March 13

  • Andrea Jones vs. John Bergeron

    PA - Woodson E. Dryden, J - Alfred Gerson

    Bitten by a dog while serving a legal notice, Andrea Jones has decided to bite back and sue. Jones filed her suit against the dog's owner John Bergeron and his wife. She is suing for mental anguish and loss of earnings.

    Case No. 110413

  • Thomas and Elizabeth Winslow vs. Maria Blahey

    PA � Mark Sparks, J � Donald Floyd

    The Winslows are suing Blahey claiming they had entered into a contract with Blahey for the sale of a piece of property, located at 2385 Harrison, Beaumont.

    The deal was supposed to go through on Nov. 30, 2007, but never transpired. The plaintiffs claim the defendant is guilty of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and fraud.

    The Winslows are suing Blahey for back rent for living on the property without purchasing it and exemplary damages.

    Case No. E181-425

  • Jessica Fortune vs. Stuart Wright

    PA � Clay Dugas, J � Milton Shuffield

    Fortune has filed suit against Wright, claiming Wright negligently rear-ended her on Nov. 27, 2007, while driving on Phelan Boulevard. Wright is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish and medical expenses. She is demanding a trial by jury.

    Case No. D181-426

  • Paula Hardy vs. Mary Ann Guillory et al

    PA � E. Hart Green, J � Milton Shuffield

    Guillory, an insurance sales woman for National Family Care Life Insurance Co., sold a life insurance policy to William Riley Conner, Jr. sometime in October 2005.

    He recently passed away and now Hardy, Conner's benefactor, claims the insurance company is refusing to pay the policy's proceeds. Hardy is suing Guillory and the insurance company for the unpaid policy amount and statutory damages under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

    D181-428

  • Robert and Mary Ross vs. Farmers Insurance Exchange et al

    PA � Steve Mostyn, J � Milton Shuffield

    The Rosses are claiming Farmers and its agents refused to pay at least a portion of their Hurricane Rita home owner's policy claim. They are suing for actual and compensatory damages plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. D181-429

    March 14

  • Charlie Scruggs vs. Charles Wilson

    PA � pro se, J � Gary Sanderson

    Claiming his prescribed blood pressure medication caused him to have a heart attack, a Texas inmate has filed a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed him the allegedly defective medication. Charlie Scruggs is suing Dr. Charles Wilson.

    Case No. B181-433

  • Gerardo Almendares et al vs. Lauren Tamez et al

    PA � Craig Watson, J � Bob Wortham

    On March 21, 2006 a vehicle driven by Tamez struck Almendares while he was traveling northbound on 18th Street in Nederland. The vehicle was owned by Kim Rhodes, who is also a defendant in the suit. The plaintiff says his minor son was injured in the auto collision. The plaintiff claims Tamez negligently caused the collision by driving in a reckless manner.

    He is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses for himself and his son.

    Case No. A181-434

  • Gwen Jackson vs. Texas Farmers Insurance Co. et al

    PA � Rocky Lawdermilk, J � Gary Sanderson

    Jackson claims Farmers and its agents refused to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita home owner's policy claim. She is suing for actual and compensatory damages plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. B181-435

  • Scott Bush et al vs. Countrywide Home Loans Inc.

    PA � Jason Byrd, J � Bob Wortham

    After Hurricane Rita flattened Southeast Texas, Countrywide Home Loans Inc. granted several residents a reprieve from making mortgage payments. More than two years later, Countrywide is seeking to collect on those back payments. Jefferson County residents Scott Bush, Horacio and Teresa Trevino along with Phillip and Amy Weatherford have banded together and filed suit against the home lender, claiming Countrywide misrepresented the conditions of delaying their mortgage payments and is now unfairly asking for a lump sum payment plus late fees.

    The home owners are suing for actual and consequential damages, plus mental anguish and attorney's fees.

    Case No. A181-439

  • Rickey Guillory vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA � Steve Mostyn, J � Milton Shuffield

    Guillory claims Capitol and its agents refused to pay at least a portion of his Hurricane Rita home owner's policy claim. He is suing for actual and compensatory damages plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. D181-440

  • Mary Eaglin vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA � Steve Mostyn, J � Milton Shuffield

    Eaglin claims Capitol and its agents refused to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita home owner's policy claim. She is alleging fraud and deceptive trade practices and is suing for actual and compensatory damages plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. D181-441

    March 17

  • Bryan Rose vs. Armando Contreras

    PA � Trenton Bond, J � Donald Floyd

    Rose is suing Contreras for an automobile collision he allegedly negligently and "recklessly" caused on June 2, 2006. The suit does not state where the collision occurred, how it occurred or even if the plaintiff and defendants are Jefferson County residents. In fact, the suit does not even give a reason why Jefferson County should have jurisdiction.

    The plaintiff is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses, plus loss of enjoyment of life.

    Case No. E181-446

    March 18

  • Brentwood Investment Development Co. vs. Thomas Sibley

    PA � Jason Hughes, J � Bob Wortham

    Brent Coon and his company Brentwood Investment are seeking to recover back rent form Sibley, who rents an office from Coon at his Tuscany Park office park located at 3450 Dowlen Road. Coon claims Sibley owes him $214,933 in back rent.

    Case No. A181-447

    March 18

  • Sally Logsdon vs. Chevron USA

    PA - Herschel L. Hobson, J - Bob Wortham

    From 1946 through 1952, Lonnie Logsdon worked as a sheet metal apprentice at various refineries in Port Arthur, where he was allegedly exposed to enough benzene to develop leukemia. Now deceased, Logsdon's daughter, Sally Logsdon, is seeking financial compensation for his allegedly fatal benzene exposure.

    Sally filed suit filed suit against Chevron USA, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Gulf Oil Corp. Sally is suing for punitive damages, loss of companionship and mental anguish, plus her father's suffering, medical and funeral expenses and mental anguish.

    Case No. A181-448

    March 19

  • Betty Wills et al vs. Texaco, Inc.

    PA � Keith Hyde, J � Gary Sanderson

    Alfred Wills, a former Texaco employee, died of lymphoma last January. Now, his wife, Betty Wills, and child, Alpha Shine, are suing the oil company, which they claim negligently exposed him to benzene and caused him to die of lymphoma.

    Case No. B181-449

    March 19

  • Charles Stecher vs. Office Depot et al

    An "improperly secured rug" may have hastened the death of Ruth Stecher, a 70-year-old woman who tripped over the rug while shopping at the Beaumont Office Depot. Stecher's husband, Charles Stecher, claims Office Depot and its manager, Jerry Smith, failed to make sure its entrance way was safe and secure. He filed suit on Ruth Stecher's behalf and is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

    Case No. D181-457

  • Sherry Grandchampt vs. AutoZone Texas

    PA � Trent Bond, J � Gary Sanderson

    Autozone may be well known for selling the parts needed to maintain an automobile, but Sherry Grandchampt claims the company failed to maintain its premises, negligently allowing her to slip and fall in a puddle of water.

    Grandchampt filed suit against AutoZone and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, pain and loss of earning capacity.

    Case No. B181-459

  • Carlton J. Ford vs. Bruce's Market Basket, LTD.

    PA � Trenton Bond, J � Milton Shuffield

    Carlton J. Ford claims he was "thrown to the ground and falsely imprisoned" while leaving Bruce's Market Basket by a grocery store employee. Seeking financial compensation for his alleged mental and physical injuries, Ford filed suit against Bruce's Market Basket, LTD. Ford is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain, mental anguish and impairment.

    Case No. D181-462

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