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Ellis County, TX sits in the north central part of the state, with a population of 111,300 on 952 square miles. Ellis County was officially established in 1849 by an act of the Texas State legislature, and named for Richard Ellis, president of the Texas Convention of 1836. Industry in Ellis County is heavily agricultural, but manufacturing, agribusiness, and commerce operations also abound. Attractions in Ellis County include the 3,500 surface-acre Lake Bardwell, the Screams Halloween Theme Park, and the Ellis County Museum.
If you are faced with a legal issue in Ellis County, you may require the assistance of an Ellis County lawyer. Ellis County lawyers often deal with cases involving business, real estate, criminal, intellectual property, and wills trusts and estates, among others.
Lawyers in Ellis County recently brought suit against ConAgra Foods. An Ellis County couple allege that their two young children became ill after eating salmonella-contaminated peanut butter produced by the company (the peanut butter was later voluntarily recalled). The children experienced diarrhea, vomiting, and fever after consuming the peanut butter. The lawsuit asked for damages for the children's pain, suffering, and medical bills. The couple also sought exemplary damages in the amount of $75,000 per child. The lawsuit is ongoing.
Courts in Texas consist of limited jurisdiction courts (including Justice Courts, Municipal courts, and County-level courts), district courts, Courts of Appeal, a Court of Criminal Appeals, and a Supreme Court. Ellis County lawyers may argue your case before the Ellis County Court at Law One or Two, the 378th District Court, the 10th Court of Appeals, or the Supreme Court of Texas. An Ellis County attorney can help inform you of special procedures or rules for these courts.
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