News from February 2011

Latest Hurricane Ike-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 9, 2011

A total of seven new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2011.

Couple wants exploration company to stop drilling on property

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 9, 2011

A Jefferson County couple has filed suit against the exploration company they claim gave them limited notice of its intent to drill on their property.

Woman sues State Farm for denying auto wreck claim

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 9, 2011

A Louisiana woman claims her insurance company refuses to pay for damages she incurred to her neck, back and right leg after she got into a collision with an uninsured driver.

Man says wreck caused physical, mental strain

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 9, 2011

A Harris County man incurred mental and physical strain after a driver pulled into his path and struck his vehicle.

Hospital sued for allegedly discharging woman in active labor

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

Columbia Medical Center of McKinney SHERMAN - An East Texas hospital is being sued after allegedly discharging a woman who was in active labor.

BP shareholders want court time equal to injury plaintiffs

By Steve Korris | Feb 9, 2011

Yetter HOUSTON � In a test of strength between judges presiding over claims from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, lawyers prod one to repeal the other's rules.

Corrections officers sue Jefferson County for overtime during Hurricane Ike

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 10, 2011

Jefferson County corrections officers have filed a lawsuit against the county to obtain compensation for the overtime hours they worked during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.

Lindale company accused of not paying supervisors overtime pay

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 10, 2011

MARSHALL - A supervisor for a Lindale company has filed a collective lawsuit that accuses his employer of failing to pay the supervisors overtime wages.

Driver caused collision after reversing, lawsuit claims

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 10, 2011

TYLER - A Kilgore resident has filed a lawsuit against a driver who caused a collision driving in reverse into another lane of traffic.

Suit claims workers not paid for time traveling to work site

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 10, 2011

A Southeast Texas company is being sued for allegedly violating federal statutes by not paying its employees for time they spent in transit to a work site.

Railroad employee says van accelerated as he climbed in

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

A railroad employee claims he was injured when a van took off before he was completely inside.

Insurer seeks recovery of $59K payout

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

Foye An insurance company has filed suit against its insured, seeking to recover some of the more than $59,000 in medical costs it paid after a collision.

Five plaintiffs sue over Beaumont auto collision

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

After sustaining various injuries, including cervical neck pain and back pain during a collision, five people filed suit against the driver who they claim bears responsibility for causing the accident.

Provost Umphrey suit questions validity of monetary claims

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

A Beaumont law firm has filed two lawsuits against the Houston law firm and various individuals it claims are seeking unsubstantiated tens of thousands of dollars from it.

Waste disposal company seeks order to stop foreclosure

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

Morgan An environmental waste disposal company in Jefferson County has filed suit against the bank that it says is wrongly attempting to foreclose against its property.

Girl sues employer for harassment after 5 days at work

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

A minor girl has filed suit against her former employer and co-worker, alleging the manager harassed her and forced her to quit.

School bus driver sues woman who hit bus

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver she claims ran into the side of her bus.

Man sues to recover under-insured driver benefits

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

A Beaumont man has filed suit against his insurance company, alleging it has refused to pay him full benefits for injuries he sustained in a collision with an under-insured driver.

Lawyer claims Dugas owes him referral fee

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

An attorney claims he lost 25 percent in referral fees after referring a family member to a Beaumont lawyer.

Corrections officers sue Jefferson County over Ike pay

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 10, 2011

Jefferson County corrections officers claims they were not timely paid for hours they worked when Hurricane Ike struck more than two years ago.

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