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Texas Supreme Court News
LOCKE LORD LLP: Austin Partner Michelle Earley Named to Austin Black Business Journal’s Top 10 Central Texas Super Lawyers List
Austin Partner Michelle Earley has been recognized as one of the 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Super Lawyers by Austin Black Business Journal for her achievements in the legal field and dedication to the ideals of the profession.
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.
FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.
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 appellate court has affirmed in part and reversed in part a company's suit against three former employees over allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets.
BEAUMONT – An appellate court has reversed two decisions made by a lower court in a case between two companies over an energy agreement.
BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm and equity partner James Payne have been hit with a legal malpractice lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.
Justices affirm judgment in ‘Baby Olivia’ lawsuit, find trial court did not err in deeming expert as qualified
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling deeming a medical expert as qualified in the highly publicized “Baby Olivia” case.
BEAUMONT - In September, a district court ruled in favor of Port Arthur Steam Energy against Oxbow Calcining, issuing a post-judgment turnover order mandating that Oxbow deliver flue gas energy generated by the operation of its calciner facility to PASE.
BEAUMONT – After nearly three years of litigation, a Port Neches couple received a favorable verdict in their lawsuit against Compass Bank, with jurors awarding around $370,000 in total – half of which was allotted as attorney fees.
Court finds 'clear and convincing evidence' warrants post-judgment relief for Port Arthur Steam Energy
BEAUMONT - The 172nd District Court of Jefferson County has ruled in favor of Port Arthur Steam Energy against Oxbow Calcining when it issued a post-judgment turnover order mandating that Oxbow deliver flue gas energy generated by the operation of its calciner facility to PASE.
The potential for electoral flukes in November endangers the rule of law.
An employee who hit a pedestrian while driving a city of Pasadena vehicle was not considered on duty at the time, an appeals court affirms.
BEAUMONT – The Texas Supreme Court has been tasked to determine whether the Beaumont Independent School District has immunity from a wrongful death suit.
Governor Greg Abbott named Jeff Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously worked as a private practice attorney at Bracewell LLP in Houston, TX.
HOUSTON – The temperature’s not the only thing rising in Houston, as area trial lawyers have already dumped a small fortune into a PAC supporting the Democrat Party this election cycle.
Supreme Court upholds dismissal of case over dog bite on overseas military base, citing political question doctrine
AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas reversed an appeals court decision Dec. 7, 2017, addressing the power of the court in the political question doctrine after a military dog bit a woman on a base in Afghanistan.
AUSTIN –The Texas Supreme Court upheld the 4th Court of Appeals decision that a city cannot impose an ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants, a ruling that could end the statewide single-use bag bans.
AUSTIN – The Supreme Court of Texas upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas in a medical-malpractice case over a woman's death.