News from November 2012

Texas AG announces $19.9 million agreement with Novartis

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 1, 2012

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement Tuesday with the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis to resolve a civil fraud enforcement action that alleged unlawful and deceptive marketing.

Woman files suit in attempt to keep property

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A woman claims she rightfully owns the piece of Jefferson County property that her relatives are attempting to take from her. 

Company claims $2M in repair costs associated with Ford fleet vehicles

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A Beaumont business claims it has incurred numerous unnecessary repair costs costing more than $2 million to correct defects on some of the 123 Ford vehicles it purchased from a Winnie Ford dealership. 

Nederland residents blame repairman for destruction of home's foundation

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

Two Nederland residents allege their home’s foundation has been destroyed after two professionals failed to adequately repair it.

Man injured in collision sues deceased woman's husband

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A Silsbee man has filed suit against the recently deceased driver who he claims failed to control her vehicle and struck his. 

Man alleges friend left him in critical condition to conceal drunk driving

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A man claims his friends allowed him to remain in a critically wounded condition after he was ejected from a vehicle that an allegedly intoxicated driver was operating.

Man seeks documents related to single-car collision

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

An Orange County man wants the court to order a company to provide depositions in relation to a collision which caused the man's vehicle to strike a tree and a concrete barrier.

Man blames deceased driver for injuries in collision

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A Jefferson County man claims he sustained injuries in a collision with a deceased driver. 

Woman seeks money from insurance company after wreck at Tinseltown

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

A Jefferson County woman seeks money from her insurance company after she claims she got into a collision with an under-insured driver.

Woman wants company to preserve vehicle involved in collision

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

The wife of a recently deceased driver has filed a temporary restraining order against U-Haul, asking the court to prohibit the company from altering a trailer involved in an accident in which her husband died.

Interstate collision subject of lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2012

Two Louisiana residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim struck their vehicle on the interstate.

Debtor dismisses appeal after reaching settlement with Morrell Masonry Supply

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2012

An appeal brought by Eugenio Herrera, who was sued by Morrell Masonry Supply for allegedly refusing to pay his tab, has been dismissed due to the parties reaching a settlement. 

Walter Umphrey honored with Legends Scholarship at Lamar University

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 1, 2012

"Superlawyer," "legend," "humanitarian," "business man," "philanthropist" -- these were the words Lamar University President James Simmons used to describe Beaumont attorney Walter Umphrey at a ceremony honoring Umphrey with an endowed scholarship in his name.

Petition seeks man’s chemical exposure history

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2012

Orange resident Verona Wolfford has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Edward Wolfford, who allegedly suffers from an occupational lung disease.

Suit alleges Becon Construction worker dropped object on plaintiff

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2012

Orange resident Slade Clasby is suing Becon Construction for injuries he received when a company employee dropped an object on him. 

Lemon suit brought against Ford for F-250 truck

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2012

Area residents Mike and Brenda Dobson are suing Ford Motor Co. and Energy Country Ford, alleging the defendants sold them a lemon.

Defendant wants suit over sale of diabetic alert dog dismissed

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2012

Because Ryan and Tara McLeod signed a contract, Guardian Angel Service Dogs is asking a Beaumont judge to dismiss a suit filed over the sale of a diabetic alert dog. 

Alleged fence dispute causes Galveston residents to file suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 1, 2012

GALVESTON - An apparent dispute between Galveston neighbors over a fence has resulted in a lawsuit, recent court records show.

Suit: Woman retaliated against for complaints about 'uncomfortable' comments

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 2, 2012

HOUSTON - After she was allegedly terminated from Forfeiture Support Associates LLC for reporting sexual harassment against her, Harris County resident Valeri Devere has filed a lawsuit. 

Suit alleges white woman subjected to 'hostility, favoritism and racism' prior to firing

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 2, 2012

HOUSTON - Alleging a supervisor of hers at her former employer racially discriminated against her prior to her termination, Harris County resident Olivia Wright has filed a lawsuit. 

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