April 10

  • Sharon M. DeJohn vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

    PA � Langston S. Adams, J � Donald Floyd

    On April 16, 2006, DeJohn was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an automobile collision. The incident happened on 18th Street. DeJohn claimed uninsured benefits under the driver's insurance policy, which was with American Family Mutual.

    Claiming she is "a covered person" under the driver's policy, DeJohn is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain, impairment, loss of earnings and fear of disease or condition.

    Case No. E181-571

  • Gerald Jeanmard vs. KT Maintenance Co., Inc.

    PA � Gilbert T. Adams, J � Gary Sanderson

    A local company is being sued for refusing to supply one of its employees with a transgender bathroom. Fire guard Gerald Jeanmard, a male who associates himself with the female gender, started using the women's restroom after his male co-workers objected to him being in the men's room. When the women kicked him out, Jeanmard's employer, KT Maintenance Co., reassigned him then fired him.

    Currently "going through the process of a sex transition to become a female gender," Jeanmard is alleging KT Maintenance was fully aware of his gender preference but chose to discriminate against him by terminating him rather than accommodating his transgender needs.

    Jeanmard's suit claims KT Maintenance's "egregious conduct," which "cannot be tolerated by society," entitles him to punitive and exemplary damages.

    Case No. B181-572

  • Juan G. Martinez-Garcia vs. Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.

    PA - M. Andrew Seerden, J � Gary Sanderson

    A mouth full of "hazardous chemicals" has led a delivery driver to sue Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. After he was sprayed in the face with chemicals, Juan G. Martinez-Garcia says he raced to the nearest water hose only to find a dry spigot.

    He is demanding a trial by jury and is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of earnings and all court costs.

    Case No. B181-574

  • Michael Malley vs. Brett J. Hartman and Dana Jackson-Gilstrap

    PA � Thomas Moses, J � Gary Sanderson

    On April 16, 2006, Malley was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Hartman and owned by Jackson-Gilstrap. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on College Street when Hartman having an unprotected green light attempted to turn left and was struck on the side by another vehicle.

    Malley contends Hartman was negligent for failing to yield and Jackson-Gilstrap for allowing him to drive her vehicle. Malley is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain and mental anguish.

    B181-575

  • Joseph D. Roberts vs. Cleo C. Phillips

    PA � Chris Portner, J � Donald Floyd

    On Dec. 15, 2007, Phillips allegedly caused an automobile collision by driving recklessly. The suit does not state how or where the collision occurred. The plaintiff claims the defendant negligently failed to control his vehicle and keep a proper lookout.

    Roberts is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment and loss of earnings.

    E181-576

    April 11

    Charles & Linda Cox vs. Royal Window & Siding, Inc.

    PA - Rocky Lawdermilk, J � Milton Shuffield

    Leaky windows have led Charles and Linda Cox to file a deceptive trade practices suit against Royal Windows & Siding, the company who installed new windows in the couple's home following Hurricane Rita.

    The couple is suing for actual and economic damages.

    Case No. D181-581

  • Brammer Construction Inc. vs. Duong & Le Inc.

    PA � Robert Dunham, J � Donald Floyd

    The plaintiff is suing the defendant for $87,237.64 for unpaid services provided for a construction project.

    E181-582

  • Philip B. Long vs. Henry Hoang and Fujiyama Restaurant

    PA � Gary Coker, J � Bob Wortham

    Long is asking the court to remove a lien against his property so he can sell it. The lien exists because Hoang had sued Long and was awarded around $12,000. To prevent losing the sale, Long says he has put around $20,000 in an escrow account.

    Case No. A181-583

  • Evelyn Griffith vs. Greg S. Porter

    PA � Michael Ramsey, J � Bob Wortham

    On May 5, 2006, plaintiff was driving west in the left lane of Liberty Street when the defendant attempted to make an illegal left turn, causing an automobile collision. The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to control his vehicle.

    The plaintiff is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment and loss of earnings.

    A181-584

  • Rogers and Shantell Broussard vs. Carlton R. Hatch

    PA - Michael Ramsey, J - Milton Shuffield

    The owners of Small World have filed suit against their insurance salesman, claiming he failed to obtain windstorm coverage before Hurricane Humberto struck the area. Rogers and Shantell Broussard allege Carlton R. Hatch misrepresented to them that they had windstorm coverage. When the category one storm hit, the couple submitted a policy claim for their business. When the claim was denied, the couple proceeded to file suit against Hatch.

    The plaintiffs are suing for exemplary and economic damages, plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. D181-585

  • James Mikel vs. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

    PA � Jason Byrd, J � Donald Floyd

    The suits against Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. are beginning to pileup, as another Golden Triangle resident is claiming the ailing lender misrepresented its mortgage repayment program. After Hurricane Rita struck Southeast Texas, Countrywide granted many residents a reprieve from making monthly mortgage payments. Now more than two years later, Countrywide is seeking to collect on those back payments. James Mikel filed suit against the ailing home lender, claiming Countrywide misrepresented the conditions of the payment suspension and is unfairly requesting a lump sum payment plus additional late fees.

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

    Case No. E181-586

    April 14

  • Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. vs. Golden Triangle Pipe and Water Supplies, Inc.

    PA � D. Freedman, J � Donald Floyd

    The plaintiff has filed suit with request for disclosure for the purpose of collecting a debt. "Plaintiff's damages for its unpaid account are at least $92,889.32."

    Case No. E181-588

  • Dwanda McCroskey vs. Joseph Cropper, Jr.

    PA � Clay Dugas, J � Donald Floyd

    On Dec. 13, 2007 Cropper was exiting Dunkin Donuts on 11th Street when he "fishtailed" and struck the car driven by McCroskey. The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to control his vehicle.

    The plaintiff is suing for past and future medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment and loss of earnings.

    E181-588

  • Tekoa Charter Schools vs. Lloyds Insurance Co. et al

    PA � Kent Johns, J � Bob Wortham

    The plaintiff has filed a Deceptive Trade Practices Act suit against the defendants for denying at least a portion of its Hurricane Rita insurance policy claim. Crump Insurance Services Houston and Boulder Claims are also named as defendants in the suit.

    The plaintiff also alleges the defendant committed several Insurance Code violations and failed to give a reason for denying the full proceeds of the policy.

    A181-589

  • Arthur and Janice Isedore vs. Fire Insurance Exchange et al

    PA � Steve Mostyn, J � Gary Sanderson

    The plaintiffs have filed a breach of contract suit against FIE and two of its claims adjusters for denying at least a portion of their Hurricane Rita insurance policy claim. The plaintiffs also allege the defendants committed several Insurance Code violations and failed to give a reason for denying the full proceeds of the policy.

    B181-591

  • Michael S. Manuel vs. ADT Security Services

    PA - Chris Portner, J - Gary Sanderson

    A local entrepreneur hired ADT Security Services, Inc. to safeguard his business. When ADT billed Michael S. Manuel for its services, Manuel responded by filing a$75,000 suit, claiming the company misrepresented the amount owed.

    Case No. B181-593

    April 15

  • R&R Marine Maintenance, Inc. vs. K&K Insulation, Inc.

    PA - F. William Mahley, J � Milton Shuffield

    R&R Marine Maintenance, Inc. has filed suit against K&K Insulation, Inc., claiming K&K fraudulently overbilled the company for materials and services on a rig job. The two count suit accuses K&K of fraud and negligent misrepresentation. "K&K and Sanders supplied the false invoices for the guidance of R&R Marine."

    Case No. D181-596

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