News from January 2015

Doc dismissed a month after med-mal claim brought

By David Yates | Jan 13, 2015

A doctor named as a defendant in a suit alleging a faulty medical device caused a woman’s death was dismissed a month after the lawsuit was brought, court records show.

Boundary dispute results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 14, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing in a dispute over a property boundary line.

Mother says daughter was hurt at Walmart

By Annie Cosby | Jan 14, 2015

A Jefferson County mother is suing over claims her minor daughter was injured at a Walmart store.

Woman says city trying to demolish landmark

By Annie Cosby | Jan 14, 2015

A Harris County woman is suing over claims the city of Port Arthur is attempting to unlawfully demolish her family's home, deemed a historical landmark by the city.

Woman says she was hurt in collision on Texas 69

By Annie Cosby | Jan 14, 2015

A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision on state Highway 69.

Avenue A wreck results in lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Jan 14, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision with a Hardin County driver.

Court affirms 'Whoomp!' copyright royalties

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 14, 2015

A federal appeals court has finally decided who should get the royalties from the popular 1993 hit song "Whoomp! (There It Is)."

CALA: Cruz response to jury duty should be applauded

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 14, 2015

Editor's note: Sen. Ted Cruz returned to Harris County on Jan. 9 to respond to a jury summons. As a member of the Senate, Cruz could have gotten an exemption from service.

Hammond: 2015 – An agenda for business

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 14, 2015

Editor's note: The following op-ed originally appeared on the website TribTalk, a publication of the Texas Tribune, on Jan. 13. Reprinted by permission. 

Texas SC rules governmental immunity not applicable to claims brought outside act

By David Yates | Jan 14, 2015

Texas government agencies and there employees aren’t shielded with immunity from lawsuits brought outside of the Tort Claims Act, justices on the Texas Supreme Court recently found.

Beaumont attorney sentenced for failing to file taxes

By Marilyn Tennissen | Jan 14, 2015

Trying to avoid paying his income taxes has resulted in a one-year prison sentence for a Beaumont lawyer. 

Fla. man accuses Houston PD of wrongful arrest

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Florida man is suing over claims he sustained extensive damages after being wrongfully arrested and accused of shoplifting.

Family files accident lawsuit after two are injured

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Jefferson County family is suing over claims two members were injured in a collision, allegedly caused by a minor driving a car.

Contractor says church didn't pay

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Jefferson County contractor is suing over claims it was not paid for construction work at a church.

Roofer owes Yellowbook, suit claims

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A company is suing a roofing company for alleged breach of contract.

Man blames coffee truck wreck for injuries

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision with a coffee delivery truck.

La. man says he was hurt on drilling barge

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Louisiana man is suing over claims he was injured aboard a drilling barge.

JC Bar continues call-in legal help with 2015 dates

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 15, 2015

The public can now get free answers to basic legal problems by calling a special phone number once a month and speaking to a volunteer attorney.

City of Beaumont to be non-suited in case over scheduled demolition of home

By David Yates | Jan 15, 2015

The city of Beaumont will soon be non-suited from litigation brought by a Jefferson County man who sued the city in order to save a home he purchased from demolition.

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