News from November 2013

Beaumont attorney answers Capital One’s suit over delinquent account

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

Beaumont attorney Charlton P. Hornsby, who was sued by Capital One National Association last December, has answered the lawsuit.

Deposition sought in med-mal

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

Discovery continues to unfold in a lawsuit over a botched surgery as the defendants in case recently filed a notice of intent to take an oral deposition.

Final judgment entered in suit over attorney’s fees

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

An agreed final judgment has been entered in a suit between attorneys over attorney’s fees. 

Ally Financial non-suits defendant in case over delinquent car note

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

Ally Financial has non-suited Beaumont local Jerry Colbert. The lender sued the man seeking to collect more than $15,000 from a delinquent car note. 

February trial slated in suit alleging woman distracted by cell phone caused collision

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

A February trial has been slated in an automobile collision suit alleging the defendant driver was distracted by her cell phone.

Questions of ethics arise as BP class action claims process gets second look

By Holland Phillips | Nov 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – As the legal process for determining BP’s depth of liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill continues, claims against the company are racking up for personal injury, environmental injury, and economic injury. 

BP asks appeals court to decertify Deepwater Horizon class action

By Kyle Barnett | Nov 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – BP argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the second time this year asking that a settlement agreement reached with the plaintiffs’ steering committee last year not be upheld unless procedures involving certain payments to businesses are altered.

Maintenance employee files racial discrimination suit against medical center

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

SHERMAN - An African American maintenance employee has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming that his supervisor discriminated against him after discovering he had a white wife.

Port Arthur woman sues New York collection agency for accusing her of credit card fraud

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

A Port Arthur woman has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency that accused her of participating in credit card fraud. 

Nacogdoches Co. residents sue following tractor trailer wreck on Hwy 59

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

MARSHALL - Three Nacogdoches County residents have filed a lawsuit claiming they suffered severe injuries when their vehicle was rear ended by a tractor trailer. 

Diner faults Sudie's for slip and fall

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

GALVESTON - A local woman's visit to a League City restaurant two years ago allegedly ended in a slip-and-fall lawsuit, recent court documents say.

Woman seeks $1M over motorcycle crash on Seawall

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

GALVESTON - A crash between motorcyclists in Galveston two years ago has resulted in legal action.

Man sues Ohmstede for $1M after hose strikes him

By David Yates | Nov 11, 2013

Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Texas resident Shane Behan is suing Ohmstede Industrial Services for injuries he claims he received when a hose struck him and caused him to fall. 

Seaman alleges crane struck head, sues

By David Yates | Nov 11, 2013

Seaman Kenneth Galloway is suing Crowley Marine Services and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier for injuries her received when a crane struck his head.

Sutherland Lumber seeks summary judgment in trip & fall suit

By David Yates | Nov 11, 2013

Sutherland Lumber & Home Center is seeking summary judgment against Buna resident Taffy Cravy, who filed a trip and fall lawsuit against the company.

Jury finds man with depression not disabled, Fifth Circuit affirms

By David Yates | Nov 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - On Nov. 6, Texan Jeffrey Neely, who sought to appeal an adverse jury verdict, received no help from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as justices ruled that jurors were allowed to conclude that he was not a qualified individual with a disability.

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