News from October 2011

Latest hurricane related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A total of six new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Sept. 12-16, 2011.

Beaumont woman sues over rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Louisiana man sues over Bridge City wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Louisiana man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Suit claims city of Groves owes $40,000 to green waste disposal company

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A corporation that specializes in the disposal of "green waste" claims the city of Groves has failed to remit its monthly payments for the corporation's waste disposal services.

Company fights property appraisal

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

White Flint Partners alleges the taxes it is paying on its Jefferson County property are too high.

Insurer seeks repayment of fire proceeds after policyholder admits to arson

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

An insurance company is attempting to regain the more than $60,000 it paid to its insureds after it discovered the insureds set fire to their home.

Rear-end crash caused painful injuries, woman's suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A woman claims she suffered "painful bodily injuries" after a driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Man fights foreclosure of Crystal Beach property

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Jefferson County man claims his mortgage company wrongly foreclosed on his property, despite the fact that he forwarded a check for more than $200,000 to the lender.

Woman claims contractor failed to complete home repairs

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the contractor who she alleges was supposed to perform work on her home but failed to finish despite receiving thousands of dollars from her.

Woman sues after new car smashed in rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Jefferson County woman claims her 13-day-old vehicle was extremely damaged during a rear-end collision.

Black employee sues over noose at workplace

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A black man has filed suit against his former employer and supervisors, alleging he lost his job because of the color of his skin.

Suit says beach house builder overshot property line

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Jefferson County couple claims their builder failed to obey a contract by building their new home on 25 feet of property that was not theirs.

Worker files harassment suit over sexual graffiti

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

Morgan A Fort Bend County man claims his employer discriminated against him because of his age and terminated him because of complaints he made.

Woman alleges Diet Center fired her after announcing pregnancy

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 3, 2011

SHERMAN - A Plano diet center is accused of violating the civil rights of its manager by firing her shortly after learning she was pregnant, according to a recently filed federal lawsuit.

Tyler couple files personal injury lawsuit after hit-and-run accident

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 3, 2011

TYLER - A Tyler couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit after being involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Plano woman offers to settle trip-and-fall lawsuit against Home Depot for $250,000

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 3, 2011

SHERMAN - More than two years after tripping and falling in a Plano Home Depot parking lot, a Plano woman has offered to settle her personal injury lawsuit against the store for $250,000.

Trucking company sued after employee attacks man with sledgehammer

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 3, 2011

SHERMAN - A trucking company is being sued for negligent hiring and supervision after one of its employees assaulted a man with a sledgehammer.

Patient sues after ambulance cot detaches during rollover

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 3, 2011

MARSHALL - A heart attack victim being transported in an ambulance has filed a lawsuit against the ambulance cot maker after he suffered additional injuries when the ambulance was involved in an accident and the cot came unattached.

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