Jefferson County District Court News

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.

Justices find Jefferson County immune from asbestos suit, widow of former judge brought action

By David Yates | Sep 11, 2018

HOUSTON – Over the decades, the Jefferson County courthouse has received thousands of asbestos lawsuits but has rarely been named as a defendant in one of those cases.

If the ramp was slippery, why didn’t he complain sooner?

By The Record | Sep 11, 2018

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.

Final judgment of nearly $1.4M entered in JC auto collision lawsuit

By David Yates | Sep 10, 2018

BEAUMONT – A final judgment of nearly $1.4 million has been entered a week following the trial of an automobile collision lawsuit.

Misdiagnosis of eye patient's condition subject of med-mal case

By John Suayan | Sep 10, 2018

BEAUMONT – Local attorney Malachi Daws of The Daws Law Firm recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an ophthalmology practice and an eye specialist on behalf of a woman who claims a misdiagnosis and a botched procedure left her permanently legally blind and with a droopy eye in one eye.

Jefferson County 58th District Court Docket: October 2018

By John Suayan | Sep 7, 2018


Buckner files suit against Jefferson Central Appraisal District

By David Yates | Sep 7, 2018

Lawsuit contests the district’s efforts to levy property taxes against the faith-based senior living ministries in Beaumont.

Mother of children killed in Port Arthur apartment fire files suit

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 4, 2018

BEAUMONT – A mother of three children who died in a Port Arthur apartment fire on Independence Day alleges the property's owner and manager did not keep it in compliance with applicable fire and other codes.

Target shopper blames melted Icee drink for fall at Port Arthur store

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – An Orange woman alleges a melted frozen drink caused her to fall at a Port Arthur store.

Shopper alleges she was injured by falling merchandise at Port Arthur Walmart

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Walmart shopper alleges that she was injured when merchandise fell on her.

Deckhand on St. Michael 1 alleges he injured head, ribs when rope broke

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 31, 2018

BEAUMONT – A deckhand alleges he was injured when the rope he was pulling broke, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Woman alleges Allergan breast implant was defective

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 31, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges her breast implant was defective, ruptured and caused her pain and additional surgery.

Two allege injuries after driver ran red light at Jefferson County intersection

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 31, 2018

BEAUMONT – Two Jefferson County residents allege they were injured when another driver ran a red light at an intersection in the county.

Hole at DJ's Boudain allegedly caused woman to injure ankle

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 31, 2018

BEAUMONT – A patron of a Beaumont business alleges a large hole on the property caused her to injure her ankle.

JC district court race: Templeton seeks to maximize court capacity, Chappell looks to continue Judge Floyd’s community legacy

By David Yates | Aug 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – Since 1989, Judge Donald Floyd, the first African American elected official at the Jefferson County courthouse, has presided over the 172nd District Court.

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