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Appeals court grants Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo writ of mandamus

By John Suayan | Jun 12, 2019

HOUSTON – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Inc. was awarded a writ of mandamus from a state appeals court.

Appeals court reverses take-nothing judgment awarded to physician

By John Suayan | Jun 12, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas First Court of Appeals issued an opinion June 6 overturning a lower court’s judgment in favor of a family practice physician who was sued for breaching a lease.

Appeals court backs Florida auto dealership

By John Suayan | Jun 12, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has sided with a Florida auto dealership in its appeal of a Harris County trial court’s denial of a special appearance.

Paxton tells education commissioner that civil remedies still exist for violations of Texas Open Meetings Act

By John Suayan | Jun 5, 2019

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in a recent response to an inquiry from Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath regarding the state's Open Meetings Act, said a governmental body is in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) if it “deliberates about public business within the jurisdiction of the body outside of a meeting authorized by the (TOMA) through multiple communications each involving fewer than a quorum.”

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, May 27-31, 2019

By John Suayan | May 31, 2019

May 28 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00201-JRG-RSPPEBBLE TIDE LLC V. AMCREST INDUSTRIES LLC

Attorney general: Municipalities can't regulate firearm, ammunition transactions through zoning

By John Suayan | May 30, 2019

AUSTIN – Texas municipalities do not have the authority to regulate firearm and ammunition sales through zoning and other regulations, Attorney General Ken Paxon said in an opinion issued May 24.

Appeals court supports trial court's summary judgment award in waterfront community case

By John Suayan | May 29, 2019

BEAUMONT (SE Texas Record) – A state appeals court has upheld a Montgomery County lower court’s decision to award a summary judgment in a lawsuit over a “major compromise” of canals in a waterfront community near Lake Conroe nearly three years ago.

Ex-Houston housing head loses appeal protesting trial court's dismissal of election suit

By John Suayan | May 29, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) – The Texas First District Court of Appeals has sided with a Harris County trial court’s dismissal ruling in favor of the city of Houston in an election case.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, May 20-24, 2019

By John Suayan | May 24, 2019

May 23 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00192-JRG GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION INNOVATIONS LLC V. BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, May 13-17, 2019

By John Suayan | May 17, 2019

May 15 MARSHALL DIVISION 2:19-cv-00178 INNOBRILIANCE LLC V. VIRTUAL SURVEILLANCE LLC

Hotel owner awarded writ of mandamus in sexual assault case

By John Suayan | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has granted a writ of mandamus to a hotel owner implicated in a sexual assault lawsuit.

Appeals court reverses decision to dismiss malpractice allegations claims

By John Suayan | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has overturned a Houston lower court’s dismissal of malpractice claims against a local hospital.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas, May 6-10, 2019

By John Suayan | May 10, 2019

May 7 TEXARKANA DIVISION 5:19-cv-00056-JRG-CMCKAMINO LLC V. COOLPAD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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