News from June 2009

WVU researchers hid legal conflict, records show

By Steve Korris | Jun 25, 2009

WHEELING, W. Va. - West Virginia University researchers took money from U.S. taxpayers and plaintiff lawyers, hid the conflict of interest, and produced questionable research for the benefit of the lawyers.

Child center sues to keep doors open

By David Yates | Jun 25, 2009

After several downscale reviews by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Upscale Child Development Center is suing to keep its doors open.

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

By David Yates | Jun 25, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, June 15-22, 2009

Gov. Perry Announces Special Session for July 1

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 25, 2009

Perry (R) AUSTIN � Gov. Rick Perry today announced that a special session of the Texas Legislature will begin on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 25, 2009

A total of 11 new lawsuits regarding hurricane damage claims were filed against insurance companies in Jefferson County District Court during the week of June 15 through June 19, 2009

Family blames man's death on benzene exposure at Chevron

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 25, 2009

The wife and children of a deceased man filed a complaint against Chevron, alleging the man died after he developed multiple myeloma following his exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 25, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, June 18-25, 2009

Restaurant employee sues over slip in water puddle

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 25, 2009

An employee at a popular local eatery says she injured her left wrist after she slipped and fell in a water puddle while on the job.

Shopping for success

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 27, 2009

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Create a plaintiff-friendly courtroom and soon you'll have an overloaded docket.

Judge Kent resigns, letter has current effective date

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jun 29, 2009

Kent After being served with a summons to file an answer to the articles of impeachment against him, U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent submitted another letter of resignation � and this one had a current effective date.

BPD, city to turn in legal documents as suit to keep lieutenant position continues

By David Yates | Jun 29, 2009

In April, the Record reported that the Beaumont Police Officers Association sued to stop the city of Beaumont from eliminating a high-ranking police position from its department.

Texas SC sends attorney fee case back to Jefferson County

By David Yates | Jun 30, 2009

After a round trip through Texas' highest courts, a case over a business owner who wants to keep his attorney's hands out of his settlement has landed back in the court where it all began.

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