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9th District Court of Appeals affirms denial of motion to dismiss suit over child care center

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 26, 2019

BEAUMONT – A couple who claimed that their First Amendment rights had been violated when a development prohibited them from operating a child care center from inside their home has lost their appeal to dismiss a suit filed by their homeowners association.

GEICO wins appeal in case filed by Miracle Body and Paint over labor rates

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 18, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio auto body shop has lost an appeal against GEICO to recoup funds it says were lost in a breach of contract claim.

9th District Court of Appeals reverses denial of attorney's motion to dismiss in paving contractor case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 18, 2019

BEAUMONT – A state appellate court has ruled a lower court erred when it denied an attorney's motion to dismiss a petition against him in a suit between paving contractors.

Falcon Hunter's lawsuit over penalties from late tax payment dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

HOUSTON – Thanks to a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, the 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a decision that denied a plea to the jurisdiction filed by taxing units in a company’s case against them to recover penalties and interest paid on delinquent property taxes.

14th Court of Appeals reverses TDCA, conspiracy rulings in foreclosure case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has granted a mixed ruling in an appeal over a no-evidence summary judgment in case over the foreclosure of a property.

14th Court of Appeals rules trial court erred in recovery amount reduction in partnership dispute

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

HOUSTON – An appellate court has modified a ruling in a partnership dispute, ruling that the trial court abused its discretion when it reduced a recovery amount.

Appeals court rules Wells Fargo had right to accelerate credit card balance to nearly $25,000

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

HOUSTON – An appellate court has found Wells Fargo properly proved a man owes nearly $25,000 in credit card debt.

9th District Court of Appeals rules Bliss Builders, man fail to prove arbitrator was partial to plaintiffs

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals in the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont reversed an order that vacated an arbitration award in a fraud case, stating that an alleged friendship between the plaintiff's lawyer and the arbitrator is irrelevant.

Appeals court reverses summary judgment in Index Brook case, says it failed to establish appellants' bad faith

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against PEM Offshore Inc. and Philips Matthew, saying appellee Index Brook LTD failed to prove appellants’ bad faith or callous disregard for the rules in a breach of contract case over the purchase of shares.

Court affirms ruling in Tarantino Properties' favor in suit filed by tenant over glass injuries

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a tenant in her suit against a Houston Housing Authority apartment complex.

Suit against Worldwide Autotainment improperly served, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 5, 2019

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Worldwide Autotainment Inc., ruling the lawsuit was not served properly.

14th Court of Appeals rules court erred in appointing receiver in suit over failed sale of assisted living facility

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

HOUSTON – Ruling there is no evidence of fraudulent transfer, the 14th Court of Appeals determined a lower court erred when it appointed a receiver in a case concerning the purchase of an assisted living facility.

Fort Worth appellate court upholds summary judgment in health care liability case over eye surgery

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

FORT WORTH – Thanks to a plaintiff’s own concession concerning a discovery rule, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth upheld a ruling from a lower court that granted the appellees' motion for summary judgment on Jan. 17.

Court reverses judgment that awarded NEC Networks $6,000 in damages in contract dispute case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio appellate court has reversed some judgment awards in a contract dispute case.

4th District Court of Appeals: Trial court did not err, abuse discretion in breach of contract case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's decision in a breach of contract case, ruling that the appellant did not timely plead his affirmative defense of limitations.

9th District rules woman not entitled to attorneys' fees in property dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jan 28, 2019

BEAUMONT – A state appellate court ruled that a lower court was correct in denying a woman's claim for attorneys' fees in a suit against her stepfather over the ownership of a property.

Appeals court judge allows expert report in family's wrongful death suit against Schumacher Management Services

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI – An amended expert report submitted in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a woman who died in a Corpus Christi hospital in 2014 will be allowed to remain in the case, according to a state appeals court judge's ruling earlier this month.

11th Court Appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit it 'experienced some difficulty' in understanding

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

EASTLAND – A state appeals court recently upheld dismissal of a California native's vague lawsuit in a Taylor County court against an assembly service company.

Appeals court upholds Hays County court's judgment of possession in favor of Federal Home Loan Mortgage

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2019

EDINBURG – A Buda couple has suffered yet another setback in their legal fight to hang onto their home, which was foreclosed upon by a federal mortgage corporation in 2016.

Appeals court directs orders be vacated in controlling interests calculation case involving Flowserve

By Karen Kidd | Jan 21, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County court has been ordered to vacate two orders concerning a due-diligence report in a controlling interests calculation case following a recent state appeals court's ruling.

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