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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson County

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

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Building supplier sues home builder for unpaid bills

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

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

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.