News from June 2008
Associate Justice Donald Corbin LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Ã¯Â¿Â½ The Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments over multi-state class certification issues relating to product liability cases on Thursday, May 29.
Keith Hyde A widow has filed a benzene suit against Chevron USA, convinced the company who wrote her husband's paychecks also killed him.
A Port Arthur business, Standard Alloys & Manufacturing Co., has filed suit against Entergy, claiming the power company negligently ignored a faulty transformer, which sparked and caused a fire to spread throughout the plaintiff's foundry.
Regardless of what was showing on the screen, a Beaumont child gave his experience at a local movie theater "two thumbs down."
Texas Asphalt Sealing has filed suit against K.T. Foods, claiming the company has paid only half of what it owes Texas Asphalt for a parking lot job.
Most mothers tell their children to look both ways. Perhaps one of the few kids who never received the alerting advice, a Beaumont woman is alleging it was Target's duty to "warn" her to watch out for "incoming shopping carts."
A local woman is alleging Wal-Mart had a duty to warn her not to step into unattended shopping baskets left on the ground.
After deliberating for three days, jurors failed to decide whether Connie Woods doused her feet with flesh-eating chemicals while under the care of Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital Beaumont or prior to being committed, as the three-week long trial ended in mistrial.
Ted Frank WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court will end the long-running class-action lawsuit over the Exxon Valdez spill any Monday between today and June 23, when it issues a ruling before the high court's term recesses.
Melvyn Weiss LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Famed securities attorney Melvyn Weiss, who made a lucrative practice out of suing corporations on behalf of shareholders, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison.
Every now and then, I'll receive a chiding e-mail or comment from a reader, asking why so many of my columns have focused on what's wrong with the legal profession or on outrageous lawsuits or decisions.
Floyd Justices on Texas' Ninth Court of Appeals have been tasked to decide if Jefferson County Judge Donald Floyd abused his discretion when he denied a defense objection to the qualifications of a medical expert.
WASHINGTON -- Technological advances have brought great benefits across Texas, but this progress comes with risks. Technology can also be exploited by unscrupulous or criminal operators, and make our society less safe.
A Christus St. Elizabeth employee is suing the hospital for punitive damages, claiming the healthcare provider never trained her how to walk across a rug without falling.
Not only did a pair of contractors make of with a Port Arthur woman's DVD player, they allegedly never even finished the job they were paid to do.
This photo from the ProLine Sports Web site shows the Igotcha Ball Retriever in action. MARSHALL Ã¯Â¿Â½ During a round of golf at the Oak Forest Country Club in Longview, Jordan Hunt failed to make par when his golf ball landed in the creek that runs across the country club.
Greg Abbott HOUSTON(Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has obtained a temporary restraining order against several people accused of conspiring to steal homes from deceased homeowners and their heirs.
Rather than resign himself to defeat, a Port Arthur councilman has filed suit in hopes a local court will reinstate 35 suspect ballots and declare him victorious Ã¯Â¿Â½ proving that no matter how high or low the office, no politician likes to say goodbye.
Kyle Janek AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ A special election will be held in November to fill the vacancy in Texas Senate District 17, Gov. Rick Perry announced June 4.