News from April 2010

Judge postpones benzene trial

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2010

Last week, the Southeast Texas Record reported that a trial against Univar USA over a man's alleged benzene exposure was slated to start April 6 in Jefferson County.

Judge adds interest, court costs to judgment against city of Beaumont

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2010

In early March, the Southeast Texas Record reported that a Jefferson County jury awarded Beaumont resident Clifford Teaslely $155,000 for injuries he suffered when a local police officer ran a stop sign and sideswiped his vehicle.

Award against BISD finalized a year after verdict

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2010

A year after a Jefferson County jury found a Beaumont Independent School District bus driver responsible for causing an automobile collision, the verdict has been officially entered.

Entergy found not negligent for man's electrocution

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2010

Golden Triangle jurors found no negligence on the part of Entergy for allegedly causing a man's 2005 death.

City asks judge to reconsider reinstating pothole injury suit

By David Yates | Apr 5, 2010

Last December, a Jefferson County judge dismissed a suit filed against the city of Beaumont by Sherry White, a local woman who alleges she was seriously injured after running over a pothole.

BISD circumvents judge's South Park order by using general funds

By David Yates | Apr 6, 2010

After a nine-month legal battle, demolition of South Park Middle School began on April 2. On Good Friday, a massive backhoe crushed the front steps leading up to South Park Middle School, ending a nine month struggle between the Beaumont Independent School District and residents who wished to preserve the 87-year-old campus.

Bungee Fun sued after jumper dangles on ride

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 6, 2010

GALVESTON - A Jefferson County man claims he sustained internal and spinal injuries while he was suspended in midair during a bungee ride, recent court documents say.

Man injured in portable toilet files lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 6, 2010

GALVESTON - A Harris County man has filed suit against a Clute-based material supply company for injuries to his right arm and wrist he suffered after using the restroom.

Appeals court: Operation to remove bullet is a health care issue

By David Yates | Apr 6, 2010

After Joshua Bush's lawsuit was dismissed for lacking a medical expert report, he filed an appeal last year arguing that a physician attempting to remove a bullet from a patient's head without his consent is not a medical malpractice issue.

LaMarque man sues Discount Tire when tire falls off

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 7, 2010

GALVESTON - Allen Teer accuses Discount Tire Company of Texas of improperly securing a tire on his sister's vehicle, which eventually led to a breakdown that injured him.

Pregnant hair stylist sues employer over termination, miscarriage

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 7, 2010

GALVESTON - In a recently filed lawsuit, a Galveston County stylist claims a disagreement over a hair style led to her termination and caused her to suffer a miscarriage.

Galveston woman sues city over injury

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 7, 2010

GALVESTON - A Galveston County woman is suing the city of Galveston and some waste companies for more than $125,000 after she fell near the parking lot of the defendants' facilities.

Dishwasher who sued for skin problems loses appeal

By David Yates | Apr 7, 2010

Gary Stallworth, a dishwasher who blames his skin problems on inadequate training, has now struck out three times, as a higher court recently ruled that a lower court and an arbitrator were justified in dismissing his claims.

Lawyer feud ends up in Orange court

By David Yates | Apr 7, 2010

Orange attorney Sandee Hart is suing her former partner, a Louisiana lawyer, for not paying his fair share during their partnership.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Orange County

By David Yates | Apr 7, 2010

Capitol One has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Glynda Bentsen, located at 135 North Holly, Vidor, Texas 77662.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Michelle Massey | Apr 8, 2010

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, March 31-April 5, 2010

Woman sues driver who hit her and people who owned vehicle

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2010

A Vidor woman has filed suit against the driver who struck her and the couple who insured and owned the vehicle.

Neff Rental sues for breach of contract

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2010

Neff Rental has filed suit against Henry Norris and his business, H&T Construction, hoping to collect on a debt.

Driver sues trucker for red light rear-end collision

By David Yates | Apr 8, 2010

Robert Evans has filed suit against Sandifer Gas and Service and Marcus Sandifer, a truck driver employed by the company, for an automobile collision that transpired nearly two years ago.

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