News from September 2010

Lumber company seeks debt owed by deceased president

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 29, 2010

A Nederland corporation has filed suit against the estate of its former president, claiming he owed it more than $40,000 in unpaid loans at the time of his death.

Port Neches man sues over auto collision

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 29, 2010

A Port Neches man claims he suffered physical pain and mental anguish after a driver failed to control his speed and struck him.

Car pulling out of driveway caused crash, suit states

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 29, 2010

A Port Arthur man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck the front end of his vehicle as the driver attempted to pull out of a private driveway.

Former Astro joins brutality suit over 'riot' at Galveston bar

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 29, 2010

GALVESTON � A former Houston Astros pitcher is among a number of Galveston County residents who claim that the Galveston Police Department violated their civil rights two years ago during a wedding reception at a hotel bar in Galveston, recent court documents say.


Couple claims contractor became aggressive after complaint about performance

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 29, 2010

GALVESTON - A League City couple is suing a Webster contractor for demanding payment on a residential work order the plaintiffs allege went unfulfilled.

Legally Speaking: Never a 'D'oh' Moment

By John G. Browning | Sep 29, 2010

Let's face it - life in general, and the legal system in particular, would be a lot more boring without the comic relief provided by the occasional criminal defendant, litigant, or even lawyer making mistakes.

Court Finds Inequitable Conduct Defense Insufficiently Pled

By Anthoula Pomrening | Sep 29, 2010

Applying the pleading requirements of the Federal Circuit's Exergen Corp v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. decision, Magistrate Judge Everingham of the Eastern District of Texas concluded in SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Techs., Inc. that Defendant Bel Fuse Inc.'s inequitable conduct defense was not pled with sufficient particularity.

Orange couple pursues TRO to stop city from demolishing property

By David Yates | Sep 29, 2010

Orange residents Ira and Willie Mae Brown sought and received a restraining order against the city of Orange on Monday, temporarily stopping the city from demolishing their property.

Woman sues after being flung from swing

By David Yates | Sep 29, 2010

A Lumberton woman who voluntarily climbed into a swing hanging from a track hoe is suing after being flung into a bulldozer.

Woman sues driver for wreck, insurance company for lack of coverage

By David Yates | Sep 29, 2010

A Vidor woman is suing three individuals and an insurance company for an automobile collision she was in two years ago.

Valero in trial over refinery worker's acid burn

By David Yates | Sep 29, 2010

A Jefferson County jury has been tasked to decide if Valero Energy is responsible for a refinery worker's acid burn.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Sep 29, 2010

Citimortgage has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Pamela Darjean, located at 5840 Falcon Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Sep 30, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Sept. 23-29, 2010.

Order keeps attorney fees in $189M TWIA settlement under wraps

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 30, 2010

GALVESTON - A state district judge issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 27 that keeps the amount paid to the attorneys involved in a massive Texas Windstorm Insurance Association settlement mum.

Texas Times: The Lady Bootmaker from Nocona

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Sep 30, 2010

On the dusty roads of West Texas in the 1920s, an unlikely figure traveled from town to town in her Model T, signing up roughnecks and cowboys for custom boot orders and continuing her late father's bootmaking legacy.

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

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Sep 30, 2010

Recent patent infringement/false marking suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Sept. 21-23, 2010.

Asbestos defendants face two trials same day, same court in Illinois

By Steve Korris | Sep 30, 2010

Modesitt BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Judges in McLean County plan two asbestos conspiracy trials at the same time against the same defendants.

Class action filed over recalled Similac baby formula

By Michelle Massey | Sep 30, 2010

Brandner NEW ORLEANS-A day after the makers of Similac issued a recall on infant formula, a federal class action was filed accusing the manufacturers of unfairly and deceptively promoting the product as having safe ingredients for infant consumption when the ingredients may cause diarrhea and other health problems.

Female fire marshal claims discrimination in suit against Texas City

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 30, 2010

GALVESTON - Alleging race and gender were factors in her termination from the Texas City Fire Department, a Galveston County woman has filed suit against the city.

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