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Suit claims asbestos caused refinery worker's colon cancer, death

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:17pm

J. Keith Hyde William Holmes, a local refinery worker, died of colon cancer more than a year ago. His benefactor, Joy Holmes, claims William's cancer was caused by asbestos and is suing Chevron U.S.A. and Texaco for negligently exposing him to the "toxic" dust during his employment at the Port Arthur plant.

Laundromat door falls, injures PA woman

David Yates Jul. 16, 2007, 1:13pm

Last month Chantel Laurent paid a visit to EZ Washateria in Port Arthur for "business purposes." She alleges that when she entered the laundry mat, an unhinged door fell on her, causing Laurent to suffer serious and permanent injuries, plus mental anguish.

PA warrant roundup set for July 25

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 16, 2007, 12:40pm

Those with outstanding warrants have a last chance to pay up.

Shoe giant aborts mission on TX 'rocket docket' patent lawsuit

Rob Luke Jul. 16, 2007, 12:26pm

TYLER, TX -- It had the potential for some exciting legal foot-to-foot contact, but cooler heads eventually prevailed.

Texas gets cured

The SE Texas Record Jul. 14, 2007, 5:46am

Four years after instituting sweeping medical malpractice lawsuit reforms, Texas has gone from a doctor shortage to a doctor surplus.

Huntsman terminates Basell merger, will sell to Hexion

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 10:19am

The Huntsman Corporation announced July 12 that it has terminated the merger agreement with Basell AF and has agreed to a definitive merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an Apollo Management LP portfolio company.

Home lender down over $600m as Abbott, state AGs get 2nd windfall

Rob Luke Jul. 12, 2007, 10:00am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his California counterpart Jerry Brown brought home a nice hunk of bacon from a July 12 multi-state settlement over 'predatory lending'.

This Just In: Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 9:33am

July 3

Couple says Allstate forcing them live in unhealthy home

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 9:17am

William and Joyce Ford claim Allstate Texas Lloyds denied their Hurricane Rita damage claim, forcing the couple to live in their "home under dangerous and unhealthy conditions."

Recent patent/copyright infringement cases filed in U.S. District Court, July 3-6

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 9:14am

Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division

Lawmakers visit fuel lab at LU

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 8:38am

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, center, and U.S. Reps. Ted Poe and Kevin Brady, made a recent visit to the Advanced Fuel Cell Research lab at Lamar University. Lamar University is on the front lines of developing new energy systems for the U.S. military with its Advanced Fuel Cell Research laboratory.

Wal-Mart 'waterfall' leads to injury suit

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 5:43am

On a summer day two years ago, Joanne Monroe was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Orange when she claims she was knocked to the ground by bottles of water that fell from a cart.

Blevins files new asbestos suit

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 5:19am

Bryan Blevins Even though Provost Umphrey attorney Brian Blevins is busy trying a million dollar asbestos case in Judge Sanderson's 60th District Court, he still finds the time to file fresh asbestos lawsuits.

Recent business licenses/assumed names

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 5:00am

Recent business licenses/assumed names issued by the Jefferson County Clerk, July 1-12, 2007

Recent foreclosures filed in Orange County District Court, June 26-28

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 12, 2007, 4:52am

June 26

Woman finds bolt in salad, sues deli

David Yates Jul. 12, 2007, 4:35am

Tim Riley Nuts are a common salad topping. However, Jennifer Kaiser is suing a Woodlands Jason's Deli for failing to hold the bolts.

Texans mourn Lady Bird Johnson

Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, in the Texas Hill Country. The Lone Star State mourned the passage of a woman close to its heart July 11 with the death of the Lady Bird Johnson, the former U.S. first lady with the green thumb. She was 94.

Dirty laundry aired in asbestos trial

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:53am

While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his 22-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.

Railroad worker sues after leg severed

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:44am

Perry Ashworth's leg was mutilated and severed below the knee when the rail car he was working on at the Huntsman Refinery rolled over him.

Infected hand leads to med-mal suit

David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:36am

Two years ago, a table saw tore through John Leatherwood's hand. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.