Month: July 2011

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  • July
    29 2011

    Port Arthur Man Involved in Motorcycle Collision

    On July 15, 2011, Port Arthur police say a 35 year-old man was involved in a collision with a vehicle as he was riding his motorcycle in Port Arthur, Texas. Reportedly, the man’s motorcycle collided with a car after the car failed to yield the right of way as the vehicles traveled in opposite directions […]

  • July
    27 2011

    Some Insured by Texas Last Resort Insurers to Receive Checks

    According to reports, a number of homeowners insured by The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) will receive additional payments for their Hurricane Ike claims. Sources say the two insurers agreed to settle cases brought by state regulators over delayed payments and disputes over damaged roofs and other claims following Hurricane Ike in 2008. Reportedly, the […]

  • July
    21 2011

    Jury Awards 10.5 M After 3 Die Falling From High-Rise Platform

    The families of three workers who fell 11 floors to their death and another worker who survived by clinging to the building were awarded $10.5 million. The three men were doing stucco work on the outside of a high-rise apartment complex in Austin. They were working on an American Mast Climbers platform when it suddenly […]

  • July
    21 2011

    Jury Finds Department of Transportation Liable for Causing Accident

    A jury awarded $1.1 million to the family of an elderly woman who died following a highway crash. The family sued the Texas Department of Transportation for high grass in a median on Highway 347 that allegedly caused the crash. The woman made a left turn into an on comming vehicle. The family claimed that […]

  • July
    20 2011

    Red-Light Cameras to Resume Issuing Citations in Houston

    According to Houston’s mayor, red-light cameras will once again be issuing citation in the “very near future.” The red-light cameras were once prevalent throughout the city before they were removed by last November’s voter mandate. Reportedly, the devices had issued over 800,000 tickets during the previous four years. Sources say a federal judge threw out […]