News from June 2009

Suit over man killed in fall at church transferred to federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 3, 2009

A wrongful death suit filed by the family of a man killed when he fell from a man lift inside a local church has been transferred from Jefferson County to federal court.

Woman claims dry cleaner's van struck her vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 3, 2009

A Jefferson County woman and her husband say the woman was injured in a rear-end collision while she was working.

D&L sues C&C over unpaid invoices

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 3, 2009

A Texas corporation is suing a contracting company, alleging it was not paid money it was owed pursuant to a trucking services contract.

Family sues Port Arthur over auto collision with city employee

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 3, 2009

Three Jefferson County residents are blaming the city of Port Arthur for an injury they sustained in an auto collision.

(Best of) Legally Speaking: Lyrical Law

By John G. Browning | Jun 4, 2009

Judge Learned Hand, one of the greatest figures in American jurisprudence, once lamented, "A judge's life, like every other, has in it much of drudgery, senseless bickerings, stupid obstinacies, captious pettifogging, all disguising and obstructing the only sane purpose which can justify the whole endeavor."

The Libby verdict: Did the judge play favorites?

By Aricka Flowers | Jun 4, 2009

Uhlmann The acquital of W.R. Grace in Libby, Mont., brought cheers among asbestos defendants who for decades have had little to celebrate in courtrooms across the country.

Longview man claims he suffered discrimination because of ADHD

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 4, 2009

MARSHALL � A Longview resident alleges that his employer violated the Civil Rights Act by failing to accommodate his attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Lanier represents local family in mesothelioma claim against 37 defendants

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 4, 2009

Mark Lanier An asbestos suit naming 37 defendant companies has been filed on behalf of a recently deceased man, alleging the mesothelioma with which the man was diagnosed was caused by company negligence.

Woman alleges company swindled $50,000

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 4, 2009

A Jefferson County woman claims a local company and two individuals conned her out of $50,000.

Supreme Court hearing of Bilski surprises some patent followers

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 4, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a patent case this week that many in the intellectual property world thought would never happen.

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

By David Yates | Jun 4, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, May 22-29, 2009

Land man testifies in oil and gas lease trial

By David Yates | Jun 4, 2009

The oil and gas lease trial in which the plaintiff is also the defendant carrying on in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court continued this week as jurors heard testimony from a local petroleum land man.

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By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2009


Medical progress trumps finger-pointing

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 6, 2009

In an era when the law has been used as a weapon to shake down productive American businesses and industries, it is refreshing to note one judge's refusal to bend in the litigious wind.

Abbott files suit against BP over pollution violations at Texas City refinery

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 8, 2009

Abbott GALVESTON � Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed suit against BP Products North America Inc, alleging continuous violations of the state's pollution laws at the company's Texas City refinery.

Axelrod: Sotomayer criticism a 'sideshow'

By Chris Rizo | Jun 8, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-A senior adviser to President Barack Obama said Sunday that criticism of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor's comments are being used as a distraction from her 17-year judicial record.

U.S. Supreme Court says judge should have recused from donor's case

By Justin Anderson | Jun 8, 2009

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin should have stepped aside in a case involving Massey Energy because the company's CEO made exceptionally large donations to his election campaign.

Attorney establishes Lamar University scholarship in honor of college mentor

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 9, 2009

David Beck Attorney David Beck clearly remembers his first day at Lamar University; that was the day a professor looked at his academic record and encouraged him to study political science and law.

Two Beaumont women involved in suit over auto collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 9, 2009

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the woman she claims collided with her in an accident.

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