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Legally Speaking: Moonlighting Judges

It's no secret that judicial salaries are low compared to what judges could command as attorneys working in the private sector.

Injured worker angry over year without benefits

After surviving for more than one year without workers' compensation benefits, a Jefferson County man finally received more than $25,000 in back pay. However, he remains miffed about the year he had to go without pay.

Tyson is sued after employee crashes car during work convoy

TYLER-A Tyson employee is suing the company after he received traumatic injuries after he was in a car wreck during a work-related convoy.

Call center employees sue for overtime pay

MARSHALL-Several customer service agents have filed a class action against their employer for failing to pay overtime to thousands of its telephone-dedicated customer service employees.

Debt collector sued for calling debtor's friends, family

SHERMAN-An East Texas man is suing a collection agency after one of its agents contacted and harassed his friends and family.

Brent Coon's law firm sued for defaulting on American Express credit card

According to a recent lawsuit brought by American Express, the Beaumont law firm Brent Coon & Associates has neglected to pay its corporate credit card balance, racking up more than $170,000 in charges on a past due account.

Defense seeks to nullify $98K verdict in favor of Lewis Law Firm

An Orange couple is petitioning a local judge to grant them a new trial and nullify a $98,000 verdict won by the Lewis Law Firm in October.

Abbott, feds settle with Mylan

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that the Texas Medicaid program will receive $23 million of a $65 million state/federal settlement with a drug manufacturer that allegedly reported inaccurate drug prices.

Plaintiff non-suits furniture store over employee's collision

A settlement was recently reached between Winnie resident Craig Stowe and Van Deventer Furniture Rentals, a Beaumont company.

Buzbee files 10 suits alleging formaldehyde in FEMA trailers

Buzbee The Buzbee Law Firm recently filed 10 suits on behalf of dozens individuals claiming they were exposed to elevated formaldehyde levels while living in trailers issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Secretary sues after supervisors refuse to address co-worker's sexual harassment

MARSHALL-A former secretary has filed a lawsuit that claims management refused to handle or address a sexual harassment situation resulting in her constructive discharge.

Mom claims dog knocked daughter into ditch

On behalf of her minor daughter, Connie Purdy filed suit against area resident Melvin Porter, alleging the man's dog knocked her child into a ditch.

Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting photos of sedated patients

TYLER-A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about employees taking pictures of sedated patients and posting the pictures on Facebook.

East Texas rental company sued for allowing hostile work environment

LUFKIN-An East Texas company is being sued by an employee for allowing a sexual hostile working environment.

Plaintiff claims driver failed to obey traffic control device

A Jefferson County woman claims she sustained damages after a driver collided with her vehicle.

Port Neches man claims sisters hiding mom, wants court to intervene

A Port Neches man has filed suit against his sisters, alleging they have hidden his mother from him and have threatened that he won't see her again until she is dead.

Wreck on Old Dowlen Road subject of lawsuit

A Beaumont man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way and collided with him while making a left-hand turn.

Groves woman sues over collision in Nederland

A Groves woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to her at a stop sign.

Man claims neck, back injuries from collision

A Nederland man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle, causing him to sustain injuries to his neck, back and body.

Suit filed over wreck on Hwy 124

A Jefferson County man claims he suffers from headaches and severe neck and back pain because of a 2009 collision.