March 27

  • Todd Fletcher et al vs. J and C Adventures Inc.

    PA - H. Wright, J - Bob Wortham

    On May 24, 2006, the plaintiffs entered into a contract with the defendant for the installation of a pool and paid the company $32,599.

    The plaintiffs allege the defendant never completed the work and are suing for actual and consequential damages.

    A183-677

  • Darrik Reynolds vs. Allstate County Mutual Insurance

    PA - Bob Monk, J -Milton Shuffield

    On Nov. 15, 2007, the plaintiff was involved in an automobile collision with Ernest Hicks II, who the plaintiff alleges negligently caused the wreck by failing to yield at a Port Arthur intersection.

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company for his medical expenses and mental anguish.

    D183-678

    April 1

  • Shaniqua Washington vs. Leroyal Dorsey

    PA - Langston Adams, J - Bob Wortham

    On Dec. 28, 2008, the plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle traveling south on 8th Street when the defendant allegedly ran a stop sign at struck the vehicle.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant driver negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and is suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and medical expenses, plus attorney's fees.

    A183-693

  • Betty Yawn vs. Texaco and Chevron USA

    PA - Keith Hyde, J - Gary Sanderson

    Two Texas women have filed an asbestos suit against Texaco and Chevron on behalf of their recently deceased husband and father, claiming he wrongly died of pulmonary asbestosis and lung cancer.

    Betty Lou Yawn and Sheila Newell -- the wife and daughter of Ronald Yawn, respectively -- allege Ronald Yawn developed the asbestos-related diseases while working for Texaco in Jefferson County.

    During the course of his employment, Ronald Yawn was allegedly exposed to asbestos dust and fibers, which caused him to die "a painful and terrible" death on Oct. 9.

    The plaintiffs are suing for exemplary damages.

    B183-698

  • William Duke vs. Entergy Texas

    PA - Trenton Bond, J - Milton Shuffield

    On July 2, 2007, the plaintiff alleges one of the electric company's power lines fell onto his vehicle.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently maintained the line and is suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and medical expenses, plus attorney's fees.

    D183-699

    April 2

  • Anthony Carlos vs. City of Groves

    PA - Brett Thomas, J - Donald Floyd

    A Jefferson County man says he lost money after the city of Groves reneged on its authorization of a permit that would have allowed him to build a four-plex apartment building.

    Anthony Carlos claims he purchased a lot in Groves, originally intending to construct an apartment building containing six units.

    According to the complaint, Carlos claims he was approved to build a four-plex after attending a city meeting in December 2007.

    Carlos began to clear land and then went to the building permits department to acquire the permit he needed, but the permit was denied.

    He is seeking actual damages, plus court costs.

    E183-705

  • Thomas Capuchino vs. Buffalo Marine Service

    PA - Todd Elias, J - Donald Floyd

    The plaintiff was serving on the defendant's ship when he was injured on Sept. 15, 2007.

    The suit does not state how or where he was injured.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently maintained the ship and is suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and medical expenses, plus attorney's fees.

    E183-708

  • Michael Garriet et al vs. Axis Surplus Insurance Co. et al

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Donald Floyd

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its agents for denying at least a portion of the plaintiff's Hurricane Ike policy claim.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant is guilty of several Texas Insurance Code violations and of violating the DTPA.

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

    E183-709

    April 3

  • Donna Weeden vs. Garlock Sealing Technolgies

    PA - Bryan Blevins, J - Gary Sanderson

    A lawsuit has been filed in Jefferson County on behalf of a recently deceased mechanic against Garlock Sealing Technologies, claiming the man died after developing an asbestos-related disease.

    As trustee of the Majkut Family Living Trust, Donna Weeden filed suit against Garlock alleging Garlock failed to adequately warn Stanley Majkut of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

    According to the complaint, Stanley Majkut was engaged in the course of his employment as a machine mechanic and other roles to work with or around asbestos and asbestos-containing products and materials.

    The exposure "caused him to suffer from asbestos-related disease and other industrial dust diseases caused by breathing the asbestos-containing products," the complaint states.

    The suit alleges Garlock negligently failed to adequately test its products to determine the hazards and continued to distribute the asbestos-containing products after the hazards of asbestos were well-known.

    B183-710

  • Abundant Life Sanctuary vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

    PA - Jason Byrd, J - Milton Shuffield

    The plaintiff is suing the insurance company and several of its agents for denying at least a portion of the plaintiff's Hurricane Ike policy claim.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendant is guilty of several Texas Insurance Code violations and of violating the DTPA.

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

    D183-719

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