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.
News from May 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morgan An Orange County man claims his former employer wrongly terminated him after he filed for workers' compensation benefits.
In a recent lawsuit filed in Jefferson County, a woman alleges her husband's heart medicine contained a deadly dose of its active ingredient.
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.
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.
The children of a recently deceased man claim their father was exposed to asbestos throughout his career with Chevron.
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.
Two Beaumont residents claim they sustained severe neck, shoulder and mid- and low-back pain after a trash truck driver rear-ended their vehicle.
In the month of April, Entergy Gulf States managed to land two favorable verdicts in trials centered on plaintiffs who were shocked and injured.
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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.
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.
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.
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.