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Bolivar church set for demolition after judge dismisses lawsuit

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church on the Bolivar Peninsula prior to Hurricane Ike GALVESTON � A state district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit intended to stop the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from demolishing the Bolivar Peninsula's only remaining Catholic church.

Re-trial against hospital over woman's fall from table starts in local court

Mark Sparks In 2007, Rosalind Hall successfully sued Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth for more than $100,000 when local jurors ruled the health care provider negligently failed to keep her mother's pacemaker lead in place after she rolled off a surgical table.

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

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, Nov. 12-25, 2009

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

Two new lawsuits against insurance companies regarding hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Nov. 16-20, 2009.

Justices find Waco not negligent in death of man who fell from cliff

AUSTIN � "For your safety do not go beyond wall," a sign advised in capital letters at a cliff in a Waco park, yet the estate of a man who fell from the cliff blamed the city.

Landlord sues lounge for allowing fire to break out

GALVESTON � The owner of a commercial center in League City is suing one of his tenants after a fire destroyed the defendant's business.

Man sues insurance company for denying medical claim

A Jefferson County man says his insurance companies wrongfully denied his claim for benefits under his medical policy.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, 2009

BISD sues reinsurer for breach of contract

The Beaumont Independent School District filed a lawsuit against Employers Reinsurance Corp., claiming the corporation refuses to pay excess workers' compensation benefits to one of the district's employees.

Legally Speaking: Scents and Sensibility -- When Evidence Doesn't Pass the Smell Test (Part 1)

"So lay Argo about the house, all shivering with dog-ticks. Yet the instant Odysseus approached, the dog knew him." Homer, "The Odyssey"

Suit alleges woman lost job after ending two-year affair

EL DORADO, Ark. � Working for a branch of the Arkansas Department of Education, an employee alleges she was forced to have an affair with her supervisor to retain her job. Two years later and saying she was overcome with guilt, she ended her affair and resigned her position.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2009.

Cancer patient alleges contaminated syringes caused blood infection

SHERMAN � A cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy in December 2007 developed a serious blood infection that he alleges was caused by the use of a bacterially contaminated product.

AG: Angola Prison Rodeo must seek competitive bids

Caldwell BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline)-The Louisiana State Penitentiary must seek competitive bids to award a contract for livestock and other services for the annual Angola Prison Rodeo, the state attorney general's office said.

Poll shows desire for tort reform in health care package

Dean WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A majority of Americans say tort reform measures should be taken to drive down healthcare costs, a new poll shows.

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

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Nov. 20-23, 2009

Galveston man sues former employer for breach of contract

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man says he was terminated despite obeying the terms of his contract and is suing for approximately $210,000 in damages.

Laura Bush to speak at Texas Energy Museum

Former First Lady Laura Bush Laura W. Bush will speak at Blowout 2010, the Texas Energy Museum's annual fund raising dinner, on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Woman sues HEB over fall in aisle

Payne A Beaumont woman was strolling down a grocery aisle when she slipped and fell.

Texas, Arkansas lawsuits allege antibiotic caused tendon damage

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- An antibiotic, sold since 1997, is the subject of three new lawsuits recently filed in East Texas and West Arkansas which argue the drug causes a higher incidence of tendon injuries.