Charmaine Little News

14th Court of Appeals reverses take-nothing judgment in injured W&T Offshore employee's case

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court’s take-nothing ruling for a man injured on the job was reversed in the 14th Court of Appeals on June 26 as the court ruled on borrowed employee status and loss of future wages reward.

Supreme Court upholds dismissal of case over dog bite on overseas military base, citing political question doctrine

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2018

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas reversed an appeals court decision Dec. 7, 2017, addressing the power of the court in the political question doctrine after a military dog bit a woman on a base in Afghanistan.

Supreme Court sides with appellate court in medical malpractice case over woman's death

By Charmaine Little | Jun 25, 2018

AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas in a medical-malpractice case over a woman's death.

Discrimination case against Jasper ISD remanded back to trial court by 9th District

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – Jasper Independent School District’s win in the 1st District Court of Jasper County was reversed and remanded after a woman filed an appeal in the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont.

Patent case between RMS Medical Products, EMED Technologies transferred from Texas to New York

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

MARSHALL – A patent infringement case was transferred to a new district after a judge decided a distributor’s location failed to prove the Texas district was the proper venue, according to a June 4 opinion of the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

VirnetX continues battle with Apple, wants award doubled to $1 billion in patent lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

TYLER – A company that won a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc. wants the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas to up its ordered award to $1 billion, according to a motion for entry of judgment submitted June 4.

5th Circuit upholds dismissal of flooding case against Houston, Memorial City Redevelopment Authority

By Charmaine Little | Jun 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The claims of Houston residents impacted by flooding fell short as a federal court said they didn’t show sufficient evidence that the city and related parties were to blame for their damaged properties.

ESPN and Chick-Fil-A move to dismiss infringement lawsuit over alleged use of Drayter song in commercials

By Charmaine Little | Jun 6, 2018

DALLAS – ESPN and Chick-Fil-A want a copyright infringement lawsuit against them tossed out.

Appeals court reverses invasion of privacy ruling in Travis Law Firm case

By Charmaine Little | May 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A more than $24,000 judgment in favor of a law firm in an invasion of privacy case was reversed by the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas in a May 10 opinion.

13th Court of Appeals dismisses one count of principal's employment discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas 13th Court of Appeals - Corpus Christi has tossed one count count of two in a woman's employment discrimination suit against her former local school district employer.

14th Court of Appeals dismisses Diamond Pharmacy wrongful death case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2018

HOUSTON – A pharmaceutical company has won the latest round of an ongoing battle with wrongful death beneficiaries after the 14th Court of Appeals reversed a judgment from the trial court based on a Jan. 30 opinion.

MoneyOnMobile selects former senator Kay Hutchison for board of directors

By Charmaine Little | May 1, 2017

DALLAS – MoneyOnMobile has appointed former Kay Bailey Hutchison as a member of its board of directors after her initiatives for women empowerment made her a standout senator.

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