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Beaumont couple sues Texas City two years after toddler drowns at park

The July 2013 drowning death of a child at a public park is the subject of a lawsuit filed against the city of Texas City. In a complaint filed June 26 in the Galveston County 405th District Court, Beaumont residents Lecrease Jackson and Cedric Corbin claim a lack of barriers surrounding any part of the bodies of water at Texas City’s Carver Park led to their two-year-old child’s passing on July 6, 2013. The complainants and the child, whose name is not mentioned in the case, were attending a

Businessman sues Nacogdoches chief deputy alleging defamation and drug smuggling rumors

A resident filed a lawsuit against the chief deputy of a municipality alleging harassment and defamation in an undated complaint. Chet Driver filed suit against Stephen Godfrey of Nacogdoches in Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas June 24, claiming liability during an unspecified time period. According to the suit, Godfrey mistakenly told community members that the plaintiff owns a marijuana farm in California.

Businesswoman claims libel, petitions court for restraining order against troubled stepson

A Montgomery County woman filed a lawsuit against her stepson alleging public defamation negligence in 2014 and thereafter. Theresa Roemer filed a petition against Maximillian Roemer of Galveston in Galveston County District Court June 29, seeking injunctive action to prevent him from engaging in public defamation, and claiming he is in violation of a previous settlement agreement between them made in August 2014. The suit states that the defendant is 32, single, unemployed and troubled.

Congress and governors: just say no to ObamaCare

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Texas to receive $750M from $20.2B Deepwater Horizon agreement

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP and five Gulf Coast states reached an agreement in principle on July 2, consenting to a settlement worth $20.2 billion in damages and penalties. According to a press release, Texas will receive more than $750 million. “After five years, I’m proud to announce that Texas, along with the other Gulf Sstates, has reached an agreement in principle with BP to resolve all the states’ claims,” said Gov. Greg Abbott in a written statement.

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Worker trips over landscaping paper, sues ExxonMobil

An area resident has brought a lawsuit against ExxonMobil, seeking no more than $200,000 damages after he tripped on landscaping paper more than a year ago. John Hart filed the suit June 24 in Jefferson County District Court. According to his lawsuit, on Dec. 25, 2013, Hart, while at the direction and control of ExxonMobil, was a walking along a fence line when he tripped and feel over landscaping paper that was covered up by rocks.

Father alleges negligence for injuries to self, children in auto collision

A Galveston father, on behalf of himself and two minors, is suing a motorist, alleging liability in a motor vehicle collision.

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Woman sues dentist for removing healthy tooth

A Galveston resident filed a lawsuit against a dentist alleging professional negligence in her 2013 treatment. Rebekah Faircloth filed a complaint against Dr. Charles Scruggs d/b/a Dr. Charles Scruggs P.C., and Gulf Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Texas City in Galveston County District Court July 1, claiming liability in September 2013 when planned surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth allegedly resulted in permanent injuries to the plaintiff. According to the suit, Scruggs performe

Victim of rear-end collision sues driver over damages

A League City resident filed a lawsuit against an individual for liability in a 2014 roadway incident in Galveston County. Omar Khosravi filed a grievance against James C.

Intoxicated inmate charges officer with excessive force

A Bowie County resident filed a lawsuit against a Collin County police officer for alleged excessive force in 2013 when his restraint of the woman while in custody resulted in physical injuries. Veronica Anne Jones filed a complaint against Billy McIntosh in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas July 1, claiming liability in a July 2013 jail incidence of violence which purportedly left the plaintiff with serious injuries including broken bones and teeth. According to the suit,

Former Beaumont judge files potential asbestos suit on behalf of ‘Beau’ Hicks

A former district judge who gave up the bench to become Jefferson County’s district attorney recently filed a petition to perpetuate testimony to investigate the asbestos exposure of the late refereeing legend H.T.

Apple’s patent infringement not willful, judge declines to triple $532M jury verdict

In February, A Texas jury found Apple willfully infringed on three patents owned by a Tyler company, levying a $532,900,000 verdict against the tech giant – a finding the plaintiff claims entitles it to treble damages. However, on July 2 U.S.

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Flight attendant sues janitorial contractor over bathroom floor slip & fall

A Houston resident filed a lawsuit against a janitorial business alleging negligence in 2013. Kay Leftwich Dohanyos filed a complaint against ABM Janitorial Services and South Central Inc. in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas July 2, claiming liability in an August 2013 slippery fall on a wet restroom floor that the suit states permanently rendered the victim unable to work. According to the suit, the defendant was contracted to perform custodial services in the Continenta

Mother takes errant driver, employer to court over child’s alleged injuries

A woman filed a lawsuit against a driver and his employer alleging vehicular negligence in a 2015 accident that she claims hurt her child. Tamesha Baylor, as next friend of minor Brooklyn Baylor, filed a complaint against Zaim Mehmedovic of Bowling Green, KY, and GRMI Logistics of Grand Rapids, MI, in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas July 2, claiming liability in a June 2015 collision.

Woman takes Beaumont cop to court alleging injuries in 'false arrest'

A Jefferson County resident filed a lawsuit against a Beaumont police officer on allegations of false arrest and excessive force in a 2014 confrontation that left the diminutive 5’3” plaintiff with broken teeth and other injuries. Krystle Bob filed a complaint against Joshua Dunahoe in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas June 19, claiming liability in the March 2014 altercation. According to the suit, Officer Dunahoe responded to a neighbor’s call to investigate a possible d