“‘Heart Of My Heart,’ I love that melody!” That’s the song Jefferson County trial lawyers are singing now. Only it’s Melody with a capital M, as in Melody Chappell, the Democrat nominee to replace retiring 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd in next month’s election.
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California municipalities trying to shake down Texas-based ExxonMobil with climate-change lawsuits got the tables turned on them in January when Exxon filed a petition in Tarrant County District Court here in Texas, seeking pre-suit discovery for a potential lawsuit against them.
“You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.” You don’t hear that aphorism much anymore, but it’s still true, even if it isn’t really about flies. No, it’s about hospitality and kindness. The point is that you’ll be more successful in life if you’re friendly rather than hostile. Of course, you catch flies to get rid of them, but other things you catch to keep – like doctors, for instance.
Beaumont attorney John Morgan doesn’t know when to give up. His wife divorced him in 2008, but he appealed the lower court’s decision and lost again. He also appealed lower court decisions on child custody four times and lost each time. Then he went after his ex-wife’s attorney.
A married couple’s world revolved around their first child. They marveled at each new stage of development. The baby crept, crawled, stood up – and fell right back down.
In response to revelations during our state’s tobacco litigation in the 1990s about the excessive contingency fees awarded and the political payoffs that accompanied them, and the subsequent conviction and imprisonment of former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales for illegally attempting to divert $500 million in fees to a friend, Texas legislators overhauled the rules applying to government agencies hiring outside lawyers.
Public officials in multiple Texas counties have resisted the allure of easy money and just said no to plaintiffs attorneys peddling opioid lawsuits.
First Tuesday is a 10-year-old political action committee run by local attorney David Matthiesen for the benefit of Democrat candidates for office in the Houston area. The PAC is called First Tuesday because elections are held on the first Tuesday of the month.
Why was Texas such a risky market for providers of property insurance? Was it hurricanes? Tornadoes? Hail storms? Floods?
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”
According to the “About Us” blurb on its website, “Showcase Entertainment is the premier provider of party rentals and event entertainment in Houston. The company offers customers everything from bounce houses, inflatables, and water slides, to animals, entertainers and carnival rides and games.
Jefferson County District Judge Kent Walston may have no challengers in his bid for reelection, but his allegedly imperious actions in court are being challenged by a former defendant who claims he got railroaded.
“The seriousness of poisoning caused by benzene depends on the amount, route, and length of time of exposure, as well as the age and preexisting medical condition of the exposed person,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Rose Bruton was 82 years old when she died on October 31, 2016. She and her husband had lived in Kirbyville for 46 years before moving to Beaumont in 2015. According to her obituary, “Rose loved reading, gardening, shopping, and volunteering at Kirbyville Christian Outreach and the Kirbyville Public Library [and] was very active in her church.”
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