Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas News

Court affirms decision on Houston airport slip-and-fall case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A passenger who slipped and fell at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal A while waiting for a flight had a ruling in her favor affirmed.

Appellate court reverses part of ruling in former employees' case against Travis Law Firm over wages

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 15, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 23, the 1st District Court of Appeals issued an order on a compound appeal to reverse part of a trial court's ruling in a lawsuit brought against a Texas law firm by two former employees who claimed they were owed for unpaid wages.

Appellate judge deletes attorney's fees in Computer Comforts lawsuit over allegedly unpaid furniture

By Erianne Leatherman | Oct 9, 2018

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has ruled a trial court improperly granted attorney's fees in case over allegedly unpaid office furniture.

Court rules expert reports were deficient but possibly curable in suit against Houston Methodist-Willowbrook

By Charmaine Little | Sep 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 16, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed an order from a trial court that dismissed a health care liability claim filed against a Houston hospital.

Ruling in favor of Superior Energy Services in suit filed by injured worker reversed by appellate court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 14, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed a ruling of the 295th District Court of Harris County in a Jones Act case.

State of Texas loses $19 million appeal in easement case

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 11, 2018

HOUSTON – The state of Texas’ attempt to appeal a $19 million jury verdict in a property condemnation damage case was unsuccessful.

Man who alleged injuries after box of medical supplies fell on head in office building loses appeal

By John Breslin | Sep 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A man who claimed negligence on the part of the owners of an office building his lost his appeal to overturn summary judgment ruling issued by a trial court that dismissed his tort claims against the building's owners.

Appellate court rules tenants did not support award for specific performance in property sale dispute

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 29, 2018

HOUSTON – The First District Court of Appeals reversed a trial court ruling Aug. 23 in favor of a couple who said the owner of a property they contracted to buy breached their contract when he encountered title problems.

Arbitrator overstepped authority in former VP of Align's breach of contract case, appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed and remanded a case after a lower court confirmed an arbitration award and denied a company and its leaders' request to vacate it.

Appeals court affirms summary judgment in oil and gas assets dispute filed by Pacific Energy and Mining

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A dispute over the aborted sale of oil and gas assets was considered by a Texas appeals court as it affirmed a lower court's summary judgment against an energy and mining company.

First District appellate court affirms that anesthesiologist was named too late in malpractice suit

By John Breslin | Jul 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has affirmed summary judgment in a medical malpractice case filed against an anesthesiologist because the initial claim was made outside the statute of limitations.

Ophthalmologist's report isn't sufficient to give standard of care opinion in eye injury case, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – Unlike a trial court, the Court of Appeals in the 1st District of Texas decided July 12 a woman’s expert report wasn’t sufficient in a medical malpractice case.

Appellate court partially remands discrimination suit against UT Health back to trial court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

HOUSTON – A lawsuit alleging a former nurse’s boss at UT Health Science Center-Houston bullied and threatened her based on her gender and race was partially remanded back to trial court by the 1st District Court of Appeals.

Appeals court states appellant did not demonstrate harm in malpractice case against Houston Methodist

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 3, Texas’ 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court order denying a woman’s medical malpractice claims against Houston Methodist Hospital.

Appellate court rules Texas Department of Criminal Justice can't claim immunity in inmate's suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas 1st District Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's ruling denying the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s plea for personal jurisdiction in an inmate’s suit alleging negligence and excessive force against a prison guard and the TDCJ.

Court rules general manager not liable to pay Securatech settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court ruled that a general manager for a company could not personally be held liable to pay a settlement when the corporation he worked for failed to pay it.

Florida Gas Transmission's claims against FCC Environmental VP dismissed

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

HOUSTON – In an opinion issued June 21, the 1st District Court of Appeals reversed a ruling that dismissed Florida Gas Transmission Co.'s claims against the vice president and general counsel of a pipeline maintenance company.

Reversed: Negligence claim against St. Joseph Medical Center from man who was shot by security

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 26, 2018

HOUSTON – On June 21, the 1st District Court of Appeals issued a ruling to reverse a man’s negligence claim against St. Joseph Medical Center.

Engineer affidavit in case against ExxonMobil programmer unqualified, court rules

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 26, 2018

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s ruling that denied three engineering companies' motion to dismiss a man's negligence claims against them.

Texas appeals court rules it lacks jurisdiction in attorneys' fee case involving Liberty construction companies

By Karen Kidd | Jun 21, 2018

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.

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