Marilyn Tennissen News

Wreck of classic car leads to suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

The owner of a "fully restored" car in "immaculate condition" is seeking damages for repair of the car as well as his medical expenses after a collision.

Fallng frames leads to suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

A local woman hit by falling frames hopes a store will get the picture from a personal injury lawsuit.

Retirement home worker sues for injury

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

An employee of a Beaumont retirement home has filed a suit against her employer for injuries she sustained on the job.

Bank files for foreclosure against Orange homeowners

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a request for a foreclosure order against Roosevelt and Patricia Spears of Orange.

Vigil set to remember crime victims

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

Each April since 1981, Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Texas senators urge funds for channel project

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Texas senators want to make sure that the local waterway is included in upcoming legislation.

District judges to take part in caseload survey

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

The Jefferson County District Judges may have a little more work to do next month, but their efforts will help determine if their courts should have a little less work in the future.

Longtime JP Halter dies

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 10, 2007

A man who served Jefferson County for 25 years as a justice of the peace was mourned this week.

Orwig stepping down as U.S. Attorney, says move not related to national issue

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 7, 2007

Matthew Orwig, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, is leaving his post at the end of May to join a law firm opening a branch in Dallas.

Civil rights case by landowners moving to Beaumont federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

A case involving landowners who say a lawsuit against them is a violation of their civil rights is making its way to a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.

Staph infection leads to lawsuit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

A Jefferson County woman is blaming poor treatment by a local doctor and hospital for a staph infection that left dimished use of her hand.

Medical staff sued for inmate's death

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

The wife of an inmate who died in a Jefferson County correctional facility has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the prison's medical staff and the hospital that treated him.

Attorney General Abbott stops illegal contact lens dispensers

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

SAN ANTONIO �Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stopped two local contact lens dispensers from illegally selling contact lenses without prescriptions.

Another settlement reached in massive asbestos suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

Jason Cansler of Brent Coon & Associates While a pool of potential jurors waited outside the courtroom, parties reached a settlement in an asbestos suit before the trial began in a Jefferson County District Court.

Orange couple sues insurer for pool repairs

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 4, 2007

An Orange couple is taking Allstate Texas Lloyds to court for not approving repairs to their swimming damaged by Hurricane Rita.

Orange Co. men sue after repeated tractor breakdowns

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 4, 2007

Two Orange County residents are suing a distributor for selling them a faulty tractor

Lobsterfest adds dance to schedule of events for 2007

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 4, 2007

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is inviting all seafood lovers to take part in the annual Lobsterfest, and this year attendees should not only wear Hawaiian shirts but their dancing shoes as well.

Damages sought for chemical burn may exceed $1 million

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 4, 2007

A man burned when a vacuum truck overflowed is seeking damages for his injuries that may exceed $1 million.

Man sues doc for separated sternum

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 4, 2007

A Louisiana man is suing a Port Arthur doctor for failing to properly reattach his sternum following bypass surgery.

Beaumont Foundation honors legal giant Joe Tonahill

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 3, 2007

Joe Tonahill Jr. addresses media at Lamar University for the announcement of the $100,000 Joe Tonahill scholarship in honor of his late father. Joe Tonahill may have become known for defending Jack Ruby, but the lawyer from Jasper, Texas, may now be known for helping students go to college.

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