News from February 2011

Judge denies Philip Klein's motion to compel Google to produce documents

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Klein Beaumont blogger and political commentator Philip Klein on Tuesday had his motion to compel Google to produce documents denied by a local judge.

Post discovery sought by Christus following bedsore trial

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Cooksey Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth filed a certificate of discovery earlier this month, submitting a post-judgment request to Ronald Lee Lewis, who lost his case against the hospital in July.

Major League Grill alleges landlord refuses to keep property up to code

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

The Major League Franchise Group has filed suit against Azam Beaumont Enterprises, claiming Azam refuses to keep its leased property up to state codes.

Benzene suit alleges 9 companies responsible for man's multiple myeloma

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Port Arthur resident Wallace Moore has filed suit against Chevron USA and eight other companies, alleging the defendants negligently exposed him to cancerous benzene.

City of Beaumont sues on behalf of employee struck by roll off truck

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

The city of Beaumont and employee Joseph Rosemond Jr. are suing Bulldog Excavators and its employee, Bobby Armstrong, who allegedly struck Rosemond with a roll off truck.

Transected bile duct results in malpractice suit

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Sutton Claiming a botched surgery resulted in a transection of his common bile duct, area resident Ernesto Escareno has filed suit against Beaumont physician John Schmidt and his employer, Port Arthur Surgical Association.

Just Filed: Harris County Civil Courts

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 23, 2011

Harris County civil cases Jan. 18-Feb. 16, 2011.

Woman claims workforce agency failed to provide proper evidence

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

GALVESTON - After the Texas Workforce Commission discontinued her unemployment benefits allegedly without admitting proper documentation into its hearing, Crystal Beach resident Darlene Nelsen is suing the state agency.

Former employee sues Target after dispute with boss

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 23, 2011

A former Target worker is seeking re-employment after a conflict with his boss led to his resignation.

Debt collection agency accused of harassing consumer

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

SHERMAN - A debt collection agency is being sued for allegedly inflicting emotional distress on a consumer in an attempt to collect a debt.

College sued for age discrimination after executive secretary demoted

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

TYLER - A 60-year-old woman is suing an East Texas college after she was demoted from her position as executive secretary to the college president.

Bicycle manufacturer sued after cyclist suffers brain injury

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

Trek 2000 MARSHALL - A bicycle manufacturer is facing a lawsuit after a cyclist claims he suffered a serious brain injury when the handle bars of his bicycle collapsed.

Laborer sues aircraft services company for not paying his earned overtime wage

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

TYLER - Arguing he has not been paid for his overtime work, an aircraft painter has filed a collective action against his employer.

Smith County sued for alleged police misconduct

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

TYLER - In a recently filed lawsuit, Smith County is accused of allowing police misconduct.

Man sues parents for racking up $26K on his credit cards

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

GALVESTON � A St. Louis, Mo., man claims his parents owe him about $26,000 arising from credit card charges.

Homeowners claim they are owed $25K from house sale

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

GALVESTON � Arguing they were promised half of commission from the sale of their League City home, Forrestt and Shannon Howard have filed suit against Peter B. Merritt LLC, its owner and real estate agent Jan Morgan.

Employee sues College of the Mainland claiming wrongful termination

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

GALVESTON - A Galveston County woman has filed suit against College of the Mainland and the Texas Workforce Commission after she allegedly lost her job for filing a workers compensation claim arising from mold exposure.

Texas City women claim leaking breast implants caused complications

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

Todd GALVESTON � Four Texas City women claim they suffered complications after getting breast implants, recent court documents say.

La Marque resident sues insurer for denying coverage for flooded home

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

GALVESTON � La Marque resident Cruz Alvarado has filed suit against Voyager Indemnity Insurance Co. in an effort to recover compensation after his house flooded.

Collection agency sued for not upholding verbal agreement with consumer

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

SHERMAN - A debt collection agency is being sued after it refused to uphold a verbal agreement reducing a consumer's debt by approximately $6,000.

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