News from February 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

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

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 16-21, 2011.

Legally Speaking: The Least of My Brothers

By John G. Browning | Feb 23, 2011

In 2009, the "Legally Speaking" column "Brother, Can You Spare a Lawyer?" spotlighted the crisis in funding for legal aid to the poor. Back then, in the depths of the economic crisis, a perfect storm had been created.

Plaintiff Steering Committee wants Barbier to approve class action notice in BP MDL

By Steve Korris | Feb 23, 2011

Barbier NEW ORLEANS � Plaintiff lawyers leading litigation over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill have found a short cut to their goal of pursuing class actions.

Texas AG probing diabetes drug

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 23, 2011

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued civil investigative demands to drug makers Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. for information related to diabetes drug Actos.

Latest Hurricane Ike-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 23, 2011

A total of five new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Feb. 14-19, 2011.

Wreck blamed on driver talking on cell phone

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 23, 2011

Two Port Arthur residents have filed suit against the driver who they blame for causing a collision while talking on her cell phone.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Feb 24, 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Feb. 17-23, 2011.

Lawmaker says attorney fees in Ike settlements excessive

By Marilyn Tennissen | Feb 24, 2011

Taylor The fees paid to lawyers for Hurricane Ike litigation were excessive, said a Texas lawmaker at a meeting of the Texas House Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts

By David Yates | Feb 24, 2011

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts, Feb. 22, 2011.

There's a lesson here for all of us

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 26, 2011

Most people think of the Bible as a book for believers � which, of course, it is. But it also offers a a trove of wisdom for businessmen and lawyers.

Jurors punish SJ Transportation with $115K verdict for trucker's collision

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2011

A Jefferson County jury recently found that an SJ Transportation truck driver negligently caused an automobile collision three years ago, hitting the company with an $115,000 verdict.

State Farm sued for not paying underinsured motorist benefits

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2011

Area resident Evette Jackson has filed suit against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and agent Neil Langford for allegedly refusing to pay underinsured motorist benefits.

Suit filed over rear-end collision

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2011

A Jefferson County man alleges the force of rear-end impact was so hard that his vehicle was pushed into a concrete barrier and caused to rollover.

Stop sign runner sued for causing collision

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2011

Tyler County resident Angela McFaddin is suing William Wueller, a Port Arthur resident, for allegedly running a stop sign and striking her vehicle.

Class action alleges Southeast Texas TEA Party defrauded donors

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2011

File photo of the 2009 Tax Day TEA Party rally in Beaumont. Several area residents have banded together and filed suit against the Southeast Texas TEA Party Patriots and its director, Ralph McBride, alleging the political organization defrauded donors.

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