News from February 2011

Texas Times: Poetry on the Range

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Feb 2, 2011

When many of us think of the iconic Texas cowboy, we conjure up images of a rugged wrangler with a quick draw.

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

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 2, 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Jan. 24-28, 2011.

Latest Hurricane Ike-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 3, 2011

One lawsuit against an insurance company over a Hurricane Ike claim was filed in Jefferson County District Court, Jan. 24-28, 2011.

Personal injury trial against R. Messner Construction begins

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

A Jefferson County jury has been tasked to decide whether R. Messner Construction was responsible for the wind blowing a steel truss off a scaffold and striking plaintiff Donald Fowler Sr.

Judge refuses to reinstate case alleging Lamar caused grandmother's fall

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

A Port Arthur woman, who fell while dropping her granddaughter off at a college childcare center, had her motion for reconsideration denied by a Beaumont judge on Monday.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts, Jan. 28-31, 2011.

Suit alleges man terminated as act of retaliation

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 3, 2011

An Orange County man claims his former employer terminated him in retaliation for filing a lawsuit against the company.

Fed Ex employee attacked by dogs claims 'physical and emotional' injuries

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

Matheny Federal Express employee Dwain Landry has filed suit against Port Arthur residents Sandra and Butch Haas, claiming the couple's dogs attacked him while delivering packages.

Deliveryman claims he was mauled by pit bull

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

A package deliveryman claims a "vicious pit bull" attacked him nearly two years ago.

Judge sets aside $183k default judgment in slip & fall case

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

A Beaumont judge recently set aside an $183,614 default judgment award in a slip-and-fall case against the grocery store El Rancho.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Feb 3, 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2011.

Med-mal claims doc botched surgery

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

A woman claiming a doctor somehow botched her surgery has filed suit against the physician and his employer.

Wrongful death suit filed against Beaumont physician

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

Sorrels The family of Judy Gregory has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the physician who last treated her, claiming the doctor failed to properly diagnose her condition.

Cajun Country Cookers claims new landlord jacked up rent to $100k a month

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

Bernsen Claiming their new landlord unjustly jacked up its rent from $100 a month to $100,000, Cajun Country Cookers has filed a request for a temporary restraining order.

PA coach accused of choking student sues district for defamation

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 3, 2011

A Jefferson County man who has already been awarded $60,000 from the Port Arthur Independent School District has once again filed suit against the district, alleging employees conspired against him to make him lose his job.

Texas SC dissenters argue malpractice decision could lead to more lawsuits

By Steve Korris | Feb 3, 2011

Johnson AUSTIN � State Supreme Court justices threw out a malpractice claim against two doctors because their patient waited too long to add them to a suit.

Bank sued for not posting notice of ATM fees

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 3, 2011

SHERMAN - In a recently filed federal lawsuit, an East Texas bank is being accused of violating federal regulations by not posting a fee notice sign on its ATM machines.

Furnace manufacturer sued after worker is burned

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 3, 2011

MARSHALL - A Marshall resident has filed a lawsuit against a commercial furnace manufacturer after he suffered burn injuries while attempting to perform maintenance on the machine.

Pregnant employee claims discrimination by Pizza Hut

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 3, 2011

A pregnant Pizza Hut employee has filed a lawsuit claiming she was terminated for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Man seeks TRO to stop city from demolishing historic Beaumont home

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2011

324 La Salle St. Houston resident Aaron Conley has filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the city of Beaumont from demolishing a home "with historic roots" he recently acquired.

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