News from September 2007
Floor Blazer buffer with Honda propane engine MARSHALL Ã¯Â¿Â½ Annie Harper, the wife of Archie Ray Harper, believes her husband's death was a result of a defective and unreasonably dangerous floor buffer.
Nick Nichols Jury selection for the medical malpractice trial of Irene Salas et al vs. Christus Health Southeast Texas et al began Monday, Sept. 4, in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd Judicial District.
Senior citizen Melba Taff, 77, says because she was suffering from dementia while living at the PHP Oaks at Beaumont nursing home, the facility had an obligation to minimize her falling risks.
Arnold & Itkin Exploding engine pumps seriously burned Maceo Carter's face, chief engineer for the Chesapeake Bay Ã¯Â¿Â½ a vessel owned and operated by the Omega Protein Corp.
Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals granted a request by Premcor and Motiva to have children removed as plaintiffs from a class action lawsuit filed against the oil giants.
MARSHALL -- After voluntarily paying medical expenses for an injured employee, Home Depot is now facing a lawsuit from the employee who claims the payments were not enough.
As a trial lawyer, I get to regularly witness the importance of the jury to our system of justice. Even though most of the jurors I speak to after a trial tell me that, generally speaking, they enjoyed the experience more than they thought they would, I can still understand why so many people try to get out of jury duty.
Richard Schechter A Jones Act case against Kirby Inland Marine filed in April is proceeding through federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.
Dump-truck driver Aurilano Salas suffered from an array of life threatening aliments. When he became ill on the job back in 2001, Salas was transported to Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur and diagnosed with sepsis. Eight hours after his arrival, Salas died.
Quality Infusion Care Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas claiming the health insurance provider is stealing from its company Ã¯Â¿Â½ disguising its theft as a "fraudulent accounting entry."
Christus Health Care announced it will immediately layoff 100 employees from its Beaumont and Port Arthur hospitals, according to a statement released Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas
Orig. Filing Date: 08/30/2007 Certificate #: 71290
A case involving landowners who say a lawsuit against them is a violation of their civil rights has been referred to a federal magistrate in Beaumont.
What began as friends hanging out in a parking lot ended with one man sustaining injuries, another facing criminal charges and a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas.
T. John "Johnny" Ward Jr. MARSHALL -- Longview attorney T. John Ward Jr., son of federal judge T. John Ward, withdrew from class counsel on Aug. 28 in a suit against Nissan for inflated odometer mileage.
East Texas Medical Center-Carthage MARSHALL -- After a recent hearing in a medical malpractice suit, Magistrate Judge John Love denied a Motion to Continue Trial Date, stating he could not find sufficient justification.