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First District Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment in landlord/tenant arbitration dispute

Dee Thompson Oct. 16, 2017, 1:45pm

HOUSTON – An appellate court has upheld a trial court’s decision in a landlord/tenant dispute between two couples who have been in a dispute over arbitration.

Appeals court upholds summary judgment for Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance, Statewide Claims Service

Angela Underwood Sep. 25, 2017, 3:06pm

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling in favor of two insurance companies in a dispute filed by an allegedly injured motorist.

Court vacates order in discrimination suit against Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, cites lack of jurisdiction

David Hutton Sep. 19, 2017, 12:46pm

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has vacated a lower court’s ruling, dismissing a former employee’s discrimination appeal against Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.

Appellate court dismisses appeal of Sealy officials in Town Park Center dispute

John Sammon Aug. 31, 2017, 11:08am

HOUSTON – The developers of Town Park Center, a retail complex in Sealy, won the latest round in a continuing lawsuit against the city of Sealy when the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas dismissed an appeal from the 155th District Court in Austin on Aug. 24.

First District upholds ruling in favor of Progressive after defendant attempts to represent self

Kacie Whaley Aug. 14, 2017, 9:45am

HOUSTON – A man sued by Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co. has lost his appeal after failing to construct a proper briefing while representing himself.

Texas appeals court rejects new trial for couple seeking damages to home from Hurricane Ike

John Sammon Jun. 20, 2017, 10:36am

HOUSTON – Two attempts to seek a new trial from a couple who alleged their insurer had failed to provide adequate payments for their home after it was damaged by Hurricane Ike has been turned back by the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas.

Appeals court finds Harris County officer immune from personal liability in crash

Glenn Minnis Jun. 20, 2017, 10:29am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of a Harris County constable charged with allegedly injuring a woman and her two young children while chasing a fleeing motorist.

Court finds in favor of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in case claiming malicious prosecution

John Sammon May 19, 2017, 9:05am

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas found in favor of an electric utility company sued by a man who alleged the company had engaged in malicious prosecution, negligence, conspiracy and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Newspaper loses lawsuit seeking Fort Bend County to release information on bribery allegations

Kacie Whaley May 15, 2017, 8:55am

HOUSTON – A Texas Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit Hartman Newspapers filed against Sheriff Troy E. Nehls and Fort Bend County in a dispute based on a withholding of investigation documents.

Appeals court tosses out $1.8 million medical malpractice award

John Myers Apr. 5, 2017, 9:28am

HOUSTON – The 1st District Court of Appeals has rejected a trial court's medical malpractice ruling and tossed out a $1,875,887.62 award.