News from September 2012

Shooting range seeks discovery from Hitchcock woman who claims hearing loss

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A local shooting range seeks discovery responses from a Hitchcock woman who filed suit against it over alleged permanent hearing loss.

Security officer files suit to recoup back overtime pay

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

HOUSTON - A security officer has filed a lawsuit claiming his employers owe him and other guards overtime pay.

Harris County woman claims age, gender led to termination

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

HOUSTON - Harris County resident Deborah Andrews claims she was terminated from Cryogenic Vessel Alternatives Inc. because she complained about age and gender termination.

Texas City claims "probable cause" in La Marque couple's arrest

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

GALVESTON - The defendants in a recent lawsuit alleging unlawful detention insist the arrest was made with probable cause.

Texas A&M-Galveston wants harassment suit transferred to Brazos County

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A local university at the center of a sexual harassment lawsuit is asking a state district judge for a change in venue. 

Agreed judgment entered into League City woman's skewer suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Sep 3, 2012

GALVESTON - A League City woman's lawsuit against Saltgrass Inc. was recently disposed, court records show.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Sep 4, 2012

• Ocwen Loan Servicing has filed an application allowing foreclose of a lien of the property of Glen Norris, located at 4712 Lawndale Ave., Groves Texas 77619.

Suit claims ExxonMobil owes company $475,000 over unpaid property taxes

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 4, 2012

A Texas company claims it incurred unnecessary tax costs of more than $75,000 after ExxonMobil failed to reimburse the property taxes it paid on tracts of land in Beaumont it held in trust.

Townhouse owner alleges management company kept rent money

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 4, 2012

An out-of-town townhouse owner man claims the property manager who was responsible for running his nine Prutzman Square units pocketed rent money that was supposed to belong to the property’s owner.

Beaumont man says stop-sign runner caused crash

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 4, 2012

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and struck his vehicle.

Couple alleges drunk driver caused violent crash

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 4, 2012

Two Beaumont residents have filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who they claim violently collided with their vehicle.

Welcome to Wal-Mart. Please wait for a wheelchair.

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 4, 2012

Ever wonder why so many hospitals insist that discharged patients be rolled to the exit in wheelchairs?

Voters and candidates should continue supporting lawsuit reform

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 4, 2012

In an increasingly divided electorate, it’s rare to find issues that bridge the partisan divide. So, it might come as a surprise to know that in a recent national survey by the American Tort Reform Association and the Sick of Lawsuits campaign, an overwhelming majority (89 percent) of Americans agree that lawsuit abuse is a problem.

Texas voter ID law struck down by federal court

By Marilyn Tennissen | Sep 4, 2012

The Texas law requiring voters to present a government-issued photo identification card at the voting booth would keep minorities from the polls, a federal appeals court ruled.

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