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Settlement Reached in Dupont Gas Leak Lawsuit

October 14, 2015, 10:03 am

One of the four fatality lawsuits arising from the DuPont facility tragedy last November in La Porte has settled. Confidential settlement terms of the multi million dollar lawsuit were reached with the estate representative of DuPont employee, Crystle Wise, an  operator at the Lannate Unit who was overcome by toxic gases along with three of her coworkers.


Settlement Reached in Beaumont Car Accident Lawsuit

September 28, 2015, 10:41 am

On August 26, 2006 Elbert and Karen Choate were injured in a car wreck that was not their fault.  A dump truck had been parked at the top of an overpass on Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas and while the driver left it unattented to go get gas, it rolled back across west bound I-10.


MULTIMILLION DOLLAR REFINERY TRIAL AGAINST CVR ENERGY INVOLVING TWO FATALITIES TO START NEXT WEEK IN RICHMOND

September 14, 2015, 7:17 pm

Multiple law firms are preparing for a major trial next week in the boiler explosion deaths of Russell Mann and Billy Smith, operational engineers for CVR Energies owned Wynnewood Refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The trial is expected to last for several weeks and will include numerous experts and witnesses including CVR CEO Jack Lipinski.


International Litigation Firm Brent Coon and Associates files Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order in severe burn injury case at Nelson Industrial Steam Company

September 2, 2015, 1:23 pm

On Wednesday, August 26th, Brent Coon and Associates filed a lawsuit in the 14th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Calcasieu against Nelson Industrial Steam Company (NISCO) on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured in an incident involving a Pioneer Pump.


Temporary Restraining Order and Petition filed today by Local Resident against The Jefferson County Tax Appraiser for secretly reclassifying home descriptions to raise more taxes.

July 22, 2015, 1:47 pm

As many as ten thousand Jefferson County homeowners had their homes taxed at significantly increased values this year by an unprecedented decision of the new Jefferson County Tax Appraiser to change the definition of 1 ½ story homes to 2 story homes.    This decision was apparently not disclosed to the tax board and approved as a policy change, and was not communicated to local homeowners as the SOLE REASON that their taxes were significantly increased. 


BP SETTLEMENTS WITH THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT FIX THE PROBLEMS: MOST INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS OWNERS STILL WAITING

July 2, 2015, 9:03 am

While numerous governmental claims brought by the Department of Justice and various State Attorney Generals for damages associated to the oil spill are now settled, it is important to keep these settlements in perspective and continue to ask questions.


Lawsuit Filed after Infant Death at Day Care Center in Texas City

May 19, 2015, 5:13 pm

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday afternoon on behalf of a grieving family whose infant daughter was found unconscious at a Day Care center in Texas City.


Press Release: NEWS ON DUPONT GAS LEAK and FOUR FATALITIES: OSHA HAMMERS DUPONT WITH MULTIPLE CITATIONS

May 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

OSHA released a long battery of findings hammering the DuPont Chemical Plant in LaPorte Texas today, concluding a six month investigation into a chemical release of toxic methyl mercaptan that killed four workers last November.


Brent Coon & Associates Files Important Motion Allowing People To Leave “Broken” BP Class Settlement

April 19, 2015, 5:44 pm

Claims Settlement is ‘not what was presented to victims’ and ‘the vast majority of claimants will receive nothing”

Louisiana, US District Court, Eastern District - The Law Firm of Brent Coon & Associates today filed a motion to “re-notice” the class settlement – meaning, to ask the court to send notice to all participating businesses and individuals, making them aware that they would have the opportunity to leave (opt-out of) the settlement should they wish to pursue other legal remedies.  Currently, only a very small percentage of people have been paid through the class and members of the class do not have the right to leave nor to seek further legal options as the class settlement required them to forfeit their right to sue BP.


Lawsuit Filed against Los Angeles Laker Wesley Johnson

April 7, 2015, 4:47 pm

On Tuesday morning, a lawsuit was filed in California against Los Angeles Laker Wesley Johnson on behalf of Victoria Kane. On the morning of August 14, 2014 Ms. Kane was  driving east bound on Artesia freeway in her Ford Focus when she was rear ended by Mr. Johnson’s BMW while Mr. Johnson was traveling at a dangerously high rate of speed. Ms. Kane suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident which will require months of therapy.  In addition to the injuries, Ms. Kane’s Ford Focus was declared a total loss. Due to nature of Ms. Kane’s profession and severity of the injuries sustained, the longevity of her career is in question.



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