News from September 2010

Beaumont man sues driver who rear-ended him

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2010

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Masonry company sues developer over unpaid bill

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2010

A Beaumont corporation has filed suit against two companies that it claims failed to pay more than $11,000 for services and goods it provided.

Creditor sued for not contacting debtor's attorney

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 1, 2010

MARSHALL-A Missouri creditor is being sued for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act after one of its collectors refused to contact a debtor's attorney.

Suit filed on behalf of minor injured in collision

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2010

A woman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a minor who was injured in an auto collision.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against manufacturer of railcar elevator

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 1, 2010

MARSHALL-The family of a deceased Greg County man, who was killed using a railcar elevator, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges the machine lacked an emergency cut-off device that could have saved the man's life.

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Motley Rice Strengthens Litigation Team

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 1, 2010

WASHINGTON-Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, today announces that trial lawyer Nathan D. Finch has joined the firm as a member in its Washington, D.C. office.

60th 10/2010

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2010

SANDRA SACHITANO VS AL COOK NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING ET AL

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Sep 1, 2010

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, Aug. 26-30, 2010.

Mother, daughter mauled by pit bulls, sue owners

By David Yates | Sep 1, 2010

Alleging they were mauled by a pair of pit bulls, a mother and daughter have filed suit against the dogs' owners.

Firms must prevent conflict of non-lawyer employees too, Texas SC rules

By Steve Korris | Sep 1, 2010

Medina AUSTIN � Texas law firms must adopt and enforce policies to prevent office workers from betraying secrets of firms where they previously worked, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled on Aug. 27.

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 1, 2010

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Aug. 25-27, 2010.

Perry visits plant managers, promotes Texas energy industry

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 1, 2010

Gov. Rick Perry met with plant managers from the Beaumont area at the Southeast Texas Plant Managers Forum on Aug. 30 to discuss Texas' economy and the role of the state's petrochemical industry in fueling the nation.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Sep 2, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Aug. 26-31, 2010.

Surgical service sues BlueCross over denial of claims

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 2, 2010

Banowsky MARSHALL-Encompass Office Solutions Inc. filed a lawsuit against BlueCross BlueShield of Texas claiming violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Texas high court tackles question of seller indemnity

By Steve Korris | Sep 2, 2010

Stovall AUSTIN � Former Montgomery County District Judge Suzanne Stovall can enjoy retirement more fully now that the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled she ran a flawless trial in a weird case with four defendants and no plaintiff.

1997 Explorer rollover leads to suit against Ford

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2010

The surviving family members of Cassandra Holcombe have filed a product liability suit against Ford Motor Co., alleging its 1997 Explorer was defectively designed and sold.

Gym reaches settlement with Abbott

By Keith Loria | Sep 2, 2010

Abbott AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that his office has secured a deal with a fitness center that allegedly deceived its customers with fake past-due bills.

PU seeks TRO 3 days after KCS employee dies

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2010

Last Friday, Arthur Hufstetler was electrocuted. Three days later, Vicky Hufstetler filed an application for a temporary restraining order to stop his employer from tampering with any evidence that may be used in a civil suit.

Dodd-Frank reform law invites new litigation opportunities against mortgage lenders

By Steve Korris | Sep 2, 2010

Taft WASHINGTON -- Homeowners gained leverage for litigation against mortgage lenders through the financial reform law Congress passed this summer.

Latest hurricane-damage related suits against insurance companies

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 2, 2010

A total of 19 new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Aug. 23-27, 2010.

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