Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas News

Court affirms ruling in Tarantino Properties' favor in suit filed by tenant over glass injuries

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a tenant in her suit against a Houston Housing Authority apartment complex.

Part of former TSU law student's suit over dismissal from school remanded

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed part of a trial court's decision that dismissed a former law student's claims against Texas Southern University over his dismissal from law school.

Appeals court upholds expunction request by former teacher who pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court affirmed a request by a former teacher that his arrest records be expunged after he pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.

Appellate court affirms trial court ruling in suit between property owners, State Farm Lloyds over hail damage

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling involving a breach of contract claim filed against State Farm over a claim for hail damage.

1st District affirms dismissal of suit and sanctions against man over towing of car

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a Harris County Civil Court ruling that dismissed an appeal over the towing of a car.

Appeals court says 'no demonstration that ROC Funding used reasonable diligence' in serving parties in suit

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Greg Blosser and The Surrogacy Group LLC, citing that there were "defects in the service effected" by ROC Funding Group.

Appeals court rules against customer seeking warranty for bulldozer purchased from Mustang Cat

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a customer seeking warranty for an allegedly defective bulldozer.

Court partially reverses ruling against American Dream Vacations over attorney's fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 17, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed and remanded part of a trial court’s ruling that denied attorney’s fees to a travel-trailer company in a lawsuit against a customer.

No-evidence summary judgments upheld by appeals court in case of BMW fire

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision in a negligence lawsuit regarding a BMW fire where the driver was seriously injured.

Appellate court upholds damages in former tenant's suit against Cullen Park Apartments over allegedly unpaid rent

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has upheld the decision of a trial court in a case of unpaid rent.

Appeals court reverses subrogation claim in Kenyon International Emergency Services suit

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas court of appeals has reversed part of a lower court decision between an insurance company and an emergency and consulting services company.

Justices green-light man for handgun license despite misdemeanor history

By Charmaine Little | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas man convicted of misdemeanor assault by contact is still entitled to a license to carry a handgun, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas determined Nov. 27.

1st District Court of Appeals upholds summary judgment in insurance dispute over facility fees for off-site ERs

By Chandra Lye | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A state court of appeals has upheld the ruling of a trial court in a legal dispute between insurance companies and off-site emergency rooms.

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.

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