BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont ruled in a Feb. 28 opinion that an arbitrator who entered an award in a construction project dispute between Construction Financial Services Inc. (CFS) and two individuals that signed an agreement for construction of a new house and barn had not “exceeded her authority in rendering the award against CFS.”
BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont affirmed a judgment Feb. 5 that found Environmental Processing Systems (EPS) and its president Clark Stegall jointly responsible for debts, penalties and fees amounting to more than $4.5 million.
BEAUMONT – An Orange County district court does not have jurisdiction over parties in a soured oil-well agreement between plaintiffs and a group of defendants in a 2016 lawsuit, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.
BEAUMONT– The case of a military veteran who sued a collection agency over negative dings to his credit for a 2010 cellphone contract he alleges was canceled when he was deployed is on its way back to a Montgomery County court following a state appeals court ruling earlier this month.
BEAUMONT – A man has lost a bid to repeal a trial court ruling in favor of Samson Exploration LLC centered on a dispute about a chemical spill on his property and who was to be held liable for the costs and subsequent legal action.
BEAUMONT – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at Beaumont has ordered the trial court to dismiss a truck driver's workers' compensation suit and ruled the suit’s proper venue was the Division of Worker’s Compensation.
BEAUMONT – A Texas appeals court has declined a petition in a dispute between entities in an oil pipeline company over whether to build a pipeline interconnection between two existing pipelines in the state, according to a recent court order.
“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.
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.