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Quartet sue Motiva for sulfuric acid exposure

David Yates Oct. 2, 2007, 9:37am

A quartet of Motiva Enterprises employees are claiming they were negligently exposed to sulfuric acid while working at the local plant.

Heavy smoking, asbestos exposure 'synergistically' causes lung cancer, suit says

David Yates Oct. 2, 2007, 9:32am

Bryan Blevins At the request of Provost Umphrey attorney Bryan Blevins, the Texas Occupational Medicine Institute reviewed Clothilde DeJean's medical records and concluded Dejean's "heavy smoking history" combined with asbestos exposure "synergistically" caused her cancer.

60th Court District, Judge Sanderson, Oct. 1-31

Carrie Gonzalez Oct. 2, 2007, 5:22am

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Man files suit after television dropped on head

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 1, 2007, 11:15am

MARSHALL -- Shopping for two 27-inch televisions at a Tyler Best Buy store, Sam Fisher found what he wanted on a high shelf that he could not reach.

Seaman sues after boat capsizes

David Yates Oct. 1, 2007, 10:00am

Arnold & Itkin Seaman Sylvester Maye was thrown into the water and injured when the vessel he was serving on, the M/V Galveston Bay, capsized.

Engineer with back problems sues railroad for chair choice

David Yates Oct. 1, 2007, 8:40am

Gilbert Adams III A locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad Co. for most of his career, Michael Dromgoogle says he now suffers from severe back problems. He is suing the railway for "failing to provide ergonomic seats."

Watchdog group launches Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

The SE Texas Record Oct. 1, 2007, 5:40am

AUSTIN� Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across Texas are celebrating Oct. 1-5 as Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (LAAW), an annual commemoration to call attention to how lawsuit abuse threatens the healthcare system, costs jobs, increases consumer prices and can cripple small businesses.

Free the BP jurors

The SE Texas Record Sep. 29, 2007, 11:47am

Campaigning for a slot on the Texas Supreme Court, Susan Criss dubs herself the "blogging judge."

Appeals court hears HP arguments on class certification

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 10:21am

Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals heard arguments on Thursday, Sept. 27, from lawyers representing Hewlett-Packard Co. and Gateway US Retail Inc. as to whether or not the 58th Judicial District abused its discretion in certifying a statewide class action.

Rita suit filings for the month nearly double on anniversary date

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 9:15am

With the second anniversary of Hurricane Rita on Sept. 24, the statute of limitations has ended for most property owners to file a lawsuit against their insurance carrier regarding hurricane claims. Some policy holders may have additional time as specified in their individual policies.

Woman who slips in vomit sues Wal-Mart

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 8:47am

With the high volume of consumer traffic pouring through Wal-Mart stores everyday, accidental slip hazards are bound to happen. However, Kissa Madkins claims employees at a Nacogdoches Wal-Mart "intentionally" allowed the puddle of vomit she slipped in to linger.

Cornyn addresses debate over healthcare

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 7:11am

Texas Times: A Weekly Column from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

BBB receives outstanding bureau awards

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 6:51am

Michael Clayton, president/CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas received three awards for outstanding achievement recently at the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus held in Milwaukee, Wis. The three awards are added to six others received in recent years.

$1M Jones Act suit filed by injured cook

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 6:41am

While severing as a cook aboard a drilling rig owned and operated by Rowan Drilling Co., Paul Perronne claims he was injured. He is invoking the Jones Act and suing Rowan and Sodexho for $1 million in damages.

This Just In: Orange County

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 6:39am

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This Just In: Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 6:36am

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Plaintiff receives $7K for car wreck

David Yates Sep. 27, 2007, 6:12am

A Jefferson County jury awarded Frances Griffin $7,162.24 in damages on Wednesday, Sept. 26 for injuries she suffered in a 2002 automobile accident.

EEOC sues Sally Beauty for unlawful hiring practices

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 5:59am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal discrimination suit against a West Orange business that allegedly enforces racial quotas in its stores.

New business licenses/assumed names filed with the Jefferson County Clerk

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 27, 2007, 5:13am

Orig. Filing Date: 09/20/2007 Certificate #: 71395

Poe to represent Congress at UN

The SE Texas Record Sep. 27, 2007, 4:53am

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe WASHINGTON, DC � U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (TX-02) has been appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States Congress in the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations. Congressman Poe is one of only two members of Congress selected to observe this year's Assembly.