State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News

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.

14th District Court reverses, dismisses ruling in former employee's case against Goodwill over termination

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed a ruling in a former Goodwill Industries employee's claim that she was wrongfully fired by the company.

Man loses appeal over malicious prosecution claim against Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A man arrested at a hospital where his dying mother was being treated has lost his appeal against a trial court decision dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

Denial of doctor's motion to dismiss negligence claim was right decision, 14th District Court finds

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court did not err when denying a motion to dismiss a claim against a doctor accused of negligence over the treatment of a woman at a Texas hospital, an appeals court has ruled.

14th District Court affirms judge's ruling reversing jury verdict in shareholder dispute

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court judge was within his rights to reverse a jury verdict in favor of the joint owner of a credit repair company, an appeals court has ruled.

14th District upholds ruling ordering Evangel Healthcare Charities to pay more than $8,000 to nurse

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A home health care company has lost a Texas Payday Act wage appeal over lost wages that were never paid to a former employee.

14th Court of Appeal denies to stay proceedings in TCPA case

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has denied a request to stay proceedings after it found that the relators didn't provide sufficient evidence to argue the claim.

Appeals court affirms ruling in ladder injury case against KLI over process service

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has rejected a man's appeal in his failed personal-injury case, saying he was not diligent enough in his attempts to serve process on one of two companies he alleged were liable in his claims.

Court affirms summary judgment on oil drilling agreements case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 25, 2018

HOUSTON -- In a dispute involving two West Texas oil companies regarding the interpretation of their operating agreements, a summary judgment decision was affirmed.

Appellate court upholds ruling in favor of Dow Chemical in trespassing suit filed by SBWP

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – Dow Chemical obtained a victory in court after having a favorable decision affirmed in a case over allegations of trespassing.

Court affirms denial of Kana Energy Services injunction in trade case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – An energy company that filed a suit over allegations of breaching fiduciary duty and of misappropriating trade secrets lost an appeal that disputed the denial of an injunction.

Appeals court upholds ruling that permanently bars Miracle Mineral Solution from sale

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling to permanently bar a man from selling so-called miracle drugs.

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