News from February 2011

Ninth Court declines to make RMQ law firm 'clarify' libel claim

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

A "vague" petition seeking to investigate a potential lawsuit against two Liberty County residents, who may have conspired to commit fraud against Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, does not need clarifying, an appeals court ruled Friday.

Doctor's deposition sought in drug allergy case

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

Plaintiff Laura Laday recently filed a notice to take the deposition of a physician whose testimony may either substantiate or disprove her claim that she was prescribed a drug that doctors knew would cause an allergic reaction.

Certificate of discovery filed in suit over fall in hotel shower

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

A certificate of written discovery was recently filed in suit over a local woman's fall in a hotel shower.

Pinnacle Healthcare appeals denial of summary judgment motion in med-mal

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

Alleging their mother died from shock after being given incorrect dosages of anticoagulants, Delores Calvin and Herman Johnson sued The Oaks at Beaumont and one of its doctors in June 2009.

Lane change mishap leads to lawsuit

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against three individuals, alleging they are all responsible for causing an automobile collision in September.

Motorcycle rider crashes into car, sues driver

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

David Scott Guidry claims Nederland resident Nicholas Weaver turned in front of his motorcycle, causing him to hit the car and crash.

Pipe deliveryman claims injury when recipient dropped pipe

By David Yates | Feb 15, 2011

While helping to carry a heavy pipe, Royce Long dropped his end, which allegedly injured the man who delivered the pipe, John Stelly.

Legally Speaking: The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2010 and a Contender for 2011

By John G. Browning | Feb 15, 2011

The Institute for Legal Reform, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently released the results of its annual poll of the most ridiculous lawsuits of the past year.

Texas Times: More Than Just The Mail-The Historic Route Of Butterfield Overland Mail Co.

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Feb 15, 2011

Today, sending a Valentine's card to your sweetheart requires a few simple steps: making a trip to the drug store to select just the right card; penning the heart-felt words to make that special someone feel loved; buying a 44-cent stamp; and dropping it in the mail.

Report: Texas tort reform a success

By John O'Brien | Feb 15, 2011

Davidson AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - A legal reform group says legislation passed in 2005 to help Texas courts deal with asbestos and silica lawsuits has been successful.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Feb 16, 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Feb. 10-15, 2011.

Denbury Green pipeline controversy heads to Texas Supreme Court

By Steve Korris | Feb 16, 2011

Photo of construction on the Denbury Green pipeline from the company website. AUSTIN � State Supreme Court justices will review Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd's grant of eminent domain power to owners of a carbon dioxide pipeline.

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

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 16, 2011

Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 7-11, 2011

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County courts

By David Yates | Feb 16, 2011

Ocwen Loan Servicing has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Miriam Jones Premeaux, located at 5353 Port Neches Road, Groves, Texas 77619.

Texas HCS sued after employee injured herself while moving table

By David Yates | Feb 16, 2011

Texas HCS employee Darla Lynn Odom has filed suit against her employer, alleging the company negligently instructed her to move a table even after she expressed concerns that she might injure herself.

Man sues after head-on vehicular collision

By David Yates | Feb 16, 2011

Orange resident Gregory Kumm has filed suit against Port Neches local David James, alleging he struck his vehicle head on a few weeks ago.

Southern County Mutual sued for not paying underinsured motorist claim

By David Yates | Feb 16, 2011

In September 2009, Royce and Laura McClure were injured in an automobile collision caused by an uninsured driver. To date, the couple alleges their insurance company refuses to pay benefits for the incident.

Med-mal alleges doc 'misplaced' venous catheter

By David Yates | Feb 16, 2011

Alleging the treating doctor "misplaced the venous catheter" during her stay at a local hospital, Bridget Fontenot has filed suit against Beaumont physician Dr. Lee Haak.

Latest Hurricane Ike-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 16, 2011

Three new lawsuits were filed against insurance over Hurricane Ike damage claims in Jefferson County District Court, Feb. 7-11.

Tort reform works, especially for plaintiffs

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 19, 2011

When we talk about tort abuse and tort reform, we tend to focus on the economic impact on society at large.

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