News from October 2008

Electric co-op sues Sierra Club for trying to stop coal-fired generators

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 1, 2008

MARSHALL � The East Texas Electric Cooperative claims the actions of the Sierra Club to stop the co-op from constructing coal-fired generators will only result in higher electric bills for rural customers, according to a recent lawsuit.

Legally Speaking: A Tribute to Judge Barefoot Sanders

By John G. Browning | Oct 1, 2008

Columnist John G. Browning U.S. District Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders Jr. died Sept. 21 at his Dallas home at the age of 83. Friends and colleagues remember Judge Sanders as a "larger than life" figure who helped make history by desegregating Dallas schools, among other accomplishments.

Coon to offer insurance, contractor seminars for Ike victims

By David Yates | Oct 1, 2008

Brent Coon For those who were affected by Hurricane Ike, Beaumont attorney Brent Coon has slated a series of upcoming seminars and a Web site to inform the public on their possible litigious options.

Texas SC decision could end peremptory strikes in jury selection

By Steve Korris | Oct 1, 2008

Justice David Brister AUSTIN � A recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court regarding peremptory strikes could reshape the state's jury selection process.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 1, 2008

Recent patent infringement suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2008

60th Court District Nov 08

By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 2, 2008

KAREN WHITE ET AL VS. SYED ZAHEER MD ET AL

Hotel owner sues insurers for $8.5 M in unpaid Hurricane Rita claims

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Atrium Hotels has filed a breach of contract complaint against three insurance companies, alleging they have refused to pay the total sum Atrium is seeking and have refused to abide by a contract that demands they appoint an appraiser if a cost agreement cannot be reached.

Refinery worker sues for injury from explosion at neighboring plant

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Ammons Law Firm A Harris County man has filed suit against two companies and one individual, alleging he was severely injured in a plant explosion.

Couple sues 37 companies for man's asbestos exposure

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Bryan Blevins A Texas man and his wife have filed an asbestos suit against 37 defendant corporations, claiming an asbestos-related disease with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Subcontractor employee sues Total for injury at refinery

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Craig Odom has filed suit against Total Petrochemicals USA, alleging he was injured while working for one of the company's subcontractors.

Woman claims facial injuries fault of Triple S, Maxim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

A Buna woman has filed suit against two companies, alleging her nose was broken and her jaw was dislocated after a choker came loose from a pipe, hitting her in the face.

Seaman says abrupt reversal caused injury

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

A Louisiana seaman has filed suit against Devall Towing and Boat Service, alleging he was severely injured while working on a boat.

Suit: Car went in for repairs, never came out

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

John Morgan Henry Roy has filed suit against Eastex Automotive, alleging the company impounded his car after claiming they would fix it.

Parent's malpractice suit blames 'pill mill' for son's overdose death

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Kay Van Wey A Beaumont couple has filed suit on behalf of their deceased son against a medical clinic, a pharmacy, two physicians and two pharmacists, alleging their son died after he took pills prescribed to him.

Transit Mix sues over $85,000 unpaid bill

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Transit Mix Concrete and Materials Co. has filed a breach of contract complaint against Civco Management Group, Paha Legacy and Harley Shofner, alleging they failed to pay the balance due on products they were delivered.

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2008

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson County

Building supplier sues home builder for unpaid bills

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Robert Dunham Orange County Building Materials has filed a breach of contract complaint against Girouard Homes and three individuals, alleging they failed to pay for products OCBM delivered.

Open Beaches Act leaves Bolivar property owners unsure of next move

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 2, 2008

Crystal Beach aerial photo taken Sept. 8, a few days before Hurricane Ike made landfall. Judge Bob Wortham's beach house is indicated by the arrow. When the first aerial pictures of Crystal Beach after Hurricane Ike came out, it looked like Judge Bob Wortham's house was one of the few beachfront structures still standing.

Abbott sues Texas hotels for price gouging during Ike

By Chris Rizo | Oct 2, 2008

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is suing two hotels for raising their rates during Hurricane Ike last month, his office said Thursday, Oct. 2.

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