Jefferson County District Court News

Democrat nominee promises to follow in Judge Floyd’s footsteps

By The Record | Oct 16, 2018

“‘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.

Construction worker seeks more than $1 million from Sumner Homes and Remodeling after fall from roof

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 15, 2018

BEAUMONT – A construction worker is seeking damages from two companies located in Hardin and Smith counties over allegations after he fell from the roof of a project.

Petco Animal Supplies shopper alleges metal shelf fell and injured foot

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 12, 2018

BEAUMONT – A metal shelf at a Port Arthur pet store is alleged to have injured a Nederland woman's foot.

Advance Auto Parts customer alleges oil spill caused knee injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 12, 2018

BEAUMONT – An oil spill at a Beaumont auto parts store is alleged to have caused a customer to fall.

Bone in KFC chicken pot pie alleged to have broken Bridge City resident's tooth

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 12, 2018

BEAUMONT – A bone found in a chicken pot pie served at a KFC restaurant is alleged to have broken a Bridge City woman's tooth.

With Bradley out, JC trial lawyers throw financial support behind Chappell in race to replace Judge Floyd

By David Yates | Oct 10, 2018

BEAUMONT – With their fellow plaintiff’s attorney out, Jefferson County trial lawyers are now throwing their financial support behind Melody Chappell in the race to replace Judge Donald Floyd of the 172nd District Court.

TransCanada Keystone summary judgment win affirmed, rice farmer alleges pipeline work impacted crop

By David Yates | Oct 4, 2018

BEAUMONT – TransCanada Keystone recently had a summary judgment win affirmed in a case alleging the taking of private rice farm leasehold without just compensation.

Preschool sued for fingernail clipping mishap of minor, loss of earning capacity damages sought

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – The guardian of a minor who attended Niklem Kids Academy is suing the preschool for a fingernail clipping injury the little girl suffered last April.

Louisiana couple seeks $1 million in damages from Fluor Enterprises, others over husband's injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Louisiana couple is seeking damages after the husband was injured by a pipe.

CRC Industries Inc., others named in suit by couple who allege products caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County couple alleges the husband developed kidney cancer as a result of his exposure to trichloroethylene-containing products.

Bannum Place of Beaumont resident alleges leaky washing machine caused him to fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – A man alleges he injured his head and neck in a fall caused by a leaking washing machine.

Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness patient alleges injuries from hormone treatment

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – A patient of Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness alleges he was injured because he was prescribed unsafe doses of hormones.

Female Port Arthur police officer files suit over retaliation allegations

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – A female police officer for the city of Port Arthur alleges she was retaliated against for filing a discrimination complaint.

Jury finds YMBL of Beaumont and plaintiff equally at fault for gate-climbing injury, $778K in damages awarded

By David Yates | Oct 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – Both the Young Men’s Business League of Beaumont and the man who sued the organization are equally at fault for the injuries the plaintiff suffered while climbing a metal gate, according to a Jefferson County jury.

String of favorable plaintiff verdicts continues in Jefferson County, $205K awarded in auto collision case

By David Yates | Sep 25, 2018

BEAUMONT – Fall may be here, but that doesn’t mean things are cooling down at the Jefferson County courthouse, as civil jury trials in recent months continue to end with lucrative outcomes for plaintiffs.

Jefferson County 172nd District Court Docket: October 2018

By John Suayan | Sep 21, 2018


Attorney John Morgan is a glutton for punishment

By The Record | Sep 18, 2018

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.

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