News from December 2013

College student seeks $1M from Taco Bell for alleged Salmonella poisoning

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

MARSHALL - A Texas college student is seeking $1 million from Taco Bell,  alleging the fast food restaurant gave him Salmonella poisoning.

Federal judge remands 'black water' suit back to Harris Co.

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

HOUSTON - A lawsuit centering on a Spring house allegedly flooded by "black water" is no longer on the federal docket, according to recent court records.

Jefferson County 172nd District Court: Docket for January 2014

By Carrie Gonzalez | Dec 2, 2013

BAPTIST HOSPITALS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS V. SHILOH ENTERPRISES INC ET AL

Tennessee woman sues Plano company for repeated calls to cell phone

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

SHERMAN - A Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against a Plano company claiming it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by continuously calling her cell telephone in an attempt to collect an auto loan.

Man alleges collapse of truck stairs led to injury

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

Beaumont local Arthur Thomas is suing Lewis Specialties and Antonio Lewis for injuries he claims he received when stairs on a truck collapsed.

Advertising company sued for robo-calling cell phone

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

SHERMAN - An East Texan has filed a lawsuit claiming an advertising company violated federal law by robo-calling his cellular telephone.

Ill. motorist named in suit over deadly Oct. wreck

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

GALVESTON - The mother of an 18-year-old man who died in an alleged motorcycle accident in Sugar Land last month seeks restitution from an Illinois motorist, according to recent court documents.

Celling collapse results in suit against King’s Food Mart

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

Beaumont local Andrea Batiste is suing King’s Food Mart and Abusaleh Fard for injuries she received when a piece of ceiling allegedly collapsed and fell on her.

Accident along feeder road results in lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

GALVESTON - An alleged collision between two local men has resulted in a lawsuit, according to recent court records.

Arkansas trucking company sued after employee allegedly causes vehicle wreck

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

TYLER - An Arkansas trucking company is being sued after one of its employees allegedly failed to control his speed and collided with another vehicle in Rusk County.

Attorney withdraws from suit over leaky A/C system

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

Beaumont attorney John Morgan will no longer be represeting Jeffery and Veronica Book, who sued American Air Systems alleging the company installed a leaky unit in their home.

Parties seek to continue abatement of med-mal against Christus

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

An agreed motion to continue abatement has been filed in a case alleging a baby was born with severe brain damage because of a lack of treatment.

Discovery still ongoing in seaman’s injury suit

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

Discovery is still ongoing in litigation brought by Ghi Nguyen, a deckhand who somehow injured himself while stowing product.

Widow blames Galveston time-share facility for late husband's fatal head injury

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

GALVESTON - The widow of a Harris County man who died at a Galveston time-share facility in December 2011 has filed a lawsuit.

Mother of three says Wal-Mart loss prevention officer wrongfully accused her of shoplifting

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

HOUSTON - Harris County resident Sandra Guerra brought a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after an encounter with a loss prevention officer, recent court documents say.

Kemah couple brings suit against neighbor for alleged voyeurism

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

GALVESTON - A Kemah couple hopes to stop a neighbor's alleged bullying with a lawsuit against her, recent court documents say.

Woman sues off-duty Conroe police officer for allegedly killing son

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

HOUSTON - A Conroe police officer who is alleged to have shot and killed a 19-year-old college student after a brief pursuit last July faces a lawsuit from the man's mother.

Local blogger sues Judge Walker for civil rights violations

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

One of Jefferson County’s more boisterous bloggers is suing one of its more outspoken judges over alleged civil rights violations.

Business demands compensation for painting services

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 2, 2013

GALVESTON - Claiming it is owed for painting services from over the summer, R.S. Painting Inc. has filed a lawsuit.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Dec 2, 2013

• Neches Federal Credit Union has filed an application allowing foreclose of a lien of the property of the late Shirley English, located at 4600 Boyd Road, Groves, Texas 77619.