News from March 2013

Hunter sues after crossbow amputates part of finger

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

TYLER -- After his crossbow amputated part of his finger, a Collin County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that the manufacturer of the crossbow is negligent for failing to provide an appropriate guard to protect users' fingers.

Harris Co. resident claims sheriff's deputies wrongfully detained him

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

HOUSTON - Harris County resident Jimmy Osborne alleges deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office wrongfully accosted him almost two years ago and has filed a lawsuit.

Marketing company sued for invoicing business after contract expired

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

MARSHALL  - A direct marketing business has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against a marketing company for continuing to send invoices for several months after their contract expired.

Motorcycle riders sue following tractor-trailer collision

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

MARSHALL - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company claiming that one of its employees failed to yield its tractor-trailer at a stop sign and collided into their motorcycle. 

Brazoria Co. man claims HISD fired him for reporting wrongdoing in police department to Harris Co. DA

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

HOUSTON - A Brazoria County man has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Houston Independent School District after he lost his job with its police department, recent court documents say. 

Lawsuit: Sam's East fired woman because of race

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

HOUSTON - A Harris County woman claims Sam's East Inc. fired her because she is black, recent court documents say. 

Jefferson County 58th District Court: Docket for April 2013

By Carrie Gonzalez | Mar 1, 2013

EDELMIRA RHODES ET AL V. GABRIEL ROGELIO HERRERA ET AL

Investors claim to have lost money in restaurant deal

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

The investors in a restaurant franchise claim they were duped out of money and stand to lose more thanks to the actions of another group of investors, according to a recent lawsuit.

Man files suit against driver who caused collision while turning

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

A Jefferson County resident has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck his vehicle while attempting to make a turn.

Woman sues driver who allegedly struck child, left her in middle of road

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

A woman has filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who she claims left a minor child lying in the middle of the road after striking her.

Driver sues after rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

In recently filed court documents, a Jefferson County man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Insurance company requesting ability to nullify insurance policy

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

An insurance company has filed suit against the driver that it claims was driving a vehicle it had insured when the driver got into a collision. 

Woman claims her employer misled her

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

A Beaumont woman claims she was misled into agreeing to an employment contract at a company that was going to be shut down soon thereafter.

Santa Fe residents sue Allstate for failing to properly cover water damage to home

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 1, 2013

GALVESTON - Claiming Allstate Fire and Casualty Co. provided poor coverage for their Santa Fe property, Monica and Jeremy McCollum have filed a lawsuit.

Slip & fall plaintiff seeks to compel settlement with La Morenita Meat Market

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2013

A motion to compel settlement was been filed in litigation brought by Juan Zuniga, who filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against La Morenita Meat Market. 

State Farm sues Entergy after power line damages insured’s home

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2013

Seeking to recover the money paid to a policyholder, State Farm Lloyds is suing Entergy Services.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2013

• JPMC Specialty Mortgage has filed an application to foreclose on a lien securing a home equity loan on the property of Harris Eaton, located at 8753 Garden Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705. 

$39K debt sought by LVNV Funding

By David Yates | Mar 1, 2013

LVNV Funding has filed a lawsuit against Port Arthur local Elton White, alleging he refuses to pay a credit card balance of more than $39,000. 

Bank says Beaumont man owes it more than $10,000 in credit card debt

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

A bank has filed suit against the Beaumont man that it claims owes it more than $10,000 in credit card debt. 

Some things are more important than saving a little money

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 4, 2013

Texas newspapers are protesting a proposed state law that would eliminate public notice from newspapers and save some money. 

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