News from October 2009

Jefferson County sued when patrol unit loses control, strikes vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2009

A man claims he was seriously injured after a speeding sheriff's patrol unit lost control and struck his vehicle.

Woman claims she was burned by heating pads, sues local hospital

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 14, 2009

A Port Arthur woman and her husband have filed suit against a Mid-Jefferson County hospital alleging she was severely burned by heating apd.

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

By David Yates | Oct 14, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Oct. 5-9, 2009

Short week for jurors in trial against local hospital

By David Yates | Oct 14, 2009

Jurors digesting testimony in a contract trial against Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital went home with an empty stomach on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 14, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 7-12, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 14, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct.8-14, 2009

Legally Speaking: You've Been Served -- Without Ever Leaving the Computer

By John G. Browning | Oct 15, 2009

When most people think of being served with legal documents, they picture the process server knocking at the door, literally the bearer of bad news.

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By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 15, 2009

RAY MART INC VS STOCK BUILDING SUPPLY OF TEXAS LP ET AL

Family sues rental car agency over retread tires

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 15, 2009

MARSHALL � A father and son were traveling along the interstate in east Texas in a rented 2005 Ford box van when they claim the tread separated from one of the tires causing the van to lose control and strike several trees.

Couple's suit claims day care center neglected son's broken leg

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 15, 2009

GALVESTON - A Galveston County couple blames a Dickinson day care facility and one of its employees for a leg injury their infant son sustained while under the facility's care.

Incomplete ship work leads to suit against environmental company

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 15, 2009

A maritime cleaning company has filed suit against an environmental service, alleging it was forced to spend at least $70,000 when the service failed to finish the job.

Four American companies named as defendants in suit over explosion on Mexican offshore rig

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 15, 2009

LUFKIN � Four American companies and a faulty valve are being blamed for the explosion on a mobile offshore platform that caused the death of 22 workers and the injury of 63 more.

Sen. Cornyn: The Best Prescription For Health Care Reform

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Oct 15, 2009

Like most Texans, I believe that our health care system needs reform. Millions of families have seen the cost of their private insurance skyrocket.

Survey: Corporate litigation to increase

By Chris Rizo | Oct 15, 2009

Dillard NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Corporate litigation is widely expected to continue to increase over the next year, a poll of corporate counsel indicates.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 15, 2009

A total of 10 new lawsuits against insurance companies regarding hurricane damage claims have been filed in Jefferson County District Court during the week of Oct. 5-9, 2009.

Woman says refinery chemicals caused eye abrasions, other injuries

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 15, 2009

GALVESTON - A Houston woman is suing Valero Refining-Texas LP in after reportedly being exposed to harmful chemicals while at the company's Texas City facility.

MDL judge sets stage for reverse auction in lawn mower suits

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 15, 2009

Adelman MILWAUKEE, Wisc. � U. S. District Judge Lynn Adelman has halted national class action litigation over lawn mower engines while lawyers in his court try to head off a copycat class action at St. Clair County courthouse in Belleville, Ill.

Texas firm asserts privilege in 7,000 asbestos cases

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 15, 2009

Robreno PHILADELPHIA - Baron and Budd of Houston, a leader in asbestos litigation, has asserted attorney client privilege in more than 7,000 suits that depend on reports from radiologist Jay Segarra.

13 CSX workers say Texas firm screwed up their W.Va. cases

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 15, 2009

WHEELING, W. Va.-- Thirteen CSX Transportation workers from North Carolina claim a Texas firm bungled their injury suits in West Virginia.

Galveston woman sues contractors over storm repairs

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 15, 2009

GALVESTON - A Galveston woman claims two Harris County contractors she hired to repair her storm-damaged residence back in June swindled her out of more than $20,000.

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