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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Man loses appeal over malicious prosecution claim against Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A man arrested at a hospital where his dying mother was being treated has lost his appeal against a trial court decision dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

Denial of doctor's motion to dismiss negligence claim was right decision, 14th District Court finds

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court did not err when denying a motion to dismiss a claim against a doctor accused of negligence over the treatment of a woman at a Texas hospital, an appeals court has ruled.

14th District Court affirms judge's ruling reversing jury verdict in shareholder dispute

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court judge was within his rights to reverse a jury verdict in favor of the joint owner of a credit repair company, an appeals court has ruled.

First District court reverses decision on easement access on Harris County property

By John Breslin | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has largely reversed a jury decision in favor of a couple regarding express easements near their property.

Male restaurant manager loses appeal over claim of gender, age discrimination

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

A former restaurant manager has lost his appeal over claims he was discriminated against because of his gender and age.

No negligence by country club over curb fall injury claim, appeals court affirms

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

An appeals court has ruled in favor of a country club sued by an individual who claimed negligence after falling when stepping off a curb outside the premises.

Man who alleged injuries after box of medical supplies fell on head in office building loses appeal

By John Breslin | Sep 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A man who claimed negligence on the part of the owners of an office building his lost his appeal to overturn summary judgment ruling issued by a trial court that dismissed his tort claims against the building's owners.

Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency loses appeal over deals signed by former attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An energy provider has lost its appeal against a trial court judgment in a case involving two projects based in Texas and Louisiana.

Appeals court affirms summary judgment in oil and gas assets dispute filed by Pacific Energy and Mining

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A dispute over the aborted sale of oil and gas assets was considered by a Texas appeals court as it affirmed a lower court's summary judgment against an energy and mining company.

14th Court of Appeals reverses ruling in legal malpractice case involving Houston attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an attorney who was sued for fraud and legal malpractice, the 14th Court of Appeals has found.

First District appellate court affirms that anesthesiologist was named too late in malpractice suit

By John Breslin | Jul 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has affirmed summary judgment in a medical malpractice case filed against an anesthesiologist because the initial claim was made outside the statute of limitations.

School districts barred from operating buses in another without agreement, says Paxton

By John Breslin | Oct 16, 2017

AUSTIN – A school district cannot operate a bus in another unless there is an agreement between the two, Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated in an Oct. 3 opinion.

DeMeco's lawyer says linebacker's career ended on return to NRG Stadium

By John Breslin | Nov 22, 2016

A former Houston Texans’ linebacker’s career effectively ended the day he was injured on his return to NRG Stadium, and that is the reason he is suing the club and others, his attorney told the Southeast Texas Record.

Attorneys general try to block transfer of authority over internet domains

By John Breslin | Nov 8, 2016

GALVESTON -- A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt to block the transition of oversight of internet domain names to an international non-profit.

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