Charmaine Little News

Texas man wins $1.13 million after suffering mental, physical injuries in workplace accident

By Charmaine Little | Jan 16, 2019

A Texas man was awarded more than $1 million after his nearly three-year legal battle with an insurance defense law firm, according to court documents.

Justices green-light man for handgun license despite misdemeanor history

By Charmaine Little | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas man convicted of misdemeanor assault by contact is still entitled to a license to carry a handgun, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas determined Nov. 27.

Justices hand attorney another win in malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 27, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who was sued by her former client over allegations of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and more.

14th Court of Appeals affirms judgment in favor of appellees in case over Kemah B&B

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling in a suit over possession of a Kemah bed and breakfast.

Appellate court reverses dismissal of liability claims against Kindred Hospitals Limited Partnership

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – The Court of Appeals for the 2nd District of Texas at Fort Worth ruled a lower court erred when it sustained an objection for an expert report in a health care liability case concerning man’s death.

2nd Appellate District Court affirms no-evidence judgment in foreclosure suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – On Nov. 1, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court’s ruling in a home-equity loan lawsuit.

14th Court of Appeals grants petition to vacate decision that disqualified lawyer

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has conditionally granted a petition from the defendants in a breach of contract lawsuit to direct a lower court to vacate a disqualification order.

Justices reverse motion ordering Kongsberg, Bombardier Recreational Products to produce trade secret documents

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lower court shouldn’t have ordered two companies to deliver trade-secret and protected items in a negligence and liability case after an accident, the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided on Nov. 8.

14th Court of Appeals upholds ruling in case filed by man who alleged he was not paid more than $30,000 for work

By Charmaine Little | Oct 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment on Oct. 4 in favor of a man who sued a construction company over allegations it didn’t pay him for work he performed.

Appeals court denies rehearing after overturning $9.6 million judgment for Dickinson ISD over Ike damages

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

HOUSTON – On Oct. 4, the 14th Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a $9.6 million judgment for a school district that claimed its insurance company breached its contract amid restoration after Hurricane Ike and denied the parties' motions for rehearing.

Summary judgment for Ikea affirmed in case filed by woman who fractured knee in parking lot

By Charmaine Little | Oct 9, 2018

HOUSTON – On Oct. 2 the 14th Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling that granted summary judgment for Ikea Holdings US Inc., et al. after a woman was injured in a parking lot in 2013.

Court rules expert reports were deficient but possibly curable in suit against Houston Methodist-Willowbrook

By Charmaine Little | Sep 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 16, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed an order from a trial court that dismissed a health care liability claim filed against a Houston hospital.

Ruling in favor of Superior Energy Services in suit filed by injured worker reversed by appellate court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 14, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed a ruling of the 295th District Court of Harris County in a Jones Act case.

Court dismisses patent infringement claims against TCT Mobile

By Charmaine Little | Aug 29, 2018

MARSHALL – A smartphone patent lawsuit has been dismissed in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

Appeals court denies Oxbow Calcining's petition to vacate order in Port Arthur Steam Energy case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – On July 31, the Court of Appeals in the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont denied a company’s appeal via a petition for a writ of mandamus in its attempt to reverse a lower court’s decision.

Arbitrator overstepped authority in former VP of Align's breach of contract case, appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed and remanded a case after a lower court confirmed an arbitration award and denied a company and its leaders' request to vacate it.

Ninth District upholds denial of Golden Years Assisted Living's dismissal in negligence case

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided July 12 that a negligence case against a living assisted center shouldn't be dismissed.

Ophthalmologist's report isn't sufficient to give standard of care opinion in eye injury case, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – Unlike a trial court, the Court of Appeals in the 1st District of Texas decided July 12 a woman’s expert report wasn’t sufficient in a medical malpractice case.

No-evidence summary judgment to Kia, Autoliv in auto accident case affirmed

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 12, the 14th Court of Appeals upheld a no-evidence summary judgment in a products liability case a consumer filed against Kia and airbag company Autoliv.

Village of Tiki Island unsuccessful in its trek for plea of jurisdiction in land-use lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – The village of Tiki Island and related parties lost its appeal in ongoing land-use case as the 14th Court of Appeals denied their plea of jurisdiction July 10.

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