News from February 2011

172nd Court District 3/2011

By Carrie Gonzalez | Feb 9, 2011

SHARECKA BOWIE ET AL VS OWENS CORNING FIBERGLAS CORP ET AL

Insurer sued for denying coverage on vehicle damaged by tainted fuel

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON - Alleging his pickup truck did not receive proper coverage after he filled it with contaminated fuel, Santa Fe resident Brad Stansberry has filed suit against Ford Motor Co., Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co. and McRee Ford Inc.

Man sues employer for making false criminal accusations against him

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON - A Santa Fe man believes his employer falsely accused him of workplace theft, recent court documents say.

La Marque bar sued for serving drunk driver

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man is suing a La Marque bar and its owner after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident last year.

Market Basket abandons summary judgment fight, settles slip & fall claim

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Market Basket, Highway 105 in Beaumont Rather continuing to fight for summary judgment, Market Basket has opted to settle a slip-and-fall claim filed against it in July 2009.

Counsel swapped in wrongful death suit filed over poisonous gas exposure

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Pappas CES Environmental Services has swapped counsel in a suit filed by the family of Joey Sutter, who allegedly died after being exposed to poisonous gas.

Plaintiff's deposition sought in injury case against air conditioner company

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

A notice of intent to depose the plaintiff has been filed in the personal injury case of Troy Lakey, an air conditioner installer who sued his employer after hurting his back.

Woman claims collision so bad Jaws of Life needed

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Port Arthur resident Guadalupe Vasquez has filed suit against William Deadmon III, claiming he caused an automobile collision so severe the Jaws of Life were needed to pry her from her car.

Center for disabled fired woman for reporting abuse, suit alleges

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Golden Triangle Living Center, Beaumont A former employee of Golden Triangle Living Centers claims she was wrongfully terminated for reporting the alleged abuse of a handicapped patient.

Woman says Yaz caused damage to gallbladder

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON � Complaining that she suffered abdominal problems after taking Yaz and Yasmin, Lana Speck has filed suit against the manufacturers of the oral contraceptive.

Texas City woman sues debt collectors for harassment

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON � Maria Tovar of Texas City claims a debt collection law firm placed harassing calls to her residential and cellular phone lines in an attempt to collect a debt she insists is not hers.

Seaman claims attack by supervisor, sues ship owner

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON � A Louisiana seaman is suing his employer and the vessel's owner and operator after his supervisor reportedly struck him while he was working on a ship last year.

Disabled man sues Dickinson school district over alleged discrimination

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON � A Dickinson man claims he was terminated from his position as groundskeeper with the Dickinson Independent School District because of his mental disability, recent court documents say.

Crash on Palmer Highway subject of lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

GALVESTON - An Alvin woman's lunch break ended prematurely because of a two-vehicle accident in Texas City two years ago, recent court documents say.

Shareholders: One more disaster and it's lights out for BP

By Steve Korris | Feb 9, 2011

Ajamie HOUSTON � One more disaster could spell the end for oil company BP, shareholders warn in federal litigation over losses from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill.

Lead counsel for BP ERISA suits named

By Steve Korris | Feb 9, 2011

HOUSTON � Lawyers for shareholders suing BP under federal retirement law spared U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison the delicate task of choosing their leaders.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Ocwen Loan Servicing has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Eulalio and Jana Ocampo, located at 3055 S. Willowood Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

Seven days into trial, R. Messner Construction settles injury claim

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Seven days deep into its trial, R. Messner Construction settled with plaintiff Donald Fowler Sr., who alleged the company was responsible for the wind blowing a steel truss off a scaffold and striking him.

Puddle near soda fountain leads to suit against Pei Wei

By David Yates | Feb 9, 2011

Pei Wei Asian Diner, Beaumont Fountain Plaza On a rainy day, Pamelia East stepped and slipped in a puddle of water pooling near the soda dispenser at the Pei Wei Asian Diner in Beaumont.

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

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 9, 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2011.

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