News from April 2010

Guzman: Education commissioners engaged in forum shopping

By Steve Korris | Apr 29, 2010

Guzman AUSTIN � Past and present education commissioners improperly vetoed Travis County jurisdiction in a dispute over termination of a teacher who used corporal punishment, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on April 23.

Legally Speaking: Keep Those 'Privates' Private, If You Please

By John G. Browning | Apr 29, 2010

Lately, it seems like peoples' inability to keep it in their pants has led to their winding up in the courtroom.

NAACP selects 2010 law fellows

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 29, 2010

The NAACP recently selected six students to participate in the 2010 NAACP/Kellogg's Law Fellow Program.

U.S. SC: Securities suit against Merck filed timely

By John O'Brien | Apr 29, 2010

Breyer WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed by investors in Merck & Co. may proceed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

AstraZeneca to pay $520 million over Seroquel marketing

By Chris Rizo | Apr 29, 2010

Holder WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-AstraZeneca PLC, the U.K.'s second-largest drug maker, has agreed to pay $520 million to settle claims it improperly marketed its blockbuster anti-psychotic drug Seroquel, officials said Tuesday.

Appeals court OKs Wal-Mart class action

By Kathy Woods | Apr 29, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-A federal appeals court ruling this week has opened the door for thousands of female Wal-Mart employees to sue the retail giant in a single class action lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County, April 19-23, 2010

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 29, 2010

A total of five new lawsuits have been filed against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims in Jefferson County District Court the week of April 19-23, 2010.

Couple wants Beaumont to give more time before demolition

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

A Beaumont woman wants the court to allow her family extra time to complete $35,000 worth of work they started on a house originally scheduled for demolition.

Suit filed against Chuck E Cheese over playground injury

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

A Harris County woman blames employees at Chuck E. Cheese for failing to adequately supervise her son as he played on a slide and fell from it, breaking his arm.

Man claims pain and suffering after auto wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

A Beaumont man claims he sustained physical pain and suffering after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to him at a stop sign.

Beaumont woman blames back pain on collision

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

A Beaumont woman alleges she suffers from lower back pain after a driver ignored a traffic signal and slammed into her vehicle.

Toyota Credit sues couple over past due car payments

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

Toyota's credit lender claims local residents have fallen five months behind on their car payments.

Suit claims police chief violated agreement by not filling position

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2010

The city of Beaumont, its police chief and its city manager find themselves defending their decision to promote a lieutenant without filling his position or appointing a new sergeant in his place.

Asbestos suits killing companies and jobs and opportunity

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 30, 2010

Let us observe a moment of silence for another productive member of our society that has passed away.

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