Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas News

Justices hand attorney another win in malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 27, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who was sued by her former client over allegations of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and more.

Court denies appeal of more than $138,000 ruling against Shoshana Diamonds wholesaler

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed a Harris County trial court judgment awarding more than $100,000 to Diamond Collection Co. for diamonds and jewelry sent to Shoshana Diamonds that allegedly were never paid for.

1st District Court of Appeals reverses says expert's opinion did not meet requirements in med-mal, reverses ruling

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 13, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Texas remanded a medical malpractice suit back to a lower court over findings that the medical expert opinion did not comply with statutory requirements.

First District court reverses decision on easement access on Harris County property

By John Breslin | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has largely reversed a jury decision in favor of a couple regarding express easements near their property.

First District Court of Appeals rules in favor of homeowners' association in fee dispute

By Erianne Leatherman | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s ruling in a case involving a lawsuit filed by a homeowners’ association against a homeowner for past-due HOA fees.

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.

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