News from October 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | Oct 4, 2011

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, Sept. 22-28, 2011.

BP shareholder suits in court Nov. 4 on motions to dismiss

By Steve Korris | Oct 4, 2011

Taylor HOUSTON - U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison will hear motions to dismiss three groups of Deepwater Horizon suits from BP shareholders at hearings on Nov. 4.

Legally Speaking: Lawyers - Always taking the fun out of life

By John G. Browning | Oct 4, 2011

St. Louis' City Museum is the sort of hands-on urban wonderland that kids love to explore.

Solyndra bankruptcy trustee proposes taking over if execs keep invoking Fifth

By Steve Korris | Oct 4, 2011

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) � U.S. bankruptcy trustee Roberta DeAngelis proposes to take over management of solar panel maker Solyndra if its leaders keep pleading Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.

Discovery continues in injury suit against Chuck E. Cheese

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2011

Plaintiff Cassandra Diggles, who sued Chuck E. Cheese after her daughter hit her head while playing on a ride, recently filed a certificate of discovery.

Worker injured while moving pump, sues Total Petrochemical

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2011

Claiming moving heavy equipment created an unreasonable risk of harm, Beaumont resident Clinton Williams has filed suit against Total Petrochemical for injuries he received while moving a pump.

Ladder slips, dockworker sues

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2011

Beaumont resident Clemente Flores Jr. is suing three companies for injuries he received after a ladder slipped, causing him to fall and break his leg.

Gold Club sued for failing to non-violently handle 'minor dispute'

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2011

A Gold Club patron is suing the exotic dancing establishment for failing "to handle minor disputes without assaulting customers."

Joint motion to dismiss granted in suit over BPD lieutenant promotion

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2011

A joint motion to dismiss was recently granted in a suit over a decision to promote a Beaumont police lieutenant without filling his position or appointing a new sergeant.

Arrested woman forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh, suit alleges

By David Yates | Oct 6, 2011

Limbaugh While some liberals might find the grumblings of Rush Limbaugh to be cruel and unusual punishment, one Houston woman claims she was forced to absorb the broadcaster's "derogatory comments" while detained in the back of a police car.

Provost Umphrey, Dole reach settlement in pesticide suits

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 6, 2011

After years of litigation, The Dole Food Co. Inc. and Beaumont's Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP have reached an agreement to settle all the litigation the firm filed on behalf of more than 5,000 foreign farm workers claiming injuries from pesticides.

PA church votes to remove felon pastor

By David Yates | Oct 6, 2011

At the advisement of a local judge, a Port Arthur church voted on Oct. 5 on whether or not to fire its felon pastor, who allegedly hid his criminal past and misused church funds.

Patti Browning fell down and had to blame somebody

By The SE Texas Record | Oct 8, 2011

We haven't done a survey of sidewalks from state to state or town to town, but we suspect that the ones in Galveston are about average: relatively straight and flat, neither the best nor the worst that one's likely to encounter.

172nd Court District 11/2011

By Carrie Gonzalez | Oct 10, 2011


Motion submitted in case over container in roadway

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - The owner of a construction container which allegedly caused a one-vehicle accident in Texas City two years ago has filed a motion for leave to designate a responsible third party in a lawsuit.

Former owner says he is not liable for woman's fall at coffee shop

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - One of the defendants in a local woman's lawsuit stemming from a fall at a Dickinson establishment has filed a motion for summary judgment.

Suit claims driver had no valid license

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - After sustaining injuries in two-vehicle accident in League City almost two years ago, Harris County resident Hugo Trevino has filed a lawsuit.

Insurer sues after policyholder's truck damaged in refinery entrance gate

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - Great American Insurance Co. is suing Diamond Hydraulics Inc. after one of its policyholders sustained damages to his vehicle at a local plant last year.

Suit says company driver on cell phone caused wreck

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - Claiming he was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Pasadena last year with a driver who was reportedly talking on his cell phone, Juan Munoz has filed a lawsuit.

Pickup driver in head-on collision files lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 10, 2011

GALVESTON - A Tarrant County man has filed suit over a head-on collision in Ellis County which occurred about six months ago.

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