News from June 2009

Criminal case not a factor in civil eviction proceeding, justices decide

By Steve Korris | Jun 17, 2009

Among renters who have devised novel ways to frustrate evictions, Bernie Johnson may take the prize by claiming possession of an apartment under his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 17, 2009

Patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, June 10-16, 2009

Local attorneys sued over mishandling of CSX case in West Virginia

By Justin Anderson | Jun 18, 2009

Bernsen WHEELING, W. Va. - Local law firms and attorneys have been sued in federal court in West Virginia by clients claiming the lawyers mishandled a consolidated a lawsuit against CSX Transportation.

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

By David Yates | Jun 18, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, June 8-15, 2009

Santa Fe resident sues construction company over unfinished repairs

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 18, 2009

GALVESTON � Alleging his residence is still in shambles despite making payments for repairs, a Santa Fe man is suing a local construction business for $50,000 in Galveston County District Court.

Legally Speaking: When All That Twitters Is Not Told -- Dangers of the Online Juror (Part 2)

By John G. Browning | Jun 18, 2009

In the previous installment in this series, we examined the current rash of cases in which the online activities of jurors � blogging or "tweeting" from the jury box, as well as consulting Internet resources or social networking sites for additional information on the case � have threatened the integrity of the judicial process.

Injured woman's suit alleges ATV unfit for intended use

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jun 18, 2009

TEXARKANA, Texas � Injured while riding as a passenger on a Yamaha Rhino ATV, Krissi Henry alleges the vehicle was defective and unfit for its intended use and has filed suit against Yamaha.

172nd 7/09

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 18, 2009


Bolivar church case moved to federal court, archdiocese seeks dismissal

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 18, 2009

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Port Bolivar before Hurricane Ike GALVESTON � The legal battle over the fate of the Bolivar Peninsula's remaining Catholic church is shifting from Galveston County District Court to a federal court.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 18, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, June 11-18, 2009

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 18, 2009

A total of seven new lawsuits were filed against insurance companies in Jefferson County District Court during the week of June 8 through June 12.

Kent reports to jail, impeachment process makes way through House

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 18, 2009

Kent Former federal judge Samuel Kent began an almost three-year prison term on June 15, while the U.S. House of Representatives cleared its calendar to consider Kent's impeachment.

Texas AG opposes GM's bankruptcy plan

By Chris Rizo | Jun 18, 2009

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)- General Motors Corp.'s bankruptcy plan would force car dealers in Texas into a contract that violates state law, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.

Celebrating freedom on Juneteenth

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Jun 18, 2009

More than 140 years ago, an abrasive Union general from New York delivered a message in Galveston that would change the course of the lives of African American Texans forever.

Woman trips on protruding pallet, sues Home Depot

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 19, 2009

A Hardin County woman is suing Home Depot USA Inc., claiming she was injured after she tripped over a low-lying pallet.

One state that gets it

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 20, 2009

The 50 sovereign states of the United States of America have been called "laboratories of democracy," and the "lab work" Texas did this past week should inspire imitators.

Woman's suit blames six defendants for auto collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 22, 2009

Itkin A woman is suing two companies and four individuals over alleged injuries she received in an interstate accident.

House unanimously votes for Judge Kent's impeachment

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 22, 2009

Kent Judge Samuel Kent may be taking his time resigning from the federal bench, but the U.S. House of Representatives took only 30 minutes to vote for his impeachment.

Bruning to lead nation's AGs

By Chris Rizo | Jun 22, 2009

Bruning WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is the new president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Trial lawyer won't give deposition in his own case against insurance company

By David Yates | Jun 22, 2009

Sutton As a plaintiff's attorney, Brian Sutton has taken the depositions of countless defendants. Now that a defendant seeks to take his deposition, he's finding out what it's like to sit on the other end of the table.

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