State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News

Appeals court affirms no-evidence summary judgment in retaliation and intentional injury case

By Robert Davis | Apr 4, 2018

HOUSTON – Texas' 14th District Court of Appeals affirmed a no-evidence summary judgment by the 334th District Court in Harris County in favor of Pentair Valves & Controls US LP and Kelly Services Inc., citing the appellee, Anthony Simon, failed to provide enough evidence to show there is a genuine issue regarding the material facts of the case.

14th Court of Appeals affirms judgment in injury case, claims plaintiff did not exercise due diligence

By Robert Davis | Apr 2, 2018

HOUSTON – Texas' 14th Court of Appeals overruled Christina Molina's appeal of a summary judgment in favor of John Gears, Robert Morin and All-Star Tire Co. in a personal injury case where the parties were involved in a car accident.

Justices uphold dismissal of HEB discrimination suit filed by former employee

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate judge has affirmed the dismissal of a discrimination suit against grocery chain H.E. Butt (HEB) Grocery Co.

Court upholds summary judgment award to First Community Insurance in damage claim dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a dismissal of a case against First Community Insurance Co. filed by a homeowner in a dispute with the insurer regarding a claim.

Appellate court rules trial court did not err in case involving Ford Motor

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A memorandum opinion from the 14th Court of Appeals by Justice John Donovan upholds a trial court's ruling in a case involving Ford Motor Co. and an application for the approval of an asset purchase agreement.

Appeals court upholds summary judgment favoring state in deceptive practices case

By Carrie Salls | Mar 6, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals for the State of Texas upheld a summary judgment entered in favor of the state of Texas by the 80th District Court of Harris County in a Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act lawsuit, according to an opinion filed by the appeals court on Feb. 27.

14th Court of Appeals dismisses Diamond Pharmacy wrongful death case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2018

HOUSTON – A pharmaceutical company has won the latest round of an ongoing battle with wrongful death beneficiaries after the 14th Court of Appeals reversed a judgment from the trial court based on a Jan. 30 opinion.

Owner of property under Muleshoe Lake, and under an oil pipeline, loses trespass case on appeal

By Dee Thompson | Feb 1, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has ruled that Wayne Hoang Nhut Doan, who owns submerged property under Muleshoe Lake, is not entitled to any additional compensation from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP, the company that built a pipeline across the lake. Doan claimed the company trespassed.

Appeals court rules in favor of pipeline company in Brazoria County condemnation case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court ruled against a man in a Brazoria County condemnation case for lacking standing because - as he freely admits - he lacks an interest in property seized by a pipeline company.

Wells Fargo breach case remanded by appellate court; credit amount, debt don't add up

By Carrie Salls | Jan 16, 2018

HOUSTON – Wells Fargo Bank NA will have to explain how two breach-of-contract lawsuit defendants could have racked up $81,070.79 in unpaid debt on an alleged $30,000 business line of credit after the 14th Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment entered in Wells Fargo’s favor and sent the case back to 113th District Court, Harris County for further proceedings.

Appellate court rules trial court abused discretion in case regarding service on Canadian woman

By Angela Underwood | Jan 15, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a ruling from the 212th District Court of Galveston County in an appeal involving whether a Canadian woman was properly served.

14th Court of Appeals upholds ruling in former Clear Creek ISD employee's unemployment benefits case

By David Hutton | Jan 8, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling upholding the Texas Workforce Commission’s denial of unemployment benefits.

Appeals court remands libel case against Houston Chronicle, KHOU-TV back to trial court

By David Hutton | Dec 28, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has sided with owners of The Houston Chronicle and CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in their battle against a libel lawsuit filed by a Houston lounge.

14th Court of Appeals dismisses case tied to home inspector employment status

By Carrie Salls | Dec 28, 2017

AUSTIN – The 14th Court of Appeals in the state of Texas dismissed a judgment in a case that questioned the employment status of a city of Clear Lake Shores-employed home inspector in a Dec. 7 opinion, overturning a ruling made by the 125th District Court of Harris County.

National Signs Holding loses court fight in appeal of arbitration

By Dee Thompson | Dec 28, 2017

HOUSTON – National Signs Holding has lost its appeal disputing an arbitration award to Ali Rassouli, the man who sold his company to National Sign and then was terminated.

14th Court of Appeals finds background check company not negligent after man shot by co-worker

By Sara McCleary | Nov 30, 2017

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment in favor of a defendant accused of negligence in performing a background check on a potential employee.

14th Court of Appeals reverses trial court judgment in fraud allegation against financial adviser

By John Sammon | Nov 22, 2017

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals reversed an earlier trial court judgment that disregarded allegations made by the owner of a San Antonio-based real estate business who accused his financial adviser of fraud.

Texas 14th Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of former employee’s suit against HISD

By David Hutton | Oct 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has rejected a former employee's appeal of the claims against the Houston Independent School District, upholding a lower court’s dismissal.

Texas 14th Court of Appeals sides with landlords in dispute

By David Hutton | Oct 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing tenants’ breach of contract complaint against their landlords after they allegedly filed a fraudulent claim of indigence.

14th Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment in National Oilwell Varco case

By Sara McCleary | Oct 9, 2017

HOUSTON – In a decision filed Sept. 21, the 14th Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment in a case accusing National Oilwell Varco (NOV) of negligence.

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