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Consequences for their actions

Some lawyers seem to persist in behaving unethically. Yet they infrequently face punishment, even when it appears they are caught red-handed, critics contend.

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Orig. Filing Date: 04/17/2008 Certificate #: 72624

Emissions testers sue DuPont for chemical exposure

Jason Itkin A couple whose job it was to detect chemical emissions is suing EI DuPont De Nemours for exposing them to chemicals while at work.

Recent real estate foreclosures

LaSalle Bank National Association has filed for an application to foreclose on the property of Kevin and Kathleen Peyton, located at 2225 Briarcliff Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Galveston County District Courts

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This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

April 16

Grandparents sue for survivor damages after dad runs over mom in driveway

Only weeks before Christmas 2006, Henry LaRocca ran over his wife Brenda with a pickup truck while backing out of his West End home's driveway, leaving the couple's five children motherless.

60th District Court, May 1-31, 2008


Brooks honored with Legends Scholarship

Former Congressman Jack Brooks was honored with a Legends Scholarship in his name at Lamar University. Longtime legislator Jack Brooks has been honored with a Lamar University scholarship in his name.

Appeals court rules amended petition showed no new claims, reverses Stover's decision

Hollis Horton Hardin County District Judge Earl Stover III must dismiss a personal injury suit against health care provider Care Center Ltd. and award fees to its attorneys, the Ninth District court of appeals ruled April 17.

Assault victim sues attacker, attacker's employer

TEXARKANA, Ark. � Employed by a Shreveport labor force company, Cheng Hain Lin claims he was viciously assaulted by the company's van driver, Darren Beavers.

Texas SC: Sanctions in med-mal cases can't be avoided by nonsuiting

Dale Wainwright AUSTIN � Attorneys who file flimsy medical malpractice suits can't dodge sanctions by nonsuiting their claims, the Texas Supreme Court decided April 18.

Abbott calls for 'one strike' law for strip clubs

Greg Abbott DALLAS (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday called for a "one strike and you're out" law for sexually oriented businesses, including adult bookstores and strip clubs.

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

Recent patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts, April 16-21, 2008

Mexican family files suit in Jefferson County on behalf of deceased seaman

In anticipation of a hurricane, a Mexican seaman attempted to remove a jack-up rig's flare stack, but the chain linking the flare stack recoiled, thrusting the man of the rig and into the Gulf of Mexico, where he drowned.

Virginia man files suit in Galveston County over asbestos exposure

Aaron DeLuca GALVESTON -- Whether Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company and several other businesses are responsible for a Virginia man's deteriorating health from prolonged asbestos exposure will be determined by a Galveston County jury.

Galveston man sues Valero for harassment over coworkers' comments about wife, daughter

GALVESTON � Sex discrimination and retaliation are accusations a Galveston County man has harbored against a petrochemical company that formerly employed him.

Couple receives jury award in trial over windstorm insurance coverage

A local insurance agency was recently ordered by Jefferson County jurors to pay a Nederland couple nearly $47,000 in damages for failing to obtain windstorm coverage for them before Hurricane Rita struck the Golden Triangle area.

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I frequently hear from readers curious about what happened after a column � how did a particular case turn out, what happened to a particular litigant, and so forth.

Jury awards $100K to plaintiff in auto wreck trial

Mark Sparks Provost Umphrey attorney Mark Sparks landed a $100,000 verdict for his client on Wednesday, April 23, as the automobile collision trial of Joni Cooke vs. Allco Ltd. et al concluded.