News from 2010

Arbitration Works for Consumers and Employers, Lawmakers Should Reach Same Conclusion

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 25, 2010

If personal injury lawyers and their advocates in Texas have their way, employers and consumers here may lose their ability to seek alternatives to costly and time-consuming litigation.

Med-mal trial against local hospital ends with $1.4 M verdict

By David Yates | Jan 25, 2010

A Jefferson County jury hit Christus Health Southeast Texas with a $1.4 million verdict Thursday, concluding that St. Mary Hospital nurses were negligent in their treatment of the late Stacy Meaux.

Appeals court to hear arguments over 'common carrier' status in FELA case

By David Yates | Jan 25, 2010

Almost a year after Judge Donald Floyd ruled that a local rail switching company cannot be defined as a "railroad common carrier" under the Federal Employers Liability Act, Beaumont justices have been tasked to examine his suit-ending decision.

Man sues Wal-Mart alleging slip on wet mat led to surgeries

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 26, 2010

MARSHALL -- Wal-Mart should continue to warn customers about wet floors even after the rain has stopped and the pavement has dried, an East Texas man claims in a personal injury suit against the mega-retailer.

Couple claims lender, appraiser falsified value of Galveston property

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 26, 2010

GALVESTON - Two Colorado attorneys claim Bank of America Corp. and one of its subsidiary appraisal companies falsified the value of property they purchased in Galveston nearly five years ago, recent court documents say.

Accused 'pill mill' fears widespread impact if held responsible for addict's overdose

By David Yates | Jan 26, 2010

A medical clinic accused of being a "pill mill" is asking a Beaumont appeals court to reject a plaintiff's medical expert reports, warning justices that allowing "drug addicts" to skirt the civil code "would have a far reaching impact across Texas."

Galveston woman sues cleaning company over fall at hospital

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 26, 2010

GALVESTON - A Galveston woman who took her daughter to the city's University of Texas Medical Branch for treatment ended up with injuries herself. She is suing a cleaning company under contract with the 120-year-old institution for approximately $75,000.

Beaumont women sue driver who ran red light

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

Two Beaumont women claim they sustained multiple injuries after a driver failed to stop at a red light.

Justices order release of jailed dad

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 27, 2010

Montgomery County District Judge Frederick Edwards improperly sentenced a father to 180 days in jail for failure to pay child support, Ninth District appeals judges decided on Jan. 14.

Texas Supreme Court affirms reassignment of WOS principal

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 27, 2010

AUSTIN � The Supreme Court of Texas won't disturb a decision of West Orange-Cove Consolidated School District Superintendent Taylor Collins to transfer middle school principal Dale Dardeau to an elementary school.

Suit filed against driver who caused rear end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

Three Jefferson County residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended them.

Woman sues Beaumont Wal-Mart over slip on wet substance

By David Yates | Jan 27, 2010

A Beaumont woman claims she sustained "catastrophic injuries" after falling on liquid at a Beaumont Wal-Mart.

Shop owner says roof leaked despite code certification

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

The owner of a Jefferson County flower shop that was damaged by heavy rains has filed a lawsuit against the inspector that certified the new roof only a month before.

Contractor sues electrician over uncompleted work

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A Beaumont contractor claims the failure of subcontractors to properly complete a job has forced it to spend an additional $50,000.

Workers sue contractor over scaffold collapse at cathedral

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Two men working on a scaffold at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont claim they were injured when the contractor removed two of the scaffold's supporting legs and it collapsed.

Builder sues to recover $60,000 for unpaid apartment construction job

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A construction company claims two corporations failed to pay it more than $60,000 for work it performed.

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

By David Yates | Jan 27, 2010

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Court, Jan. 7-Jan. 25, 2010

Owner sued for default of $1 M business loan

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

The owner of several small businesses in Beaumont has been sued for allegedly defaulting on a loan of more than $1 million.

Employee's fall in parking lot leads to suit against Beaumont Health Care

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A Jefferson County woman claims she sustained injuries after falling in her employer's parking lot.

Man sued for back payments of repossessed Honda

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A financing company has filed suit against a Jefferson County man who has defaulted on payments for his 2003 Honda Accord.

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