News from October 2008

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 2, 2008

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Sept.25-Oct.1, 2008

Supreme Court to hear superfund liability cases

By Chris Rizo | Oct 2, 2008

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court could place new limits on claims against companies sued under the federal superfund law.

What would Benito do?

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 4, 2008

Italian strongman Benito Mussolini may be history's most famous fascist.

Volkswagen sued after teens involved in rollover

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 7, 2008

MARSHALL - The parents of two teens involved in a rollover accident have sued Volkswagen, alleging the vehicle was defectively designed.

Texas SC: Defendant's income should be kept from jurors

By Steve Korris | Oct 7, 2008

Justice Scott Brister AUSTIN � Texas trial judges must never let jurors know how much money a defendant makes, the nine justices of the Texas Supreme Court have ruled.

Legends Scholarship honors the father of asbestos litigation

By David Yates | Oct 7, 2008

Four decades after the filing of the first modern asbestos lawsuit, Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have honored the man responsible for engineering the litigation.

Cochran lawyers challenge Texas legal advertising rules

By Chris Rizo | Oct 7, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The Cochran Firm, one of the largest plaintiffs' firms in the United States, is challenging the Texas State Bar's restrictions on legal advertising.

Lilly settles with 32 states over its Zyprexa marketing

By Chris Rizo | Oct 7, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Eli Lilly and Co. has agreed to pay $62 million to resolve claims with 32 states that it improperly marketed and promoted its top-selling schizophrenia drug.

Prison worker's suit remanded back to local court by appellate justices

By David Yates | Oct 7, 2008

Justice Hollis Horton Claiming she was threatened with termination if she disciplined a black subordinate, Bonnie Young, a white woman, felt her supervisor was purposely putting her between a rock and hard place so she could eventually be replaced by an African American.

136th Court District 11/1 - 11/30/08

By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 8, 2008


Judge finds no evidence refineries polluted PA neighborhoods

By David Yates | Oct 8, 2008

Judge Gary Sanderson In September 2007, the Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals dealt a blow to toxic tort attorney Tom Pearson when it removed a host of children from a class action alleging Premcor, Motiva and several other refineries were releasing harmful pollutants into Port Arthur neighborhoods.

Total donates $1M to Red Cross for Ike victims

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 8, 2008

The owners of a Port Arthur refinery are lending a hand to help their employees and other area residents that have been affected by Hurricane Ike.

First phase of new courthouse security measures installed

By David Yates | Oct 8, 2008

A worker prepares the entrance lanes that will guide visitors through new X-ray machines at the Jefferson County Courthouse. As soon as December rolls around, the public can expect to wait a few seconds at a security checkpoint currently being installed at the Jefferson County Courthouse main entrance while officers X-ray their belongings.

Abbott signs agreement with Shell to curb youth smoking

By Chris Rizo | Oct 8, 2008

Abbott AUSTIN-Shell Oil Products U.S. has signed an agreement with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott aimed at curbing underage smoking.

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

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 8, 2008

Patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 3-7, 2008

Program encourages Texans to vote in judicial contests

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 8, 2008

Three justices on the Texas Supreme Court face opposition in the general election next month, but according to a recent poll most Texas voters will skip over the high court and other judicial contests on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Investors sue to recover $1.65 M from fraudulent condo development

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 9, 2008

Carolina Beach, N.C. TEXARKANA, Texas � In 2005, two Arkansas men thought they were investing $1.65 million in a hot deal in North Carolina to develop condominiums on the last available beachfront on the entire East Coast.

Suit over PA man left to die in bushes after wreck returns to district court

By David Yates | Oct 9, 2008

The death of Shanon Dean Hartley made news back in November 2004 when a homeowner found the man's decomposing body in a flowerbed a week after he had been in a car wreck.

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

By David Yates | Oct 9, 2008

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2008

Hurricane Rita suits still pouring three years after touchdown

By David Yates | Oct 9, 2008

Mostyn A Port Arthur woman has sued Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance for allegedly denying a portion of her Hurricane Rita claim.

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