News from April 2010

Legally Speaking: The High Price of Not Keeping a Low Profile

By John G. Browning | Apr 22, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me what people think they can get away with in a reality-show-obsessed, 15-minutes-of-fame society.

Record columnist wins second national legal writing award

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 22, 2010

Browning Dallas attorney and Southeast Texas Record legal columnist John G. Browning was recently named the winner of the 2010 Burton Award for Distinguished Achievement in Legal Writing.

W. Va. mine tragedy ad may result in ethics charge

By John O'Brien | Apr 22, 2010

Underwood CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The law firm that ran advertisements in the wake of the recent West Virginia mine tragedy is expecting an ethics complaint.

Kenedy saga has unusual tie to W.R. Grace & Co.

By Marilyn Tennissen | Apr 22, 2010

J. Peter Grace In 1948, the sole heir of the vast fortune of the Kenedy family of South Texas fame was Sarita Kenedy East. Before long the rancher's daughter would find her life intertwined with a man whose company later became synonymous with asbestos litigation.

172nd 5/2010

By Carrie Gonzalez | Apr 22, 2010


Trying to deform tort reform

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 24, 2010

If you found a diet plan that worked, would you abandon it in favor of one that didn't? How about a successful investment strategy? Would you give up that one for another with little or no return?

Pennsylvania company is 89th to collapse under asbestos claims

By Steve Korris | Apr 26, 2010

Robreno PHILADELPHIA - Durabla Manufacturing, a Pennsylvania company that made sealing products, collapsed under the weight of 108,000 asbestos suits.

Woman sues over Port Arthur crash

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2010

A Jefferson County woman claims she sustained injuries in an accident at a Port Arthur intersection.

Beaumont residents sue wrong-way driver

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2010

Two Beaumont residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim struck them when she drove on the wrong side of the road.

25 defendants named in Jefferson Co. asbestos suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2010

The administrator of a Texas man's estate has filed an asbestos suit against 25 defendant corporations, claiming the asbestos-related disease with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Orange County residents sue over Port Arthur wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2010

Two Orange County residents have filed suit against the driver who they say struck them as they traveled in Port Arthur.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Orange County

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

Flagstar Bank has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Janice and Steven Hatton, located at 355 Quincy St., Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Galveston County resident sues Vidor man for auto collision

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

Jack Castro Jr., a Galveston County resident, is suing Robert Wilson, who resides in Vidor, for driving the wrong way and "smashing" into his vehicle.

Arkansas resident sues truck driver and employer for interstate collision

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

An Arkansas resident is claiming a Shira Truck Leasing employee rear-ended her so hard that he sent her spinning out on Interstate 10.

Parent sues neighbors for minor's fire burn

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

A Vidor man is suing his neighbors for not supervising his minor child, who was burned by a fire while at their home.

Marblecrafters seeks summary judgment against sign vendor

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

Last January, the Southeast Texas Record reported on a suit filed by Marblecrafters, a Nederland-based company who sued the makers of its $35,000 sign after it was pummeled by Hurricane Humberto.

Nederland man reaps $16K verdict in auto wreck trial

By David Yates | Apr 26, 2010

Four years after being rear-ended at a Dowlen Road intersection, Gerald Sawyer has been awarded more than $16,000 for alleged injuries he suffered in the collision.

Doctor who punctured woman's heart to stay in suit, appeals court rules

By David Yates | Apr 27, 2010

Although appellate justices saw fit to dismiss Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital from a medical-malpractice case late last year, a doctor also named in the suit did not fare as well.

Justices dismiss sexual abuse suit

By David Yates | Apr 27, 2010

In June 2006, a woman identifying herself as M.G.S.L. filed suit against local resident Harold Placette alleging he sexually abused her more than a decade ago.

Inmate goes 0-for-2 in suit against TDCJ

By David Yates | Apr 27, 2010

Four years ago, a former judge dismissed prisoner Cedric Nickerson's lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with prejudice.

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