News from June 2009

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 10, 2009

A total of 11 new lawsuits relating to hurricane damage claims were filed against insurance companies in Jefferson County District Court during the week of June 1 through June 5, 2009.

Legally Speaking: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

By John G. Browning | Jun 10, 2009

I spoke recently to a lawyers' organization, and an audience member asked me if I ever found it difficult to incorporate humor into my presentations.

7/09 -136th cd

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 11, 2009

JOHNNY MAURICH VS UNIOIN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO

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

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 11, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, June 3-8, 2009

Mail carriers file class action against USPS over labor violations

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 11, 2009

TEXARKANA, Texas � According to a class action filed by mail carriers, the U.S. Postal Service has routinely violated federal labor laws in an attempt to save money.

Asbestos bankruptcy judge pulls plug on lawyers' plot

By Steve Korris | Jun 11, 2009

Edison PITTSBURGH - Bankruptcy Judge Bruce McCullough unraveled a plot between asbestos lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers, saving Travelers Insurance $146 million.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 11, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, June 4-11, 2009

Who's judging the judges?

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 13, 2009

The wheels of justice turn slowly sometimes, especially when the defendant is a judge.

Hung jury ends oil and gas royalty case in mistrial

By David Yates | Jun 15, 2009

After four days of fruitless deliberations, jurors trying an oil and gas lease case � in which the plaintiff was also the defendant � failed to reach a verdict.

Appeals court to consider worker's Jones Act status in case against Eldridge

By David Yates | Jun 15, 2009

Whether a maintenance worker on a boat is technically a seaman and able to sue under the Jones Act is an issue now being considered by the Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals.

Man blames Medical Center for series of mistakes

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 16, 2009

Thaddeus Dixon says he was rushed to the emergency room of the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur in April 2007 because of severe stomach pains.

Suit against Texaco, Chevron blames workplace asbestos exposure for man's death

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 16, 2009

Hyde The wife and children of a deceased man are suing two giant corporations, claiming the man's exposure to asbestos in the workplace played a role in his death from mesothelioma.

Club owner sued for locking doors during melee

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 16, 2009

A Beaumont man is suing a nightclub and its owner, saying he broke his foot after he was locked inside the club when a fight broke out.

Family sues Chevron claiming asbestos exposure led to man's death

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 16, 2009

The wife and son of a deceased man are suing a major oil company, claiming the man's death from lung cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos at a local refinery.

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

By David Yates | Jun 16, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, May 27-June 11, 2009

Jones Act suit blames engine room noise for man's hearing loss

By David Yates | Jun 16, 2009

An Orange County man is suing his former employer, alleging that in the one year he worked for Trico Marine Assets in the late 1990s he suffered a "decrease in hearing."

U.S. appeals court remands Beaumont injury case over time limit questions

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 17, 2009

Fifth Circuit court building in New Orleans TEXARKANA, Texas � A federal appeals court has sent a Jones Act suit back to Beaumont because questions remain about the statute of limitations and when a plaintiff should have discovered his medical condition.

Davenport files appeal in Thompson med-mal case

By David Yates | Jun 17, 2009

Valorie Davenport Making good on her promise, plaintiff's attorney Valorie Davenport filed an appeal June 2 over her lost medical-malpractice suit � a case in which the lawyers have created more attention than the plaintiff or defendants.

Employee claims toxin exposure at Tyson plant caused liver failure

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 17, 2009

MARSHALL � A Louisiana resident claims he was exposed to toxins at a Tyson chicken processing plant that allegedly caused acute liver failure requiring a liver transplant.

Apartment management knew of sex offender on staff, victim's mother alleges

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 17, 2009

Kahn GALVESTON � A Galveston County woman has filed suit against a La Marque apartment complex, claiming it was aware one of its employees is a registered sex offender who then allegedly raped her 14-year-old daughter on its premises six months ago.

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