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Three-car collision leads to suit against Nissan

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 29, 2007, 2:00pm

MARSHALL -- While traveling down University Boulevard in Tyler on Nov. 28, 2006, Rebecca Perdue's 1995 Nissan Pathfinder was caught in a three-vehicle collision. After hitting another vehicle, Kenneth Smith's vehicle crashed into Perdue's Nissan.

Recent real estate foreclosures

David Yates Dec. 29, 2007, 1:53pm

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed an order for foreclosure application on the property of Edward Bernard Cooley.

Physicians' group sues Texas Medical Board for its alleged intimidation tactics

David Yates Dec. 28, 2007, 5:49pm

Alleging their Constitutional rights have been violated, a band of national physicians have retaliated against the entire Texas Medical Board (TMB) by filing a federal lawsuit.

Woman carrying son sues apartments for fall down stairs

David Yates Dec. 28, 2007, 5:40pm

Jonathan Harris A Beaumont woman says she and her young son slipped and fell down a flight of stairs because the stairs were "negligently maintained."

Legally Speaking: Legal Year In Review

John G. Browning Dec. 28, 2007, 5:21pm

As 2007 mercifully draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the many legal milestones that distinguished this past year � pivotal court decisions, groundbreaking legislation, etc. But what about those moments in the legal realm that were just plain wacky? Don't they deserve a little recognition, too? I think so.

Man sues Tin Inc. for $1M for salt cake injury

David Yates Dec. 28, 2007, 4:00pm

Melvin Franklin might think twice when he hears the saying, "You can't have your cake and eat it too." Franklin is suing Tin Inc. for $1 million, claiming a piece of salt cake fell and hit him, while doing scaffolding work at Tin Temple Inland.

Amputated fingers lead to suit

David Yates Dec. 27, 2007, 10:42am

William Paul claims CMC Recycling "failed to maintain the situation" by "permitting" its forklift driver to strike him and slice off two of his fingers.

TCEQ employee sues for racial discrimination

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 27, 2007, 5:51am

MARSHALL -- After being fired for watching a movie during his lunch break, a TCEQ employee is claiming the termination was really because of his race in a federal lawsuit.

Beaumont's Main Event

The SE Texas Record Dec. 22, 2007, 5:32am

Money can drive even rich people to do surprising things.

New ILR Web site personalizes lawsuit abuse

David Yates Dec. 20, 2007, 7:36am

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has launched a new Web site, "I am Lawsuit Abuse," created to voice the concerns of small business owners and everyday people who have been impacted by frivolous lawsuits.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 20, 2007, 7:20am

Orig. Filing Date: 12/13/2007 Certificate #: 71879

Explosion of lawsuits against gas can maker

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Dec. 20, 2007, 6:48am

MARSHALL � Oklahoma gas container manufacturer Blitz USA is facing three new product liability suits alleging its containers exploded and seriously injured users. The company claims the fires were the result of the consumers' misuse of the gasoline containers.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 20, 2007, 6:00am

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

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 20, 2007, 6:00am

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Recent real estate foreclosures

David Yates Dec. 20, 2007, 5:58am

Jefferson County

Texarkana doc says supplier stole idea for poultry sanitizer

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 20, 2007, 5:47am

Texarkana resident B. Eugene Guthery, M.D., claims he invented a formula to sanitize poultry using organic acids that allow it be used in meat for human consumption. But Dr. Guthery alleges that when he contacted the supplier of the organic acid he needed for his invention, the supplier took his idea and had its own patent issued.

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

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 20, 2007, 5:20am

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Suspended educator sues WOC district

David Yates Dec. 20, 2007, 3:19am

A suspended elementary assistant principle will ask Judge Patrick Clark, 128th District Court, on Dec. 31 to mandatorily reinstate her to her position.

Hotel blamed for woman's assault

David Yates Dec. 20, 2007, 3:00am

Markeshia Stagg has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Super Motel 8, alleging the motel allowed a duplicate key to her room to fall into the hands of several thugs, who easily waltzed into the room and assaulted her.

Suit: Hurricanes are no excuse for not adhering to medical standards

David Yates Dec. 20, 2007, 3:00am

Death usually follows the confusion and chaos that hurricanes cause. More than two years after Rita, Christene Denison has filed a wrongful death suit against Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation and Daybreak Venture, claiming the companies failed to provide medical care to her mother during the storm.