News from October 2012

Premcor, Valero claim they are paying too much in taxes, sue JCAD

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2012

The Premcor Pipeline Co. and Valero Energy Corp. claim the Jefferson County Appraisal District has valued their property too high and, in turn, charged them too much in taxes. 

Trial date nears for school finance lawsuits

By Marilyn Tennissen | Oct 2, 2012

The highly anticipated trial over the constitutionality of the system to fund Texas schools is only weeks away.

Continuance granted in lawsuit over fatal shooting

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 3, 2012

GALVESTON - The plaintiff in a 2011 lawsuit arising from a 2009 fatal shooting recently had her motion for a continuance approved.

Petition seeks testimony related to sexual assault charges against former PA coach

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

A petition for pre-suit investigatory depositions seeks testimony from the assistant principal at Port Arthur Memorial High School regarding the alleged sexual assault of a minor. 

Motion for continuance entered into dog attack lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A motion for continuance has been entered into a Houston man's $5 million lawsuit over an alleged dog attack, recent court records show. 

Asbestos suit blames 8 companies for man’s death

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

On behalf of the late Kenneth Gatlin, Carol Gatlin has filed an asbestos suit against eight companies, blaming the defendants for the man’s death.

Knife River sues over unpaid goods

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

Knife River Corp. is suing Speedy Stop Food Stores over goods that were provided but were not paid for.  

AmEx sues Port Neches man over delinquent account

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

Seeking to recover more than $13,000 from a delinquent account, American Express Centurion Bank has filed suit against Port Neches local Todd Bryson. 

Woman injured while working out, sues gym

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

A woman injured while working out is suing the gym for allowing overcrowding in the training area. 

Man falls one story at construction site, sues H.E.S. Enterprises

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

Houston resident Mario Gonzalez is suing H.E.S. Enterprises, claiming it is the company’s fault he fell one story at a construction site. 

Insurer files plea in intervention seeking to recover benefits paid to plaintiff

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2012

Seeking to recover worker’s compensation benefits paid to a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, Indemnity Insurance Company of North America has filed a plea in intervention.

Colossus class action sent back to Ark. court

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 4, 2012

TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has sent a class action lawsuit against several insurance companies back to an Arkansas state court. 

Bank files motion for default judgment in suit against former employee

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 4, 2012

GALVESTON - Frost Bank entered a motion for default judgment in its lawsuit against a former employee. 

A-MED Management seeks final summary judgment

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 4, 2012

GALVESTON - Nearly two months after it was sued for wrongful termination, A-MED Management Inc. seeks a final summary judgment. 

Ex-manager in defamation suit files answer, says plaintiffs have 'unclean hands'

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 4, 2012

GALVESTON - The defendant in a local dojo's defamation lawsuit recently filed his original answer.

Man's family sues RV driver after collision causes death

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2012

Two women claim they lost their son and brother after he struck a recreational vehicle whose driver had lost control and stopped across two lanes of traffic. 

Suit claims girl's premature birth due to collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2012

A Vidor woman claims her minor daughter gave premature birth following a collision. 

Doctor caused hearing loss, man claims

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2012

A Port Neches man claims he has suffered nearly complete hearing loss in his left ear after a doctor ruptured his eardrum when he was a small child. 

Man claims injuries in two separate collisions

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2012

A man has filed suit against two different drivers after he claims he suffered knee and spine injuries in two separate collisions. 

Driver claims injuries associated with rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2012

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle while she was stopped at a red light. 

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