Dec. 11

  • Linda Guerrero vs. Jose Urias et al

    PA - James Payne, J - Donald Floyd

    A Beaumont woman is suing two Groves residents over injuries she sustained in an auto collision.

    Plaintiff Linda Guerrero was involved in a wreck with defendants Jose Ernesto Cruz Urias and Jesus Ivan Jaquez.

    The suit does not give any details about the incident, such as the date or location of the collision, which of the defendants was driving the car or the nature of Guerrero's injuries.

    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.

    E185-471

  • Eunice Akins et al vs. Fire Insurance Exchange

    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.

    A185-472

    Dec. 14

  • Randall Skipper vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

    PA - Ken Lewis, 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.

    D185-475

  • Loretta Bodwin vs. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

    PA - Ken Lewis, 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.

    A185-476

  • Texas Windstorm Insurance Association vs. MRCO et al

    PA - Anthony Malley III, J - Bob Wortham

    Since Hurricane Ike struck in 2008, thousands of lawsuits against windstorm insurers have filtered into Texas Gulf Coast courthouses.

    But on Monday, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association struck back with a suit of its own, filing a petition against the contractors who "improperly" and "fraudulently" certified the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont to TWIA regulations.

    The suit names MRCO Inc., Titan Services and Hospitality Construction Services as defendants.

    According to the petition, the MCM Elegante Hotel made a claim for insurance coverage after Ike's wind blasts pummeled the Golden Triangle.

    However, in its suit, TWIA contends the hotel was not built to the appropriate regulations and guidelines "pursuant to the windstorm contract and TWIA rules."

    The plaintiff is seeking actual damages

    A185-477

  • Michael Guilbeau vs. Anthony Weber

    PA - Jonathan Juhan, J - Milton Shuffield

    On Jan. 5, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling on Franklin Street at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when the defendant ran a red light and struck 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.

    E185-479

    Dec. 15

  • Clayton Collins vs. United Scaffolding Inc.

    PA - Tim Ferguson, J - Milton Shuffield

    A Bridge City man doing construction work at a local refinery claims he was injured when he fell over materials left in the way by men building a nearby scaffold.

    On Jan. 21, 2008, Collins says he employed by Newtron Inc. doing construction work on a unit at the Chevron facility in Port Arthur.

    "He was proceeding to the top of a tower and was caused to fall over scaffolding poles or similar materials which obstructed the walking area of the tower platform," the original complaint states.

    He is suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost wages and medical expenses, plus attorney's fees.

    D185-481

  • Valinda Parrish et al vs. Ravi Halaswamy

    PA - Collin Cobb, J - Gary Sanderson

    The plaintiff is suing on behalf of Rollie Parrish, who sought a neck injection treatment from the defendant on Dec. 13, 2007.

    The plaintiff claims the defendant did not inform her that the procedure could cause brain damage. Rollie allegedly suffered a stroke because of the procedure and has sustained brain damage.

    The plaintiff claims Rollie would not have undergone the procedure if he was made aware of the risks.

    She is suing for all damages allowable under law.

    B185-482

  • Charlene Sargent vs. Artemio Martinez

    PA - Jonathan Juhan, J - Bob Wortham

    On Jan. 11, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling on Crest Street in Port Neches when the defendant hit her head on then proceeded to flee the scene on foot.

    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.

    A185-483

  • Maudry Granger et al vs. A.W. Chesterton Co. et al

    PA - Bryan Blevins, J - Bob Wortham

    The widow of a local equipment operator has filed a lawsuit against 30 companies, alleging their asbestos-containing products caused her husband's death.

    Maudry Granger filed the suit individually and on behalf of the estate of Rufus Granger.

    This is the second suit regarding Rufus Granger's exposure to asbestos. The decedent already sued or settled his claims for his non-malignant asbestos-related disease with one or more defendants, the suit states.

    According to the complaint, Rufus Granger was required to work with and around asbestos and asbestos containing products while engaged in the course of his employment as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver and laborer. His work around the asbestos allegedly caused him to suffer from asbestos-related diseases and other industrial dust diseases caused by breathing the asbestos-containing products.

    The plaintiffs seek exemplary damages.

    A185-484

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