July 25

  • Troy Hebert vs. Golden Triangle Water Sports

    PA - Karl C. Hoppess, J – Alfred Gerson

    Before he could test drive a watercraft, Troy Hebert was allegedly told he had to fill out a credit application. When he returned the following day, Hebert unexpectedly learned he was now the owner of a Yamaha water vehicle.

    Hebert filed suit against Golden Triangle Water Sports, claiming the company misrepresented a test drive and purchasing agreement. He is suing for punitive damages.

    Case No. 111378

    Aug. 18

  • Elaina Guidroz et al vs. Vernis McIntoush Jr.

    PA – Allen Parker, J – Bob Wortham

    On behalf of her minor daughter, the plaintiff is suing the defendant for causing an automobile collision on Aug. 28, 2006. The plaintiffs were traveling eastbound on 18th Street when the defendant allegedly ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiffs' vehicle.

    The plaintiffs allege the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and impairment, plus actual damages and attorneys' fees.

    A182-244

  • Sharon Bernard vs. Farmers Insurance Exchange et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. D182-245

  • Annie Watson vs. Voyager Indemnity Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. D182-246

  • Rita Gilbert vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. D182-249

    Aug. 19

  • James Williamson vs. Safety Star Industrial Inc.

    PA – Chris Portner, J – Bob Wortham

    The plaintiff alleges he entered into a contract with the defendant to purchase 9,000 shares of the company's common stock, but the defendant has allegedly refused to provide the plaintiff with the stock, despite several demands.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual damages plus attorney's fees.

    Case No. A182-250

  • Paul Jones et al vs. city of Beaumont

    PA – Paul Jones, J – Donald Floyd

    To her surprise, Lynda Jones was reading the Sunday paper when she learned her newly purchased home was slated for demolition.

    Hoping to stop their home from being bulldozed, Paul and Lynda Jones filed a pro se request for a restraining order against the city of Beaumont. The Joneses argue that they will suffer irreparable harm, mental anguish and monetary loss unless the city is enjoined.

    Case No. E182-251

  • Brad Frye vs. The Meadows of Orange et al

    PA – Clay Dugas, J – Gary Sanderson

    Local attorney Clay Dugas has filed a petition to investigate a possible claim against The Meadows of Orange and Renaissance Hospitals. The petition was filed on behalf of Brad Frye, who is representing the estate of Adelle Frye.

    The subject matter in the anticipated litigation concerns Adelle Frye, who was a resident at The Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation on June 18, 2008, "when evidence of redness and swelling to her arm was noted," the petition states.

    Case No. B182-253

  • James Martin vs. Classic Chevrolet

    PA - Jeffrey L. Weinstein, J – Gary Sanderson

    A disgruntle car buyer is alleging the salesman who sold him his vehicle fraudulently failed to disclose all the details of his contract so the dealership could "be paid a kickback." James Martin filed a deceptive trade practices suit against Classic Chevrolet.

    He is suing for punitive damages.

    Case No. B182-254

  • Rowena LeBoeuf vs. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center-Beaumont

    PA - Mitchell Toups, J - Bob Wortham

    Two months after falling and breaking his hip while a patient at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center-Beaumont, Roland LeBoeuf died. Now his wife, Rowena LeBoeuf, is claiming the rehab center contributed to his death by allowing him to fall, court papers show.

    Seeking monetary compensation for Roland's death, Rowena filed a medical-malpractice lawsuit against Healthsouth. Rowena is suing for Roland's past and future pain, mental anguish and medical expenses, plus loss of consortium and all court expenses.

    Case No. A182-255

    Aug. 20

    Betty LaDay and Linton Andrus vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Bob Wortham

    The plaintiffs are suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of their Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. A182-256

  • Dragon Products LTD vs. Mike's Tank Truck Services Inc.

    PA – John Bullard, J – Bob Wortham

    The defendant entered into an agreement with the plaintiff to purchase a tank trailer for $44,240. Allegedly, the defendant has refused to pay the plaintiff for the tank trailer. The plaintiff is suing for actual damages and all court costs.

    Case No. A182-257

  • Darlene Lewis vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Bob Wortham

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. A182-258

  • Clint Finnell vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Gary Sanderson

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of his Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. B182-259

    Aug. 21

  • Hector Cantu vs. Christopher Lemoine

    PA – Brian Sutton, J – Milton Shuffield

    On Aug. 25, 2006, the plaintiff was in an automobile collision with the defendant. The suit fails to describe how the incident occurred.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and impairment, plus actual damages and attorneys' fees.

    D182-261

  • Brandon Durio vs. Michael Barnett

    PA – Brian Sutton, J – Gary Sanderson

    On Feb. 12, 2007, the plaintiff was in an automobile collision with the defendant. The suit fails to describe how the incident occurred. However, a police report attached to the suit says the defendant failed to yield at a stop sign.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and impairment, plus actual damages and attorneys' fees.

    D182-262

    Aug. 21

  • Martha Snowden vs. Capitol County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. et al

    PA – Jessica Hallmark, J – Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. D182-263

  • Jason Taylor et al vs. Vithul Phewklieng

    PA – M. Dru Montgomery, J – Donald Floyd

    On July 4, 2007, the plaintiffs were in an automobile collision with the defendant. The suit fails to state how the incident occurred.

    The plaintiffs allege the defendant negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and are suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and impairment, plus actual damages and attorneys' fees.

    E182-267

  • Mary Carrier vs. Farmers Insurance Exchange et al

    PA – Steve Mostyn, J – Gary Sanderson

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its claims adjusters for allegedly refusing to pay at least a portion of her Hurricane Rita damage claim. The suit alleges the defendants are guilty of Texas Insurance Code and DTPA violations.

    The plaintiff is suing for actual and consequential damages, plus attorneys' fees.

    Case No. B182-268

    Aug. 25

  • Lee David vs. Keystone Homes Inc.

    PA – Jonathan Juhan, J – Milton Shuffield
    Even a philosopher might have trouble answering this legal question: if a man shoots himself in the gut with a nail gun, is it the employer's fault? According to local attorney Jonathan Juhan, the answer is yes.

    On behalf of his client Lee Davis, Juahn filed a suit Aug. 25 in Jefferson County District Court, claiming W. O'Neill Construction and Keystone Homes negligently endangered Davis by removing the safeties from nail guns.

    Davis is suing for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, impairment, pain, mental anguish and disfigurement.

    Case No. D182-290

    Aug. 26

  • Tommy Davis et al vs. A.W. Chesterton

    PA – Lou Thompson Black, J – Gary Sanderson

    Tommy Davis and his wife Jacqueline are suing A.W. Chesterton, along with 45 other companies, for conspiring to mine, process and sell asbestos products, suppressing the information pertaining to the fiber's hazardous influence on human health and purposely inflicting him with an asbestos disease.

    They are suing for punitive damages.

    Case No. B182-294

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