Jefferson County jurors found no evidence that Dillard's department store engaged in racial profiling, and instead found the plaintiffs liable for causing the altercation with a store security guard who they claimed had singled them out because they were black.
Cory Itkin A steward aboard a jack-up rig is suing his employers because he slipped and fell in the shower. Lamar Bertram claims Hercules Drilling Company and Universal Sodexho Inc. negligently caused the incident by failing to supervise and train him and his fellow employees.
A Kansas City Southern Railway employee is suing the railroad over two separate slip-and-fall incidents. Robert Vail twisted his leg once while exiting a locomotive, then again while setting a hand brake on a rail car.
The John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans MARSHALL Ã¯Â¿Â½ After weighing public and private interest factors regarding location of lawsuits, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reasserts that a proper venue should be within a "100-mile threshold" for the convenience of the parties.
On Nov. 6, a Jefferson County jury found that Dillard's at Parkdale Mall had not been engaging in racial profiling. Three teens brought the department store to trial on claims that a security guard had falsely accused them of shoplifting and was acting in accordance with Dillard's practice of targeting black customers.
Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont Before he died of infection, an X-ray revealed a nasogastric tube lodged in the late Lester Thomas' right lung. Thomas' widow and daughter believe their benefactor "suffered gross abuse" while in the care of Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital medical personnel and now have their day in court to prove their case.