News from January 2010

2/10 58th

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 1, 2010


Man claims termination due to injury

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

A man has filed suit against his former employer, saying he was wrongly fired because he filed for workers' compensation.

Suit blames owner for loaning car to unlicensed driver

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

A local man has filed suit against the person he says negligently entrusted a vehicle to a non-licensed driver who rear-ended him.

Couple seeks TRO to stop demolition

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

480 Magazine St. in Beaumont A Beaumont couple claims the city of Beaumont should not be allowed to tear down a historic building at 480 Magazine St. because they have been making repairs to the property.

Insurance company seeks to recoup water damage payment

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

An insurance company is attempting to recoup more than $140,000 in damages it says it was forced to pay a Beaumont business after a corroded water pipe caused the business to flood.

Chevron agrees to $45 M settlement of natural gas royalties dispute

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 4, 2010

TEXARKANA, Texas � Chevron has agreed to pay $45.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties it owed on natural gas produced from federal and Indian leases.

RV park blames construction company for insurance problem

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

A Jefferson County recreational vehicle resort claims it failed to obtain insurance on a building after a construction company installed doors without a wind rating.

Couple sues driver over rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

A man and his wife have filed suit against the driver they say rear-ended them as they were driving on a highway.

Suit accuses roofer of substandard work

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

The Ridgewood A Texas corporation says a roofing company failed to properly replace a section of roof damaged after Hurricane Ike struck.

Nederland man sues over collision on Cardinal Drive

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

A Nederland man is suing the driver he says rear-ended him while he was driving on West Cardinal Drive in Beaumont.

Appeals Court: Party challenging forum-selection clause has burden of proof

By David Yates | Jan 5, 2010

Morgan Frustrated with only receiving "fancy charts," a local security company sued a pack of out-of-town financial consultants last March in hopes of recovering the $100,000 it paid them to reshape the company's business paradigm.

Employee fired for allegedly selling prescription drugs sues employer for defamation

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 5, 2010

MARSHALL � While working as a floor hand on an oil rig in Harrison County, Chris Gleaves closed a door on his hand and fractured two fingers.

Weight loss center sues former employee for violating non-compete agreement

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

Morgan A weight loss center has filed suit against one of its employees, alleging she violated a non-compete clause when she began working for a rival company.

Family alleges mother's death caused by hormone replacement therapy

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 6, 2010

TYLER � The family of a deceased Texas woman claims her death was caused by the use of hormone replacement drugs and is suing the drugs' manufacturers for concealing the risks.

Worker sues over burns from liquid asphalt

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

A man says he sustained second- and third-degree burns at work after he was sprayed with hot liquid asphalt.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

Three new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Dec. 14-24, 2009.

Family alleges man died from tainted Chinese blood thinner

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 6, 2010

The family of an east Texas man who allegedly died after taking a contaminated blood thinner has filed a lawsuit against the drug's manufacturers and the medical facility where the drug was administered.

Bowl Championship Series could face multistate action

By Chris Rizo | Jan 6, 2010

Shurtleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is still planning to take legal action against a college football playoff system that he says disadvantages his and other states.

Democrat blasts AG Abbott over stance on Senate health care bill

By Chris Rizo | Jan 6, 2010

Radnofsky (D) AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is wrong to consider possible legal action over a deal that got Senate Democrats their final 60th vote on a federal health care overhaul, his Democratic challenger says.

Men back out of truck sale, but sue dealership over title

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 6, 2010

GALVESTON - Two Galveston County men claim a League City auto dealership failed to return title papers and $1,300 in cash to them after they backed out of an agreement, recent court documents say.

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