News from October 2008

Mandamus writ will transfer Volkswagen case from Marshall to Dallas

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 14, 2008

Federal building in New Orleans MARSHALL -- The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a writ of mandamus in a controversial case against Volkswagen, ordering the transfer of venue of the motor vehicle products liability case from a court in Marshall to one in Dallas.

Caldwell: Keep Katrina hospital deaths investigation secret

By Chris Rizo | Oct 15, 2008

James "Buddy" Caldwell (D) NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline)-Evidence that former Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti collected as a part of his investigation into deaths at Memorial Medical Center following Hurricane Katrina should remain secret at least for now, the state's new attorney general says.

Madison's patron seeks $1M after karaoke free fall

By David Yates | Oct 15, 2008

With a belly full of liquid courage, James Lee climbed the stage at Madison's and belted out his favorite karaoke song. After taking his bows, Lee tumbled off the stage.

Restaurant owners seek TRO against associate

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 15, 2008

GALVESTON � The alleged misbehavior of an associate has prompted a Kemah eatery and its business partner to seek assistance from the Galveston County District Court.

Woman sues Mainland hospital, nurse for causing near-fatal overdose

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 15, 2008

Mainland Medical Center GALVESTON � A La Marque woman has filed suit against a Texas City hospital and one of its employees for "a near death experience" she reportedly underwent shortly after giving birth two years ago, court papers say.

Cut from the same cloth: the men behind the millions

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 15, 2008

Umphrey BEAUMONT, Texas � Pictures of Southeast Texas attorney Walter Umphrey's 70th birthday party bear closer resemblance to paparazzi shots at a Hollywood extravaganza than a celebration of an accomplished law partner.

Dishwasher claims termination result of worker's comp

By David Yates | Oct 15, 2008

ORANGE -- An Orange County woman has filed suit against her former employer, Flying J Inc., claiming she was fired for applying for worker's compensation benefits after she slipped and fell while washing dishes.

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

By David Yates | Oct 15, 2008

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, Sept. 9-Oct. 7, 2008

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

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 15, 2008

Patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 8-10, 2008

Appeals court: Expert's report not based on medical facts

By Steve Korris | Oct 15, 2008

Chief Justice Steve McKeithen BEAUMONT � Lori Cunningham Pinto, who sued two doctors for allegedly sewing her ureter shut, can't sue a third doctor for failing a few days later to break the stitches, the Ninth District appeals court in Beaumont decided on Oct. 9.

Apple sued for monopolizing worldwide MP3 market

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 15, 2008

TEXARKANA, Ark. � A Taiwanese corporation alleges that Apple Inc. is attempting to monopolize the worldwide MP3 player market by squashing and preventing competition from smaller manufacturers of the digital music devices.

Good Judges Matter

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 15, 2008

Craig Enoch Most Texans make sure they know their children's teachers before sending them to school. Most learn about their doctors before entrusting their health to them. We seek information about these professionals because they can impact our lives.

Legally Speaking: Lawyers Behaving Badly -- Once More, With Feeling

By John G. Browning | Oct 15, 2008

As "Legally Speaking" readers know, I've delved into the issue of lawyers on their worst behavior before, in a series of columns entitled "Lawyers Behaving Badly."

Eckels, Newby to lead state's Hurricane Ike recovery effort

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 15, 2008

Eckels AUSTIN � A former Harris County judge and the chief of staff for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are set to lead efforts to help the state recover from Hurricane Ike.

172nd Court District Nov. 2008

By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 16, 2008

TERRY ADAMS VS. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

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

By David Yates | Oct 16, 2008

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County, Oct. 1-15, 2008

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 16, 2008

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct. 9-15, 2008

Fred Baron fights for life while son fights for use of experimental drug

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 16, 2008

Fred Baron DALLAS -- According to an Internet plea posted on his son's Web site, Texas trial lawyer Fred Baron is dying, and attempts by his son to get him an experimental drug treatment are failing.

Asbestos, bankruptcy lawyers top Biden contributors

By Steve Korris | Oct 16, 2008

Biden Asbestos litigation usually lands hefty fees for plaintiff lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers, and both groups lavishly support vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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