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

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.

Trial court to determine whether Vidor church's suit over leaky roof to be dismissed with or without prejudice

By Elizabeth Alt | May 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has reversed an order that denied a motion to dismiss filed by the architects and engineers a Vidor church claims failed to keep a roof from leaking after a three-year multimillion dollar project.

9th Court of Appeals rules trial court did not abuse discretion, court and counsel 'inadvertently lost track of the case'

By Robert Davis | Apr 18, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th Court of Appeals denied a petition for a writ of mandamus filed by Charles Curtis Nowell Jr., Mediq-PRN Life Support Services Inc., Hillenbrand Industries, Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. and Hill-Rom Co. Inc. (relators), after the 60th District Court of Jefferson County denied their motion to dismiss for want of prosecution in a personal injury case involving a car accident.

Ninth Court of Appeals says trial court erred in denying Sinclair Group's arbitration motion in suit with former manager

By Robert Davis | Apr 18, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the decision by the 284th District Court in Montgomery County to deny The Sinclair Group's motion to compel arbitration in their dispute with Henri Haggblom, a former manager of the company.

Ninth Court dismisses inmate's negligence suit against Texas Department of Criminal Justice

By Angela Underwood | Apr 11, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont panel of judges has reversed an 88th District Court’s decision that favored a Texas inmate injured in prison.

Ninth Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment in Patriot Security trade secrets case

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – Texas' 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont affirmed a reformed final judgment in favor of Patriot Security Inc. after plaintiffs Sherman Moore and George Adams filed a motion for a mistrial stating there was no agreement of a settlement between the parties.

9th District rules trial court erred in LGI Land, owners association dispute

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Beaumont reversed in part and remanded in part a trial court's decision to award a partial summary judgment and attorney's fees to LGI Land LLC against property owners Benders Landing Estates Property Owners Association Inc. in a breach of contract case.

9th District court rules trial court erred in splitting wrongful death suit

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont has conditionally granted a motion for mandamus relief to relator Jarod Johnson in a wrongful death suit filed against him and three other defendants.

Texas has no jurisdiction in case between Texas, Georgia and Louisiana companies, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2018

BEAUMONT – Texas courts have no business reviewing an action brought by Georgia-based Majors Management and six Louisiana convenience stores, referred to as Store LLCs in the opinion, against a Texas distributer, a Texas appeals court ruled last month.

Beaumont court upholds arbitrator's ruling in home construction lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Mar 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont ruled in a Feb. 28 opinion that an arbitrator who entered an award in a construction project dispute between Construction Financial Services Inc. (CFS) and two individuals that signed an agreement for construction of a new house and barn had not “exceeded her authority in rendering the award against CFS.”

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.

Appellate court upholds $4.5 million judgment against Environmental Processing Systems

By Adrian Leake | Feb 23, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont affirmed a judgment Feb. 5 that found Environmental Processing Systems (EPS) and its president Clark Stegall jointly responsible for debts, penalties and fees amounting to more than $4.5 million.

Orange County district court has no jurisdiction to hear soured oil-well agreement case, appeals justices rule

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – An Orange County district court does not have jurisdiction over parties in a soured oil-well agreement between plaintiffs and a group of defendants in a 2016 lawsuit, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.

Appellate Court upholds summary judgment in favor of Saybolt LP in testing dispute

By Angela Underwood | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment in favor of an oil inspector in a dispute over testing results.

Appellate court returns veteran's case against collection agency to Montgomery County court

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT– The case of a military veteran who sued a collection agency over negative dings to his credit for a 2010 cellphone contract he alleges was canceled when he was deployed is on its way back to a Montgomery County court following a state appeals court ruling earlier this month.

9th District Court affirms stay of arbitration in hydrocarbon sales dispute

By Angela Underwood | Feb 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The 9th District Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court's decision over a stay in a complicated complaint over hydrocarbon sales.

9th District court upholds dismissal of man's claims for legal fees in chemical spill dispute

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 16, 2018

BEAUMONT – A man has lost a bid to repeal a trial court ruling in favor of Samson Exploration LLC centered on a dispute about a chemical spill on his property and who was to be held liable for the costs and subsequent legal action.

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