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Appeals courts overturn Vioxx verdicts

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 8:37am

(Legal Newsline) - Merck & Co. Inc. notched two major legal victories Thursday, with appeals courts in Texas and New Jersey tossing verdicts against the drugmaker involving the painkiller Vioxx.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen May 29, 2008, 8:33am

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen May 29, 2008, 8:21am

Orig. Filing Date: 05/22/2008 Certificate #: 72836

Abbott, Democratic Party settle voter fraud lawsuit; both sides claim victory

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 7:57am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has agreed not to target people who collect others' mail-in ballots for them as part of a settlement with the Texas Democratic Party.

Texas SC decision curbs forum shopping, reinforces recent mandamus ruling

Steve Korris May 29, 2008, 7:54am

Justice Paul Green AUSTIN � If a Texas judge transfers a suit to another county on a defense motion, the plaintiff can't drop it there and sue in a third county, the Supreme Court declared May 23.

136th District Court June 2008

Carrie Gonzalez May 29, 2008, 7:44am

136TH COURT DISTRICT

Spindletop Spin to benefit pro bono program

Marilyn Tennissen May 29, 2008, 7:13am

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to roll out for the Spindletop Spin to benefit the Jefferson County Pro Bono Program on June 7. Last year's event, pictured, raised more than $25,000 to provide legal services to the needy. It's time again for hundreds of cyclists to take the roads, but they won't only be riding for fun and exercise but also to raise money for a program that provides free legal services to those in need.

Recent real estate foreclosures in Jefferson and Orange counties

David Yates May 29, 2008, 6:41am

Jefferson County

Retirement home employees claim discrimination after agency investigation

David Yates May 29, 2008, 6:33am

A band of former retirement home employees are claiming they were discriminated against after cooperating with an Adult Protection Services investigation. Apparently, the state of Texas shut down Four J's Community Living Center following the investigation.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

David Yates May 29, 2008, 6:29am

May 19

Floyd grants Morgan's request for new trial against DuPont

Marilyn Tennissen May 29, 2008, 6:16am

Judge Donald Floyd Although attorneys for DuPont convinced a Jefferson County jury that the company was not responsible for a former employee's mesothelioma, the case is back to square one with Judge Donald Floyd's decision to order a new trial.

Troll Tracker wants to fight defamation suits in East Texas

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May 29, 2008, 5:00am

Eric Albritton TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Patent Troll Tracker blogger, Richard Frenkel and his employer Cisco are trying to move the pending defamation litigation from Texarkana, Ark., to the Tyler, Texas, federal court.

Suit alleges Yamaha 'Rhino' ATV unreasonably dangerous

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May 28, 2008, 4:20pm

MARSHALL -- While riding as a passenger in a Yamaha Rhino on a relatively flat terrain, Bossier City resident Ryan Rogers was injured when the ATV rolled toward the passenger side.

Texas SC reverses jury verdict against hospital in suicide case

Steve Korris May 28, 2008, 1:39pm

Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN � Emergency room doctors who released 21-year-old Lance Dowell to his family after stitching a wrist he had cut with a pocket knife didn't cause his death in a successful suicide the next day, the Texas Supreme Court decided May 23.

Seaman sues after slip on deck

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 28, 2008, 1:20pm

GALVESTON � A Louisiana man believes his employer deliberately left him in the dark about the allegedly hazardous state of one of its boats, states a suit filed in Galveston County District Court on May 21.

Family sues GMC after fatal roll-over

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 28, 2008, 12:50pm

GALVESTON � A local family has filed a wrongful death suit in Galveston County District Court against a major motor company and a Chambers County woman.

Legally Speaking: Judges Behaving Badly

John G. Browning May 28, 2008, 11:59am

Judges have very difficult jobs. I know � I've seen a lot of them in action over the years.

Suit over Hurricane Rita damage settled minutes before trial

David Yates May 28, 2008, 11:34am

Minutes before the start of a civil trial in a Beaumont court, jurors were told that they don't have to go home but they can't stay here, as the case of Jessie Burkes vs. Joseph Victorian was settled on Wednesday, May 28.

Slippery shampoo suit filed against grocery store

David Yates May 28, 2008, 11:29am

There may be a new cycle for hair products: wash, rinse and slip.

Truck owner alleges breach of contract by dealer, financer, insurer

David Yates May 28, 2008, 8:32am

Seeking around $75,000 for a truck he totaled, Jeremy Pelican has filed suit against the companies who sold, financed and insured his vehicle.