News from November 2013

Fall 2014 trial set in med-mal over man’s sepsis death

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2013

A fall 2014 trial has been slated in a medical malpractice claim brought on behalf of a man who died from sepsis. 

CACH sues Port Neches local to recover $17K credit card debt

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2013

CACH LLC has filed suit against Port Neches resident Ansuya Patel, claiming the defendant has defaulted on a credit account and now owes more than $17,000.

Port Arthur’s suit against DaimlerChrysler removed to federal court

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2013

The city of Port Arthur’s suit against DaimlerChrysler, which alleges several of the passenger buses they purchased have caught on fire while in operation, has been removed to federal court.

March trial slated in suit accusing former Farmers agent of swindling customers

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2013

A March trial has been slated in litigation brought by Famers Insurance Group, which alleges a former insurance agent kept premium money for herself, cheating the policy owners that it had to make whole. 

County employee seeks to continue wrongful termination suit

By David Yates | Nov 1, 2013

A woman claiming she lost her job with the county after she attempted to report the wrongdoings of her supervisors is seeking to continue her lawsuit. 

Company fired driver because he is white, lawsuit says

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

HOUSTON - Houston resident Martin Clasen claims Silver Eagle Distributing LP fired him because he is white, recent court documents say.

Subcontractor sued for allegedly abandoning construction project

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Triad Retail Construction, Inc. is suing Cue Construction Services Inc. for allegedly allowing a project to fall through.

Safety arm bonks man on head while making delivery, ExxonMobil sued

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

Area resident Mark DeJohn is suing ExxonMobil for injuries he received after a safety arm slammed down on his head while making a delivery.

Woman stumbles while sweeping grass, sues Shire Apartments

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

While sweeping grass off her apartment stairway, Sheryl Maxile claims she stumbled and grabbed the stair handrail, but it gave way and caused her to fall.

Dallas Housing Authority fired employee because of national origin, lawsuit says

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

HOUSTON - A Harris County man alleges he was mistreated because of his national origin when he used to work for the Dallas Housing Authority and has initiated legal action.

Man pursues legal action to retrieve sailboat

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Complaining that a boat he owns was illegally taken away, Joseph Van Huntington has filed a lawsuit.

$9K default judgment awarded in suit over unpaid sprinkler services

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

A default judgment worth more than $9,000 has been entered in litigation over unpaid sprinkler services rendered.

Coffee shop owner accuses partner of mismanaging business

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Harris County resident Sharm Baker is suing Dickinson local Howard C. Cates and H.C. Cates and Co. over what she asserts is mismanagement of their business, recent court documents say.

Plumbing business claims it is owed $127K for role in construction project

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Claiming it was underpaid for its role in a construction project, Gilbert Plumbing Co., L.P. has filed a lawsuit.

Manvel woman's suit alleges sheriff's deputy fondled her during traffic stop

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Brazoria County Sheriff Charles S. Wagner is facing a lawsuit from a Manvel woman who alleges her constitutional rights were violated during a February 2012 traffic stop.

Lawsuit filed in apparent dispute over cranes

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Maxim Crane Works LP alleges Malin International Ship Repair & DryDock Inc. illegally took possession of two of its cranes, recent court documents say.

2011 rear-end collision prompts Pearland residents to file lawsuit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Pearland residents John and Kathy Cisneros pursued legal action in response to a two-vehicle accident in League City which occurred two years ago, recent court papers say.

Montgomery man responds to car wash fatality suit

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

HOUSTON - A Montgomery man who is among the defendants in a lawsuit arising from a woman's death at a Conroe car wash has replied to the allegations, recent court records show.

Jefferson County man sues over injuries sustained during flash fire

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

A Jefferson County man has filed a lawsuit claiming he suffered severe injuries during a flash fire and explosion at Temple-Inland.

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