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Appeals court: Physical contact required to trigger uninsured coverage in vehicle crash

By Karen Kidd | May 29, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — A man injured in in a 2016 vehicular accident in Waller County after an unidentified vehicle that did not contact his own car but caused him to collide with another automobile is not entitled to uninsured motorist benefits, a state appeals court recently ruled.

Texas appeal court rules Equistar, ClydeUnion both 'take nothing' in pumps dispute

By Karen Kidd | May 29, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — Neither a suburban Houston fuels producer nor a United Kingdom-based engineering firm should get anything in a faulty pump dispute in which a Harris County court had awarded the latter company more than $150,000, a state appeals court has ruled.

Appeals court supports trial court's summary judgment award in waterfront community case

By John Suayan | May 29, 2019

BEAUMONT (SE Texas Record) – A state appeals court has upheld a Montgomery County lower court’s decision to award a summary judgment in a lawsuit over a “major compromise” of canals in a waterfront community near Lake Conroe nearly three years ago.

Ex-Houston housing head loses appeal protesting trial court's dismissal of election suit

By John Suayan | May 29, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) – The Texas First District Court of Appeals has sided with a Harris County trial court’s dismissal ruling in favor of the city of Houston in an election case.

State appeals court returns longtime StarTex dispute over unpaid bill to Harris County

By Karen Kidd | May 28, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — A Texas commercial and residential power utility's lawsuit against a customer is on its way back to a Harris County court, following a state appeals court decision earlier this month.

On appeal, State Farm argues judge erred in disregarding jury findings in Ike suit

By David Yates | May 23, 2019

HOUSTON – Next month, a Texas appellate court will entertain oral arguments in a Hurricane Ike lawsuit brought against State Farm Lloyds.

AmeriGas may assert TWCA 'exclusive-remedy defense' in case of workers injured in 2012 Conroe fire, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2019

BEAUMONT (SE Texas Record) — The owner of a propane facility will be allowed to assert the exclusive-remedy defense under Texas' workers' compensation laws, a state appeals court recently ruled.

Appeals court reverses ruling in Montgomery County property appraisal suit

By Erianne Leatherman | May 14, 2019

BEAUMONT – The 9th District of Texas Court of Appeals recently reversed and remanded a trial court’s ruling in a lawsuit that alleged properties in Montgomery County were appraised unequally.

Texas appeals court affirms summary judgment in Houston attorney's Super Bowl ticket dispute

By Karen Kidd | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — A Texas appeals court has affirmed a lower court's judgment in favor of a Houston criminal attorney in a Super Bowl ticket dispute, saying the appellants failed to prove "no-evidence ground" in the case.

Hotel owner awarded writ of mandamus in sexual assault case

By John Suayan | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has granted a writ of mandamus to a hotel owner implicated in a sexual assault lawsuit.

Denied: petition to move oil rig lawsuit to Mexico

By Erianne Leatherman | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has denied a petition to move a lawsuit to Mexico that was brought against an oil rig manufacturer involved in a fatal accident it is accused of causing.

Appeals court reverses decision to dismiss malpractice allegations claims

By John Suayan | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas 14th Court of Appeals has overturned a Houston lower court’s dismissal of malpractice claims against a local hospital.

Justices dismiss suit against MD Anderson, hospital sued over patient's walking device

By Erianne Leatherman | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed a trial court’s ruling and dismissed a lawsuit filed by a patient against a hospital.

Lender prevails in legal battle concerning undelivered ice machine

By Charmaine Little | May 8, 2019

HOUSTON -- The 14th Court of Appeals on May 2 sided with a lender’s counterclaims and against a borrower’s initial allegations in an ongoing dispute regarding an ice machine.

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