News from April 2010

Man files suit to stop lien from contractor

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

A man claims a Beaumont contractor wrongly filed a mechanic's and material man's lien against him, and he fears he will lose his property.

Credit card company sues resident to recover $25,000 debt

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

A credit card company has filed suit against a Beaumont resident it claims failed to pay more than $25,000 in charges.

Employee sues after company acquisition interferes with FMLA leave

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 21, 2010

SHERMAN-Shortly before the Celerity Inc was taken over by Brooks Instruments, a field service technician was hospitalized for an emergency coronary artery double bypass and was placed on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Father sues to obtain deceased son's life insurance proceeds

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 21, 2010

Although his son died in 2007, Fritz C. Purgahn has been unable to collect the $15,000 supplemental life insurance policy he had on his son.

Dallas contractor sued by unions for not paying employee benefits

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 21, 2010

SHERMAN-A Texas mechanical contractor is facing a lawsuit that accuses the company of owing more than $200,000 in past due payments to the employee health and welfare benefit plans of a number of unions.

Chassis manufacturer accuses distributor of violating trade secrets

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Apr 21, 2010

SHERMAN-A trailer chassis manufacturer is accusing a construction equipment distributor of misappropriating trade secrets after the distributor found a cheaper manufacturer.

North Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association Endorses Campaign for Free Enterprise

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 21, 2010

IRVING�The North Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association (NTCCEA) pledged its support to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. campaign today at a business leaders' luncheon. The NTCCEA demonstrated its commitment to the campaign's goal of creating 2,162,359 jobs in Texas over the next decade.

Wife, son blame Chevron for man's lung cancer death

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

Hyde The wife and son of a recently deceased man blame Chevron for his death, claiming the company allowed him to work around asbestos-containing products which caused him to develop lung cancer.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County, April 12-16, 2010

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

A total of 11 new insurance lawsuits have been filed in Jefferson County District Court, April 12-16, 2010.

Woman sues over rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

A Jefferson County woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Suit claims man assaulted by car wash employees

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 21, 2010

A Jefferson County man claims while he visited a Beaumont car wash he was physically assaulted by its employees.

Louisiana man sues over gunshot wound

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

A Louisiana man is suing an Orange resident for allegedly shooting him and threatening his life last December.

Contractor sues area resident for nonpayment

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

The owner of American Remodeling has filed suit against Bridge City resident Peter Jorgensen, alleging he has not paid him for work completed.

Seven-O-Industrial seeks to collect past due invoices

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

Seeking to collect more than $100,000 in past due invoices, Seven-O-Industrial has filed suit against the LCI Group.

Nederland resident sues driver for improper left turn

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

Nederland resident Mary Tompkins is suing motorist Sunny Hopper for making an improper left turn and striking her vehicle.

Orange sues La Quinta over hotel/motel tax

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

Hoping to extract back taxes from the La Quinta Inn, the city of Orange has filed suit against the motel and its owner.

Another trial against Entergy begins in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Apr 21, 2010

For the second time in the month of April, a jury will decide if Entergy's alleged negligence caused electricity to surge through a man's body.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, April 15-20, 2010

By Stacie Yates | Apr 21, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, April 15-20, 2010

Texas high court denies woman's claim to Kenedy estate

By Steve Korris | Apr 22, 2010

The Main House of the Kenedy Ranch AUSTIN � Letting the dead rest, the Supreme Court of Texas blocked a woman's bid to exhume the corpse of a man she claimed as her father.

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