News from April 2010

Furniture company sued after bar stool collapses

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2010

A Jefferson County woman claims she lost earnings after a bar stool she purchased collapsed when she attempted to sit on it.

Suit claims racially hostile work environment caused Beaumont woman to seek medical treatment

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2010

Employed as a dispatcher at Pro Field Services for nine months, Kisha Ridley states she was subjected to racial discrimination, racial harassment and a racially hostile work environment after her white male supervisor made racial slurs.

Pregnant woman misses doctor's appointment, sues employer after losing baby

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2010

SHERMAN-Seven months pregnant with twins, doctors considered Natalie Schroeder's pregnancy high risk. She was required to see her physician and a specialist frequently with the appointments taking roughly an hour each time.

Defense doubtful doctor lost asbestos X-rays in Hurricane Katrina

By Steve Korris | Apr 1, 2010

Dr. Jay Segarra PHILADELPHIA � Radiologist Jay Segarra, fighting a contempt motion in national asbestos litigation, blames Hurricane Katrina for washing away his X-ray reports.

Trial lawyers' group claims victory

By Chris Rizo | Apr 1, 2010

Tarricone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The leader of the nation's trial lawyer lobby, Anthony Tarricone, is taking a victory lap over the health care overhaul signed last week by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Abbott charges Texas developer

By Nick Rees | Apr 1, 2010

Abbott AUSTIN(Legal Newsline) - A developer in the Cameron County subdivisions of Los Fresnos and El Jardin has been charged by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott with violating the state's colonia-prevention laws.

Hutchison plans to stay and fight for Texas in Senate

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 1, 2010

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, center, announces her decision to stay in the Senate for the rest of her term. She was joined by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn for the March 31 announcement in San Antonio.

Store manager files FMLA lawsuit against Office Depot

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 1, 2010

SHERMAN- The manager of an Office Depot claims she was demoted from her position after taking time off to deal with the death of her father.

172nd 4/10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2010

SANTOS ORTEGA VS. HORIZON OFFSHORE CONTRACTORS INC ET AL

58th 5/10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2010

IMA JEAN WHITE VS JERRY JAMES

Man goes for deli sandwich, gets hit by car, sues driver

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2010

A Beaumont man claims he incurred medical bills after a driver struck him as he attempted to cross a parking lot.

Couple blames mortgage co. for failing to pay insurance premiums

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2010

A Hardin County couple claim their Dallas-based mortgage company failed to pay homeowners and windstorm insurance premiums out of the monthly mortgage payments the couple made, causing the insurance company to refuse to pay for damages the couple sustained to their property from Hurricane Ike.

Woman sues after fall at convenience store

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2010

A Port Arthur woman claims she incurred medical costs after falling on uneven pavement at a convenience store.

Suit: Car pulled out of Wal-Mart parking lot, struck woman's vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2010

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver of the vehicle she says struck her as it attempted to turn out of a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Texas SC rules against plaintiff who filed in wrong court

By Kathy Woods | Apr 2, 2010

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (R) AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)- The Texas Supreme Court last week answered the question of whether or not a person may refile a lawsuit once the statute of limitations has expired if the original complaint was filed in the wrong court.

One Stop Construction dismissed from termination suit during bench trial

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2010

A judge ruled recently that a Louisiana man failed to prove his breach of contract case against One Stop Construction and Restoration.

Jurors deliberating in Entergy electrocution case

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2010

Jefferson County jurors have been tasked to decide if Entergy, the local electrical service provider, is responsible for a man's 2005 death.

Reining in a runaway jury

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 3, 2010

Aside from barroom brawls, one of the more exciting scenes in a classic Western features the chase and capture of a runaway horse or buggy.

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