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Part of former TSU law student's suit over dismissal from school remanded

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed part of a trial court's decision that dismissed a former law student's claims against Texas Southern University over his dismissal from law school.

14th Court of Appeals remands claim against doctor, citing 'deficiencies' in expert reports

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 10, 2019

HOUSTON – An appeals court has reversed in part a lower court's ruling in a suit involving The Methodist Hospital and a physician over allegations a patient was administered the wrong anesthesia.

Appeals court remands case over auto collision involving Houston police officer back to trial court

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas woman has won an appeal against the city of Houston in her case over a traffic collision with a police officer.

Texas attorney loses bid in 14th Court of Appeals to have suspended license restored

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas attorney has lost a bid to have his suspended license restored by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Appeals court revives, remands former Spring ISD teacher's lawsuit over drug dealing on campus allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

AUSTIN – The dismissed case of a former Spring Independent School District teacher who claims he was suspended after he reported alleged drug dealing on campus is revived and headed back to a Harris County court.

Appeals court upholds expunction request by former teacher who pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court affirmed a request by a former teacher that his arrest records be expunged after he pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.

Appellate court affirms trial court ruling in suit between property owners, State Farm Lloyds over hail damage

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court's ruling involving a breach of contract claim filed against State Farm over a claim for hail damage.

Exception allowing Tyler to provide sewer services unconstitutional, Texas appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON – The city of Tyler will not be able to provide sewer services within its own limits based on an exception to the state's water code passed by the state legislature because that exception is unconstitutional, according to a recent Texas appeals court ruling.

Plea to jurisdiction overturned for MD Anderson Cancer Center in PIA case

By Carrie Salls | Jan 2, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas overturned an order of the 151st District Court of Harris County related to whether the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has access to information held by the MD Anderson Physicians Network, which was requested by Dr. Michael Fallon, according to a Dec. 20 opinion.

Appeals court agrees Memorial Hermann not to blame in slip-and-fall accident

By Carrie Salls | Jan 1, 2019

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas agreed with an order entering a judgment in favor of Memorial Hermann Health System in a personal injury lawsuit filed against it by Cynthia Holland, according to a Dec. 18 opinion.

First District Appeals Court orders dismissal of trade secrets claims filed by WSP USA

By Carrie Salls | Jan 1, 2019

HOUSTON – A state appellate court has affirmed in part and reversed in part a company's suit against three former employees over allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets.

Judgment in Acme Truck Line's favor reversed in cellphone shipment theft case

By Carrie Salls | Jan 1, 2019

HOUSTON – An appellate court has reversed a summary judgment in favor of Acme Truck Line in a case over a settlement over an action of the theft of a shipment of cellphones.

Court affirms judgment in National Oilwell Varco's favor in discrimination case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man who worked for a manufacturer of equipment used in oil and gas production and was terminated from his employment after 23 years has suffered a loss in court.

TXDOT employee who was terminated after taking scrap metal loses appeal of dismissal of case

By Carrie Salls | Dec 31, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont upheld an 88th District Court of Tyler County order dismissing a woman’s lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), her former employer, and her supervisor Henry Sawyer, according to a Dec. 20 Appeals Court opinion.

New trial granted over medical expenses in rancher's suit against Sprint Pipeline Services

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A new trial has been granted by an appellate court in the case of a ranch owner who was struck by a tractor-trailer on his property on the issue of medical expenses.

Court vacates turnover order in case between Port Arthur Steam Energy, Oxbow Calcining

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 26, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has reversed two decisions made by a lower court in a case between two companies over an energy agreement.

9th District reverses order denying U.S. Money Reserve's motion to compel arbitration in employment agreement case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 26, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has ruled that a lower court wrongfully denied a precious metal buying company's motion to compel arbitration in a case against two former employees.

Court affirms denial of plea to jurisdiction in injured officer's case against METRO

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A lower court did not err in denying a plea to the jurisdiction filed by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in a case over the shooting injury of a Houston police officer.

1st District affirms dismissal of suit and sanctions against man over towing of car

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a Harris County Civil Court ruling that dismissed an appeal over the towing of a car.

Appeals court says 'no demonstration that ROC Funding used reasonable diligence' in serving parties in suit

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Greg Blosser and The Surrogacy Group LLC, citing that there were "defects in the service effected" by ROC Funding Group.

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