News from April 2010

Bank sues woman over auto loan

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A bank has filed suit against the owner of a GMC Yukon, alleging she has failed to make required monthly payments on the vehicle.

Woman struck by Coke truck sues company, driver

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A Hardin County woman has filed suit against Coca-Cola and one of its employees who she claims struck her vehicle as she was parked on the freeway.

Staffing companies in legal dispute over similar sounding names

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A company has filed suit against a Houston corporation with a similar name, alleging it has the potential to lose clients to the Houston business.

Local residents sued over auto loans

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A financial lender has filed two suits against a Port Arthur woman and two Port Neches residents it says failed to make required monthly loan payments.

Suit blames Chevron's negligence for man's injury

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A man who has already received workers' compensation benefits has filed suit against a local refinery for an injury he says he sustained at work.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear 'sexting' case

By Kathy Woods | Apr 19, 2010

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear the case of whether employees' text messages sent by an employer-owned device are considered private.

Crash on Dowlen Road leads to lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A Chambers County woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver struck the vehicle in which she rode as a passenger.

Wings To Go employee accuses co-workers of harassment

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A former Wings To Go employee claims she endured months of sexual harassment from her male co-workers before she quit her job.

Business owners fight allegations of theft from former employer

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 19, 2010

TYLER-A former employee of Galyean Equipment Co. claims the company is conspiring to violate his civil rights by filing false charges against him.

Injured shopper alleges Wal-Mart intentionally distracted customers with floral displays

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 19, 2010

A woman has filed suit against Wal-Mart, alleging she slipped on water in front of a flower display.

Judge grants LIT immunity in trip-and-fall suit

By David Yates | Apr 19, 2010

Floyd Not only has Marilyn Stern-Duhon's trip-and-fall suit against the Lamar Institute of Technology been dismissed, but the judge has also ruled "that all costs incurred will be paid by the plaintiff."

City sues firefighter, union over vacation time

By David Yates | Apr 19, 2010

The city of Beaumont is suing a local firefighter and the union representing him in hopes of "reversing" an arbitrator's decision allowing the firefighter to carryover his vacation time.

Worker claims scaffold unsecured, sues employer

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 20, 2010

GALVESTON - A Galveston man claims he fell from some scaffolding that his employer reportedly failed to secure, recent court documents say.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, April 14-20, 2010

By David Yates | Apr 20, 2010

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, April 14-20, 2010

Judge denies defendants' motion to set aside order granting arbitration

By David Yates | Apr 20, 2010

Two defendants named in a personal injury suit will press on without Lark Food Services, which is currently sitting at the arbitration table with the plaintiff.

Injured bricklayer loses appeal; justices affirm take-nothing judgment

By David Yates | Apr 20, 2010

The Ninth District Court of Appeals of Texas recently affirmed a Montgomery County judge's ruling that dismissed a homebuilder from a personal injury lawsuit.

Refinery worker struck by crane load sues BP

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 20, 2010

GALVESTON - A laborer claims a crane hit him last month while he was working at the BP Texas City refinery, recent court documents say.

Plumber sues to recover payment for services

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Apr 20, 2010

GALVESTON - A plumber seeks to recover approximately $5,500 in unpaid services and materials from a residential home builder.

Mom sues BISD over daughter's injury on bus

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 20, 2010

The mother of a minor girl has filed suit against the Beaumont Independent School District, alleging her daughter was injured when a school bus was involved in a collision.

Trial lawyer legislators behind 'anti-tort reform' bills; CALA fears more to come

By David Yates | Apr 20, 2010

Hinojosa (D-McAllen) Although a pair of "anti-tort reform" bills recently died in a state House committee, legal watchdog groups from across the Lone Star State are prepared to "stand strong" and fight future bills engineered to unravel tort reform laws.

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