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1st District Court of Appeals upholds summary judgment in insurance dispute over facility fees for off-site ERs

By Chandra Lye | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A state court of appeals has upheld the ruling of a trial court in a legal dispute between insurance companies and off-site emergency rooms.

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.

Justices hand attorney another win in malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 27, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who was sued by her former client over allegations of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and more.

Court affirms dismissal of case against Adesa over sale of a vehicle

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Bell County business owner who bought a salvaged car from a Houston-based auto auction company has lost his appeal in court.

Court affirms summary judgment in favor of McDermott International in seaman's injury suit

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – An Indian citizen who allegedly was injured while working on a ship over Qatari waters had a summary judgment against him affirmed in a Texas court.

Court denies appeal of more than $138,000 ruling against Shoshana Diamonds wholesaler

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed a Harris County trial court judgment awarding more than $100,000 to Diamond Collection Co. for diamonds and jewelry sent to Shoshana Diamonds that allegedly were never paid for.

9th District Court upholds dismissal of suit against Joe Corley Detention Facility

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals of the 9th District at Beaumont affirmed a trial court order dismissing Valentin Ayala-Gutierrez’s suit claiming Civil Rights Act violations, noting Ayala-Gutierrez failed to appear at the hearing that was scheduled to establish why his suit should not be dismissed and never requested any citations to be prepared.

1st District Court of Appeals reverses says expert's opinion did not meet requirements in med-mal, reverses ruling

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 13, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Texas remanded a medical malpractice suit back to a lower court over findings that the medical expert opinion did not comply with statutory requirements.

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.

Appellate court reverses dismissal of liability claims against Kindred Hospitals Limited Partnership

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – The Court of Appeals for the 2nd District of Texas at Fort Worth ruled a lower court erred when it sustained an objection for an expert report in a health care liability case concerning man’s death.

2nd Appellate District Court affirms no-evidence judgment in foreclosure suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – On Nov. 1, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court’s ruling in a home-equity loan lawsuit.

9th District Court of Appeals affirms oil company can’t claim declaratory relief in suit over leases

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – In an opinion issued Nov. 15, the 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont affirmed the 172nd District Court's order that found a company can’t file a claim for declaratory relief in a lawsuit over who owns oil and gas leases in Jefferson County.

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.

Justices reverse motion ordering Kongsberg, Bombardier Recreational Products to produce trade secret documents

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lower court shouldn’t have ordered two companies to deliver trade-secret and protected items in a negligence and liability case after an accident, the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided on Nov. 8.

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.

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