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Texas appeals court rejects new trial for couple seeking damages to home from Hurricane Ike

John Sammon Jun. 20, 2017, 10:36am

HOUSTON – Two attempts to seek a new trial from a couple who alleged their insurer had failed to provide adequate payments for their home after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike has been turned back by the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas.

Appeals court finds Harris County officer immune from personal liability in crash

Glenn Minnis Jun. 20, 2017, 10:29am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of a Harris County constable charged with allegedly injuring a woman and her two young children while chasing a fleeing motorist.

Court finds in favor of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in case claiming malicious prosecution

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:05am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas found in favor of an electric utility company sued by a man who alleged the company had engaged in malicious prosecution, negligence, conspiracy and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Newspaper loses lawsuit seeking Fort Bend County to release information on bribery allegations

Kacie Whaley May 15, 2017, 8:55am

HOUSTON – A Texas Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit Hartman Newspapers filed against Sheriff Troy E. Nehls and Fort Bend County in a dispute based on a withholding of investigation documents.

Appeals court tosses out $1.8 million medical malpractice award

John Myers Apr. 5, 2017, 9:28am

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has rejected a trial court's medical malpractice ruling and tossed out a $1,875,887.62 award.