Chandra Lye News

No-evidence summary judgments upheld by appeals court in case of BMW fire

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision in a negligence lawsuit regarding a BMW fire where the driver was seriously injured.

Appellate court upholds damages in former tenant's suit against Cullen Park Apartments over allegedly unpaid rent

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has upheld the decision of a trial court in a case of unpaid rent.

Appeals court reverses subrogation claim in Kenyon International Emergency Services suit

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas court of appeals has reversed part of a lower court decision between an insurance company and an emergency and consulting services company.

1st District Court of Appeals upholds summary judgment in insurance dispute over facility fees for off-site ERs

By Chandra Lye | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A state court of appeals has upheld the ruling of a trial court in a legal dispute between insurance companies and off-site emergency rooms.

Appeals court upholds summary judgment in Atrium Medical Center lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Aug 26, 2018

The children of a former patient sued Atrium Medical Center following their mother's death, claiming health care liabilities.

Texas Appeals Court upholds validity of medical expert in patient injury

By Chandra Lye | Aug 25, 2018

The patient sued her physician after she injured her head, neck and shoulders because she was not shown how to properly use the crutches he prescribed.

City of Pasadena not liable for employee collision during lunch break, appeals court finds

By Chandra Lye | Aug 25, 2018

An employee who hit a pedestrian while driving a city of Pasadena vehicle was not considered on duty at the time, an appeals court affirms.

Appeals Court overturns monetary award in CarMax breach of contract case

By Chandra Lye | Aug 25, 2018

The 14th Court of Appeals has denied damages that had been awarded by a lower court in a breach of contract case involving CarMax.

Judge threatens Google, Seven Networks with sanctions in patent infringement case

By Chandra Lye | Aug 1, 2018

MARSHALL – A Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas judge has denied a motion filed by Google LLC's in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Seven Networks, calling it a "serious disregard for this court's rules, orders and authority."

Newest Haynes and Boone hire calls law firm 'gold standard' of appellate practice

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2017

AUSTIN – Haynes and Boone has welcomed acclaimed longtime appellate lawyer Mike Hatchell to its team in the Austin office.

Supreme Court of Texas to hear appeal of plastic bag ban

By Chandra Lye | Sep 13, 2017

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas has agreed to hear an appeal of a plastic bag ban application.

Paxton announces debt relief for students who attended Corinthian College

By Chandra Lye | Sep 5, 2017

AUSTIN – More than 4,000 Texan students who were unwittingly part of an alleged scam involving student loans have been released of their requirement to pay back the money.

District Judge Sparks tosses out Texas lawsuit over sanctuary cities

By Chandra Lye | Aug 18, 2017

AUSTIN – A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against municipalities looking to become so-called sanctuary cities.

14th Court of Appeals rules Fairfield Industries can collect license fee from EP Energy

By Chandra Lye | Jul 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A contract dispute in Texas’ oil and gas sector over seismic data has been remanded.

Paxton reaches settlement with contact lens distributor Fine and Clear

By Chandra Lye | Jul 3, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas’ Attorney General has reached a settlement with a New Jersey distributor of contact lenses, which was alleged to have violated state law.

ACLU files for injunction against Senate Bill 4

By Chandra Lye | Jun 8, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Texas has filed for a preliminary injunction in an effort to block Texas Senate Bill 4.

Motorola ordered to pay $9 million in patent infringement case filed by Plano company

By Chandra Lye | Apr 10, 2017

MARSHALL – Motorola Mobility LLC has been ordered to pay $9 million after losing a patent infringement case.

Oil companies' dispute results in writ of mandumus

By Chandra Lye | Apr 4, 2017

BEAUMONT – A petition for a writ of mandumus was filed with the Texas Court of Appeals 9th District in a case involving BBX Operating and Geosouthern Energy Corp.

Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'

By Chandra Lye | Mar 27, 2017

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.

States call for an end to EPA 'overreach' in letter

By Chandra Lye | Mar 21, 2017

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other attorneys general have written a letter to the Administrator of the Environment Protection Agency Scott Pruitt calling for an end to the "federal overreach" of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Paxton's office.

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