News from April 2010

Brownsville man sues over injuries sustained on ship

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 27, 2010

Shaffer GALVESTON - A Brownsville man is suing his employer over injuries he reportedly suffered two years ago while working on a ship.

Louisiana seaman slips on flashlight, sues employer

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

Kurt Arnold GALVESTON - A Louisiana seaman who claims he hurt his back and neck two months ago after he fell on a pipe has filed a lawsuit against his employer.

Phone company claims utility provider caused damage to circuits

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

GALVESTON - Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. has filed suit against Texas-New Mexico Power Co. over $30,000 worth in damages to its communications system.

Texas Times: Texas History Day

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Apr 28, 2010

As a Texan, a San Antonio native, the son of a decorated veteran and a U.S. Senator with the privilege of holding Sam Houston's original seat in the Senate, I have a deep appreciation for Texas history.

Class action accuses GM of underpaying refunds from service contracts

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

With alleged claims likely to top more than $5 million, a recent class action accuses General Motors of underpaying the prorated refunds of cancelled extended warranty plans.

Man with hepatitis claims employer fired him due to sickness

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

MARSHALL-An East Texas man claims he was fired after his employer learned that he had hepatitis C.

Injured man accuses truck maker of building defective product

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

LUFKIN-After sustaining several personal injuries he claims were caused by defects in his diesel truck, Neil Walker filed suit against the manufacturer of his 2007 Freightliner ST.

58th 6/2010

By Carrie Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2010

KENNETH GLEN BAGLEY VS E I DUPONT DENEMOURS AND COMPANY ET AL

Galveston Co. man sues over disability insurance

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man is seeking $350,000 from Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. after purchasing a disability policy.

Woman seeks $180,000 from apartments over injury, unlawful termination

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

GALVESTON - After finding the source of a leak in an empty apartment, a Galveston County woman claims she slipped and fell on the wet floor and is now seeking more than $180,000 from the owner of the complex.

Benzene trial against Univar USA begins in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Apr 28, 2010

Darren Brown Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, the late John Thompson worked as an independent contractor at various local refineries.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, April 22-28, 2010

By Stacie Yates | Apr 28, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, April 22-28, 2010.

Ark. MDL judge sends Texas HRT plaintiffs to home venues

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

SHERMAN-After her case was rejected by an Arkansas judge, a woman claiming her hormone replacement drugs caused her breast cancer has filed a new lawsuit in Texas.

Lawsuit claims HVAC units are defective

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

A Southeast Texas company that sells heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems claims the Coleman units it sold contained defective parts.

Woman injured in collision sues driver, insurance company

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 28, 2010

A 31-year-old Brazoria County woman claims she sustained physical pain and mental anguish after a driver struck the car in which she rode.

Injured worker claims he was not warned of uncovered drain

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 28, 2010

A Houston man claims he sustained pain and suffering after the construction company where he worked failed to warn him of an uncovered floor drain.

Texas City day care sued for neglecting employee's injured son

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 28, 2010

GALVESTON - A La Marque woman has filed suit against her employer on behalf of her 4-year-old son, recent court documents say.

Jurors begin deliberations in Entergy trial

By David Yates | Apr 29, 2010

A Jefferson County jury has begun their deliberations on whether Entergy is responsible for alleged injuries an electrician received when he was shocked.

Yacht owner sues Galveston repair shop over Hurricane Ike damage

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 29, 2010

GALVESTON - A Houston man claims a local yacht maintenance company's building collapsed on his vessel during Hurricane Ike and is suing for up to $750,000.

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