for fun and festivities during Law Day 2007 events.

Safety of public, employees topic of courthouse security workshop

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 24, 2007

After the recent shootings at Virginia Tech and the Johnson Space Center, the county's workshop on courthouse security could not have been more timely.

Custody of postings, broadcasts topic of hearing in Gillam defamation suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 23, 2007

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam III was surrounded by friends and family after a recent hearing regarding a defamation lawsuit he filed against a local political commentator. Amid talk of sex, lies and videotapes, a case involving a justice of the peace and a political commentator took another step forward this week with a hearing regarding custody of Web postings and radio broadcasts.

Trainer sues Kendrick Perkins over contract

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 20, 2007

Kendrick Perkins A local high school basketball star that went on to the pros is being sued by his former trainer and personal manager.

Woman sues PA doctor for death of son

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 20, 2007

A Hardin County woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Port Arthur doctor.

Pregnant passenger sues sleepy driver after fiery crash

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 18, 2007

The Interstate 10 overpass at Old Highway 90 where a March crash occurred. A fiery truck crash on I-10 last month that caused a pregnant woman to lose her baby has landed both the driver and the truck company in a legal dispute.

Suit calls anesthesiologists, remedies code into question

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 18, 2007

LMA device for administering anesthesia A wrongful death lawsuit filed recently in Orange County is not only calling into question the actions of two anesthesiologists, but the constitutionality of the state's civil remedies code as well.

MDA 'arrests' attorneys for fundraiser

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 18, 2007

Attorney Frani Broussard was 'arrested' and brought to night court last month for an MDA fundraiser at Suga's. A recent fundraising event had many of the area's attorneys appearing before a judge in a different kind of court.

Press Club weighs in on copycat effect

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

FBI Agent Ann Figeuras, center, discusses the copycat phenomenon with the Press Club of Southeast Texas April 12. She was part of a media panel that included Brian Pearson of the Beaumont Enterprise, left, and David Lowell of KFDM-TV, right. Does reporting on school "hit lists" and bomb threats add to the problem? Do daily news organizations empower the perp?

Woman's suit says misdiagnosis, delays led to ruptured appendix

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

A Newton County woman says inadequate medical treatment and diagnosis resulted in a ruptured appendix.

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