AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas has denied an appeal filed by the city of Dallas in connection with the city of Corsicana, Navarro County and Navarro College’s (collectively, Navarro) request to investigate a potential tortious interference claim against Dallas, which is likely to exceed the $200,000 claim threshold that limits the County Court at Law of Navarro County’s jurisdiction.
BEAUMONT – A lawsuit filed against Rent-A-Center Texas LP (RAC) in connection with a dispute between an RAC employee and husband and wife customers will go to arbitration after the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont overturned an order denying the company’s motion to compel arbitration.
WASHINGTON – Cornell Law School professor Stephen Yale-Loehr believes the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a landmark case that will dictate whether President Barack Obama can bypass Congress to defer deportations and grant temporary work permits for millions of undocumented parents will be important for Texas, no matter which way the high court rules.
NEW ORLEANS – ExxonMobil Corp. recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a district court order that awarded $3.67 million to the company in an injury claim insurance coverage lawsuit filed against Electrical Reliability Services Inc. (ERS) and Old Republic Insurance Co.
AUSTIN – Texas House Bill 2, which was enacted in 2013 and deals with the safety and availability of abortion clinics in the state, returned to the spotlight earlier this year with arguments made by the Texas Attorney General’s Office before the U.S. Supreme Court in March in defense of a lawsuit directly tied to the provisions of the law.