News from November 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Nov 1, 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Oct. 12-26, 2011.

BP and Transocean want evidence of U.S. government's role introduced in oil spill litigation

By Steve Korris | Nov 1, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - Deepwater Horizon operator BP and rig owner Transocean, trading blame for last year's oil spill, aim to drag Uncle Sam into the dispute.

Texas class action filed against Wal-Mart for gender discrimination

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 1, 2011

Four months after the Supreme Court reversed a nationwide class action against Wal-Mart alleging the store discriminated against up to 1.5 million female employees, a former plaintiff has initiated a state-wide class action against the retail giant that could include up to 45,000 female Texas employees.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 1, 2011

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Oct. 25.

Texas Times: Tales from Terlingua

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 1, 2011

On the western edge of one of Texas' greatest natural treasures, Big Bend National Park, lies the true Texas ghost town of Terlingua. The eerie ruins of a once prolific mining town are sure to satisfy the interests of those looking for a haunting adventure during the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos season.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County courts

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2011

A total of seven new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Oct. 24-28, 2011.

October trial over man's injuries from falling boat moved to April

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

An agreed motion for continuance was recently granted in a suit alleging the defendant dropped a boat on a worker's leg.

Defendants dismissed from U.S. Money Reserve suit

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

In July, the Southeast Texas Record reported that a settlement has been tentatively reached in a suit alleging a customer purchased and received gold coins and fraudulently tried to a secure a chargeback on his credit card.

Uninsured motorist claim filed against Old American Insurance

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

Following a hit and run, Murrel Merchant made a claim for uninsured motorist benefits with her carrier, Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

Slip & fall filed against Market Basket

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

Groves resident Melissa LeBlanc has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Bruce's Market Basket and B.T. Enterprises.

Ally Bank seeks possession of dead woman's car

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

Seeking possession of a deceased woman's car, Ally Bank has filed suit against the Beaumont man that it believes currently possesses the vehicle.

Plaintiff non-suits himself from med-mal complaint

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

One of the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice claim has voluntarily non-suited himself, parting ways with several members of his family still locked in the litigation.

Granted: ExxonMobil's motion to designate responsible third party

By David Yates | Nov 2, 2011

Last August, plaintiff Christopher Waldon sued ExxonMobil, alleging the company failed to warn him to use "a higher standard of care when loading and unloading" pipes.

Woman struck while turning sues

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

A woman who was struck while turning into an apartment complex is suing two Beaumont residents.

Discovery continues in trip & fall case against Parker Lumber

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

Following a year of litigation, a certificate of discovery has been filed in a suit brought by Lorretta Evans, who sued Parker Lumber after tripping over a pallet.

Greyhound dismissed from suit over fall on bus

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

A plaintiff's motion to dismiss Greyhound Lines from a personal injury suit has been granted by a local judge.

Tainted cantaloupe suit against Kroger filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

A wrongful death suit alleging Kroger sold a tainted cantaloupe has been filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Man hit in head with unsecure plug, sues Total Petrochemical

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

Needville resident Jamie Wilton is suing Total Petrochemicals for a head injury he received nearly two years ago.

Valero sued for woman's chemical exposure

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

Alleging she was exposed to toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide, Port Arthur resident Julia Gloston has filed suit against Valero Energy and Total Safety U.S.

Family sues over injuries in car wreck

By David Yates | Nov 3, 2011

A father and his two minor sons have filed suit against two Port Neches residents for injuries they received in an automobile collision.

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