News from January 2015

Bank seeks to foreclose on Groves home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 9, 2015

A bank is applying for an order to foreclose a Groves home.

I-10 accident leads to lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 9, 2015

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on Interstate 10 in a collision with an underinsured motorist.

Bank wants to seize vehicle

By Annie Cosby | Jan 9, 2015

A bank is filing for the seizure of a vehicle due to an alleged defaulted sales contract.

CityMortgage wants foreclosure on Port Arthur home

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

CityMortgage Inc. is petitioning for the foreclosure of a home on Jade Avenue in Port Arthur.

Man says he was injured in collision

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision on College Street.

Bank wants boat, other items

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

A bank is filing for the seizure of the boat, motor and trailer of a Jefferson County man due to an alleged defaulted retail installment contract.

Builder says contract was wrongly terminated

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

A Galveston County builder is suing over claims a contract to build a home was unlawfully terminated.

Woman accuses employer of discrimination

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

A Harris County woman is suing over claims she was unlawfully forced to quit when her employer refused to accommodate her after surgery.

Obama Administration accused of withholding gulf fracking records

By David Yates | Jan 12, 2015

In response to an unanswered public records request, an environmental agency turned to the courts Thursday in hopes of unearthing the extent of fracking currently taking place in the Gulf of Mexico.

Man says he was hurt at tractor repair shop

By Annie Cosby | Jan 12, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured on the premises of a tractor repair shop.

Judge Shuffield does the right thing, finally

By Southeast Texas Record | Jan 12, 2015

One can applaud the decision of 136th District Court Judge Milton Shuffield to set aside a ridiculous million-dollar exemplary damages award against National Security Fire & Casualty and still wonder why he didn't do so sooner.

Pre-trial underway in wrongful death suit against Caterpillar

By David Yates | Jan 12, 2015

After more than six years of litigation, pre-trial started Monday in a wrongful death suit alleging a man was killed while operating a bulldozer.

Continuance sought in suit that accused Motiva for negligently managing traffic

By David Yates | Jan 12, 2015

A pair of defendants in a suit first brought against Motiva for not properly managing traffic and preventing a rear-end collision are seeking a continuance.

Garza retires from 5th District appeals court; Silsbee cheerleader and UT admissions among notable cases

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 12, 2015

After serving for more than two decades, Senior Judge Emilio M. Garza has retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Man says he was forced to quit sheriff's dept. job

By Annie Cosby | Jan 13, 2015

A Panola County man is suing over claims he was unlawfully forced to quit his job in the Panola County Sheriff's Office.

Man sues ex-wife's attorney over divorce rules

By Annie Cosby | Jan 13, 2015

A Galveston County man is suing over claims his ex-wife's attorney withdrew from divorce proceedings without following legal rules.

‘Loser pays’ architect says use of new law has been a ‘surprise’

By David Yates | Jan 13, 2015

In a recent article in Texas Lawyer, one of the architects behind authoring a tort reform bill passed in 2011 says the use of the “loser pays” component of the law has been a “surprise.”

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