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Appeals court states appellant did not demonstrate harm in malpractice case against Houston Methodist

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 3, Texas’ 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court order denying a woman’s medical malpractice claims against Houston Methodist Hospital.

Majority of ruling upheld in UTMB dean's discrimination suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

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.

Texas Supreme Court affirms Laredo's bag-ban is illegal

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN –The Texas Supreme Court upheld the 4th Court of Appeals decision that a city cannot impose an ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants, a ruling that could end the statewide single-use bag bans.

Appeals court sends homeowners association's lawsuit over flood damage back to Harris County

By Karen Kidd | Jun 27, 2018

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.

Discrimination case against Jasper ISD remanded back to trial court by 9th District

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – Jasper Independent School District’s win in the 1st District Court of Jasper County was reversed and remanded after a woman filed an appeal in the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont.

Texas appeals court rules it lacks jurisdiction in attorneys' fee case involving Liberty construction companies

By Karen Kidd | Jun 21, 2018

HOUSTON – The case of an insurance company and a former Delaware insurance official against two Liberty construction companies and their owners is on its way back to Chambers County after a Texas appeals court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the case.

District court erred in ruling Amerril Energy and U.S. KingKing are alter egos, appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A dispute between a Houston-based oil well operator and four of its servicers is on its way back to a Harris County court after a three-judge Texas appeals panel found the trial court had not proven alter ego status between the well's operators.

Appeals court reverses Harris County district court decision denying dismissal of TCPA case

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

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.

VirnetX continues battle with Apple, wants award doubled to $1 billion in patent lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 12, 2018

TYLER – A company that won a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc. wants the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas to up its ordered award to $1 billion, according to a motion for entry of judgment submitted June 4.

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