News from November 2008

Shopping the shopping basket suit

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 1, 2008

Attorney Gilbert Adams, who hit a roadblock after suing Wal-Mart for failing to warn shoppers about hazardous shopping baskets placed on the ground, has injected his frivolous lawsuit with a new life.

Local early voting for 2008 up from last presidential election

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 3, 2008

If early voting results are any indication, Jefferson County voters will be turning out in record numbers for Tuesday's general election.

Officials in place to handle voting rights abuses on Election Day

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 3, 2008

As thousands of voters head to the polls Tuesday for one of the most important presidential elections in American history, local residents have a place to turn if they suspect any type of voter fraud or voting rights abuses.

Class action by ADT employees claims company failed to pay overtime

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 3, 2008

MARSHALL -- Employees of a well-known security service company claim the company has violated federal law by failing to pay the workers for overtime and have filed a class action complaint.

Railroad worker sues KCS over back, leg injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 3, 2008

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against the Kansas City Southern Railway Company, alleging his spine, discs, vertebrae, back, legs and feet were injured while he was working for the company.

Morgan suit against attorney latest act in nasty divorce proceedings

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2008

For the last year local plaintiff's attorney John Morgan has been embattled in an unpleasant divorce with his wife Kathleen Winslow. Last week, the affair spilled over into another court when Morgan sued his divorce attorney.

Jefferson County Precinct Voting Locations

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

Nov. 4, 2008 - Precinct Voting Locations

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (11 a.m.) -- Voting confusion at the courthouse

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2008

There were no lines to vote Tuesday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse, save for the voters who turned up at the wrong precinct and were waiting for election officials to tell them where to go.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (12:15 p.m.) - Voters trickle in to West End sites

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

The anticipated flood of voters was more like a trickle at many of the polling places Tuesday morning on Beaumont's West End.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (5 p.m.) -- Votes pick up at Marshall

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2008

At one polling place in Beaumont, more than 700 people had voted as of about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tort reformers wary of Obama presidency

By Chris Rizo | Nov 4, 2008

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Efforts to restore fairness and balance to the nation's courts could take a step backward if Democrat Barack Obama is elected president today, tort reform advocates said Tuesday.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) -- Young voters make their mark at Lamar polling site

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

Wisheka Lomax walked out of the Health & Human Performance Complex at Lamar University clutching her voter's registration card in her hand and with a big smile on her face.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (8:30 p.m.) -- Dems sweep challengers in Jefferson County early voting

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

Early voting results for Jefferson County are in, and Democrats have swept the ballots in every race where they face a Republican challenger.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (9 p.m.) -- Orange County early votes support Republican candidates

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

While Democrats have pulled ahead in early voting results for Jefferson County, it is a Republican victory by early voters in Orange County.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (11 p.m.) -- Democrats, Republicans gather at popular hang outs to watch election coverage

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2008

Democrats gathered at the Neches Room at Crockett Street erupted and chanted "Obama" once the presidential nominee captured California around 10 p.m.

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (11:30 p.m.) -- Texans reelect Republican justices to state Supreme Court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 4, 2008

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson With 65 percent of statewide votes counted, Texas voters have reelected three incumbent Republicans to seats on the state Supreme Court over Democratic challengers.

Class action alleges Pilgrim's Pride misrepresented financial condition

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 5, 2008

MARSHALL � Alleging Pilgrim's Pride violated the Securities Exchange Act, investors are seeking to recover millions from the poultry producer.

Broken truck step leads woman to sue three companies

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 5, 2008

A Beaumont woman and her husband have filed suit against three corporations, alleging her neck and back were severely and permanently injured after she fell through a step on the side of a truck that two of the companies manufactured and another company sold to her.

Restrained former coin company employees can start selling coins again, appeals court says

By David Yates | Nov 5, 2008

A pair of former coin company employees who had been enjoined from doing business in the U.S. can start again, ruled the Texas' Ninth Court of Appeals last week.

Ike's flood waters fail to stop deluge of Galveston voters

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 5, 2008

Cox GALVESTON � Hurricane Ike's floodwaters may have damaged numerous residences and businesses and rendered thousands of residents homeless a couple of months ago, but they did not impede the surge of voters at the polls on Election Day.

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