News from December 2011

Chevron USA claims it has no connections to benzene suit

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Bridwell Claiming it never employed Fred Gebauer, who allegedly died from benzene exposure, Chevron USA has filed a special exception asserting that the children of the late refinery worker improperly sued the company.

Motion to substitute counsel filed in suit alleging clamp fell on worker's face

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

A motion to substitute counsel has been filed in a suit alleging a worker sustained injuries when a metal clamp fell on his face.

Asbestos case transferred to Houston MDL

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Davidson A notice of transfer was recently filed in an asbestos suit against E.I. DuPont De Nemours, removing the case to a Houston Multidistrict Litigation Panel.

Sieben Equipment answers suit over unpaid rentals

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Sieben Equipment Services has answered a suit alleging it failed to pay for uniforms it rented.

U.S. Industrial sued for driver's collision

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Alleging he sustained injuries in an automobile collision, Orange County resident Jason Glanzer is suing United States Industrial Services and one of its employees, Patrick Letulle.

Shoppers sue over Wal-Mart fender bender

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

While stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk, two women and minor child were rear-ended by Beaumont resident Aaron Morgan.

Left turn results in collision, suit

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Beaumont local Burtis Johnson is suing Vernesse Guidry, who also resides in Beaumont, for allegedly turning and causing a collision while he was a passenger in the vehicle.

Lane change mishap ends in litigation

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Port Arthur resident Jacori Narcisse is suing North Zulch resident Chase Nesmith for allegedly changing lanes and striking his vehicle.

Competing yoga centers called to trial

By David Yates | Dec 1, 2011

Two competing yoga centers locked in litigation for the past year are set to go to trial on Dec. 7.

Plaintiff adds claims to personal injury suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - A local man who claimed in a lawsuit last year he injured himself performing a task which required two people has amended his original complaint.

Academy seeks documents in personal injury case

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - Academy Ltd. recently submitted a motion to compel discovery in a physician's lawsuit against it, requesting the plaintiff produce more volumes of tax returns.

Trial date set for Gulf Freeway crash suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - A local state district judge recently granted a Texas City woman's motion for continuance in her lawsuit against JDB Services and two of its employees.

Defendants seek more time in horseback riding injury suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - Complaining they had no say in the trial date or the deadlines associated with the docket control order in the lawsuit against them, Santa Fe residents Stephen and Josh Williams have filed motions for continuance and a new DCO.

One defendant dismissed in case over fall in parking lot

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

Rush GALVESTON - One of the three defendants in a Huntsville woman's personal injury lawsuit stemming from a fall in a Dickinson parking lot has been dismissed from the case.

Oil well constructor sues for $500,000 over completion services

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

Zukowski GALVESTON - Alleging Pioneer Well Services LLC inflicted more than $500,000 in damages to one of its wells, ERG Resources LLC has filed a lawsuit.

Wrongful death suit filed over PA fireman's fall from beach house balcony

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

Dugas GALVESTON - The family of a Hardin County man who fell to his death at a Crystal Beach residence has filed a lawsuit.

Boiler explosion at Valero Texas City refinery leads to wrongful death suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - The widow of a Texas City man killed in an explosion at Valero's Texas City refinery two years ago has filed suit against a host of companies.

Passenger sues driver who ran car into pole

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - Meagan Bailey claims she was in a one-vehicle accident involving a utility pole back in July, recent court documents say.

Overhead misstep sends light fixture crashing onto man's head

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2011

GALVESTON - After being struck in the head by a heavy light fixture, Tak Yi Lam is suing Jimmy Doyle Sheridan Jr.

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