Gabriel Neves News

Paxton files brief with U.S. Supreme Court over religious liberties case involving Oregon bakers

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

AUSTIN – Leading a coalition that includes 11 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review the case of the two Oregon bakers last month.

On remand from Supreme Court, justices enter take nothing judgment in First Bank's favor in lender-liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – After attempting to sell stocks through a bank and suing it over allegations of breach of contract, a local investor has lost his appeal in court as the decision was reversed.

14th District Court affirms decision on breach of contract case over billboard

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil company that leased a billboard and allegedly did not pay the owners of the sign has lost its appeal of a decision in court.

Recreational vehicle park guests could be tenants for eviction purposes, Paxton says

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

AUSTIN – An agreement between an RV park and a guest staying at the park's premises may establish a landlord-tenant relationship, Attorney General Ken Paxton says.

Court affirms dismissal of case against Adesa over sale of a vehicle

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Bell County business owner who bought a salvaged car from a Houston-based auto auction company has lost his appeal in court.

Court affirms summary judgment in favor of McDermott International in seaman's injury suit

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – An Indian citizen who allegedly was injured while working on a ship over Qatari waters had a summary judgment against him affirmed in a Texas court.

Paxton: Legislature, preservation board, historical commission have authority to remove plaque from Capitol

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

AUSTIN – Only the state legislature, the State Preservation Board and the Texas Historical Commission have the authority to remove a historical plaque from the State Capitol complex, Attorney General Ken Paxton says.

Education Code prohibits schools from considering a vendor’s relationship with a charter school, Paxton says

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

AUSTIN – A court of law would conclude that the section 44.043 of the Education Code prohibits schools from taking into account a vendor's relationship with an organization, Attorney General Ken Paxton said.

Decision on attorney's fees reversed in suit between Occidental Energy Marketing and West Texas LPG Pipeline

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court reversed a ruling regarding attorney's fees in a breach of contract case between a shipper on a pipeline and a pipeline operator.

14th Court of Appeals affirms jury's finding that BFI Waste Services driver was not negligent in fatal crash

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has affirmed the decision of a Galveston County court in a negligence case regarding a fatal accident with a recycling truck.

First District court upholds damages award in case over Houston auto accident

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman whose vehicle was hit while driving in Houston had a judgment awarding damages affirmed at the appellate court level.

14th District reverses take nothing judgment in injured worker's case against W&T Offshore

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil industry worker who was injured on an offshore platform and got a take-nothing judgment had the decision reversed in court.

First District Court affirms Woodbridge Crossing eviction

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man who had been evicted from Woodbridge Crossing apartment complex after allegedly failing to pay rent had the eviction affirmed in court.

Appellate court enters take nothing judgment against Diligent Delivery in trade secrets case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court's decision in a suit between transportation logistics company and a trucking company over allegations of breach of contract and trade secrets misappropriation was partially affirmed at the appellate court level.

9th District conditionally grants INVISTA writ in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has conditionally granted a writ of mandamus for a trial court judge to vacate his order regarding a company to produce a witness for deposition in a wrongful death case.

Upheld: $450K arbitration award against Milani Hinkle and Cole in malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has upheld a trial court's judgment regarding a nearly $460,000 arbitration award between a law firm and the woman who hired it to represent her in a dental malpractice claim.

Paxton: Question regarding TRS investments requires determinations 'beyond the scope' of attorney general opinion

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 30, 2018

AUSTIN – State Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion on whether the Teacher Retirement System could invest its assets in universal life insurance policies.

Court affirms summary judgment on oil drilling agreements case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 25, 2018

HOUSTON -- In a dispute involving two West Texas oil companies regarding the interpretation of their operating agreements, a summary judgment decision was affirmed.

Court affirms summary judgment in favor of project developer

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 25, 2018

HOUSTON -- The developers of a real estate project in Herrmann Park had a summary judgment in their favor affirmed at court.

Court affirms decision on Houston airport slip-and-fall case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A passenger who slipped and fell at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal A while waiting for a flight had a ruling in her favor affirmed.

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