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Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 6, 2017, 9:18am

MARSHALL DIVISION Sept. 26 TECHNO LICENSING LLC V. TAIT NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2:17-cv-00667-RWS-RSP

Jefferson County 58th District Court Docket: November 2017

John Suayan Oct. 5, 2017, 1:41pm

JAMES WILLIAMSON vs. SAFETY STAR INDUSTRIAL INC ET AL

Ninth Court affirms Suntrust Bank summary judgment win

David Yates Oct. 5, 2017, 1:41pm

BEAUMONT – On Oct. 5, the Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment win obtained by Suntrust Bank.

Possible benzene suit to be brought against Texaco, others

David Yates Oct. 5, 2017, 1:24pm

BEAUMONT – A petition to perpetuate testimony has been filed against Texaco, Radiator Special and United States Steel.

Harley-Davidson hit with $1M defective motorcycle suit

David Yates Oct. 5, 2017, 1:12pm

BEAUMONT – A defective product liability suit has been brought against the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group.

Benzene suit alleges exposure dating back to 1950s

David Yates Oct. 5, 2017, 12:41pm

BEAUMONT – ExxonMobil and Texaco have been named in a benzene suit alleging a deceased man’s exposure began in the 1950s.

I Heard the Voice of Scalia

Mark Pulliam Oct. 5, 2017, 11:09am

Justice Antonin Scalia definitely had a way with words. Law students pore over his opinions not just for Scalia’s keen analysis but to delight in the verve of his prose—pungent, clear, combative, and always colorful. Scalia aficionados also savor his books and essays, which showcase his forceful rhetoric and deft pen. Alas, the body of Scalia’s judicial decisions and scholarship, although considerable, is finite. Fortunately, Scalia fans now have a treasure trove of new material to savor, in the form of a recently-released compilation of the late Justice’s speeches, entitled Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.

Appellate court denies Vopak Terminal Deer Park motion for rehearing in contract breach case

Dee Thompson Oct. 5, 2017, 9:30am

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has denied a motion for rehearing in a contract case between an ethanol trade and distributor and a bulk tank storage service.

Energy Transfer Partners seeks reimbursement for allegedly damaged dolphin

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 7:27pm

BEAUMONT – A Gulf Coast terminal operator in Nederland is seeking damages after a vessel struck a dolphin.

FSI Field Specialties Inc. alleged to have defaulted on loan

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 7:18pm

GALVESTON – A California lender claims a Galveston County company failed to pay the full balance of a loan.

Motorist claims Galveston garbage truck failed to yield in collision

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 7:13pm

GALVESTON – A Pasadena resident is seeking damages over alleged injuries sustained in a collision with a Galveston garbage truck.

Patient accuses Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont of medical negligence

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 7:06pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County woman alleges that a sponge was left in a wound after discharge from a hospital.

Port Arthur alleges city-owned credit cards were fraudulently used to purchase fuel

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 6:55pm

BEAUMONT – The city of Port Arthur alleges two employees dishonestly used city property for their personal use and benefit.

Allegedly injured employee claims Lewis Specialties Trucking Service failed to secure work area

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 6:40pm

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County man alleges that he was injured while sandblasting for his employer.

Federal appellate court seeks answer from Texas Supreme Court on discovery rule

Angela Underwood Oct. 4, 2017, 6:27pm

ATLANTA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is asking the Texas Supreme Court to help answer a product liability case question in a case filed by a Texas woman.

Expert: Three years on, Alice ruling has eliminated patents that burdened the system

Angela Underwood Oct. 4, 2017, 6:27pm

WASHINGTON – A 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on "abstract" patents has hit patent litigation hard and reduced the burden on software developers in the three years since its ruling, according to two experts in the intellectual property law.

Walmart shopper seeks at least $200,000 after slipping in puddle in store

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 5:05pm

BEAUMONT – A Nederland Walmart shopper claims that he was injured in a fall while in the store.

Homeowners seek more than $200,000 from Port Neches business over tile installation

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 5:00pm

BEAUMONT – Two Orange County homeowners allege a tile installation by a Port Neches business damaged their home.

Worker seeks damages from Exxon after falling from ladder at Beaumont refinery

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 4:50pm

BEAUMONT – An Echo Maintenance employee is seeking more than $1 million in damages after falling from a ladder at a Beaumont refinery.

Woman accuses HTA Senior Care Portfolio 1 LLC, others of negligence after fall

Philip Gonzales Oct. 4, 2017, 4:40pm

BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur woman alleges she fell at a health care facility because of water on the floor.