State of Texas 14th Court of Appeals News

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.

Appellate court denies Vopak Terminal Deer Park motion for rehearing in contract breach case

By Dee Thompson | Oct 5, 2017

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has denied a motion for rehearing in a contract case between an ethanol trade and distributor and a bulk tank storage service.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment against law firm Intervenor

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has reversed a summary judgment against Intervenor, a Texas law firm, in a case over an attorney’s fee award.

Texas' 14th Court of Appeals puts tenant-landlord dispute to rest

By David Hutton | Sep 26, 2017

&&& HOUSTON – Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling in a man’s breach of contract lawsuit against his former landlord.

14th Court of Appeals sends Tony's Barbeque and Steakhouse settlement dispute back to lower court

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed rulings made by a Texas district court in a settlement case between a restaurant and a lot owner.

14th Court of Appeals overturns $43.5M workers' comp verdict

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 13, 2017

HOUSTON – Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals has overturned a $43.5 million Brazoria County workers’ comp verdict involving a construction worker who had his leg amputated above the knee.

14th Court of Appeals rules Fairfield Industries can collect license fee from EP Energy

By Chandra Lye | Jul 13, 2017

HOUSTON – A contract dispute in Texas’ oil and gas sector over seismic data has been remanded.

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