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Appeals court reverses summary judgment in Index Brook case, says it failed to establish appellants' bad faith

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against PEM Offshore Inc. and Philips Matthew, saying appellee Index Brook LTD failed to prove appellants’ bad faith or callous disregard for the rules in a breach of contract case over the purchase of shares.

Court affirms ruling in Tarantino Properties' favor in suit filed by tenant over glass injuries

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a tenant in her suit against a Houston Housing Authority apartment complex.

Suit against Worldwide Autotainment improperly served, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Worldwide Autotainment Inc., ruling the lawsuit was not served properly.

Appeals court says 'no demonstration that ROC Funding used reasonable diligence' in serving parties in suit

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Greg Blosser and The Surrogacy Group LLC, citing that there were "defects in the service effected" by ROC Funding Group.

Appeals court rules against customer seeking warranty for bulldozer purchased from Mustang Cat

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a customer seeking warranty for an allegedly defective bulldozer.

Appeals court reverses $2.8M verdict against W&T Offshore in worker's injury case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against an oil and gas production company facing a lawsuit from an independent contractor who was injured on a platform.

Court partially reverses ruling against American Dream Vacations over attorney's fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 17, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed and remanded part of a trial court’s ruling that denied attorney’s fees to a travel-trailer company in a lawsuit against a customer.

Court rules that because woman did not move to enforce arbitration, no error in Coit Cleaning case

By Tomas Kassahun | May 7, 2018

HOUSTON – In a ruling made on April 17, the court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas said the trial court didn’t err when it decided not to compel arbitration between a cleaning service company and a client.

Court rules in favor of suspended Houston firefighter, voids suspension

By Tomas Kassahun | May 7, 2018

HOUSTON – In a ruling made on April 17, the 14th Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a firefighter who brought a lawsuit after being suspended from the fire department.

First District affirms lawyer's client 'presented no evidence' in legal malpractice claim

By Tomas Kassahun | May 4, 2018

HOUSTON – In a ruling made on April 19, the 1st Court of Appeals of Texas said that a client did not have evidence to prevent an attorney from obtaining a summary judgment in a legal malpractice suit.

Attorney general says Abbott can call special election to fill Farenthold's seat

By Tomas Kassahun | May 2, 2018

AUSTIN – In a response written to Gov. Greg Abbott on April 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton said the governor may have authority to suspend state election laws and call an expedited special election to fill the vacancy in Congressional District 27, which occurred due to former-U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's resignation.

Appeals court reverses ruling in dispute over AT&T cell tower lease

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has partially ruled against AIC Management Co. in a dispute over a lease for an AT&T cellular tower in Houston.

First District court upholds ruling that expert witness in health care liability case is qualified

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has upheld a Fort Bend County court's denial of a motion to dismiss a health care liability claim because the appellant argued the appellees' expert was not qualified.

Court upholds summary judgment award to First Community Insurance in damage claim dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a dismissal of a case against First Community Insurance Co. filed by a homeowner in a dispute with the insurer regarding a claim.

Texas Supreme Court to review crop insurance dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 1, 2018

AUSTIN – In a dispute between insurance agency The Altman and Jody James Farms (JJF), the Texas Supreme Court has decided to grant JJF’s petition for review.

Appeals court grants writ for Allstate in dispute with homeowner over storm damage repairs

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 28, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District of Texas at Beaumont conditionally granted a petition for writ of mandamus for Allstate in a dispute with homeowner Pamela Bailey.

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