David Vardaman and his wife Elizabeth are suing the International House of Pancakes. David claims he had just entered the restaurant, "when suddenly and without warning, he tripped over rolled up mats."
News from November 2007
Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital Lester Thomas, 64, was overweight, a diabetic and had a chronic smoking history, all conditions which more than likely caused him to suffer a heart attack and die, said Dr. James Wallace, as testimony continued in the trial of Patsy Thomas et al vs. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas.
Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas
Orig. Filing Date: 11/08/2007 Certificate #: 71720
Arbitrator Zane Lumbley of Monroe, Wash., abandoned his neutrality so outrageously for the benefit of Beaumont firefighters that he hurt every municipal employee in Texas.
It was two poor Filipino ship workers who risked their livelihoods and notified the U.S. Coast Guard of illegal, secret off-shore dumping of oil sludge.
Darren Brown The widow of Donald Sims is suing her husband's former employer, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours for "maliciously" exposing him to "toxic and carcinogenic dusts." Sims died of mesothelioma in August.
Montgomery County jurors settled a dispute over dirt with a $52,150 verdict, but the Ninth District Court of Appeals in Beaumont has ordered a new trial.
Americans are trusting businesses less and less, according to a recent survey conducted by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB reported that nearly one in five adults' trust in business decreased in the past year.
Mike Pierce A Louisiana woman claims she was injured after inhaling toxic fumes at a Lake Charles refinery.
In October, the Record reported on a lawsuit that involved two global chemical companies battling over a Chinese power plant project and the trade secrets needed for its development, which may have been leaked at a plant in Orange.
A Jasper County woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Pfizer and Wyeth, claiming the hormone therapy drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies caused her breast cancer.
A Gulf shrimp boat Returning from a shrimping run off the coast of Port Isabel, Jose Rodriguez suffered an anxiety attack as the U.S. Coast Guard investigated the vessel on which he was serving. The next day, Rodriguez was found dead.
A file photo from the group's Web site shows SPF Director Ron McRae preaching in Washington, D.C. Members of the World Wide Street Preachers' Fellowship (SPF) are suing Beaumont's mayor and police chief, claiming their First Amendment rights were violated when they were arrested for "preaching about the sins of homosexuality."
David Dodge An Arizona couple has filed a class-action suit against a Texas lender for improperly charging interest on residential loans.
Jim Blackburn Roughly 100 Port Arthur residents have banded together and filed suit against The Premcor Refining Group, alleging the company's refinery has illegally bombarded area neighborhoods, schools and churches with "toxic" pollution.
The former CEO for Gulf Coast Health Center Inc. has filed suit against the care provider, claiming she was fired because she is a female.
TEXARKANA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Custodial crew leader, Narcisco (Cecil) Ortega, Jr., believes he was terminated from his job as retaliation for filing a discrimination charge against his employer, Frisco Independent School District.
Ford Expedition The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a favorable judgment in a product liability wrongful death suit against Ford Motor Company on Nov. 15.