News from October 2012

City of Beaumont non-suited after man stops it from demolishing property

By David Yates | Oct 26, 2012

After receiving an injunction to stop the city of Beaumont from demolishing a property obtained at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s sale in April, Ronnie Mickles non-suited the city. 

Uneven sidewalk results in trip & fall suit against Walgreens

By David Yates | Oct 26, 2012

Alleging he tripped over uneven sidewalk, area resident Fredrick Perkins has field suit against Walgreen Co. 

Judge Floyd to decide if injury plaintiff gets new trial, again

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

On Friday, a Beaumont judge, who has a history of tossing out jury verdicts, will decide once again if a personal injury plaintiff deserves a new trial.

Before trial, violent birthday bash suit settles

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

Rather than let a jury decide the case, a defendant opted to settle a lawsuit claiming a birthday bash turned violent when a guest was hit in the face with a plate. 

Trial focused on patient who fell from wheel chair during Ike evacuation

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

In the midst of the chaos during the evacuation of Hurricane Ike in September 2008, Patsy Sue Zerko fell out of her wheel chair and fractured her hip. Two weeks later, Zerko died.

Case over botched kidney biopsy settles

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

Potential jurors went home early Monday, as a medical-malpractice case brought by Anathasia Guidry, who sued several area medical providers claiming a botched kidney biopsy kept her hospitalized for months, settled before the trial could get underway.

General Motors sued for not testing 2007 Chevy Suburban’s crashworthiness

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

TYLER - The parents of a deceased Quitman child have filed a lawsuit against General Motors claiming that the company failed to adequately test their vehicle for crashworthiness. 

Harris Co. woman sues over national origin discrimination at former workplace

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

HOUSTON - Harris County resident Maria M. Nava has filed suit against APR Acquisitions Inc. after it allegedly fired her for complaining about discrimination.

Woman claims disability prompted Harris Co. MHMR not to hire her

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

HOUSTON - Alleging the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County refused to hire her because of her disability, Erika Ramos DaSilva pursues legal action. 

La Marque man claims foot injury caused hostile workplace

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

GALVESTON - La Marque local Daniel Guidry is suing CenterPoint Energy Inc. after it reportedly harassed him for suffering an injury, recent court documents say.

Suit: Houston school district did not hire man because of Namibian nationality

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

HOUSTON - Claiming the Houston Independent School District refused to hire him because of his Namibian nationality, Hermunth Shiimi has filed a lawsuit. 

College of Mainland students file suit after appeal to retake test fails

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

GALVESTON - A group of nursing students at a local community college are challenging the school's graduation policy in a lawsuit filed in Galveston federal court. 

Investment company sued over alleged failure to pay commission

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 29, 2012

A Jefferson County broker wants the court to authorize a foreclosure on a piece of Beaumont property after he claims an investment company failed to honor a commission agreement. 

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

• U.S. Bank National Association has filed an application to foreclose on the property of Harvey Coffman, located at 770 19th St., Beaumont, Texas 77706. 

Montgomery Co. fired woman for making sexual harassment complaints, suit says

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

HOUSTON - A Montgomery County woman has filed suit against the county after she was reportedly terminated for her complaints about sexual harassment, recent court documents say. 

Kemah doc claims League City couple defaulted on payments for practice

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 29, 2012

GALVESTON - A Kemah physician has filed suit against two League City residents he claims owe him close to $120,000 from the sale of his practice.

Petition seeks man’s benzene exposure history

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

Hardin County resident Joyce Abate has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Ronnie Abate, who allegedly suffers from a benzene-related disease.

FIA Card Services sues over delinquent credit card account

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

FIA Card Services has filed a lawsuit against Beaumont resident Vickie Nguyen, alleging she refuses to pay a credit card balance of more than $17,000. 

Repo man backs into man trying to stop him, lawsuit alleges

By David Yates | Oct 29, 2012

To stop his truck from being repossessed, Daryl Scroggs, a Nederland resident, stood in front of the vehicle and was allegedly struck.