News from August 2009
A Jefferson County man says his insurance company has refused to pay him after he was involved in an automobile accident with an uninsured motorist.
The father of a boy killed in a collision with an alleged drunk driver has filed a lawsuit against his insurance company for denying his claim.
A plaintiff can't neglect to properly serve the defendant with a lawsuit and then collect a default judgment because the defendant failed to respond, a Texas appeals court ruled recently.
Nostalgic South Park graduates will see their former school stand for at least a few more months, as Judge Bob Wortham has granted the Beaumont Heritage Society's request for a temporary injunction.
Floyd The Ninth District Court of Appeals of Texas granted the transfer to Harris County of a $60 million oil and gas lawsuit which defendants argued was improperly filed in Jefferson County.
GALVESTON Ã¯Â¿Â½ Repeated environmental violations at BP's Texas City refinery are driving down the value of the company's stock, a shareholder claims in a recently filed lawsuit.
Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, July 21-31, 2009
Claiming that Wal-Mart negligently allowed grease to accumulate on the floor, Janet Peeples has filed suit against the mega-retailer for a slip and fall incident that occurred two years ago.
A Port Arthur man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he fell out of his bunk bed while working on a fishing vessel after the boat hit a barge.
After sustaining injuries in a car wreck as a child, an Orange County resident has filed a lawsuit against the woman driving the car seven years ago.
A discovery dispute between Valero Energy and the Jefferson County Appraisal District has been settled by Texas' Ninth District Court of Appeals, as justices reversed a lower court's ruling that the oil company surrender its trade secrets.
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans TEXARKANA, Texas Ã¯Â¿Â½ The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear oral arguments by Pilgrim's Pride Corp. over the court's decision in favor of chicken growers.
Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, July 30-Aug. 3, 2009
Texans are no strangers to hot summers. This year's record temperatures, however, are causing even the most seasoned Texans to find creative ways to beat the heat.
It's a phrase you're bound to hear at one point or another in any legal drama or courtroom thriller: "You're in contempt!" But what does being held in contempt of court really mean, and just what are the lengths to which it can be taken?
MARSHALL Ã¯Â¿Â½ During routine maintenance on an oil rig near Stockman, a flange fell from a crane severely injuring a maintenance worker.
While chowing down on a Whooper, Tabatha Clifton claims she shattered a molar when she bit down on a rock in the burger.
GALVESTON Ã¯Â¿Â½ A College of the Mainland professor and his wife are suing the school and its board of trustees in federal court for $1 for infringing on their First Amendment rights.
Blevins The representative of a deceased man's estate has filed a suit against 24 defendant corporations, alleging the man died from mesothelioma after he was exposed to asbestos during the course of his career.