Judge Donald Floyd is bringing his court into the 21st Century, ordering that all cases filed in the Jefferson County 172nd District Court now be submitted as E-file cases.
Settlement Week is all about timely, cost effective justice. On Monday, Sept. 15, Jefferson County's Settlement Week project begins.
Some of the outer bands of Hurricane Gustav could be seen darkening the skies near the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday afternoon as the storm made landfall in Louisiana. The mandatory evacuation order for Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties has been lifted, according to a news release from the Beaumont police.
Many businesses, like this florist shop on Calder Avenue in Beaumont, took necessary precautions before Hurricane Gustav. As Hurricane Gustav swelled to wind speeds of 145 mph and possible landfall anywhere from the upper Texas coast to east of New Orleans, emergency management officials from local, state and federal agencies were taking no chances.
Hundreds of ambulances and buses were staged at Ford Park, ready to respond to areas hit by Hurricane Gustav. The Jefferson County entertainment complex, Ford Park, was not the place for a concert over Labor Day weekend.
AUSTIN(Legal Newsline)-Even if a landowner holds a claim to minerals or water below his property, he cannot seek damages from subsurface trespass, the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week.
As regular readers of Legally Speaking know, I periodically point out some of the stranger goings-on in the legal system.
TEXARKANA - While driving his Yamaha Rhino 660 all terrain vehicle on a gravel parking lot, Levi McDermott was injured when the ATV tipped over and trapped his left leg under the vehicle, court papers say.
In the aftermath of disasters, relief agencies appeal to citizens for monetary donations to aid those in devastated areas. But the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also appealing to citizens to beware of scams from fraudulent groups that seek only to make a profit for themselves.
MARSHALL -- Seeking more than $100,000, Patsy Nan Golightly is suing Wal-Mart after she tripped over an empty wooden pallet and fell.
Justices seated on the Texas Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling Aug. 29, forcing the Second Court of Appeals to review a physician's medical malpractice appeal.
A handful of Dallas County residents will continue to have to drive out of their way to wet their whistles, as the Texas Supreme Court has denied their petition for a writ of mandamus forcing the Dallas County Commissioners Court to call an election to change a justice precinct from dry to wet.
AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced that its 2008-2009 allotment of grants, totaling more than $24 million, will be distributed to 40 nonprofit organizations throughout Texas.
Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Aug. 27-29, 2008
U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent HOUSTON -- U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent found himself on the other side of the bench Sept. 3 as he pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse of a female employee before another federal judge in Houston.
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ Insurers who covered cellular telephone companies for bodily injuries must pay for national radiation litigation, the Texas Supreme Court decided Aug. 29.
TEXARKANA, Ark. Ã¯Â¿Â½ An Arkansas woman claims that burns she and her daughter sustained were the result of a defective pressure cooker and have sued the product's maker
New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Aug. 27-29, 2008
RONALD LLOYD HARE VS. A W CHESTERTON ET AL
This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, Aug. 13-28, 2008