Court of Appeals - 9th District of Texas at Beaumont News

9th District Court upholds dismissal of suit against Joe Corley Detention Facility

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals of the 9th District at Beaumont affirmed a trial court order dismissing Valentin Ayala-Gutierrez’s suit claiming Civil Rights Act violations, noting Ayala-Gutierrez failed to appear at the hearing that was scheduled to establish why his suit should not be dismissed and never requested any citations to be prepared.

9th District Court of Appeals affirms oil company can’t claim declaratory relief in suit over leases

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – In an opinion issued Nov. 15, the 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont affirmed the 172nd District Court's order that found a company can’t file a claim for declaratory relief in a lawsuit over who owns oil and gas leases in Jefferson County.

Justices reverse motion ordering Kongsberg, Bombardier Recreational Products to produce trade secret documents

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lower court shouldn’t have ordered two companies to deliver trade-secret and protected items in a negligence and liability case after an accident, the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided on Nov. 8.

9th District conditionally grants INVISTA writ in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has conditionally granted a writ of mandamus for a trial court judge to vacate his order regarding a company to produce a witness for deposition in a wrongful death case.

Upheld: $450K arbitration award against Milani Hinkle and Cole in malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has upheld a trial court's judgment regarding a nearly $460,000 arbitration award between a law firm and the woman who hired it to represent her in a dental malpractice claim.

Citing lack of jurisdiction, court dismisses suit from friends of a minor injured at Conroe day camp

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has dismissed the claims of two individuals filing on behalf of a minor who sustained an eye injury at a city-operated day camp, citing lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Appellate court tosses discrimination suit against Spindletop Center

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – A state appellate court has reversed a trial court's ruling in an age and gender discrimination case against Spindletop Center.

Denial of Beaumont's plea to jurisdiction upheld in case over accident allegedly caused by manhole

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling in a case over alleged injuries a man sustained in accident caused by a manhole.

9th District Court affirms denial of motion for mistrial in case between siblings over father's will

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The denial of a motion for mistrial in an Orange County testamentary dispute has been upheld by a court of appeals.

Beaumont appellate court rules individuals who struck horse on FM 365 failed to prove negligence claim

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 17, 2018

BEAUMONT – Two individuals injured in an auto accident with a horse have lost their appeal to overturn a summary judgment motion entered in favor of a horse owner they allege is responsible for the animal they struck.

Beaumont appellate court denies new trial in I-10 U-turn collision case

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 17, 2018

BEAUMONT – A woman allegedly injured in a car accident on Interstate 10 in Houston has lost her appeal for a new trial.

9th District Court overturns denial of motion to dismiss golf course property sale case

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 11, 2018

BEAUMONT – The River Plantation Community Improvement Association successfully appealed a ruling denying its motion to dismiss counterclaims filed by the defendants in a Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (TCPA) case.

Parts of hospice breach of contract case affirmed

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 11, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont has affirmed in part and reversed in part a 2016 summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a breach of contract case.

Court denies dismissal of malpractice suit against Diagnostic Group, physician

By Megan Sims | Aug 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court ruled that two health care providers failed to prove a former patient did not have enough evidence to proceed in a health care-liability claim.

Appellate court grants former Independent Contract Packaging employee severance pay

By Megan Sims | Aug 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – Independent Contract Packaging (ICP) LLC lost its appeal over a former employee's severance benefits.

Appeals court denies Oxbow Calcining's petition to vacate order in Port Arthur Steam Energy case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – On July 31, the Court of Appeals in the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont denied a company’s appeal via a petition for a writ of mandamus in its attempt to reverse a lower court’s decision.

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.

Ninth District upholds denial of Golden Years Assisted Living's dismissal in negligence case

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided July 12 that a negligence case against a living assisted center shouldn't be dismissed.

Discrimination case against Jasper ISD remanded back to trial court by 9th District

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – Jasper Independent School District’s win in the 1st District Court of Jasper County was reversed and remanded after a woman filed an appeal in the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont.

Ninth Court of Appeals voids later ruling in workers' comp case that increased award by nearly $60,000

By Elizabeth Alt | May 23, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals of the 9th District of Texas issued a ruling to vacate a trial court judgment in a man’s work injury case, finding that the trial court no longer had jurisdiction to increase the man’s award.

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