News from 2007

ChemTreat demands arbitration with Motiva

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

ChemTreat, Inc. has filed a petition to compel arbitration against Motiva Enterprises. The water treatment company is claiming Motiva breached its contract.

Beaumont man sues city after driving into flooded underpass

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2007

Charles Hughes is suing the city of Beaumont for not warning him of a dangerous condition. In the midst of a storm, Hughes drove his vehicle through a flooded underpass.

Civil rights case by landowners moving to Beaumont federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 5, 2007

A case involving landowners who say a lawsuit against them is a violation of their civil rights is making its way to a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.

Orwig stepping down as U.S. Attorney, says move not related to national issue

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 7, 2007

Matthew Orwig, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, is leaving his post at the end of May to join a law firm opening a branch in Dallas.

Who's afraid of free speech?

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 8, 2007

"Junk science," during the reigning "sue everybody" era of American jurisprudence, has been the trial bar's best friend.

PA doctor on trial after girl's throat catches on fire during surgery

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2007

Ron Rainey A Port Arthur doctor is on trial for malpractice this week in a strange case that involves a girl's throat bursting into flames during surgery.

Smoker blames asbestos exposure for lung cancer, sues corporations

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2007

Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey is representing another plaintiff suing the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

Eye surgeon sued after cataract procedure

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 9, 2007

A Jefferson County resident is suing a Harris County doctor alleging cataract surgery left him with almost no sight in one eye.

Texas Marine sues insurance company for deceptive trade after Rita

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

Texas Marine & Brokerage, Inc. is suing the Federal Insurance Co., and a host of other individuals and companies, for "stringing" Texas Marine along after Hurricane Rita damaged its property.

Wycoffs foreclosure filed

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

The U.S. Bank Association has filed an application for order for foreclosure with the Jefferson County District Court against John and Ellen Wycoff.

Foreclosure filed on PA family

By David Yates | Apr 10, 2007

JP Morgan Chase Bank submitted an application for order for foreclosure against Joseph (Tien) Tran, Giau Thi Nguyen and their Port Arthur home.

Longtime JP Halter dies

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 10, 2007

A man who served Jefferson County for 25 years as a justice of the peace was mourned this week.

District judges to take part in caseload survey

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

The Jefferson County District Judges may have a little more work to do next month, but their efforts will help determine if their courts should have a little less work in the future.

Texas senators urge funds for channel project

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Texas senators want to make sure that the local waterway is included in upcoming legislation.

Vigil set to remember crime victims

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 11, 2007

Each April since 1981, Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Rallies, candlelight vigils and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Hamilton sues Allstate for not paying claim

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2007

Woman sues Allstate for denying hurricane claim

Shocking experience leads man to file suit

By David Yates | Apr 11, 2007

Bolts of electricity coursed through Percy Flannigan's body until his wife could unplug the machine.

Bank files for foreclosure against Orange homeowners

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a request for a foreclosure order against Roosevelt and Patricia Spears of Orange.

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