State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News

Falcon Hunter's lawsuit over penalties from late tax payment dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

HOUSTON – Thanks to a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, the 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a decision that denied a plea to the jurisdiction filed by taxing units in a company’s case against them to recover penalties and interest paid on delinquent property taxes.

14th Court of Appeals reverses TDCA, conspiracy rulings in foreclosure case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has granted a mixed ruling in an appeal over a no-evidence summary judgment in case over the foreclosure of a property.

14th Court of Appeals rules trial court erred in recovery amount reduction in partnership dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

HOUSTON – An appellate court has modified a ruling in a partnership dispute, ruling that the trial court abused its discretion when it reduced a recovery amount.

Appeals court rules Wells Fargo had right to accelerate credit card balance to nearly $25,000

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

HOUSTON – An appellate court has found Wells Fargo properly proved a man owes nearly $25,000 in credit card debt.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment in Index Brook case, says it failed to establish appellants' bad faith

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against PEM Offshore Inc. and Philips Matthew, saying appellee Index Brook LTD failed to prove appellants’ bad faith or callous disregard for the rules in a breach of contract case over the purchase of shares.

Suit against Worldwide Autotainment improperly served, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Worldwide Autotainment Inc., ruling the lawsuit was not served properly.

14th Court of Appeals rules court erred in appointing receiver in suit over failed sale of assisted living facility

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

HOUSTON – Ruling there is no evidence of fraudulent transfer, the 14th Court of Appeals determined a lower court erred when it appointed a receiver in a case concerning the purchase of an assisted living facility.

Appeals court directs orders be vacated in controlling interests calculation case involving Flowserve

By Karen Kidd | Jan 21, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County court has been ordered to vacate two orders concerning a due-diligence report in a controlling interests calculation case following a recent state appeals court's ruling.

14th Court of Appeals remands claim against doctor, citing 'deficiencies' in expert reports

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed in part a lower court's ruling in a suit involving The Methodist Hospital and a physician over allegations a patient was administered the wrong anesthesia.

Appeals court remands case over auto collision involving Houston police officer back to trial court

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas woman has won an appeal against the city of Houston in her case over a traffic collision with a police officer.

Texas attorney loses bid in 14th Court of Appeals to have suspended license restored

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas attorney has lost a bid to have his suspended license restored by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Appeals court revives, remands former Spring ISD teacher's lawsuit over drug dealing on campus allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

AUSTIN – The dismissed case of a former Spring Independent School District teacher who claims he was suspended after he reported alleged drug dealing on campus is revived and headed back to a Harris County court.

Court affirms judgment in National Oilwell Varco's favor in discrimination case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man who worked for a manufacturer of equipment used in oil and gas production and was terminated from his employment after 23 years has suffered a loss in court.

Court affirms denial of plea to jurisdiction in injured officer's case against METRO

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A lower court did not err in denying a plea to the jurisdiction filed by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in a case over the shooting injury of a Houston police officer.

Appeals court reverses $2.8M verdict against W&T Offshore in worker's injury case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against an oil and gas production company facing a lawsuit from an independent contractor who was injured on a platform.

Justices find city of Houston doesn't have immunity in litigation with Tri-Stem

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 17, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court's ruling that the city of Houston does not have governmental immunity in a case involving Tri-Stem LTD.

Appeals court upholds ruling that Safeco should pay Clear Vision for repairs

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued an opinion involving Safeco Insurance and Clear Vision Windshield Repair, ruling that Safeco waived enforcement in several insurance policies.

On remand from Supreme Court, justices enter take nothing judgment in First Bank's favor in lender-liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – After attempting to sell stocks through a bank and suing it over allegations of breach of contract, a local investor has lost his appeal in court as the decision was reversed.

14th District Court affirms decision on breach of contract case over billboard

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil company that leased a billboard and allegedly did not pay the owners of the sign has lost its appeal of a decision in court.

14th Court of Appeals affirms judgment in favor of appellees in case over Kemah B&B

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling in a suit over possession of a Kemah bed and breakfast.

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