TYLER – A state appeals court has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city of Athens and its water authority by three area residents who claim their homes and properties were damaged by water treatment overflows in 2015 and 2016.
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AUSTIN – A state appeals court recently revived an injured garbage truck temporary employee's lawsuit, saying questions remain about whether the worker was a Houston-based garbage service's employee under the state's workers' compensation rules.
DALLAS – A Dallas-based attorney who has been a trial lawyer about 25 years had no difficulty during a recent interview naming his proudest achievement as an attorney.
Appeals court judge allows expert report in family's wrongful death suit against Schumacher Management Services
CORPUS CHRISTI – An amended expert report submitted in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a woman who died in a Corpus Christi hospital in 2014 will be allowed to remain in the case, according to a state appeals court judge's ruling earlier this month.
11th Court Appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit it 'experienced some difficulty' in understanding
EASTLAND – A state appeals court recently upheld dismissal of a California native's vague lawsuit in a Taylor County court against an assembly service company.
Appeals court upholds Hays County court's judgment of possession in favor of Federal Home Loan Mortgage
EDINBURG – A Buda couple has suffered yet another setback in their legal fight to hang onto their home, which was foreclosed upon by a federal mortgage corporation in 2016.
Appeals court directs orders be vacated in controlling interests calculation case involving Flowserve
HOUSTON – A Harris County court has been ordered to vacate two orders concerning a due-diligence report in a controlling interests calculation case following a recent state appeals court's ruling.
BEAUMONT – A woman who wanted additional attorney fees following her successful claim on a deed to a Montgomery County property won't be getting any more than the trial court awarded her, according to a recent appeals court's decision.
HOUSTON – A state appeals court recently affirmed a Harris County court's confirmation of an arbitrator's award in a dispute over repair of hail damage.
Appeals court revives, remands former Spring ISD teacher's lawsuit over drug dealing on campus allegations
AUSTIN – The dismissed case of a former Spring Independent School District teacher who claims he was suspended after he reported alleged drug dealing on campus is revived and headed back to a Harris County court.
HOUSTON – The city of Tyler will not be able to provide sewer services within its own limits based on an exception to the state's water code passed by the state legislature because that exception is unconstitutional, according to a recent Texas appeals court ruling.
HOUSTON – A state appeals court has rejected a man's appeal in his failed personal-injury case, saying he was not diligent enough in his attempts to serve process on one of two companies he alleged were liable in his claims.
GALVESTON – Three private health insurance companies have asked a federal judge to deny a Houston-based law firm's motion to dismiss the companies' lawsuit over allegations the firm didn't pay its share in asbestos litigation settlement funds.
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has revived the negligence lawsuit of a woman against a Houston fitness club after a Harris County district court dismissed the case.
Judge dismisses Dallas tax attorney's $5 million discrimination suit against Georgetown University over job fair ban
DALLAS – A federal judge earlier this month dismissed the case of a Dallas-based international tax attorney who sued a Washington, D.C. university, his alma mater, he claimed discriminated against him when it banned his firm from attending a job fair following "mischaracterized information" on his resume.
WASHINGTON – Three indexing software patents allegedly infringed by a Wisconsin-based party supply company are invalid because they only contain abstract ideas, a federal appeals court ruled in an East Texas case earlier this month.
HOUSTON – A homeowners association's lawsuit to recover the cost of flood damage to a reserve tract in a Harris County community is on its way back to a local district court after a Texas appeals court ruled, in part, that the lower court had been wrong to find for defendants in the case.
Texas appeals court rules it lacks jurisdiction in attorneys' fee case involving Liberty construction companies
HOUSTON – The case of an insurance company and a former Delaware insurance official against two Liberty construction companies and their owners is on its way back to Chambers County after a Texas appeals court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the case.
The City of Houston will have to face up to litigation in its ongoing dispute with the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System following a Texas Supreme Court decision earlier this month that found the city has no immunity in the case.
HOUSTON – A dispute between a Houston-based oil well operator and four of its servicers is on its way back to a Harris County court after a three-judge Texas appeals panel found the trial court had not proven alter ego status between the well's operators.