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Court of appeals upholds judgment for SteelCo in breach of contract case against Radera

Laura Halleman Aug. 23, 2017, 12:59pm

BEAUMONT – SteelCo Inc. has won an appeal against Radera in the Court of Appeals, 9th District of Texas at Beaumont and has been granted judgment due to Radera’s alleged breach of contract.

Lisa Atkins-January tied-up the courts for five years and got nowhere

The Record Aug. 21, 2017, 7:09pm

“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” The origin of that proverb is unclear, but may have been first uttered by an attorney. It may be true in complex cases, but in simple matters there's no reason a person of average intelligence can't prosecute his own case or defend himself if he can compile the evidence, present a persuasive argument, and follow the basic protocols of court procedure.

Ninth District Court of Appeals upholds court order in workers’ comp case

David Hutton Aug. 16, 2017, 2:17pm

BEAUMONT – Texas’ 9th District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court order granting summary judgment to the Texas State Office of Risk Management in a workers’ compensation claim case.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of former Port Arthur ISD employee's free speech claims

Glenn Minnis Aug. 9, 2017, 12:53pm

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of claims where a Port Arthur Independent School District employee claimed free speech violations by the district and key superiors.

Appeals court rules in favor of Willis in traffic camera suit

Shanice Harris Jul. 24, 2017, 1:17pm

WILLIS – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Appeals at Beaumont has reversed an order and rendered judgment in favor of the city of Willis in a lawsuit regarding its use of red light cameras.

9th District court denies appeal for woman who alleged marriage was voided

S. Laney Griffo Jul. 19, 2017, 8:38am

BEAUMONT – A Texas court has denied an appeal from a woman who claimed fraud, breach of contract and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act after her marriage was found to be a farce.

9th District court affirms Lancelot Homes summary judgment in home building dispute

John Myers Jul. 13, 2017, 7:45am

BEAUMONT – Chief Justice Steve McKeithen has affirmed a lower court's summary judgment awarding $163,062 in damages in a dispute between a building company and its clients.

9th Circuit court reverses 2014 murder conviction

Christopher Mobley Jul. 12, 2017, 3:33pm

BEAUMONT – A 2014 murder conviction has been reversed by the 9th Court of Appeals in Beaumont, who concluded that a lower court erred by not including a lesser offense instruction.

No vicarious liability for off-site, off-duty employees

The Record May 30, 2017, 3:03pm

You walk past a BBQ joint, look in the window, and see a happy guy with some sauce on the front of his shirt devouring a rack of ribs, and it makes you feel good. There might be a tinge of envy, but you can tell he's enjoying those juicy ribs and you can't help smiling. That’s called vicarious pleasure.

Beaumont court reverses portions of divorce settlement involving owner of World Environmental

Mike Helenthal May 30, 2017, 2:49pm

BEAUMONT – A state appeals court has reversed portions of the judgment of a lower court in a divorce case against the owner of the World Environmental and has ordered a retrial to reconsider several issues.

Ninth District rules wife was improperly included in misappropriation of funds case

Angela Underwood Apr. 11, 2017, 11:18am

BEAUMONT – A trial court discharged the account of a wife who was improperly named in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, according to a recent appeals court ruling.

Ninth District denies Layne Walker's motion to dismiss case filed by investigator

Angela Underwood Apr. 10, 2017, 8:38am

BEAUMONT – A state appeals court has denied a former Texas judge's request to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a man who was arrested for allegedly disrupting the court while attempting to serve the judge a summons.

Oil companies' dispute results in writ of mandumus

Chandra Lye Apr. 4, 2017, 11:35am

BEAUMONT – A petition for a writ of mandumus was filed with the Texas Court of Appeals 9th District in a case involving BBX Operating and Geosouthern Energy Corp.

Appeals court dismisses case involving shooting range, Montgomery County over jurisdiction issue

Melissa Busch Mar. 16, 2017, 8:48am

BEAUMONT – A Texas appeals court dismissed a couple’s case involving Montgomery County’s order that makes it illegal to discharge firearms in unincorporated areas due to a subject-matter jurisdiction issue.