News from September 2009

Data company seeks more than $400K for work performed

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2009

An Angelina County corporation says it is owed more than $400,000 for work it performed for a Virginia business.

Shopper claims pharmacy employee shoved boxes on top of her

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 1, 2009

MARSHALL- While waiting for a prescription to be filled, Sidra Rogers was browsing down an aisle in a Walgreens drug store when boxes fell off a shelf and struck her in the head. Rogers claims the boxes posed an unreasonable risk of harm and she should have been warned.

Klein sues other local bloggers for defamation

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2009

A political blogger in Southeast Texas has alleged that two other local bloggers have defamed and harassed him through their Web sites.

Lack of "wet floor" sign blamed for mall slip and fall

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 2, 2009

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kellermeyer Building Services, alleging she was seriously injured after she fell while walking through Sears.

Prison worker sues TDCJ over back pay

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 2, 2009

A Jefferson County woman claiming the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has failed to fully compensate her is suing the department for more than two years' back pay.

Women sue 23 companies alleging asbestos exposure caused man's death

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 2, 2009

Four women have filed an asbestos suit against 23 defendant corporations on behalf of their recently deceased father and husband, claiming the asbestos-related disease with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Promise of scrutiny could save asbestos defendants

By Aricka Flowers | Sep 2, 2009

Dorigo Jones When General Motors filed for bankruptcy three months ago, legal analyst Bob Dorigo Jones said he was caught by surprise upon learning that mass tort litigation cost the auto giant close to $1 billion last year.

Dean: Lawmakers scared to tick off trial bar

By John O'Brien | Sep 2, 2009

Dean WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Darren McKinney, spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association, concluded Monday that former Presidential candidate Howard Dean is a man with a history of speaking his mind.

Catering company sues over order with amusement park ride constructor

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 2, 2009

GALVESTON - A Houston catering business is suing a Florida amusement park ride construction company in Galveston County District Court for failing to tend to an erroneous order.

Date set for appeals court hearing with BISD over South Park demolition

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2009

In two weeks, the Beaumont Independent School District will have an opportunity to convince appellate justices that a lower court erred in enjoining the district from razing South Park Middle School.

Fate of adult cabaret in federal judge's hands

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2009

The Gold Club Following a police raid, the owners of Gold Club, an adult cabaret operating within Beaumont city limits, had little choice but to obtain a temporary restraining order to keep its doors opened and poles greased.

Couple claims agency sold dilapidated house, sues for deceptive trade

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 2, 2009

GALVESTON - Alleging a Galveston real estate company and a Jamaica Beach home inspection business fabricated a positive report and sold them a dilapidated house, a Bexar County couple is seeking exemplary damages for deceptive trade, recent court documents say.

Plano dealership fires back at Jaguar distributor with counter claim

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 2, 2009

DALLAS � Just a few days after a Jaguar distributor filed a lawsuit accusing Millennium Jaguar of Texas of warranty and incentive fraud, the car dealership has responded by filing its own lawsuit and placing responsibility on three former employees and the manufacturer.

Nederland attorney selected for State Bar leadership group

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 2, 2009

Kent Walston The Jefferson County Bar Association recently announced that Nederland lawyer W. Kent Walston has been selected by the State Bar of Texas to be a member of LeadershipSBOT.

58th 10/09

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 2, 2009

JOYCE MELANCON ET AL VS STEINER INDUSTRIES INC ET AL

Legally Speaking: Sounds Like � A Trademark

By John G. Browning | Sep 2, 2009

As someone who has helped individuals and companies with obtaining and protecting trademarks (everything from event slogans to artful renderings of a restaurant chain's logos), I have a healthy appreciation for the legal importance of protecting the things that consumers see and associate with someone's business.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Sep 3, 2009

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Aug. 26-27, 2009

Lawsuit watchdog group says health care reforms incomplete without liability reform

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 3, 2009

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is calling on Congress to focus on spiraling medical liability lawsuits as part of any meaningful reform package to rein in health care costs.

National Hispanic bar group honors Texas judge at annual convention

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 3, 2009

Guzman ALBUQUERQUE, NM� The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) honored a Texas judge as its Latina Judge of the Year.

Texas SC reverses big attorney fee from nominal damages

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 3, 2009

AUSTIN � Lawyers who won $1,000 for a client at trial and tried to stick the losers with a legal fee of about $150,000 watched the little judgment and the big fees vanish at the Supreme Court of Texas.

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