HOUSTON – Alief Independent School District (AISD) obtained a favorable decision on an appeal against a former employee in an employment discrimination suit.
State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News
HOUSTON – The Houston Pilots Association was declared immune of liability in an appeal of a ruling regarding an accident that involved two vessels piloted by two of its members.
HOUSTON – A California building company has lost its appeal of a ruling regarding a payment dispute in a construction of an office building.
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has dismissed a slip-and-fall case involving a New Zealand citizen and an oil and gas drilling company, citing the plaintiff doesn’t have proper jurisdiction to bring such a complaint.
HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals affirmed the 53rd District Court’s judgment in dismissing a legal malpractice suit filed by a widow who had retained a law firm to represent her.
HOUSTON – A trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an attorney who was sued for fraud and legal malpractice, the 14th Court of Appeals has found.
HOUSTON – On July 12, the 14th Court of Appeals upheld a no-evidence summary judgment in a products liability case a consumer filed against Kia and airbag company Autoliv.
HOUSTON – The village of Tiki Island and related parties lost its appeal in ongoing land-use case as the 14th Court of Appeals denied their plea of jurisdiction July 10.
HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued a ruling affirming most of a trial court's judgment granting the University of Texas Medical Branch’s plea to the jurisdiction in a suit brought by a tenured professor claiming discrimination and conspiracy.
HOUSTON – A trial court’s take-nothing ruling for a man injured on the job was reversed in the 14th Court of Appeals on June 26 as the court ruled on borrowed employee status and loss of future wages reward.
HOUSTON – A homeowners association's lawsuit to recover the cost of flood damage to a reserve tract in a Harris County community is on its way back to a local district court after a Texas appeals court ruled, in part, that the lower court had been wrong to find for defendants in the case.
HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 21 conditionally granting a writ of mandamus that two physician groups do not need to follow an “extreme and highly intrusive” trial court order that a forensic expert will search for information relating to allegations of stolen trade secrets.
HOUSTON – A Harris County district court was too quick to deny a motion to dismiss a Flower Mound-based staff leasing and human resources countersuit in Texas Citizens' Participation Act (TCPA) litigation with a former employee, a Texas appeals court recently ruled.
HOUSTON – The 14th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a remittitur judgment in a case involving an explosion at an oil refinery.
HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a decision in a seaman's injury case over a clause in his employment contract.
HOUSTON – An appellate court has denied a woman's motion for a new trial in a dispute with an insurer over a broken window on a new car.
HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying a doctor’s motion to dismiss in a case where he is accused of medical malpractice leading to the death of a patient.
HOUSTON – In a ruling made on April 17, the 14th Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a firefighter who brought a lawsuit after being suspended from the fire department.
HOUSTON – The 14th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed in part, remanded in part and affirmed in part a judgment by the 190th District Court in Harris County after concluding the trial court should not have submitted any question inquiring into the enforceability of the oral condition between Ali Mokaram and Osama Abdullatif over a commercial real estate deal.
Justices affirm in part, suggests remittitur in part in Valero fire case - plaintiffs were awarded $8.4M in damages
HOUSTON – The 14th District Court of Appeals affirmed in part and suggested a remittitur in part in an appeal filed by Critical Path Resources Inc. disputing damages awarded to nine Valero employees.