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Trip and fall suit blames store for negligence

Soyars After walking back to the car to get her purse, Joyce Barnes stepped backwards to close the car door and her foot landed in a depression in the Dollar General's parking lot.

Galveston loft fire blamed on faulty wiring, electrician sued

GALVESTON � A Galveston loft rental and management company seeks $125,000 from two McLennan County laborers after an electrical fire gutted its building last year, recent court documents say.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

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

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Sept. 21-24, 2009

Insurance company tries to recoup $150K it paid for roof repair

An insurance company says it was forced to dole out more than $150,000 to repair a metal roof that began leaking less than one year after it was installed.

Customer sues home improvement store due to sharp glass

A man has filed suit against a lumber store, saying he cut his hand on a piece of glass after employees failed to properly wrap it up. Joseph Gonzalez claims he was shopping at defendant Sutherlands Lumber on College Street in Beaumont on Nov. 27, 2007, where he purchased a piece of glass that he had ordered.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

A total of four new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Sept. 21-25, 2009.

Justices: No reason for railroad to share trade secrets with plaintiff

Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN � Bexar County District Judge Karen Pozza stepped out of bounds when she ordered Union Pacific Railroad to share rate-setting secrets with personal injury lawyers, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on Sept. 25.

Suit blames anti-depressant drug for 2007 murder-suicide

SHERMAN -- In a suit recently transferred to the East Texas federal court, the maker of a popular anti-depressant drug is being blamed for a murder-suicide committed by a woman who had taken the drug.

Car rental agency sues to recover payments

A popular car rental agency claims an Orange company has failed to completely pay for vehicles it borrowed.

Furniture mover sues over neck injury

A man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging his neck was seriously injured when he attempted to lift a heavy object as part of his job duties.

Injured doctor takes insurer to court over disability payments

Mostyn A former doctor says his insurance company refuses to pay him disability insurance for the remainder of his life after he sustained debilitating injuries in 2005 that prevented his return to work.

Trial lawyers group in debt

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The nation's trial lawyers group appears to be struggling amid mounting debt and a decline in membership dues.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2009

Abbott, Perry want appeal of Dallas judge's decision to hear gay divorce case

Callahan A state district judge in Dallas has ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional guarantee to equal protection under the law.

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Property owner alleges fraud in hurricane damage evaluation

A man says he was damaged after an engineering company sent an unqualified employee to evaluate his claims for damages caused to his property after Hurricane Ike struck.

Pothole blamed for woman's injury in suit against city

Ivey A woman has filed suit against the city of Beaumont, alleging she was seriously injured after running over a pothole.

Woman tossed by backhoe blames sleeping operator, sues two companies

Oxford A woman has filed suit against two companies after she says an employee accidentally lifted her off the ground with a backhoe.