SHERMAN - With half the proceeds already paid, Hartford Insurance Co. is asking a federal court to decide who should get the remainder of death benefits after it was revealed the beneficiary is currently charged with the insured's murder.
GALVESTON - A Texas City woman claims a number of doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch delayed surgery on her father who had a severe problem with his esophagus, recent court documents say.
In March 2008, Elizabeth Manning filed suit against the Beaumont Independent School District and one of its bus drivers, claiming the driver's negligence caused an automobile collision in December 2006.
The representative of a deceased man's estate has filed an asbestos suit against 49 defendant corporations, claiming the asbestos-related disease with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.
TYLER - Although previously sanctioned for filing frivolous claims against a bank, Thomas Miller claims he was unfairly discriminated against by the county court and has now filed the same lawsuit in federal court.
When I was a child, my mother would warn my three older brothers and me during particularly exuberant bouts of horseplay that "it's all fun and games until somebody pokes an eye out." Thank goodness she never bought us a hot dog at a Kansas City Royals' baseball game.
Judge Donald Floyd, who has granted defeated plaintiffs new trials twice in two years, recently ended his streak by shooting down a trial lawyer seeking a retrial after jurors left his clients empty handed.