News from 2010

'Helhole' report looks at AGs, state high courts

By John O'Brien | Dec 14, 2010

McCollum State attorneys general and state supreme courts received a share of the attention in the American Tort Reform Association's annual Judicial Hellholes report released Tuesday.

Philadelphia courts at top of 'Hellhole' report

By John O'Brien | Dec 14, 2010

Joyce Civil courts in Philadelphia are at the top of the American Tort Reform Association's list of the worst "Judicial Hellholes," according to a report released Tuesday.

Lawyers discuss 'tremendous revenue' potential in pursuing RICOs in MDLs

By Alejandro De Los Rios | Dec 14, 2010

Chesley NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Cincinnati attorney Stanley Chesley told lawyers gathered at a Louisiana State Bar Association mass tort symposium that taking RICO cases to MDLS can lead to "tremendous revenue."

Suit says driver following too closely

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 14, 2010

GALVESTON - A Galveston man is suing over an auto accident that allegedly took place in front of his Dickinson residence more than six months ago.

Galveston man says insurer wrongfully denied claim over house fire

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - Claiming he should be fully compensated for a fire that destroyed his two-story house earlier this year, Terry Rafferty of Galveston has filed suit against Scottsdale Insurance Co., Crawford and Co. and claims adjuster Alan Ruscher.

Suit blames drunk driver for League City wreck

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - A Pearland man claims that he was involved in a wreck with a drunk driver, recent court documents say.

Houston woman sues over unsafe lane change

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - A Houston woman has filed suit over an auto accident last year near the Texas City highway intersection.

Bicycle crash with car subject of lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - A bicycle ride for a mentally disabled Galveston County man two years ago has resulted in a lawsuit.

TWIA chief won't defy Judge Criss' order banning release of settlement information

By Marilyn Tennissen | Dec 15, 2010

Criss Despite his belief that the information should be available to requesters, the head of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association told Texas lawmakers that he would not defy the order of a Galveston judge prohibiting the release of documents relating to Hurricane Ike settlements.

Legally Speaking: What Do You Get a Lawyer for Christmas?

By John G. Browning | Dec 15, 2010

Around this time of year, it's fairly common to see lists of holiday gift suggestions � for the sports fan in your life, the techie, the music buff, and so on. But what about your friendly neighborhood lawyer?

State Rep. Ritter switches to GOP

By Marilyn Tennissen | Dec 15, 2010

State Rep. Alan Ritter of Nederland announces Dec. 14 that he is switching his party affiliation from the Democratic Party to the GOP. AUSTIN - State Rep. Alan Ritter of District 21 announced Tuesday that he is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in order to better "reflect the views" of the people in his district.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Orange County

By David Yates | Dec 15, 2010

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Orange County, Dec. 14, 2010.

AT&T files loss of business suit over damaged lines

By David Yates | Dec 15, 2010

AT&T is suing W.W. Webber claiming the construction company damaged its underground facilities while excavating.

Physician blamed for allowing man to die from renal failure

By David Yates | Dec 15, 2010

On behalf of the deceased Andrew Stephens, Alice Stephens has filed suit against Dr. Syed Zaheer, alleging he negligently failed to diagnose and treat the 62 year old.

Texas City couple sues insurer over flood payment

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - Clifton and Helen Jones seek to recover unpaid claim compensation from Fire Insurance Exchange for reported damages they argue their Texas City home sustained during a July storm.

Women claim defective tire caused wreck

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - Irma Espinal and Nora Flores claim a defective tire caused them to get into a collision halfway between Houston and San Antonio, recent court documents say.

Beaumont woman sues M&D Ace after Co2 canister explodes

By David Yates | Dec 15, 2010

Beaumont resident Linda Chaison claims a canister of carbon dioxide she purchased from a hardware store exploded in the parking lot.

Suit against LCMISD claims known offender attacked disabled student

By David Yates | Dec 15, 2010

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District is being sued for allegedly allowing an autistic student to be molested by a known sexual offender.

New Year's Eve wreck at Crystal Beach leads to lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 15, 2010

GALVESTON - Jennifer Reyes of Texas City claims that her daughter, Mariah Reyes, was injured New Year's Eve two years ago in an auto accident on the Bolivar Peninsula, recent court documents say.

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