News from July 2015

Auto collision suit against Knife River goes to trial

By David Yates | Jul 27, 2015

An automobile collision suit filed against Knife River Corp. nearly three years ago has been called up for trial.

Dismissed: Appeal of $747K jury verdict following auto collision trial

By David Yates | Jul 27, 2015

A defendant found negligent in causing an automobile collision had his appeal of a $747,750 jury verdict levied against him dismissed after notifying the Ninth Court of Appeals that case had been settled. Through the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, plaintiffs Lisa Chapman and Amanda Breeden, as next of friend of several minors, filed suit against Alex and Maura Tony, Susan and Robert Saurage, and Dana Baker Jr. on Feb. 28, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court. Jeremiah Demarcus Kelly was later a

Complaint accuses NFL of sabotaging fan event connected to Cowboys QB

By John Suayan | Jul 27, 2015

The National Football League is the target of a federal lawsuit claiming it sabotaged a fan-oriented event that was scheduled for July. The Fan Expo, LLC, which initiated legal action against the NFL in the Dallas County 193rd District Court on July 21, charges the defendant intimidated players into not participating in The National Fantasy Football Convention in Las Vegas. According to court papers, the NFL threatened to fine and “potentially” suspend the players if they graced the NFFC. “Th

If you have no proof, don't go to court

By The SE Texas Record | Jul 28, 2015

Ever wonder how much time you waste doing things that don't need to be done?

Breach of contract suit against Compass Bank removed

By David Yates | Jul 28, 2015

A Jefferson County homeowner has his breach of contract suit against Compass Bank removed to federal court. Alleging violations of state property code, trade practice and business law, Thomas J.

Mother alleges son forced her to relinquish power of attorney while ill

By Rosanna Turner | Jul 28, 2015

A Pflugerville woman is suing her son, alleging he coerced her into giving him power of attorney while see suffered from a medical condition.

Uninsured driver allegedly crashes into store, runs away

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2015

The insurer of a business is suing a motorist, alleging she crashed into the business, causing property damage.

Final judgment entered in collision suit

By David Yates | Jul 28, 2015

In March, a suit brought by a Jasper County man, who claims a truck driver struck his vehicle while he was attempting to evade a car that had come into his lane, settled before the case could go to trial. On April 14 a take nothing judgment was entered in the case, stating the parties had compromised and settled all claims, court records show.

Restaurant worker alleges improper tip system

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2015

A Texas worker is suing his Plano employer and its owner/manager, alleging an illegal pay scheme and labor law violation.

Parents sue driver, insurance company to reclaim damages in child’s accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2015

A Dickinson couple is suing their own insurance company and a driver who allegedly struck their child while she was crossing a Galveston County street in 2014.

Former nursing facility worker alleges denial of employment opportunities

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 28, 2015

A Lufkin woman is suing a nursing facility, alleging unlawful employment practices.

BISD sues fired auditor for $1M plus

By David Yates | Jul 28, 2015

The Beaumont Independent School District is seeking more than $1 million in damages from a fired auditor. The district filed suit against Gayle Botley on July 15 in Jefferson County District Court. According to the lawsuit, BISD contracted with Botley to perform professional auditing services, including fiscal reviews from 2011 to 2013, as well as the audit for the district’s 2007 bond program.

Truck company alleges motorsports company guilty of trademark infringement

By Rosanna Turner | Jul 29, 2015

An Arizona diesel truck company is suing Unique Motorsports Inc. of Lewisville, alleging trademark infringement. 

Woman sues motorist following damages in two-car collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A Beaumont resident is suing a driver on allegations of vehicular negligence in a 2013 two-car automobile collision.

Pedestrian sues driver, asserting violent impact in parking lot

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A Hardin County resident is suing a Jefferson County-based motorist on charges of vehicular negligence in a 2014 pedestrian accident which he claims resulted in severe and debilitating injuries.

Educator alleges Beaumont school district practiced racially motivated harassment

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A Jefferson County educator is suing a municipal jurisdiction, alleging deliberate targeted racial discrimination over a seven-year period.

Bus passenger hits the ceiling, sues for damages

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A bus passenger filed a lawsuit against a Beaumont business and a Florida company doing business in Texas on charges of vehicular negligence when a bumpy ride allegedly injured him in 2013.

Minority employee alleges civil rights violations

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A Harrison County man is suing a Dallas corporation, alleging unlawful employment practices that culminated in his discharge.

Woman claims Papa John's fired her for reporting sexual harassment

By John Suayan | Jul 29, 2015

A Galveston County woman has filed a lawsuit against the pizza chain that formerly employed her, alleging the eatery terminated her because she complained of sexual harassment by a superior. Court papers filed against Lavaston Foods LLC, doing business as Papa John’s Pizza, on July 24 in the Galveston County 56th District Court claim Alize Shannon was the target of unwanted advances as a minor from general manager Carlos Velez when she worked at the defendant’s store in Texas City. Shannon exp

Frivolous patent suits harmful

By Sen. Gerald Ortiz Y Pino | Jul 29, 2015

New Mexico state senator says Congress needs to pass Innovation Act

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