Darren Brown For nearly 40 years Paul Strother worked at a B.F. Goodrich Co. laboratory as a technician. 23 years after he retired, Strother died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Blaming his benefactor's death on "needless benzene exposure," J. Frances Strother is suing Shell Oil and 24 other major chemical companies.
News from July 2007
Between the years of 1964 to 1985 Louie Fittz claims he worked at several area refineries. Now residing in Deweyville, Fittz says he was recently diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and is suing the American Optical Corp., along with 15 other companies, for "negligently exposing him to asbestos," while "fraudulently concealing" the mineral's latent dangers.
A Beaumont couple, whose home was damaged when Hurricane Rita struck the Golden Triangle area, is suing their insurance provider and two of its adjusters for denying their property damage claim.
Legally Speaking: From Ground Zero to the Courtroom -- For Heroes of 9/11, The Fight Has Only Changed Location
For James Zadroga, the late night errand to fetch his 4 year-old daughter a drink should have been a simple one. But on this January night, Zadroga's tortured, scarred lungs finally gave out, four years after the 34-year-old former New York City police detective initially developed respiratory problems while working in the rubble of the World Trade Center after Sept. 11, 2001.
Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants a Dallas District Court judge to pay up for keeping quiet about campaign donations.
U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon Keith Bobb, a native of Port Arthur, was killed July 17 while serving in Iraq.
$54 million pants under guard WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The owners of a Washington, D.C. dry cleaning business got some relief at a legal defense fund-raiser Tuesday night as guests from around the country turned out to help their brethren.
Sgt. Yvette Borrero Beaumont Police Officer Yvette Borrero was promoted to sergeant July 20.
Kroger on Dowlen Road Exactly two years ago, Marilyn Kaye Renfro paid a visit to the Dowlen Kroger, where she claims she slipped and fell because a Kroger manager allowed a "slip hazard to remain on the floor without any barricade or warning."
The asbestos trial of Joyce Myers et al vs. Mobil Oil ended Wednesday, July 25, with jurors' dismissing the accusation that Mobil "maliciously" and "negligently" caused Myers' cancerous death.
Eloise Gorman thought she was in "good hands" by insuring her home through Allstate. However, to date, her home remains "uninhabitable," and Allstate is still adamantly refusing to pay Gorman's Hurricane Rita property damage claim.
Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott yesterday filed suits in two cities against the union covering security guards and companies supplying immigration and customs workers.
Orig. Filing Date: 07/19/2007 Certificate #: 71042
Defense attorney John Desmarais A Marshall jury found a cable company did not infringe on patents it used to provide high-speed data service.
Beaumont City Council agreed to cut Glenn McNeel a $75,000 check on Tuesday, July 24. Back in 2005, McNeel filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he lost control of his motorcycle and wrecked when the bike's tire "struck elevated pavement."
The 2007 Southeast Texas Business Expo, sponsored by the Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur Chambers of Commerce, is set for 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Beaumont Civic Center.
-CitiMortgage filed an application for home equity foreclosure on July 25 against Peaches Brydson, 4490 Cadillac, Beaumont, Texas 77705.
Jason Gibson Crushed by a three-story staircase while conducting a criminal investigation in June, Harris County Deputy Sheriff Larry Pohlmeyer blamed his injuries on the apartment owner and a wrecker service and filed suit.