News from 2007

Wreck of classic car leads to suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

The owner of a "fully restored" car in "immaculate condition" is seeking damages for repair of the car as well as his medical expenses after a collision.

Fallng frames leads to suit

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

A local woman hit by falling frames hopes a store will get the picture from a personal injury lawsuit.

Retirement home worker sues for injury

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

An employee of a Beaumont retirement home has filed a suit against her employer for injuries she sustained on the job.

Woman's suit says misdiagnosis, delays led to ruptured appendix

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

A Newton County woman says inadequate medical treatment and diagnosis resulted in a ruptured appendix.

Jury clears PA doctor, but awards $100,000 to girl who's throat caught on fire during surgery

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Ron Rainey Dr. Nabil Ghabrial never stopped caressing his crucifix necklace during his eight-day trial. His prayers were answered on Thursday, April 12, as jurors cleared him of all negligence charges.

PA neighborhood sues Huntsman for noxious gases

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Brock Akers An entire Port Arthur neighborhood has banded together and filed a lawsuit against the chemical plant next door for not abiding by the "good neighbor policy."

Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Thomas and Wan Man claims Motiva's carelessness caused his brain damage

Woman forced into medical retirement claims discrimination

By David Yates | Apr 12, 2007

Gregory Cox of Provost Umphrey Stacey Bratton has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for being forced to take medical retirement. She is claiming discrimination.

Press Club weighs in on copycat effect

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 12, 2007

FBI Agent Ann Figeuras, center, discusses the copycat phenomenon with the Press Club of Southeast Texas April 12. She was part of a media panel that included Brian Pearson of the Beaumont Enterprise, left, and David Lowell of KFDM-TV, right. Does reporting on school "hit lists" and bomb threats add to the problem? Do daily news organizations empower the perp?

This Just In: Jefferson County

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 12, 2007

Recent civil filings in Jefferson County District Courts, April 4-11

This Just In: Orange County

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 12, 2007

Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts, April 4-9

Pushing around the press

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 15, 2007

Plaintiff's lawyer Brent Coon thinks the multi-million dollar lawsuits he pursues in our county courts aren't newsworthy. We disagree, and because we do, he wants our news reporters hauled before a judicial tribunal.

Record reporters subpoenaed by Coon

By Ann Knef | Apr 16, 2007

Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd has allowed Beaumont plaintiff's attorney Brent Coon to depose staff members of the Southeast Texas Record.

Episiotomy delivers doctor to court, settlement reached

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2007

Before the medical malpractice trial of a Jefferson County doctor began on Monday, April 16, prospective jurors were warned the content of the trial -- complications following an episiotomy -- may turn even the strongest of stomachs.

City goes to Supreme Court to help keep union proposal at bay

By Rob Luke | Apr 17, 2007

AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court could soon decide the outcome of a controversial effort to force the city of McAllen and its police union to arbitrate disputes.

Cypress Glen East sued for resident's falls

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 17, 2007

The estate of Phenly Baham filed a wrongful death complaint against Cypress Glen East alleging that despite being assessed at a moderate-to-high risk for falling he fell on numerous occasions which ultimately led to his death.

Railroad worker files FELA case against Union Pacific

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 17, 2007

A railroad worker from Whitehouse filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit in U.S. District Court April 10, alleging Union Pacific failed to provide him a safe place to work.

Injury at temporary church leads to suit against funeral home

By David Yates | Apr 17, 2007

Following destruction of their church by Hurricane Rita, members turned to a funeral home for a place to gather for worship and meetings.

Outlaw suing Allstate over claim denial

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 18, 2007

Joseph Outlaw filed a civil suit against Allstate Insurance Company in Jefferson County District Court, seeking damages under $75,000 claiming Allstate denied a claim on his home that was covered under the policy.

Property owners sue over hurricane damage denial

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 18, 2007

Property owners of 1075 Calder Ave. in Beaumont filed a civil suit against United Fire Lloyd's in Jefferson County District Court alleging the insurance company refuses to pay for damages caused by Hurricane Rita on Sept. 25, 2005.

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