News from 2010

Worker with back injury claims Rowan forced him to lift heavy material

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A Port Neches man claims he cannot return to his career as a construction worker because of a back injury he sustained while attempting to lift heavy equipment.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A total of six new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims have been filed in Jefferson County District Court, Jan.18-22, 2010.

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

By David Yates | Jan 27, 2010

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, Jan. 19-25, 2010.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Jan 27, 2010

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, Jan. 25, 2010.

Market Basket seeks summary judgment in trip and fall suit

By David Yates | Jan 27, 2010

A local judge is considering granting summary judgment against a woman who tripped and fell in a Market Basket parking lot.

Fire fighters sue La Marque for failing to ratify bargaining agreement

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 27, 2010

GALVESTON - A local fire fighters' union is suing the city of La Marque in an effort to get the city council to consider a proposed collective bargaining agreement.

Groups line up to support CSX asbestos appeal

By John O'Brien | Jan 27, 2010

Peirce RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - CSX Transportation's appeal in a case alleging a Pittsburgh law firm conspired with a radiologist to fabricate an asbestos exposure claim is drawing attention from tort reform groups and asbestos expert witnesses.

Justice Kennedy: Law that banned 'Hillary' could have banned newspapers and books

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 27, 2010

Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON � Politicians who tried to discourage distribution of the movie, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," could have simply banned it under campaign finance laws the U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Jan. 21, according to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Legally Speaking: Unusual Moments in Lawyer Advertising

By John G. Browning | Jan 27, 2010

Lawyers market themselves and their practices in all sorts of ways: from the more traditional, subtle approach like giving speeches to industry groups or writing articles to somewhat more "in your face" methods like television commercials in which they promise to get injured clients "maximum cash" and ride around in tanks.

Harbor worker shocked by exposed wire

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 27, 2010

Working in a dark and confined area of a ferry, a Superior Energies employee was installing insulation when his hand came in contact with a live wire, sending an electrical current through his hand and out his neck.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Jan. 21-27

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 27, 2010

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Jan. 21-27, 2010.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Jan. 21-27

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 27, 2010

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Jan. 21-27, 2010.

State of the Union: Obama calls for jobs, tax cuts and health care reform

By Chris Rizo | Jan 27, 2010

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) � U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined an ambitious agenda, vowing to reign in government spending, impose restrictions on Wall Street and continue seeking an overhaul of the nation's health care system despite political obstacles.

McDonnell delivers GOP response to Obama

By John O'Brien | Jan 28, 2010

McDonnell RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - In response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell told the country that eliminating meritless lawsuits should be a key part of health care reform.

58th court district 3/10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 28, 2010

DANIEL D CLAYTON VS NANCY L CLAYTON ET AL

Keep trying the case until you get the verdict you want

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 30, 2010

Imagine the pressure 23-year-old Garrett Hartley must have felt when he strolled onto the field to attempt a 40-yard field goal that would send the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl for the first time in its 43-year history.

Judge dismisses man's suit against post office for delivering dead birds

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 1, 2010

SHERMAN -- An East Texas Federal Judge dismissed a man's allegations that the post office was negligent in shipping birds through Express Mail.

Local worker sues Atlantic Scaffold over injury at gas station

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2010

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against the scaffolding company he says negligently failed to remove its materials from a gas station's premises, allegedly causing him injury.

Texas college sues architect, engineer over design of performing arts center

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 1, 2010

First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, North Texas Central College, Gainesville SHERMAN -- A Texas junior college is suing an architect, mechanical engineers, structural engineers and roofing contractors for the poor design of its $ 5 million performing arts center, which was completed in March 2005.

Shampooed carpets blamed for man's fall at movie theater

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2010

An Orange County man claims he was left physically impaired when he fell at a Beaumont theater because of the dampness of the recently cleaned carpets.

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