News from May 2012

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

By Stacie Yates | May 1, 2012

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, April 19-25, 2012.

Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County Courts

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

One new lawsuit against an insurance company over Hurricane Ike damage claims was filed in Jefferson County District Court, April 16-20, 2012.

Landlord sues former tenant over damage to rental property

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

A landlord claims one of his former tenants destroyed his property. Now, he is asking the court to order his tenant to repay him for costs he incurred.

Law firm wants out of dispute between woman, step-mother over deceased man's proceeds

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

Speight A law firm wants to be released from liability after it says a woman and her step-mother fail to agree on how to split the more than $20,000 left to them after their father and husband died.

Ship owner, manager and operator sued after crash into fishing dock

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

Wilson The owner of a fishing dock has filed suit against the owners of a ship that crashed into the dock and destroyed it.

Suit filed after child injured in wreck

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

The next friend of minor child has filed suit against the driver she claims caused a collision in which the child was injured.

Couple claims agent failed to insure their home

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

Two Jefferson County residents have filed suit against the company they claim failed to procure insurance coverage on their property before Hurricane Ike struck in 2008.

Bank accuses Beaumont man of hiding assets to avoid repaying $6M

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 2012

Dorman Wells Fargo claims a Beaumont man has transferred a substantial number of assets to his wife in an effort to evade payment of debt to the bank.

Legally Speaking: Where legal phrases come from

By John G. Browning | May 1, 2012

Even if you are not a lawyer, you've no doubt heard plenty of words and phrases related to the law and the legal profession, such as "shyster," "third degree," "hearsay," "rap sheet," or "boilerplate." But did you ever wonder where they came from?

More football players sue NFL over concussions

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 1, 2012

Former National Football League players, who claim they have developed mental or physical problems from concussions suffered while playing professional football, have filed lawsuits against the league for allegedly concealing the risks associated with head injuries.

Judge orders accused courthouse shooter to undergo psych testing

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 1, 2012

Granger The man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding three others at the Jefferson County Courthouse in March will undergo psychiatric testing, a judge has ordered.

Riding to Remember

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 1, 2012

The parents of Officer Bryan Hebert, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011, were presented with a flag from the Texas Police Memorial Bike Trek on Monday.

Suit alleges PA man ran stop sign, caused collision

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Area resident Michael Carrier has filed suit against Port Arthur local Joseph Sias, who allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign and caused a collision last September.

Beaumont man sues Bridge City woman for causing collision

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Beaumont local Michael Pete is suing Bridge City resident Brenda Byington for allegedly causing an automobile collision two years ago.

Turner Industries sued for sexual harassment

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Dugas Alleging her employer retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment, Marilyn Woods has filed suit against Turner Industries and the co-worker who allegedly harassed her, Daniel Ashley.

Nederland couple claims Toyota sold them a lemon

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Nederland residents Larry and Kathleen Delcambre have filed suit against Toyota Motor Sales, alleging they were sold a lemon.

Fiancee sues county morgue for possession of body

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Seeking possession of her fiancee's corpse, Sabrina Whitney has filed an injunction against the Jefferson County Morgue.

Entergy sued after damaged power line strikes officer handling collision scene

By David Yates | May 2, 2012

Beaumont police officer Ronnie Freeman is suing Entergy Texas, alleging the power company failed to secure the area after a motorist struck an electrical pole, causing an explosion and a power line to fall and strike him.

Just Filed: Recent cases filed in Harris County Civil Courts

By The SE Texas Record | May 2, 2012

Recent cases filed in Harris County Civil Courts, April 2012, Clear Lake Area

Still no answer from Lamar 30 days after religious discrimination suit

By David Yates | May 3, 2012

Lamar University Theater and Dance Department Although 30 days have passed, Lamar University has still not answered a lawsuit brought by an instructor who alleges the college discriminated against her after she failed to attend a performance embracing homosexuality.

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