News from May 2010

Congressman seeks GAO probe of asbestos trusts

By Chris Rizo | May 3, 2010

Smith WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, the leading Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Thursday asked the director of the Government Accountability Office to investigate the secrecy behind trusts created to pay asbestos-related claims against bankrupt companies.

Plaintiffs sue driver who caused rear-end pile up

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

Two Silsbee residents claim they sustained injuries to their necks and backs after a driver struck the vehicle behind them, forcing that vehicle to rear-end them.

Family blames man's death on benzene exposure

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

The family of a recently deceased refinery worker claims the man's death was due to exposure to benzene and other carcinogens throughout his career with Texaco.

Beaumont man sues mortgage company, insurer over hurricane repairs

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

A Beaumont man claims his mortgage company and his insurance company have conspired against him to defraud him of money he claims they owe him after Hurricane Ike caused damage to his home.

Driver ran stop sign, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

A man claims he sustained severe neck, back and left shoulder pain after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign.

Captain blames fall on wake from speeding ship

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

Enrique Serna The captain of a ship claims he tumbled down a flight of stairs after another ship cruised by at an unreasonably fast rate of speed.

Crash blamed on sudden lane shift, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

An Orange County woman claims she and her minor son suffered physical impairment after the driver of the vehicle in which they rode suddenly and unexpectedly switched lanes, causing a collision.

Local man alleges termination due to workers' comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

Morgan An Orange County man claims his former employer wrongly terminated him after he filed for workers' compensation benefits.

Jefferson County suit alleges Digitek contamination

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

In a recent lawsuit filed in Jefferson County, a woman alleges her husband's heart medicine contained a deadly dose of its active ingredient.

Hospital sues to recoup $100K from patient

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont claims one of its former patients owes it more than $100,000 in unpaid costs for medical services the hospital rendered.

Oil and gas co. wants to explore abandoned Beaumont properties

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

A Louisiana oil and gas corporation wants the court to grant it the right to explore and develop land in Beaumont for oil and gas production.

Children claim dad's cancer due to asbestos at refinery

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

The children of a recently deceased man claim their father was exposed to asbestos throughout his career with Chevron.

Parents claim doc failed to diagnose son's hydrocephalus

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

A Jefferson County couple claim a doctor at Regional Pediatrics failed to timely diagnose water on their son's brain, causing him to experience severe developmental deficits.

Beaumont residents sue over collision with trash truck

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2010

Two Beaumont residents claim they sustained severe neck, shoulder and mid- and low-back pain after a trash truck driver rear-ended their vehicle.

Back-to-back trials end in favorable verdicts for Entergy

By David Yates | May 3, 2010

In the month of April, Entergy Gulf States managed to land two favorable verdicts in trials centered on plaintiffs who were shocked and injured.

Parsley named new president of Texas reform group

By The SE Texas Record | May 3, 2010

(Austin, TX) TLR is delighted that our friend and colleague

Warring companies trying to reach agreement before judge rules

By David Yates | May 4, 2010

Several warring companies are attempting to hammer out their differences before a judge can rule on one of the party's motion to strike counterclaim.

No help from appeals court for bloggers trying to protect identities

By David Yates | May 4, 2010

Philip Klein A pair of bloggers fighting to keep their identities hidden from political commentator Philip Klein received no help from the Ninth District Court of Appeals on April 27, as justices denied their petition for writ of mandamus.

KCS seeks summary judgment in slip-and-fall FELA suit

By David Yates | May 4, 2010

Last April, Jackie Ross, a Kansas City Southern Railway conductor, filed a suit against his employer claiming he was injured when the rock he was walking on gave way causing him to slip and land on his tail bone.

Tourist sues Galveston hotel over poolside slip

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | May 4, 2010

Part of the pool area at The San Luis Resort in Galveston GALVESTON - After she slipped and fell at The San Luis Resort, a Tennessee woman has filed suit against the Galveston hotel.

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