GALVESTON Ã¯Â¿Â½ As Sunday, Nov. 30, marked the end of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, residents from Belize to Bermuda breathed a sigh of relief.
News from December 2008
John Specia AUSTIN - Retired Bexar County Judge John Specia will preside over pretrial proceedings in 16 Hurricane Rita suits, the Texas Multidistrict Litigation Panel has decided.
In the three years since Hurricane Rita struck, thousands of lawsuits have been filed in Golden Triangle courts. And now with Hurricane Ike in the rear view mirror, Jefferson County is expecting Ike suits to eclipse Rita-related filings.
While most people call an ambulance because they're injured, Curtis Guillory claimed he was injured because of riding in an ambulance.
John Morgan Only days before his divorce became final in late October, attorney John Morgan fired his divorce attorney, G. Michael Jamail, and then filed a lawsuit against him claiming he was divulging confidential information.
Brad Allen JASPER Ã¯Â¿Â½ In April, Houston attorney Brad Allen asked Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd to delay the start of a trial because his expert witness lay in a hospital bed with spinal injuries after falling from a horse.
Two Hardin County residents have filed suit against Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital and a doctor, alleging their infant son was not treated in a timely or appropriate manner when they brought him to the hospital.
A Louisiana man has filed a breach of contract complaint against One Stop Construction and Restoration, alleging it did not give him a three-year notice as outlined in a contract before it terminated him.
Several of the state's legal aid organizations are offering a variety of free services to help victims of Hurricane Ike deal with legal problems.
MARSHALL -- After only a few hours of training, Donald Smith claims he was crushed by a rack of mail while unloading it at the post office. He is now suing the post office for failing to provide a safe working environment.
Steve Mostyn A Jefferson County couple has filed suit against Allstate Texas Lloyd's and four adjusters, alleging they were not paid money to which they were entitled after Hurricane Rita destroyed sections of their home.
Brian White Like many Southeast Texans, a Harris County woman boarded a bus for a trip to one of the casinos just across the state line in Louisiana.
Judge Donald Floyd Following several outbursts, a medical-malpractice trial came to a brief halt on Wednesday, Dec. 3, when Judge Donald Floyd had the bailiff escort jurors out of his court so he could mediate a dispute between the opposing attorneys.
TEXARKANA, Ark. Ã¯Â¿Â½ Eight years after the voluntary recall of Bridgestone/Firestone tires, another lawsuit has been filed by the family of the victim of a fatal Ford Explorer rollover allegedly caused by the tires.
A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against Master Financial and Housing Opportunities of Texas, claiming she lost more than $10,000 after the sale of her home because of misleading information the companies supplied.
A Groves couple has filed suit against a Jefferson County doctor and Renaissance Hospital, alleging the woman's condition worsened because the doctor failed to properly diagnose her.
A Jefferson County couple has filed suit against Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, ICA Adjusters and five of its adjusters, alleging they were not paid money to which they were entitled after Hurricane Rita destroyed sections of their home.
Justice Hollis Horton Hurricane Rita killed Bertha Costello, but according to the Ninth District appeals court in Beaumont, it didn't transform her from homeowner to renter.
A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Company and two adjusters, alleging she was not paid money to which she was entitled after Hurricane Rita destroyed sections of her home.