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Child slips at laundromat, mother sues

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 6:40am

An uneventful day at a Beaumont laundromat spin cycled for the worst when Marion Goodwin's young daughter allegedly slipped and fell, suffering "permanent injuries."

Recent Foreclosures

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 6:36am

Recent foreclosures filed in Jefferson County, July 12-13:

Budget Proposals for Jefferson County Fiscal Year 2007-2008

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 6:19am

Budget Proposals for Jefferson County Fiscal Year 2007-2008:Civil Courts, District Clerk and County Clerk

Insurance, injury cases on Clark's docket

David Yates Jul. 19, 2007, 4:28am

Orange County Judge Pat Clark, 128th District Court, will entertain special setting requests for three different plaintiffs on Friday, July 20, possibly granting them trial dates.

Poe to host forum on FAA airport proposal

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 19, 2007, 4:00am

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Humble) will host a public meeting to discuss the proposed Federal Aviation Terminal Radar Approach Control consolidation.

Legally Speaking: What's Your Name Worth? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

John G. Browning Jul. 18, 2007, 12:24pm

In his play "Othello," Shakespeare wrote "Who steals my purse, steals trash - but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed."

Family claims asbestos caused husband's lung cancer, sues Chevron

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 12:00pm

Kieth Hyde The family of the late Lee Robinson Sr. is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing their benefactor to asbestos during his employment at a Port Neches plant.

Man invokes Jones Act, sues for neck injury

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 12:00pm

An Orion Marine project Elton Moore injured his neck while attempting to load a cement saw unto a trailer.

Fall from ladder at Motiva leads to suit

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 11:58am

While climbing a ladder, Patrick Kennedy claims he was "overwhelmed by exhaustion and fumes," causing him to fall and injure himself. He is suing Connex International Inc. and Motiva Enterprises for "failing to provide (him) with proper training and supervision."

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

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 18, 2007, 11:47am

Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

Inmates allege unfit conditions, retaliation after hurricane

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 18, 2007, 10:57am

Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex When Hurricane Rita ripped through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana in September 2005, it tore up thousands of utility poles and caused the largest power grid outage in Entergy's history. Hunddreds of thousands of residents were left sweltering in the stifling, late summer heat for almost two weeks.

Avandia study piques attorneys' interest at how-to-sue seminar

Steve Korris Jul. 18, 2007, 10:00am

Houston attorney Mark Lanier CHICAGO � One million American diabetics take Avandia pills, and if more of them would suffer heart attacks attorneys could get rich.

Dead mockingbirds lead to $10K fine for drilling company

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:43am

Northern Mockingbird In the Harper Lee novel of the same name, Atticus Finch says it is a sin "to kill a mockingbird." Turns out it's also against the law.

Dwight Harrison sues NFL over pension

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:27am

Dwight Harrison in 1974 with the Buffalo Bills Former professional football player Dwight Webster Harrison has asked Federal Judge Marcia Crone to stop the NFL from cutting off his benefits and pension.

Patent case against Halliburton moves to Texas federal court

David Yates Jul. 18, 2007, 9:16am

On July 9, the case of M-I SWACO vs. Halliburton Energy Services Inc. was removed from a California Federal Court and officially transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, Judge Leonard Davis presiding.

172nd Court District, Judge Floyd, July 1-31

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:22am

172ND HEARINGS

136th Court District, Judge Shuffield, July 1-30

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:10am

136TH HEARINGS

60th Court District, Judge Sanderson, July 1--31

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2007, 6:00am

60th Hearings

Beaumont couple sues Capitol County for insurance claim

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 17, 2007, 10:53am

A Beaumont couple has sued Capitol County insurance after the company denied their claim for hurricane repairs.

Suit against Bally Fitness moves to federal court

David Yates Jul. 17, 2007, 10:21am

In May, the Record reported on an Iraq Army veteran who was "worked up" over what he claims were fraudulent charges for a workout. On July 2, Army Lt. Col. Bryan Lawson's lawsuit against Bally Fitness and American Express was plucked from Judge Floyd's 172nd District Court and seated in federal court.