News from October 2009

Rep. Kevin Brady targets economic recovery myths in weekly GOP address

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 17, 2009

Brady (R) I'm proud to represent southeast Texas in Congress, and serve as the lead House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, which keeps tabs on America's economic health.

Texans know tort reform works

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 17, 2009

All educated Americans are familiar with the concept of checks and balances.

Doctor seeks summary judgment, claims no evidence of gross negligence

By David Yates | Oct 19, 2009

A physician fingered in a wrongful death suit will ask a local judge later this month to dismiss the gross negligence claims filed against him "because there is no convincing evidence."

Teenage welder sparks fire and lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 19, 2009

A Jefferson County man is suing two Nome residents over allegations that he was severely burned in an explosion.

Five plaintiffs name 84 companies as defendants in asbestos suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 20, 2009

Five people have filed an asbestos suit against 84 defendant corporations, alleging either they or a recently deceased relative developed an asbestos related disease.

BP sued over chemical release at Texas City refinery

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 20, 2009

GALVESTON - A Houston attorney filed suit against BP Products North America Inc. on behalf of a group of workers who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while in the vicinity of the oil giant's Texas City facility two years ago.

Jefferson County bar to celebrate Pro Bono Week

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 20, 2009

The Jefferson County Bar Association will take time to recognize the valuable work lawyers do at no charge to represent those who cannot afford civil legal assistance.

Testimony focuses on billing as doctor's trial against hospital continues

By David Yates | Oct 20, 2009

Computer problems kept the bill box empty during his first few months of employment with Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, testified Dr. James Grubbs on Monday.

Perry's Supreme Court appointment draws praise

By Chris Rizo | Oct 20, 2009

Justice Eva Guzman accepts the nomination to the Texas Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Perry on Oct. 8. AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-The newest member of the Texas Supreme Court will provide a reliably conservative voice on the state high court, a legal observer said.

Family of deceased deputy files wrongful death suit against truck driver

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 20, 2009

MARSHALL � While he was responding to a domestic disturbance call with emergency lights and sirens activated, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Dale C. Sherrill was killed when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle.

New Jersey rockers to play for Houston lawyer's holiday party

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 21, 2009

Bon Jovi The who's who in Houston will be watching their mail boxes in the next few weeks as invitations go out to plaintiffs' lawyer W. Mark Lanier's holiday party with this year's musical guest Bon Jovi.

Contractor sues to recover payment for hurricane repairs on Galveston condos

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 21, 2009

GALVESTON - An Alabama construction company claims a Galveston homeowners association owes it money for work done on a condominium complex in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, recent court documents say.

McConnell tapped tobacco war chest to fund 9-year lead paint battle

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 21, 2009

McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Special from PublicNuisanceWire.com)- For nine years prospective federal judge nominee Jack McConnell battled paint makers with boundless powers he received from attorneys general he helped elect.

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

By David Yates | Oct 21, 2009

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, Oct. 6-20, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 21, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 15-20, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 21, 2009

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct. 14-21, 2009

Cleaning worker loses finger in machine, files product liability suit

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 21, 2009

MARSHALL � While Jose Garcia passed by a cleaning machine, his hand was sucked into an uncovered hole into the machine's fan blade, severing the fingers on his right hand.

Legally Speaking: Extreme Debt Collecting

By John G. Browning | Oct 21, 2009

In last week's column, I related the experience of a young Illinois woman who found herself on the receiving end of a debt collection notice � sent via her social networking page!

Plaintiff's lawyer feud results in double whammy litigation

By David Yates | Oct 21, 2009

Youngdahl Two similar suits over attorney's fees filed by two separate plaintiff's lawyers in two different counties have been put on hold while the cases' two respective judges attempt to consolidate the litigation.

Train conductor loses footing, sues railroad

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 21, 2009

A Union Pacific Railroad conductor claims the footing in his work area was unsafe causing him to fall and injure his back and leg.

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