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Doguet's sues milling company over non-payment for rice products

David Yates Apr. 22, 2008, 8:24am

A local rice producer has filed suit against a milling company over an unpaid account.

Family of press operator invokes discovery rule, files suit for benzene exposure

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Apr. 22, 2008, 6:40am

MARSHALL -- After a 45-year career as a press operator for multiple newspapers and print shops in Baltimore Md., Neil Kelly was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in April 2005 and died only seven months later on Nov. 16, 2006.

Nederland couple files suit to have billboard removed from property

David Yates Apr. 22, 2008, 6:34am

As the Lamar Advertising slogan says, "you can drive away but you can't turn us off." According to some Nederland property owners, you can't get them off your property once they put up a billboard either.

Train conductor sues after collision with log truck

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Apr. 22, 2008, 5:52am

MARSHALL � A collision between a train and a log truck in East Texas resulted in a lawsuit filed by the train conductor against not only the trucking company he believes is at fault, but also against the railroad company he claims failed to provide for his safety.

Woman sues apartment owners after stove explodes

David Yates Apr. 22, 2008, 4:52am

David Starnes An exploding stovetop splashed scalding hot water all over Ena H. Davis's face. Davis claims her three minor children, who witnessed the incident, were traumatized.

Wrongful death suit filed against Boston Scientific over cardiac defibrillator

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 21, 2008, 11:34am

The family of an Orange man who died after a cardiac defibrillator implant have sued the manufacturer, alleging the device was defective.

Houston-area couple sues Union Carbide for man's asbestos exposure

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 21, 2008, 9:27am

GALVESTON -- A Houston area couple has filed suit against several chemical and polymer companies, alleging that years of asbestos exposure led to the man's malignant pulmonary cancer.

Woman files slip-and-fall suit against local residents

David Yates Apr. 21, 2008, 9:00am

A Port Arthur woman has filed suit against two Beaumont residents, alleging she was allowed to fall while walking down a ramp.

Class action alleges Valero shorted workers on overtime pay

David Yates Apr. 21, 2008, 8:58am

Beaumont's Reaud, Morgan & Quinn law firm launched a new class action against Valero Energy, alleging the oil giant circumvented paying its contractors overtime by classifying workers' wages as "per diem."

Man alleges jet skis defective, sues cycle shop

David Yates Apr. 21, 2008, 8:39am

Nearly two years ago, R.J. Wortham Jr. purchased a new jet ski from Golden Triangle Cycle Center. When his new toy sputtered out on him, Wortham brought it back for repairs, along with another allegedly defective jet ski.

Family sues Chevron for worker's benzene exposure

David Yates Apr. 21, 2008, 7:46am

Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde filed a benzene suit on the behalf of a widow who lost her husband to leukemia last year.

Widow's suit blames Chevron for husband's asbestos exposure

David Yates Apr. 21, 2008, 6:59am

The widow of a former carpenter has filed suit against Chevron USA, claiming the oil company negligently and maliciously exposed her late husband to asbestos.

Bathroom blow-up

The SE Texas Record Apr. 19, 2008, 2:43pm

This week's lesson in workplace litigation risk management: be sure to take care when hiring men who aspire to be women.

Huff joins elite group of female fire chiefs

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 17, 2008, 9:51am

Ann Huff joined a unique group this month when she became the first woman chief of the Beaumont Fire Department. The appointment makes Huff one of four female chiefs in Texas and one of 36 in the United States.

58th District Court

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 17, 2008, 6:16am

58TH COURT DISTRICT

Recent real estate foreclosures

David Yates Apr. 17, 2008, 5:42am

U.S. Bank National Association has filed for an application to foreclose on the property of James and Janie Kelly, located at 560 Carnahan Place, Beaumont, Texas 77707.

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

David Yates Apr. 17, 2008, 5:37am

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Couple says mobile home not right for Orange wind zone

David Yates Apr. 17, 2008, 5:00am

Dustin and Rachel Gonzalez have filed suit against Legacy Housing Ltd., claiming the company brought them a Wind Zone Category 1 mobile home when they purchased a Wind Zone 2 home.

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

David Yates Apr. 17, 2008, 4:17am

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South Texas College of Law first in U.S. to win 100 national advocacy titles

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 17, 2008, 1:53am

Gerald Treece Houston's South Texas College of Law became the first American law school to win 100 national Advocacy competitions, an April 7 press release from the school stated.