State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News

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.

14th Court of Appeals grants petition to vacate decision that disqualified lawyer

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has conditionally granted a petition from the defendants in a breach of contract lawsuit to direct a lower court to vacate a disqualification order.

Decision on attorney's fees reversed in suit between Occidental Energy Marketing and West Texas LPG Pipeline

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court reversed a ruling regarding attorney's fees in a breach of contract case between a shipper on a pipeline and a pipeline operator.

14th Court of Appeals affirms jury's finding that BFI Waste Services driver was not negligent in fatal crash

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has affirmed the decision of a Galveston County court in a negligence case regarding a fatal accident with a recycling truck.

14th District reverses take nothing judgment in injured worker's case against W&T Offshore

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil industry worker who was injured on an offshore platform and got a take-nothing judgment had the decision reversed in court.

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