News from October 2009

Employee alleges Tyson violated FMLA

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 8, 2009

SHERMAN � A forklift operator at the Tyson plant in Sherman alleges that her employer violated the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by not allowing her intermittent leave due to a swollen knee.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 8, 2009

A total of nine new lawsuits against insurance companies regarding hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2009.

Man files Jones Act suit over unspecified injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 8, 2009

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against his employer, which he says failed to provide him with a safe place to work and caused him to suffer career-ending injuries.

Small dent turns into big repair headache for boat owner, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 8, 2009

Ryan Citrano claims he went to have a small dent in the hull of his boat repaired, but when he picked it up seven weeks later, the vessel had extensive damage.

60th 11/09

By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 9, 2009

CHARLES B HOOPER ET AL VS STEVE MINTON

Let's make a deal(ership)

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 10, 2009

Is a car dealership responsible for an alleged manufacturing defect?

Marketing displays blamed for woman's fall at Wal-Mart

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 12, 2009

A woman claims she slipped and fell on a trail of spilled soda because Wal-Mart focuses customers' attention on marketing displays and away from unexpected hazards.

Daughter alleges dad died because hospital neglected chest pain

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 12, 2009

A woman has filed suit against The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Iasis Healthcare Corp. and one of its doctors, alleging her father died after hospital staff failed to follow proper protocol for his chest pain.

Injured seaman's suit claims vessel not seaworthy

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

Vujasinovic A Jefferson County man has filed suit against his employer, which he says failed to provide him with a safe place to work and caused him to suffer career-ending injuries.

Worker struck by falling pole sues scaffold company

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against a scaffolding company and a Houston business after he says a pole from a piece of scaffolding fell on his head.

Asbestos suit names 31 companies as defendants

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

A Texas woman is blaming 31 defendant companies for the death of a man who allegedly developed a malignant asbestos-related injury after working around products manufactured by the companies.

Medical malpractice litigation blamed for rising health care costs

By Chris Rizo | Oct 13, 2009

Copland NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Medical malpractice litigation has driven up U.S. health care costs dramatically, translating into higher costs for consumers, a study said Tuesday.

Widow, 10 children file asbestos suit against Texaco

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

Hyde The surviving spouse and children of a deceased man have filed suit against Texaco, claiming the man was exposed to asbestos fibers during his work for the company.

Family of deceased worker sues refinery over asbestos exposure

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

Hyde The surviving spouse and children of a man who died have filed suit against Chevron, claiming the man was exposed to asbestos fibers during his work for the company.

Third asbestos suit filed on behalf of deceased pipefitter

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2009

Hyde The surviving children of a man who died have filed suit against ExxonMobil Corporation, Mobil Oil Corp. and Mobil Chemical Co., claiming the man was exposed to asbestos fibers during his work for the company.

Railroad worker sues over fall at Beaumont yard

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2009

A railroad worker claims he was injured after falling down stairs at the BNSF rail yard office in Beaumont.

Orange County contractors in suit over BISD construction

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2009

Goehringer An Orange County contractor is seeking more than $30,000 from a subcontractor over uncompleted work on a local school expansion.

Court finds Apple not committing common law monopolization of MP3 market

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 14, 2009

TEXARKANA, Ark. � A federal judge has partially dismissed a Taiwanese MP3 maker's claims that Apple Inc. is attempting to monopolize the worldwide MP3 player market by squashing and preventing competition from smaller manufacturers of MP3 players.

Doctor testifies Mercedes given to woman caused split with medical partner

By David Yates | Oct 14, 2009

A $40,000 Mercedes given to a female HealthSouth employee as a Christmas present has resulted in a fractured medical partnership, a doctor's termination, an FBI investigation and finally a civil trial in a Jefferson County court.

Chevron sued over man's asbestos exposure

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2009

Hyde The surviving spouse and children of a man who died have filed suit against Chevron, claiming the man was exposed to asbestos fibers during his work for the company.

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