Blitz USA, the country's largest maker of portable gas containers, filed for bankruptcy in November 2011, blaming its financial problems with the costs of lawsuits.
Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau News
This photo is an example of "scissors" jack, but it does not necessarily represent the jack used in the complaint. MARSHALL - The family of a deceased Texas resident has filed a lawsuit against Ford, claiming the company manufactured a defective jack which failed to hold up the weight of a vehicle which fell upon the man.
TYLER - An 84-year-old handyman has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against his employer after he was terminated and replaced with a younger worker.
A class action has been filed against Ford accusing the motor company of profiting off of defective spark plugs.
A hospital worker has filed a lawsuit against several companies which claims that she was injured when the companies failed to provide her with special shoes to wear while she was stripping wax off of the hospital floor.
An Orange County resident has filed a lawsuit against a collection agency after the agency reported her deceased son's debt on her credit report.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Dillard's Inc. and Dillard Texas, after the company allegedly fired an employee who complied with a mandatory evacuation order in advance of Hurricane Ike.
Tittle MARSHALL - The mother of a college student who was killed in a motor vehicle collision in Gregg County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company alleging negligent entrustment of the tractor-trailer.
A railroad worker has filed a lawsuit claiming she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her sex and was discharged because she complained about the sexual harassment.
MARSHALL - A Tatum resident has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after an allegedly intoxicated truck driver collided into her parked vehicle.
MARSHALL - A Kansas City Southern Railway worker has filed a lawsuit against his employer after he was injured during a train and tractor-trailer collision that occurred in April.
SHERMAN - A 46-year-old Luby's cafeteria manager has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against his employer after he was terminated for allegedly employing undocumented aliens.
TEXARKANA, Texas - An admissions clerk for a Texarkana hospital has filed a lawsuit which claims she should not have been fired for excessive tardies because she had not exhausted her medical leave.
LUFKIN - A manager for A Sonic Drive-In in Center has filed a lawsuit claiming he lost his job because he supported women co-workers who were complaining about sexual harassment by the general manager.
Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, April 25-29, 2011.
MARSHALL - A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against an Oklahoma man and his employer after a vehicle collision in Marshall.
SHERMAN - After losing his job for allegedly refusing to shave off his goatee, John Scott Lodge filed suit against Unifirst Corp. on April 19 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.
TYLER - An East Texas resident has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against her employer after she lost her job for allegedly threatening others with a voodoo curse.