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Supreme Court rules feds can get involved in Rio Grande Compact suit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed federal jurisdiction in Texas’ lawsuit against New Mexico on March 5, ordering the case involving water rights to the Rio Grande River to be remanded back to the Special Master.

Paxton challenges ruling over redistricting in U.S. Supreme Court

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is challenging a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruling that declared Texas district maps were drawn with the intent to discriminate against minorities.

Supreme Court rules expert opinion sufficient in medical malpractice suit, overturns dismissal

AUSTIN – In an opinion delivered Feb. 2, the Texas Supreme Court overturned the dismissal of a woman’s medical malpractice lawsuit after it was dismissed by a court of appeals on the grounds that her expert report was deficient.

13th Court of Appeals remands arbitration ruling in fraud case against funeral home

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi has ordered a lower court to revisit a ruling denying arbitration in a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges her brother’s body was embalmed without her consent, infested with insects during the viewing at their parlor, and buried without his organs.

Court dismisses Metro Transit employee's whistle-blower suit

HOUSTON – A former Metro Transit employee's suit against Metro over claims he was fired in retaliation for complaints he made claiming he was subjected to a hostile work environment after he did not agree to be what he called his supervisor’s “snitch” has been dismissed with prejudice.

Appellate court rules 'death penalty sanction' against NRG & Associates was excessive

DALLAS – On Dec. 21, the 5th District of Texas at Dallas Court of Appeals reversed a decision by a lower court to impose a “death penalty sanction” against debt recovery company NRG & Associates when it did not appear in mediation for the lawsuit brought against it by Service Transfer Inc.

Appellate court concludes city of Beaumont waived immunity in breach of contract case

&&& BEAUMONT – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's decision denying the city of Beaumont's plea to the jurisdiction in a breach of contract case.

Houston Aquarium seeks to dismiss tiger suit, says 'only standards' the aquarium does not meet are plaintiff’s

HOUSTON – The Houston Aquarium and Landry's Inc. have filed a motion to dismiss a Texas woman's suit alleging that the tigers at the Downtown Aquarium are being mistreated.

Court denies Bunch O Balloons maker's motion in patent infringement case against Telebrands

TYLER – A federal court has denied a motion to reconsider a magistrate judge's denial of their motions to join and intervene in a patent infringement case.

Counsel for Uresti, Dubin cites schedule conflict after trials rescheduled to January

SAN ANTONIO – Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti and a defendant in another alleged fraud scheme, Dr. David Dubin, are both facing serious federal charges in court in separate cases. They both chose Michael McCrum of McCrum Law Offices in San Antonio to represent them.