Marilyn Tennissen News

Deposition gets reaction from lawyer, refinery

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 3, 2007

A recent deposition for a refinery lawsuit had both sides making their own interpretation of the statements.

Auto-pedestrian wrongful death suit puts blame on faulty street lights

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 2, 2007

The family of a man killed as he tried to cross Cardinal Drive have filed a lawsuit against the city of Beaumont, Jefferson County and Entergy, claiming the street lights in that section of road were malfunctioning.

Griffin is plaintiff in personal injury suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 29, 2007

Beaumont attorney Ramie Griffin Jr., who practices criminal law, is the plaintiff in a personal injury suit filed March 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

McCollum retires after 23 years with 60th court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 28, 2007

After 23 years as Court Coordinator, Kathy McCollum retires March 30 from the 60th Civil District Court.

Hardin County man sues Bausch & Lomb, Wal-Mart for eye infection

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 27, 2007

William Coffey A Hardin County man has filed a lawsuit against several defendants over an eye infection he claims was caused by ReNu contact solution.

House member proposes list of frivolous suits

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 27, 2007

State Rep. Richard Raymond A South Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require courts to report the number of frivolous lawsuits filed each year.

Unlike Texas, Illinois jury finds Merck not liable

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 27, 2007

Mikal Watts A jury in Madison County, Ill., returned a verdict in favor of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. on March 27, rejecting a plaintiff's claim that a woman's fatal heart attack was caused by taking Vioxx.

Wainwright estate sues for asbestos exposure

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 23, 2007

Bryan Blevins The estate of Voight C. Wainwright filed an asbestos suit against 42 defendant corporations in Jefferson County District Court March 2, claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

Injured seaman seeks $1 million from tugboat owner

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 22, 2007

A merchant sailor injured on board a tugboat has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the ship's owner.

Wrongful death suit says docs ignored heart attack

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 21, 2007

Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont and two local neurosurgeons have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a Vidor woman who claim the staff failed to respond when the woman suffered a heart attack.

Exxon Mobil sued over benzene exposure

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 21, 2007

A local refinery worker has filed suit against Exxon Mobil for leukemia he claims was the result of exposure to benzene.

Doctor, medical center sued when woman dies after gastric surgery

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 20, 2007

The family of a Chambers County woman filed a health care liability claim against a local doctor and hospital after the woman died following a gastric bypass procedure.

Wave that caused drowning death leads to suit against ship co., pilots

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 20, 2007

Family of fisherman sues Sabine Pilots after tanker's wave causes boat to capsize.

Crane company sued after worker falls from cab

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 19, 2007

A Jefferson County man filed a personal injury suit on March 9 against a crane company claiming a rusty door caused him to fall from the crane's cab.

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