News from 2010
While working near a scaffold, Louie Meiers, a Performance Contractors employee, was allegedly injured when a co-worker inadvertently pushed a 4-by-4 board off the scaffold's walkway and struck him.
Tarricone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)Ã¯Â¿Â½The national trial lawyers group outlined its 2010 legislative agenda Monday, announcing that the group plans to take aim at mandatory arbitration clauses and push to expand civil liability, among other initiatives.
Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)Ã¯Â¿Â½A leading conservative public interest law firm has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that allows trial lawyers to use the federal False Claims Act as a tool for regulating the marketing activities of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
For months, graduates of South Park High School waited in suspense while Judge Bob Wortham mulled over the fate of their old school building.
T. John Ward Jr. TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Cisco Systems has agreed to settle the second defamation lawsuit stemming from blog posts on the Patent Troll Tracker site. Terms of the Jan. 8 settlement were not released.
Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Dec. 31, 2009 - Jan. 6, 2010
MARSHALL -- After falling from a ladder, a Tyler man is suing the ladder's manufacturer seeking stronger warnings or instructions regarding the product's risks.
Frank L. Branson MARSHALL -- A Texas constable driving on a highway near Canton claims he swerved to avoid a dog that was standing in the roadway. His attempt failed and his 2002 Toyota Tundra pickup truck hit the dog and he lost control of the vehicle.
The doctor who treated the late Stacy Meaux recently testified during a malpractice trial that he could have done more to prevent her fatal heart attack.
GALVESTON - A Harris County laborer claims he was injured while working on a home last summer because he was not provided with any safety equipment. He is suing his employer for $500,000.
GALVESTON - When Houston resident Alan Schroit entered his Galveston vacation home to prepare for a Halloween party, he was greeted with the putrid odor of rotten fish.
The Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association will host a free legal workshop for parents of autistic and special needs children.
MARSHALL -- Randall Newman was fatally injured when his Chevrolet pickup was hit by another truck at an intersection.
New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Jan. 6-13, 2010
The former location of Texas Careers/Kaplan College at the Gateway Shopping Center. A landlord has filed suit against the tenant of a Beaumont retail space, alleging they failed to return the premises to its original condition when they vacated.
Plezia GALVESTON - An Alabama seaman is suing his employer for $75,000 for injuries he reportedly sustained on the job.
In the previous installment of this series, we examined the unusual "emergencies" for which people have justified calling 911.
Hutchison Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas gubernatorial race will square off in "The Texas Debates: Race for Governor" at 7 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 14.
On Christmas Eve, just as Americans were getting ready to celebrate the holiday with family and friends, Senate Democrats passed a partisan health care bill without a single Republican vote. It was crafted in secret and packed with sweetheart deals. A majority of Americans were rightly opposed to the bill, but it was rushed through without regard to the rising concerns raised by citizens throughout