Charmaine Little News

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.

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.

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