News from 2010

Jefferson County civil filings up 30% in 2009, more than 600 about Hurricane Ike

By David Yates | Jan 6, 2010

While the U.S. economy may have sputtered a bit last year, Southeast Texas trial lawyers kept busy in 2009, filing 2,601 new lawsuits in Jefferson County District Court � upping their '08 totals by roughly 30 percent.

Texas AG outlines objections to Senate health care bill

By Chris Rizo | Jan 6, 2010

Abbott AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday challenged a provision of the health care overhaul bill recently approved by the U.S. Senate.

Truck hits meat market, injured man sues owner and truck driver

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

When an intoxicated driver plowed his truck into a popular deli, debris and equipment struck the patrons inside. An Orange County man who lost an eye when a meat slicer fell on his head has filed a suit against the store owner and the driver of the truck.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 6, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Dec. 28, 2009-Jan. 6, 2010

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 6, 2010

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Dec. 28, 2009-Jan. 6, 2010.

Legally Speaking: The 411 on 911 'Emergencies' (Part 1 of 2)

By John G. Browning | Jan 6, 2010

Reasonable minds can differ on virtually anything. What one person considers trash can be another's treasure, and what one individual feels is an emergency might not command the same level of urgency from others.

Family files suit on behalf of worker killed in refinery blast

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 6, 2010

GALVESTON - The family of a worker killed in an explosion at Valero's Texas City refinery last month has filed suit against two boilermaking companies.

UPS worker sues after being struck while crossing street

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver he says struck him as he attempted to cross the street.

TWIA stands by work product privilege in Hurricane Ike litigation

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 7, 2010

Satellite view of Hurricane Ike GALVESTON - The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association recently countered a League City man's argument that it cannot assert a work product privilege before the time it anticipated the client would file suit in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2010

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Dec. 21-31, 2009

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2010

Recent real estate foreclosures filed Dec. 21-29, 2009.

Jurors award man $10,000 in dog bite case

By David Yates | Jan 7, 2010

Shortly after he was bitten by his best friend's dog, Bruce Newman bit back and sued his longtime pal.

136th 2/10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 7, 2010

EARNEST SEAMONS ET AL VS. DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP ET AL

BISD, Region 5 dismissed from Mexico crash suits

By David Yates | Jan 8, 2010

A local judge has dismissed the Beaumont Independent School District and Region 5 Education Service Center from wrongful death suits filed against them over a deadly crash in Mexico.

Preserve, protect and defend

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 9, 2010

Most public officials swear to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." In some instances, however, no sooner have some public officials uttered that oath, than they begin to violate it and undermine what they've sworn to uphold.

Texas woman wins default judgment from DirecTV

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 11, 2010

MARSHALL � A Texas woman who alleged DirecTV bombarded her home with years of unwanted telephone solicitations has won $112,500 in a default judgment against the company.

Man claims physical therapist injured his arm

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 11, 2010

TEXARKANA -- Referred to Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital for physical therapy for fractured ribs, James Marshall claims he suffered an additional injury to his right shoulder because of the physical therapist's excessive and forcible manipulation of his arm.

Charging dog caused woman to fall off bicycle, suit claims

By David Yates | Jan 11, 2010

John Morgan Some people feel sorry for stray dogs, fearing a charging motorist may strike and wound the wandering canine.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts

By David Yates | Jan 11, 2010

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts,Dec. 17-Jan. 7, 2010

Operation to remove bullet not a med-mal issue, appellate brief argues

By David Yates | Jan 12, 2010

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department booking photo of Joshua Bush from 2006. A physician attempting to remove a bullet from a patient's head without his consent is not a medical malpractice issue, a plaintiff will argue before an appeals court in Beaumont later this month.

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