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Mandamus Category Archives: Mandamus
Justices seated on the Ninth Court of Appeals have wiped a lower court’s decision to sanction Bank of America for $300,000 for violating a mortgage settlement agreement with a Beaumont woman. As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, Trudie Crutchfield … Read More
Texas justices seated on the Ninth Court of Appeals rejected a vexatious litigant’s writ of mandamus on Nov. 4, effectively keeping him from filing anymore lawsuits in Jefferson County. In September, Michael Bailey and Timothy Martin filed the writ against … Read More
For the second time in 12 months, Texas’ highest court is directing Jefferson County 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd to state his reasons for disregarding a jury verdict and granting a plaintiff a new trial.
A discovery dispute between Valero Energy and the Jefferson County Appraisal District has been settled by Texas’ Ninth District Court of Appeals, as justices reversed a lower court’s ruling that the oil company surrender its trade secrets. Justices issued the … Read More
For the past two years, two of Texas’ most influential plaintiff’s lawyers have been embattled over millions in attorney’s fees stemming from the state’s mega-billion dollar tobacco settlement.
ORANGE — After a quick trip to a higher court, a wrongful death trial against Yamaha can proceed next month as planned, now that the Ninth Court of Appeals of Texas has shot down the motor company’s petition for mandamus. … Read More
When the Texas Supreme Court recently ordered Jefferson County District Court Judge Donald Floyd to explain his reasons for granting plaintiff Willis Whisnant a new trial against DuPont, both the majority and the dissenting opinions relied on another decision the court issued the same day.
Throughout his company’s Hurricane Rita suit, Waleed Khan Ã¯Â¿Â½ the owner of Wythe II Corp. Ã¯Â¿Â½ was billed directly by his attorney John Stone. When the case settled, Stone obtained an order from the trial judge granting him a portion … Read More
A Beaumont newspaper has been trying to get student test scores from a Port Arthur school for almost a year, and has now asked the courts to step in and order the school to comply with its request.
AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ Attorney Lance Lubel of Houston tried a trick to pick a judge he wanted, but the Texas Supreme Court wouldn’t allow it.