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Fort Bend County loses appeal against late sheriff's wife over benefits

By Charmaine Little | Mar 25, 2019

HOUSTON -- The Texas 14th Court of Appeals affirmed March 21 an order of severance in favor of a woman whom Fort Bend County had sued amid a worker’s compensation issue after her husband, a sheriff, died on the job.

Appeals Court overturns setting aside of judgment in litigation over property ownership

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

BEAUMONT — The U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas Beaumont Division has overturned a trial court's "setting aside of a judgment" for a Texas investment company involved in a lawsuit with realtors over breach of contract, common law fraud and trespass to try title.

Appeals court denies former director of Houston art gallery's motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty suit

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 21, 2019

HOUSTON – The state's First District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision by the Harris County 157th District Court to deny a motion by the former director of a Houston fine art gallery to dismiss a breach of fiduciary duty suit filed by the gallery.

Court affirms dismissal of case regarding Texas Southern building

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

HOUSTON -- A Houston university that sued architects, alleging a faulty design of a campus building, has suffered a loss in court.

Appeals court rules against worker injured in oil drilling machine accident

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

HOUSTON -- An oil worker who was employed on an oil rig and who sued the drilling company for injuries he had during the perforation of the well, has suffered a loss in court.

Appeals court affirms partial summary judgment, dismissal in dispute over pipeline construction

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 15, 2019

BEAUMONT -- Two landowners, who had a pipeline passing through their land in Liberty County, and who lost the property during construction, have suffered a loss in court.

Court of appeals reverses, remands car towing case

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 15, 2019

HOUSTON -- A Harris County man who had his car towed and who lost an appeal at a hearing for the reasons of towing and fees, has obtained a victory in court.

Appeals court rules report that connected hospital to newborn's death is sufficient

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

BEAUMONT -- An appeals court ruled March 7 that an expert report did meet requirements in a health care liability case against Kingwood Medical Center, as it affirmed a lower court’s denial of the center's motion to dismiss.

Court: Former property owner not owed relief in fraud case against homeowners' association

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

HOUSTON -- The Texas 14th Court of Appeals ruled against a homeowner March 7 in his allegations of unfair debt collection practices against his homeowners’ association and related entities.

Appeals court affirms decision regarding revocation of concealed handgun license following DWI guilty plea

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

A man whose concealed handgun license was revoked by the Texas Department of Public Safety after he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated recently lost his appeal when the 14th Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling.

Teacher accused of soliciting 13-year-old online gets arrest record expunged

By Charmaine Little | Mar 14, 2019

HOUSTON -- A former Texas teacher who fought for the expunction of his arrest for soliciting a minor online won his case in a lower court and in the Texas First District Court of Appeals on Feb. 28.

Appeals court denies rehearing in 'Baby Olivia' wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 12, 2019

BEAUMONT – The Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals recently denied a motion for a rehearing in the case involving "Baby Olivia," whose parents sued Medical Center of Southeast Texas for wrongful death.

Court reverses decision in home buyers' case against I-20 Team Real Estate over home's history of flooding

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 27, 2019

TYLER – An appeals court has reversed a trial court's ruling that dismissed a negligence claim filed by homeowners against a real estate company.

State appeals court dismisses overflow claims against Athens, water authority

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

TYLER – A state appeals court has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city of Athens and its water authority by three area residents who claim their homes and properties were damaged by water treatment overflows in 2015 and 2016.

Appeals court revives injured temp worker's lawsuit against Waste Management of Texas

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

AUSTIN – A state appeals court recently revived an injured garbage truck temporary employee's lawsuit, saying questions remain about whether the worker was a Houston-based garbage service's employee under the state's workers' compensation rules.

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