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Jefferson County 60th District Court: Docket for January 2015

Carrie Gonzalez Dec. 1, 2014, 12:25pm


Texas stops online scheme that claimed to offer 'free' credit scores but charged monthly fees

The SE Texas Record Dec. 1, 2014, 1:57pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott resolved the State’s enforcement action against the operators of an online scheme that violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 

Christus settles med-mal lawsuit before trial

David Yates Dec. 1, 2014, 1:58pm

Potential jurors called in to the Beaumont courthouse to judge a medical malpractice trial were granted an early Christmas gift Monday morning as the case settled.

Lawsuit arising from rear-end collision set for trial

David Yates Dec. 1, 2014, 2:00pm

Pre-trial is underway in a lawsuit brought by a man claiming he sustained a neck injury after a driver rear-ended the vehicle he was riding in.

Couple files suit after husband loses leg in motorcycle accident

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 2:02pm

A Galveston County couple filed suit against a driver after the husband lost a leg in an accident involving his motorcycle.

Contractor claims he was injured by faulty folding chair

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 2:08pm

A Jefferson County man filed suit against a company after allegedly being injured on the job.

Company says it was unfairly appraised

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 2:09pm

A Jefferson County company filed a complaint against the county appraisal district for alleged unfair appraisal practices.

Physician's assistant claims age discrimination

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 2:12pm

A Galveston County man filed suit against the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for alleged age discrimination.

Welder says he was injured by faulty dam

Annie Cosby Dec. 1, 2014, 2:15pm

A Texas welder is suing over claims he was permanently injured when a construction enclosure collapsed.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 2, 2014, 8:20am


Removed to federal court: suit accusing Motiva of firing man for using cell phone at refinery

David Yates Dec. 2, 2014, 8:21am

A suit accusing Motiva Enterprises of terminating a worker after using his cell phone to complete a work-related task has been removed to federal court.

Third party responsible in $1M suit alleging woman hit by ambulance, says defendant

David Yates Dec. 2, 2014, 8:23am

A third unidentified party is the actual party responsible in a suit brought by a woman seeking $1 million for injuries she allegedly suffered when an ambulance driver struck her as she was walking on the side of the road, according to the defendant’s answer.

Did Howard Dean really get 'lucky' in Texas?

Southeast Texas Record Dec. 2, 2014, 8:37am

Why would anyone care what Howard Dean has to say? Why would anyone read Salon to find out what Howard Dean has to say?

RICO class action alleges post-Sandy scheme to manipulate FEMA program

The SE Texas Record Dec. 2, 2014, 9:36am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A prominent Texas attorney is representing two victims of Hurricane Sandy in a recently filed class action lawsuit against an insurance company and several associates, claiming they schemed to manipulate a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program for profit.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Carrie Gonzalez Dec. 2, 2014, 11:18am

Nov. 17 - 21, 2014 

Judgment in favor of ISP in 'revenge porn' case stands; Texas Supreme Court denies review

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 2, 2014, 3:20pm

More than a dozen women who allege their nude photos were posted on “revenge porn” websites have had their claim against an Internet service provider dismissed, as the Texas Supreme Court has denied to review their case. 

Denton fracking ban goes into effect as city responds to lawsuits

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 3, 2014, 11:44am

The ban on hydraulic fracturing in the city of Denton went into effect Tuesday, despite objections from a state agency and an industry group. 

Man accuses law office, bail bond company of civil barratry

Annie Cosby Dec. 3, 2014, 12:50pm

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims a bail bond service transferred his call to an affiliated attorney to solicit business without his consent.

Another company claims it was unfairly appraised

Annie Cosby Dec. 3, 2014, 1:18pm

A Jefferson County company is suing over claims its Beaumont property was excessively valued by the county appraisal district.

Businesses say county excessively appraised them

Annie Cosby Dec. 3, 2014, 1:33pm

Jefferson County property owners are suing over claims their property has been excessively appraised by the county appraisal district.