News from 2010
Minutes before a summary judgment hearing was slated to begin Monday, American Crane & Rigging opted to settle a lawsuit alleging it was responsible for crushing an Orange County man's hand.
GALVESTON - W. Perry Evans of Texas City faults Friendship Haven Inc.; Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Inc.; Regent Care Center of League City, Limited Partnership and Cornerstone Health Management Co. for the death of Bertha Reed, recent court documents say.
GALVESTON - National Catastrophe Services Inc. claims that Silverleaf Resorts Inc. owes it $60,345 for a variety of services performed after Hurricane Ike, recent court documents say.
This holiday season, while many of us are fortunate to spend quality time with our loved ones enjoying the spirit of the season, there are many children across Texas and the country who are subjected to a much different experience.
In October, two hospitals and a physician had their respective motions to dismiss denied by Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.
The city of Port Neches and SIMCO Enterprises went through pre-trial exercises on Monday, Dec. 20, to better prepare for their upcoming trial set for Jan. 10.
The owners of Catfish Kitchen have filed suit against a man they allowed to use their name and rent a restaurant location, alleging the defendant closed up shop and broke his lease commitment.
No action has been taken place in a probate case centered a deceased Port Arthur woman who left her entire state to her preacher.
GALVESTON - After hurting herself in a Dickinson parking lot, a Huntsville woman has filed suit against the premises owners, Dixie Partners II LP and Big D Properties Inc.
Arguing that it is not responsible for how an independent contractor controls a worksite, defendant H.B. Neild and Sons recently filed a no-evidence motion for summary judgment.
In January, Port Neches resident Rafael Gutierrez, who injured his back while lifting equipment, filed suit against Rowan Companies, who then turned and sued Precision Petroleum, the man's employer.
Alleging Watco companies should have known he was heat sensitive, Michael Hudson recently filed suit against the railroad company.
Port Arthur CPDC, a Louisiana based company, claims a fitness club and investment firm have broken their lease and failed to pay rent.
Alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Rachel Kimar, a nurse at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, has filed suit against Dr. Otto Miller.
Perhaps a precursor to future litigation, Jonathon Villerreal has filed a petition to take deposition before suit, claiming his hand was crushed while working for Express Personnel Services.
In previous columns, I've written about some of the more creative and even outrageous defenses that lawyers and their embattled clients have employed over the years: the murderer who claimed "caffeine intoxication," the speeding driver who claimed he lost control of the car while dunking cookies in milk, and the tax dodger who claimed "fear of filing syndrome."
A bank has filed suit against the two Jefferson County residents who it claims owe more than $200,000 after they defaulted on loan payments.
Alabama Gardens A Jefferson County man wants to be reimbursed for items he says he lost when mold infested them following a recurring water leak at his apartment.