April 28

  • Velma Levine vs. TWIA et al

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Bob Wortham

    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.

    A183-913

    May 1

  • Elizabeth Gillespie et al vs. Compro Tax et al

    PA - Thomas Hunt, J - Milton Shuffield

    Local residents are claiming they purchased interests in alternative energy sources on advice from tax preparers that the securities would provide them with tax credits.

    Instead of bringing tax relief, however, the residents ended up being audited by the Internal Revenue Service because the securities they purchased were allegedly illegal.

    In a class action lawsuit filed against Compro Tax and several of its employees, lead class plaintiff Elizabeth Gillepsie alleges she and other Beaumont residents went to numerous Compro tax preparers and certified public accountants from 2004 through 2008.

    The plaintiffs are seeking punitive damages.

    D183-934

  • Willie Sigler vs. Omega Protein

    PA - Joshua Rubenstein, J - Donald Floyd

    Alabama man is suing the company that owned a boat he was working on when it capsized.

    Willie Sigler filed a lawsuit against Omega Protein Inc.

    The complaint says Sigler was hired by Omega to work as a seaman on the F/V Galveston Bay and/or one of its purse boats on Sept. 5, 2007. Houston-based Omega Protein maintains a fleet of fishing vessels and plants for production of fatty acid supplements.

    As Sigler was performing his assigned duties in navigable waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the purse boat on which he was riding capsized, causing him severe and disabling injuries, the complaint says.

    Due to the incident, Sigler incurred medical costs, experienced past and future physical pain, suffering, physical impairment, loss of earnings, loss of household services, disfigurement and mental anguish, the complaint says.

    E183-937

  • Ronald Lee Lewis vs. Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital

    PA - Brett Thomas, J - Bob Wortham

    A Silsbee man has filed suit against Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, alleging he developed ulcers, an infection and pneumonia after his stay at the hospital.

    Ronald Lee Lewis says he was a patient at Christus for continuing medical care from Feb. 14, 2007, until March 24, 2007.

    During his treatment, however, Lewis claims he suffered from a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia and several decubitus ulcers due to the hospital's failure to have an adequate pressure ulcer prevention program.

    According to the complaint, the hospital employees admitted a patient knowing the patient's needs could not be met, failed to evaluate and maintain Lewis's wounds, failed to keep appropriate medical records and failed to document a plan of care.

    Lewis alleges the hospital was guilty of negligence and breached its duty to provide proper care and protection to Lewis.

    As a result of the care he was given at the hospital, Lewis incurred medical expenses, experienced past and future physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement, fear of a future disease and costs of medical monitoring and prevention, according to the complaint.

    A183-940

  • Jullian Wise vs. Susan Earhart

    PA - Jonathan Juhan, J - Donald Floyd

    On May 29 the plaintiff was traveling east on Laurel Avenue when the defendant allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way while making a left turn and struck the plaintiff.

    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.

    E183-943

  • Norma Garcia vs. Sam Harmon Jr. and Lower Neches Valley Authority

    PA - Justin Sanderson, J - Gary Sanderson

    On June 11, 2007, the plaintiff was traveling on Fannett Road when the defendant driver, a LNVA employee, rear-ended him.

    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.

    B183-944

  • Jerry and Mary Weisse vs. New Wave Welding Technology

    PA - Gilbert T. Adams, J - Milton Shuffield

    A Chambers County man and his wife say a Texas welding company owes them money for damages after the man injured himself while trying to remove bottles from a metal basket.

    Jerry and Mary Weisse filed a lawsuit against New Wave Welding Technology.

    The couple says Jerry Weisse was working as a pipefitter at Valero on Jan. 3, 2008, when the incident occurred.

    New Wave had rented, sold or leased oxygen and acetylene bottles to Valero for use on the job site, the complaint says. The bottles came in a metal basket, sometimes referred to as a six pack.

    As part of his job, Jerry Weisse was required to step onto the six pack. However, the basket lacked an adequate surface for a step and had no adequate handrails, the complaint says.

    As a result, Jerry Weisse was seriously injured in his right upper extremity and required surgery, although the complaint does not specify how his injury occurred.

    He also incurred medical costs, lost his earning capacity and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, a loss of consortium and a loss of household services, according to the complaint.

    D183-945

  • Joshua Chadney et al vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Hart Green, J - Bob Wortham

    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.

    A183-949

    May 4

  • Bessie Broussard vs. Farmers Insurance Co.

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Bob Wortham

    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.

    A183-952

  • Deloris Hagger vs. State Farm Lloyds

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Gary Sanderson

    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.

    B183-953

  • Frances Rambo vs. Foremost Lloyds of Texas

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Bob Wortham

    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.

    A183-956

  • Lee Johnson vs. Farmers Insurance Exchange

    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.

    E183-957

  • Dannie McLean vs. Red Tazz Express Delivery Co. and Patrick Kolek

    PA - Luke Bickman, J- Milton Shuffield

    On Feb. 28, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling northbound on M.L.K. Blvd. when a Red Tazz when the defendant allegedly made an illegal left hand turn and struck his 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.

    D183-958

  • Max & Linda White et al vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Rocky Lawdermilk, J - Gary Sanderson

    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.

    B183-960

  • Elmo LaBauve vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Hart Green, 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.

    D183-963

    May 5

  • Paul Cagle et al vs. National Lloyds 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.

    E183-978

  • Raymond Fontenot et al vs. National Lloyds Insurance Co. et al

    PA - Steve Mostyn, J - Gary Sanderson

    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.

    B183-979

  • M. Suprette vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Rocky Lawdermilk, 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.

    E183-980

  • HA Retail vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Rocky Lawdermilk, J - Bob Wortham

    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.

    A183-981

  • Safik Enterprises vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association et al

    PA - Rocky Lawdermilk, 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.

    E183-982

    May 6

  • Nora Garza and R. Deleon vs. Terry Jackson

    PA - Tom Oxford, J - Bob Wortham

    On March 14, 2008, the plaintiffs were traveling east on College Street when the defendant allegedly ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiffs.

    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.

    A183-985

  • Clay Dugas vs. Richard Woods et al

    PA - pro se, J - Gary Sanderson

    A prominent Beaumont attorney who says he was terminated from a case in which he was supposed to earn 40 percent of the attorneys' fees has filed a lawsuit against an Austin man, another attorney and a law firm.

    On May 6 Clay Dugas filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court against Richard Woods, Elizabeth Higginbotham and Higginbotham and Associates.

    In the suit, Dugas contends Woods hired him to represent Woods in a breach of contract for commission claim filed in Travis County against Hill Country Harley Davidson and Terry Gregorika.

    According to the complaint, Dugas was supposed to receive 40 percent interest in the claims owned by Woods, and Woods was supposed to pay all expenses Dugas incurred in prosecution of the case.

    B183-987

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