News from 2010

IP for Your Business: Copyright Infringements -The Unseen Danger

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 20, 2010

Donoghue You likely spend significant resources making sure you do not infringe your competitors' patents, trademarks and copyrights. No legitimate business would intentionally copy its competitor's manuals, or confidential business plans.

Woman claims local auto dealer misled her to make sale

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 20, 2010

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against a local auto dealer, alleging a salesman told her false information to get her to purchase a car.

Democrats could have tough electoral road ahead

By Chris Rizo | Jan 20, 2010

Murname WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-In an epic political upset Tuesday night, a Republican won the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by liberal icon Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts - something that political observers told Legal Newsline could signal danger for Democrats nationally.

Texas SC wants Judge Floyd's reasons for new trial in scaffold case

By David Yates | Jan 20, 2010

Floyd For the second time in 12 months, Texas' highest court is directing Jefferson County 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd to state his reasons for disregarding a jury verdict and granting a plaintiff a new trial.

Legally Speaking: Foiled by Facebook

By John G. Browning | Jan 20, 2010

Social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook have hit society with the force of a juggernaut.

DuPont asbestos trial still slated for April despite motion to remove

By David Yates | Jan 20, 2010

Although the retrial of an asbestos suit looms only three months away, Judge Donald Floyd has still not made a ruling on DuPont's unopposed motion to remove the case from the April trial docket.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 20, 2010

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County, Jan. 4-15, 2010.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 20, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Jan. 13-20, 2010

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

By David Yates | Jan 21, 2010

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Jan. 13-19, 2010

200 Bolivar Peninsula residents file class action against TWIA

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 21, 2010

Satellite view of Hurricane Ike in September 2008 GALVESTON - Two Galveston attorneys have sued the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on behalf of about 210 Bolivar Peninsula residents who claim the insurer did not pay them adequately for Hurricane Ike damages.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 21, 2010

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Jan. 13-20, 2010.

Texas SC: Court at Law judge had no jurisdiction in $3.8 M probate case

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 21, 2010

Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN � Judges in county courts at law don't wield great power, and one who thought he did found out he didn't.

172nd 2/10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 21, 2010

JOHN CAHILL ET AL VS LIBERTY LLOYDS OF TEXAS INSURANCE CO ET AL

U.S. SC overturns campaign spending law, infuriates Obama

By John O'Brien | Jan 21, 2010

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday that businesses may spend their money to support or oppose candidates in federal elections.

State AGs predict uptick in home foreclosures this year

By Chris Rizo | Jan 21, 2010

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The nation's foreclosure crisis is worsening despite federal efforts to help Americans save their homes, a dozen state attorneys general said Wednesday.

Contractor sues after falling through steel grating on oil rig

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 21, 2010

MARSHALL�An employee of West Coast Logistics was servicing a rig near Hawkins, Texas, when he fell 14 feet through the rig's steel grating and landed on the concrete floor.

The myth of the infallible man

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 23, 2010

Dr. Michael Peterson has learned an expensive lesson in defensive medicine.

Local woman says bank reneged on disaster relief agreement

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 25, 2010

A Jefferson County woman claims her bank has threatened to foreclose on her home after failing to follow through on its promise of forbearance and disaster relief.

Arkansas class action alleges state sold personal information

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 25, 2010

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- If a recently filed class action is successful, each driver in Arkansas may receive $2,500 from companies that may have obtained their personal information illegally through the Arkansas Department of Licensing.

Motorcyclist sues insurer over failure to cover underinsured driver

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 25, 2010

A motorcyclist has filed suit against the underinsured driver that strayed into his lane and struck him.

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