News from February 2011

Lamar wins jurisdiction appeal but professor's tenure suit continues

By David Yates | Feb 22, 2011

Late least year, Lamar University filed an appeal in the Ninth Court of Appeals of Texas, hoping to reverse a ruling denying it sovereign immunity in a discrimination lawsuit.

No supplemental testing for man in vegetative state, appeals court rules

By David Yates | Feb 22, 2011

No pre-trial supplemental testing will be performed on a refinery worker who was allegedly exposed to toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide and left mentally impaired while working for Valero Energy, the Ninth Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 18.

Suit says alleged drunk driver fled scene of crash

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

GALVESTON - A Harris County resident claims he was involved in a hit-and-run accident with an alleged drunk driver in Texas City more than a year ago, recent court documents say.

After wreck with big rig, man says insurer failed to pay claim

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man has filed suit against his insurer, claiming it did not honor his underinsured motorist coverage.

Trucking company named in vehicle collision lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 22, 2011

A woman has filed suit against the driver she claims struck her vehicle as he attempted to make a turn.

Wreck on Phelan Blvd. subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 22, 2011

Two Beaumont residents claim they experienced extreme physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment after a driver collided with them when she failed to stop at a red light.

Default judgment hearing nixed in unpaid bill dispute

By David Yates | Feb 22, 2011

At the last second, Alliance Masonry, a Beaumont company, canceled a default judgment hearing slated to be held Monday, Feb. 22.

Jefferson County man sues over auto crash

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 22, 2011

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against the driver he claims caused a collision.

EMS company sued for failing to pay rent

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 22, 2011

Southeast Texas Emergency Medical Services owes more than $37,000 and thousands of dollars in overdue rent payments on a building it utilized as an office facility and storage yard, according to recently filed court documents.

Wal-Mart sued after child trips on carpet in pet area

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

A Jefferson County mother has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart after her child tripped on carpet and fell, injuring her head.

Conex sued for failing to give employees advance notice of layoffs

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

An employee of a Jefferson County plant has filed a class action lawsuit against his employer for not providing its employees with a proper 60-day notice regarding a mass layoff.

Fatalities in vehicle accident caused by defective seatbelt buckles, lawsuit claims

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

MARSHALL - The parents of two deceased Texas residents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the Ford Motor Co. of manufacturing a vehicle with defective seatbelt buckles.

Microwavable measuring cup melts, burn victim sues

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

MARSHALL - The manufacturer and retailer of a measuring cup are facing a lawsuit that argues the cup was not safe for microwave use as the company claimed.

Consulting firm accused of paying employees straight time for overtime work

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Feb 22, 2011

SHERMAN - A management and technology consulting firm is accused of violating federal law by only paying their employees straight time wages for overtime work.

58th Court District : April 2011

By Carrie Gonzalez | Feb 23, 2011

BEAUMONT ELECTRIC INC VS VICKIE ARKEEN ET AL

Adobe Equipment non-suited in forklift injury case

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Adobe Equipment Holdings was recently non-suited by plaintiff Mark A. Davis, who sued the company after losing four fingers when a forklift chain crushed his hands.

Agreed take-nothing judgment reached in contract dispute suit

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

In May 2009, Jasper County resident John Mckinney sued Performance Blasting and Coating, a Beaumont business, for breaching an employment contract.

City of Beaumont sued for employee's auto collision

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Port Arthur resident Mark Ramirez has filed suit against the city of Beaumont, alleging a city employee backed into his vehicle nearly two years ago.

Houston firm seeks restraining order against partner

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Feb 23, 2011

Shrader GALVESTON - Thornhill, Shrader & Burdette PLLC seeks a temporary restraining order from a local state district judge against partner Justin H. Shrader and attorney Craig Eiland of Galveston.

Employee sues KCS for injury

By David Yates | Feb 23, 2011

Beaumont resident Dustin Kruse is suing his employer, Kansas City Southern Railway Co., for injuries he received last May.

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