Two years ago, a table saw tore through John Leatherwood's hand. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.
News from July 2007
Perry Ashworth's leg was mutilated and severed below the knee when the rail car he was working on at the Huntsman Refinery rolled over him.
While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his 22-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.
Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, in the Texas Hill Country. The Lone Star State mourned the passage of a woman close to its heart July 11 with the death of the Lady Bird Johnson, the former U.S. first lady with the green thumb. She was 94.
Tim Riley Nuts are a common salad topping. However, Jennifer Kaiser is suing a Woodlands Jason's Deli for failing to hold the bolts.
Recent business licenses/assumed names issued by the Jefferson County Clerk, July 1-12, 2007
Bryan Blevins Even though Provost Umphrey attorney Brian Blevins is busy trying a million dollar asbestos case in Judge Sanderson's 60th District Court, he still finds the time to file fresh asbestos lawsuits.
On a summer day two years ago, Joanne Monroe was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Orange when she claims she was knocked to the ground by bottles of water that fell from a cart.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, center, and U.S. Reps. Ted Poe and Kevin Brady, made a recent visit to the Advanced Fuel Cell Research lab at Lamar University. Lamar University is on the front lines of developing new energy systems for the U.S. military with its Advanced Fuel Cell Research laboratory.
Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division
William and Joyce Ford claim Allstate Texas Lloyds denied their Hurricane Rita damage claim, forcing the couple to live in their "home under dangerous and unhealthy conditions."
Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his California counterpart Jerry Brown brought home a nice hunk of bacon from a July 12 multi-state settlement over 'predatory lending'.
The Huntsman Corporation announced July 12 that it has terminated the merger agreement with Basell AF and has agreed to a definitive merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an Apollo Management LP portfolio company.
Four years after instituting sweeping medical malpractice lawsuit reforms, Texas has gone from a doctor shortage to a doctor surplus.
TYLER, TX -- It had the potential for some exciting legal foot-to-foot contact, but cooler heads eventually prevailed.
Last month Chantel Laurent paid a visit to EZ Washateria in Port Arthur for "business purposes." She alleges that when she entered the laundry mat, an unhinged door fell on her, causing Laurent to suffer serious and permanent injuries, plus mental anguish.
J. Keith Hyde William Holmes, a local refinery worker, died of colon cancer more than a year ago. His benefactor, Joy Holmes, claims William's cancer was caused by asbestos and is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing him to the "toxic" dust during his employment at the Port Arthur plant.