News from June 2009

Suit alleges negligence by home health agency

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 9, 2009

A lawsuit on behalf of a Beaumont woman allegedly injured while under the care of a home health agency has been filed in Jefferson County.

Wal-Mart sued over slip-and-fall at Port Arthur store

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 9, 2009

A Port Arthur woman is suing Wal-Mart, claiming she slipped on a puddle of water that had accumulated on the floor under a leaking roof.

Contract worker seeks $75K over malicious prosecution during land feud

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 9, 2009

MARSHALL � Contracted to make improvements on land in Henderson and Van Zandt counties in 2005, Gary Carmichael was arrested after an adjacent property owner filed criminal charges alleging he intentionally damaged their property.

NEWSMAKERS OF THE YEAR: Press Club honors Orange County leaders for efforts in Hurricane Ike recovery

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 9, 2009

Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux was part of a team of city leaders recognized as Newsmaker of the Year for their efforts in Bridge City following Hurricane Ike.

Family disputes PA woman's will naming pastor as beneficiary

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 9, 2009

The relative of a deceased Port Arthur woman is asking a judge to reject a version of the woman's will that leaves her inheritance to a local preacher.

Kent impeachment process moving quickly in Washington

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 9, 2009

If things keep moving along as they have this week, former federal judge Samuel Kent won't be earning his salary for much longer.

Collision on FM 365 leads to lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 9, 2009

An Orange County woman says she was severely injured after the employee of a Houston business rear-ended her.

School district sued over employee auto collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

A Beaumont man is suing the Beaumont Independent School District and one of its employees, alleging he was seriously injured in a collision.

Gov. Perry: Cap and Trade Could Severely Hurt Texas' Economy

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 10, 2009

Perry AUSTIN � Gov. Rick Perry stated his concern about the impact of proposed cap and trade legislation and possible regulation of CO2 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Texas' energy industry and economy.

Foundation recognize major contributors to Texas legal aid efforts

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 10, 2009

James B. Sales AUSTIN -- The Texas Access to Justice Commission hosted a 25th Anniversary Gala benefiting the Texas Access to Justice Foundation on May 27 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.

Terminated for theft, hospital employee sues under FMLA

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 10, 2009

TEXARKANA, Ark. � Although the woman's former employer says she was fired because a surveillance video showed her stealing, a hospital employee claims the real reason for her termination was the amount of time she took off for a medical condition.

Carpenter seeks $1M over hearing loss while working at Motiva

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

A Galveston County man is seeking $1 million after he says he permanently lost his hearing when a transformer exploded eight feet away from him.

Wobbly floorboard leads to suit against Crystal Beach resident

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 10, 2009

GALVESTON � While visiting a location for a potential work bid, a Vidor man claims he sustained injuries in a fall and has filed suit against the property owner in Galveston County District Court.

Woman files malpractice suit against Fannett clinic over drug allergy

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

Sutton A Chambers County woman has filed a medical malpractice suit on allegations she was given a drug that doctors knew she was allergic to.

Woman claims man in rental car caused pile-up

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

A woman says she was seriously injured in a multiple car collision after a man failed to stop at a light.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 10, 2009

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, June 4-8, 2009

Another Avandia suit filed in Beaumont federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 10, 2009

Provost Umphrey attorney Christopher Kirchmer has filed a new Avandia lawsuit in federal court, alleging the drug's maker, GlaxoSmithKline, marketed and sold the drug knowing it was dangerous.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 10, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, June 4-10, 2009

Seaman sues over delay in going ashore for medical treatment

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

A Bacliff man has filed suit against his employer, saying he was injured while working aboard a ship, but was not immediately brought ashore for medical attention.

Bolivar church gets TRO to stop demolition

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 10, 2009

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church on the Bolivar Peninsula, before Hurricane Ike. GALVESTON � The parishioners of the Bolivar Peninsula's lone Catholic parish have obtained a temporary restraining order against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from a Galveston County District Court judge, preventing the house of worship from an encounter with the wrecking ball.

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