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Family of shooting victim sues Club Tiffany for wrongful death

David Yates Jan. 14, 2008, 9:25am

Club Tiffany in Port Arthur The murder of Marcus Allen made headlines in November after the young man was gunned down at a Port Arthur night club.

Suit blames 60 companies for man's asbestos-related death

David Yates Jan. 14, 2008, 7:44am

Bryan Blevins While he was alive, Barney Tompkins sued and received a claim for his asbestos-related disease. Now deceased, Tompkins' family is seeking compensation for the "different malignant asbestos-related injury" that ended his life.

The Vioxx travesty

The SE Texas Record Jan. 12, 2008, 5:34am

It started with a bang and a flurry.

Texas Times: Working to reduce childhood obesity

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Jan. 10, 2008, 10:33am

Our health care system, in Texas and nationally, leads the world in many respects. Most citizens are now well served, with excellent choices for their care, and we should make certain the access they enjoy is preserved.

Only you! Exhibit promotes wildfire awareness

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 10, 2008, 10:16am

The Fire Museum of Texas and the Beaumont Fire Department have teamed up with Texas Forest Service prevention specialists to promote wildfire awareness and deliver fire safety messages to the community.

Trial over attorney's fees ends with $460K award

David Yates Jan. 10, 2008, 9:19am

Following eight years of litigation, countersuits and appeals, jurors finally heard the breach of contract case of Pyramid Constructors Inc. vs. the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District. But after all that time the lawsuit spent floundering in Texas court systems, the trial ended up as a battle over attorney's fees.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 10, 2008, 9:00am

Orig. Filing Date: 01/04/2008 Certificate #: 71958

Settlement reached after med-mal mistrial

David Yates Jan. 10, 2008, 9:00am

Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital In June 2007, The Record reported on a $3 million medical malpractice trial that tied up Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court only to end in a mistrial June 4.

Foti rapid-files suits as Louisiana AG term ends

Rob Luke Jan. 10, 2008, 7:33am

Charles Foti BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti appears set on spending a legally-active final few weeks as AG before handing the reins to fellow Democrat Buddy Caldwell.

West Brook bus crash suit moves to federal court

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 10, 2008, 6:50am

Kent Adams In the nearly two years since a bus crash claimed the lives of two young soccer players, the lawsuit filed by the survivors has evolved into a complex litigation that has now been moved to federal court.

Employee sues after vehicle plows into office building

David Yates Jan. 10, 2008, 5:34am

Any white-collar American employee will admit most days at the office are routine and uneventful. However, Mary Nixon's work day went from mundane to extraordinary after an out-of-control motorist came plowing into her building.

This Just In: Recent civil filings in Jefferson County district courts

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 10, 2008, 5:18am

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Seniors file class action against sellers of living trusts

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 10, 2008, 3:00am

Editor's Note: Plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew their allegations against defendants CLA USA Inc., CLA USA Insurance Services, CLA Marketing, CLA Estate Services, CLA Insurance Services, Charles Loper Jr. and Charles Loper III on March 5, 2012. Read about problems caused by defending the litigation here on the Southeast Texas Record

Construction, traffic changes ahead as Texas Capitol gets security upgrade

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 10, 2008, 2:43am

The Texas Capitol building in Austin AUSTIN -- Tourists and those with business to conduct at the Texas Capitol need to be prepared for construction and traffic changes as the building undergoes a security upgrade.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 9, 2008, 9:39am

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Suit: Company negligent for worker's death after fall from roof

David Yates Jan. 9, 2008, 9:24am

Richard Mithoff A 29-year-old construction worker lost his life last year when he fell from a scaffold. Michael Spurlock's surviving family members have filed suit against his former employer, K & R Construction, and several of its owners/employees, claiming they negligently caused his death.

BISD sued for collision with bus

David Yates Jan. 9, 2008, 7:58am

A pair of Harris County residents have filed suit against the Beaumont Independent School District. Bertha and Bonnie Perez claim they were injured when a BISD bus struck the back of their vehicle.

Poe staffers to host open office hours

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 9, 2008, 7:35am

The staff of U.S. Rep. Ted Poe will hold open office hours throughout Jefferson County in January.

Woman sues for fall in hospital bathroom

David Yates Jan. 9, 2008, 7:20am

An eye appointment is usually a hazard-free experience, unless perhaps you visit the ladies room and slip on "wet and dirty" tile.

Memorial Hermann sued for resuscitating man's father

David Yates Jan. 9, 2008, 7:00am

Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital An Orange man has filed a wrongful death suit against the nursing home he claims allowed his father to develop pneumonia and the hospital that ignored an order that he not be resuscitated.