News from October 2008

PA woman claims insurer failed to pay for fire damage

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A Port Arthur woman has filed suit against Standard Guaranty Insurance Company, claiming it did not cover damages caused to her house in a fire.

Station owner sues after car crashes into building

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A Jefferson County gas station owner has filed suit against a Beaumont woman, claiming her daughter damaged the station after driving into its building.

Med-mal suit claims woman died after unnecessary surgery

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

The family of a Jefferson County woman has filed a wrongful death suit against Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, two doctors and an anesthesiologist, claiming her death was caused because of their negligence.

Suit alleges Mt. Pleasant hotel failed to pay overtime

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 23, 2008

Executive Inn and Suites, Mt. Pleasant TEXARKANA, Texas � Hired to work as a night auditor at Mt. Pleasant's Executive Inn and Suites, Brian Whitfield began making $7 an hour while working 55 to 75 hours a week.

Woman alleges termination from McDonald's due to 'pink eye'

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 23, 2008

MARSHALL � A former McDonald's employee claims she was fired from her job partly because she had a case of "pink eye."

Legally Speaking: A Class (Action) Act

By John G. Browning | Oct 23, 2008

It's all over but the shouting � and, of course, the prison visits.

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

By David Yates | Oct 23, 2008

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Oct. 7-17, 2008

Local TV woman sues station over contract termination fee

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A former KBTV NBC 4 morning show personality has filed suit against the station, claiming it is requiring her to pay $10,000 to resign from her job.

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Oct 23, 2008

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson County, Oct. 14-22, 2008

Worker alleges termination due to workers' comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A former ASI Piping employee has filed suit against the company, claiming it illegally fired him after he pursued his workers' compensation rights.

Groves woman claims company wrongly foreclosed on home

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A Groves woman has filed suit against a financial institution, claiming the company wrongfully foreclosed on her house.

Asbestos suit names 65 companies as defendants over alleged exposure

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

Blevins A Texas man and his wife have filed an asbestos suit against 65 defendant corporations, claiming the asbestos-related disease with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 23, 2008

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct. 16-22, 2008

(PAPER ONLY) Perry honors Texas Olympians

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 23, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry recognized Texans who participated in the 2008 Olympics with a reception at the State Capitol on Oct. 22. AUSTIN � Gov. Rick Perry honored Texas athletes and coaches who participated in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with proclamations recognizing their accomplishments at a reception and photo opportunity at the State Capitol.

Judicial elections not perfect, but still the best

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 25, 2008

Filed this week under "be careful what you wish for," a horde of self-proclaimed Texas do-gooders is calling for an end to campaign donations in judicial campaigns.

Deep pockets: Asbestos lawyers spend millions on favored candidates

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 27, 2008

Plaintiffs lawyers like Walter Umphrey, Wayne Reaud, John O'Quinn and Fred Baron rose from their humble, blue collar beginnings in Texas to build some of the most successful firms in the country.

Obama citizenship question goes to U.S. Supreme Court

By Chris Rizo | Oct 27, 2008

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The former deputy Pennsylvania attorney general who challenged Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's qualifications to be president has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge to rule on summary judgment in case of KCS worker who lost leg

By David Yates | Oct 27, 2008

As the Record reported in April, railroad worker James W. Murray lost his leg last spring while on the job at the Beaumont switch yard. In turn, he filed a Federal Employers Liability Act suit against Kansas City Southern Railway Co.

Companies in legal dispute over property, mineral rights

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 27, 2008

Rhinoceros Ventures Group has filed suit against Dominion Exploration and Production, XTO Energy and Pogo Producing Co., claiming the companies no longer have rights to the land because of an expired lease.

PA couple sues insurance agents, adjusters over Rita damage claim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 27, 2008

Mostyn A Port Arthur couple has filed suit against an insurance company and several agents and claims adjusters, alleging they were not adequately compensated after Hurricane Rita struck their house.

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