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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.

Appeals court affirms $3 million judgment for bank after promissory note dispute

By Charmaine Little | May 8, 2019

HOUSTON -- The 14th Court of Appeals confirmed April 30 a $3 million judgment in favor of a bank in a guarantor tort claim concerning a promissory note.

Church gets mandamus relief after former pastor sues for defamation

By Charmaine Little | May 7, 2019

HOUSTON -- A church accused of defaming one of its former pastors was conditionally granted mandamus relief April 30 in the First District Court of Appeals of Texas.

Appeals court upholds judgment awarded to roofing business

By John Suayan | May 1, 2019

BEAUMONT – A state appeals court recently affirmed the Montgomery County 284th District Court’s decision to award damages to a subcontractor in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Appellate court backs lower tribunal's partial jurisdiction over electricity billing suit

By John Suayan | May 1, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas Fourteenth District Court of Appeals determined April 23 that a lower court has partial jurisdiction over litigation regarding the cost of electricity.

Metro fails to get dismissal of driver's complaint involving bus driver

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 30, 2019

HOUSTON -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County filed a complaint April 9 in the First District Court of Appeals against Adan Garza, alleging error by the trial court.

Texas woman's suit against SEC tossed out of district court, heads to appeal

By John Severance | Apr 29, 2019

U.S. District Court judge John McBryde dismissed a Coppola, Texas woman’s complaint against the Security and Exchange Commission but one of her attorneys said there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Developers lose appeal questioning trial court's dismissal of fraud case

By John Suayan | Apr 26, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court supported a Houston lower court’s decision to toss a lawsuit accusing a loan servicer of deceptive trade practices, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Court rules probation officer failed to link denied promotion to EEOC allegations

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — Discrimination allegations filed before a longtime Harris County probation officer was denied a promotion does not, on its own, prove the promotion denial was linked to the claims, a state appeals court said in a ruling issued April 18.

Court: Houston company within rights to end 'in perpetuity' agreement with software company

By Karen Kidd | Apr 25, 2019

HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — A Texas company that ended its agreement to use another company's software "in perpetuity" had every right to do so, a state appeals court said in a recent ruling.

Former Apache employee wins age discrimination suit

By Erianne Leatherman | Apr 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A jury for Texas' 14th Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that a former employee of a local oil and gas company was fired in retaliation for filing a discrimination suit, and allowed her to keep an award for emotional pain and suffering and compensation for attorney fees.

Judge allows liability lawsuit to continue against dentist

By Erianne Leatherman | Apr 11, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court will allow a liability lawsuit to move forward against a dentist who is accused of failing to properly diagnose and treat a patient.

Appeals court affirms summary judgment for Doubletree Hotel in retaliation suit

By Charmaine Little | Mar 28, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas Court of Appeals for the First District recently upheld a summary judgment in favor of Doubletree Hotel in a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former maintenance technician.

Houston's motion for summary judgment fails in ambulance driver negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Mar 27, 2019

HOUSTON -- The city of Houston isn’t entitled to summary judgment in a negligence case, the First Court of Appeals Texas determined March 19.

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