News from November 2013

Jacobs refutes allegations it withdrew job offer to employee with disability

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

HOUSTON - Jacobs Field Services North America Inc. denied the allegations detailed in a recent discrimination lawsuit against it.

FedEx, former employee spar over motion to dismiss

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

HOUSTON - The parties in a recent lawsuit alleging FedEx Corp. fired a 16-year employee because of his race are at odds over the company's motion to dismiss.

Motorist takes alleged drunk driver to court over League City accident

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 4, 2013

GALVESTON - Claiming she was in a two-vehicle accident with a drunk driver in League City six months ago, Texas resident Rosalyn Loftis has filed a lawsuit.

Our View: Win cash prizes at the Chuck E. Cheese’s arcade!

By The SE Texas Record | Nov 4, 2013

Chuck E. Cheese’s bills itself as a place “where a kid can be a kid.” Is it a restaurant offering recreation or a playground serving pizza? According to the company’s self-description, it’s a “family entertainment center.” 

TWIA faces lawsuit for inadequate payout

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

A Jefferson County resident is suing an insurance company for allegedly wrongfully investigating a claim.

Highway 90 car accident causes lawsuit

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

Jefferson county residents are suing after an automobile accident.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church sues insurance companies to cover hurricane repair costs

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

A Beaumont church is suing insurance companies for allegedly wrongfully denying claims resulting from hurricanes Rita and Ike.

Beaumont car accident results in lawsuit

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

A Beaumont woman is suing after she was involved in an automobile accident.

Port Arthur residents sue after car crash

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

Port Arthur residents are suing after they were involved in an automobile accident.

Jefferson Co. hit with $351K verdict in trial over fall at jail

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

A jury has rendered a verdict of more than $350,000 against Jefferson County, finding that the county is responsible for a woman’s slip and fall at the county jail.

Recent real estate foreclosures filed in Jefferson County

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

• Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed a home equity foreclosure application against the property of John Wilson, located at 945 Iris Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Legally Speaking: Even more funny things that happened on the way to the courthouse

By John G. Browning | Nov 4, 2013

The legal system isn’t always about high-minded serious notions about justice, empowering the powerless, punishing the guilty, and righting wrongs.

Toyota non-suited from case alleging vehicle failed to protect driver in head-on crash

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

Toyota Motor Corp. has been non-suited from a product liability lawsuit. 

Airline CEO, Fla. AG meet to discuss proposed merger

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 5, 2013

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi met Friday with the chairman and CEO of one of the airlines at the center of a federal lawsuit over the proposed American Airlines and US Airways merger.

AGs urge Senate to block D.C. Circuit nominees, pass Court Efficiency Act

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Nov 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The attorneys general of seven states are putting pressure on the U.S. Senate to stop President Barack Obama from “politicizing” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Judicial watchdog group lobs ‘activism’ charge against Louisiana Third District Court of Appeals

By Kyle Barnett | Nov 5, 2013

BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch group has released a report alleging “judicial activist” decisions coming out of the judiciary at the Louisiana Third District Court of Appeals in Lake Charles.

Audie Murphy honored with Texas Legislative Medal of Honor

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 5, 2013

The most decorated U.S. soldier in World War II has finally been honored by his home state. On Oct. 28, Audie Murphy was posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the Texas Military Forces.

Texas AG sues EEOC over hiring guidelines

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 5, 2013

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit Monday against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly limiting the ability of employers to exclude convicted felons from employment. 

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