June 11

  • Billy Nghiem vs. Gwendol King

    PA � Travis McCall, J � Milton Shuffield

    On March 26, 2007, Nghiem was traveling west on IH-10 East in Beaumont when King made an unsafe lane change, striking plaintiff's vehicle.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant allegedly negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. D181-901

  • Tara Lockwood et al vs. Allstate Insurance Co.

    PA � Pat McGinnis, J � Donald Floyd

    The Lockwood family has filed suit on behalf of Mickael Lockwood, who was killed in an automobile collision.

    On Sept. 10, 2006, Mickael was traveling south on the Eastex Freeway on his motorcycle when he collided with a disabled vehicle. He was ejected from the bike and run over and killed by another motorist.

    Mickael was insured by Allstate, and his family is suing the insurer for actual and compensatory damages, plus past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. E181-902

  • Holly Killingsworth vs. Tina Vaquera

    PA � Kelly Stewart, J � Donald Floyd

    On June 20, 2006, the plaintiff was operating her vehicle on Central Mall Drive in Port Arthur, when the defendant negligently ran a stop sign and collided with the plaintiff.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant allegedly negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. E181-903

  • John Shively vs. Ezea Ede

    PA � Kenneth Lewis, J � Donald Floyd

    On June 23, 2006, the plaintiff was traveling southbound on Spur 93. When he stopped to turn left, the defendant rear-ended him.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant allegedly negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. E181-904

  • John and Jane H et al vs. Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont

    PA- Timothy Ferguson, J � Gary Sanderson

    After learning a church-run preschool had been cited by the state 35 times over the past three years, two fuming parents filed suit against Wesley United Methodist Church � alleging the "wrongdoers seem to like to 'talk the talk' of safety instead of actually 'walk that walk' to protect children."

    Identified only as John and Jane H, the couple filed the suit on behalf of their 4 year old, who attended Wesley Day School. The suit also names the church's pastor, Robert Besser, and Beverly Stewart as defendants.

    The plaintiffs are seeking exemplary damages.

    Case No. B181-905

  • Lena Sonnier vs. John Wayne Sonnier et al

    PA � Wyatt Snider, J � Bob Wortham

    In hopes of reclaiming the $800,000 her sons allegedly took from her retirement account, Lena Sonnier filed a petition for injunctive relief against her sons, John Wayne and Larry Sonnier.

    That same day, Judge Bob Wortham granted a temporary restraining order, stopping the Sonnier boys from dipping into their mother's retirement and keeping them from using any further power of attorney privileges.

    Case No. A181-906

    June 12

  • Mythesia Mike vs. James Bowden

    PA � James Lassiter III, J � Gary Sanderson

    On June 14, 2006, the plaintiff was operating a motor vehicle on the 3800 block of Dryden in Port Arthur, when the defendant failed to stop while making a left turn and hit the plaintiff's vehicle.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. B181-907

  • Shirley Davis vs. Michael Lake

    PA � James Payne, J � Donald Floyd

    On Sept. 7, 2007, the plaintiff was traveling on south Dowlen Road in Beaumont, when the defendant negligently failed to control his rate of speed and struck the plaintiff.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant allegedly negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. E181-908

  • Barbara Jensen vs. Travis Flickinger

    PA � Adam Terrell, J � Bob Wortham

    On Sept. 28, 2007, the defendant negligently caused an automobile collision with the plaintiff. The suit does not describe how the incident occurred, and only stated the defendant negligently failed to control his rate of speed and apply his brakes in time.

    The plaintiff also alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. A181-909

    June 13

  • Brian Sanchez et al vs. Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. et al

    PA � James Lassiter III, J � Bob Wortham

    On June 30,2007, Sanchez was operating a motor vehicle with Debra Green as a passenger. The plaintiffs were traveling southbound on Highway 347 when Shon Werner, a Dr. Pepper truck driver, failed to yield at a stop and go signal and struck the plaintiffs.

    The plaintiffs allege the defendant driver allegedly negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and that Dr. Pepper is responsible for his actions under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior.

    The plaintiffs are suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. A181-911

  • Patrick Knickerbocker vs. Shelby Gibbs III

    Pa - Michael Kerensky, J � Milton Shuffield

    After being ejected from a boat, Patrick Knickerbocker has decided to soak the driver in return and file suit. Knickerbocker seeks compensation in the past and in the future for all elements of damage recognized under Texas law including but not limited to, lost earning and earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment of function and medical expenses.

    Case No. D181-914

  • Huey and Catherine Zoch vs. Hoffer's Sportswear Inc. et al

    PA � Michael Ramsey, J � Milton Shuffield

    The Zochs have filed suit against the estate of Anna Hoffer and Hoffer's Sportswear. On May 11, 2007, the plaintiffs were traveling in the 4200 block of S. Major Drive when Hoffer struck their vehicle. The suit does not give any details concerning the collision.

    The plaintiffs allege the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and are suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. D181-915

    June 16

  • Carlton Carrier vs. Ree Inc.

    PA - Troy Pradia, J � Bob Wortham

    A McDonald's customer got an unexpected side order with his cup of coffee, a freshly mopped floor which allegedly caused the man to slip and fall and break his hip. Alleging no caution signs were put out, Carlton Carrier filed suit against Ree Inc., doing business as McDonald's.

    He is suing for nearly $100,000 in medical expenses, plus exemplary damages.

    Case No. A181-918

  • John Lopez vs. Waldo Munoz

    PA � Clay Dugas, J � Bob Wortham

    On April 15, 2006, the plaintiff was traveling northbound on 11th Street when the defendant ran a stop sign and collided with the plaintiff.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. A181-920

  • James Pyawasay vs. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

    PA - Robert Ammons, J - Milton Shuffield

    A contracted employee has filed suit against Texas Petrochemicals and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. over the June 11 explosion at the Houston Goodyear plant.

    James Pyawasay is an Austin Industries employee who was working next door to the Goodyear plant at TPC's facility during the explosion.

    "Plaintiff claims for all damages recognizable by law, including, but not limited to, past and future: pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of affections, society, guidance, counseling, earnings, earning capacity, consortium, and enjoyment of life," the suit says.

    Case No. D181-921

    June 16

  • Cynthia O'Keefe vs. Foremost County Mutual Insurance Co.

    PA � Steve Mostyn, J � Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff has filed suit against Foremost, alleging the insurance company refused to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita claim. The suit alleges the defendant committed several Texas Insurance Code and DPTA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing to recover actual and consequential damages.

    Case No. D181-922

    June 17

  • Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas vs. Texas Rice Land Partners

    PA - Thomas Buchanan, J � Donald Floyd

    Armed with the power of eminent domain and now a temporary restraining order, Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas is seeking a permanent injunction to stop Texas Rice Land Partners from further delaying the construction of a pipeline designed to run through the farmers' land.

    Shortly after being informed that the police would be called if the pipeline company's surveyors came anywhere near a rice patty, Denbury Green filed its petition for a TRO and permanent injunction against TRLP and Mike Latta.

    That same day, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd Judicial District, approved the TRO. A hearing for a temporary injunction has been set for June 30.

    Denbury Green has planned a 114 mile, 24-inch O.D. pipeline starting at the Texas-Louisiana Border and ending at the Hastings Field located in Brazoria and Galveston Counties. In addition to the injunctions, Denbury Green is suing for actual damages, interest and court costs.

    Case No. E181-923

  • David Gomez vs. James Sexton

    PA � David LaRue, J � Gary Sanderson

    On March 23, 2007, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light at Cardinal Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when the defendant failed to control his rate of speed and struck the plaintiff's vehicle.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

    Case No. B181-926

    June 18

  • Daniel Bartee vs. Bo-Mac Contractors

    PA � Arthur Sadin, J � Milton Shuffield

    Citing the Jones Act, a seaman, Daniel Bartee, has filed suit against his employer, Bo-Mac Contractors, for injures he received while serving aboard a barge.

    "Because of the nature and the consequences of his injuries, Plaintiff has suffered great physical and mental pain, suffering, and anguish, and in all reasonable probability he will continue to suffer in this manner for a long time into the future, if not for the balance of his natural life."

    Case No. D181-931

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