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Appeals court rules against customer seeking warranty for bulldozer purchased from Mustang Cat

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a customer seeking warranty for an allegedly defective bulldozer.

Appeals court reverses $2.8M verdict against W&T Offshore in worker's injury case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s ruling against an oil and gas production company facing a lawsuit from an independent contractor who was injured on a platform.

Justices find city of Houston doesn't have immunity in litigation with Tri-Stem

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 17, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court's ruling that the city of Houston does not have governmental immunity in a case involving Tri-Stem LTD.

Court partially reverses ruling against American Dream Vacations over attorney's fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 17, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has reversed and remanded part of a trial court’s ruling that denied attorney’s fees to a travel-trailer company in a lawsuit against a customer.

No-evidence summary judgments upheld by appeals court in case of BMW fire

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision in a negligence lawsuit regarding a BMW fire where the driver was seriously injured.

Appellate court upholds damages in former tenant's suit against Cullen Park Apartments over allegedly unpaid rent

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas has upheld the decision of a trial court in a case of unpaid rent.

Appeals court reverses subrogation claim in Kenyon International Emergency Services suit

By Chandra Lye | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas court of appeals has reversed part of a lower court decision between an insurance company and an emergency and consulting services company.

Appeals court upholds ruling that Safeco should pay Clear Vision for repairs

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 12, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued an opinion involving Safeco Insurance and Clear Vision Windshield Repair, ruling that Safeco waived enforcement in several insurance policies.

Justices green-light man for handgun license despite misdemeanor history

By Charmaine Little | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas man convicted of misdemeanor assault by contact is still entitled to a license to carry a handgun, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas determined Nov. 27.

1st District Court of Appeals upholds summary judgment in insurance dispute over facility fees for off-site ERs

By Chandra Lye | Dec 10, 2018

HOUSTON – A state court of appeals has upheld the ruling of a trial court in a legal dispute between insurance companies and off-site emergency rooms.

On remand from Supreme Court, justices enter take nothing judgment in First Bank's favor in lender-liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – After attempting to sell stocks through a bank and suing it over allegations of breach of contract, a local investor has lost his appeal in court as the decision was reversed.

Justices hand attorney another win in malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 27, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a lawyer who was sued by her former client over allegations of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and more.

Court affirms dismissal of case against Adesa over sale of a vehicle

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A Bell County business owner who bought a salvaged car from a Houston-based auto auction company has lost his appeal in court.

Court affirms summary judgment in favor of McDermott International in seaman's injury suit

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – An Indian citizen who allegedly was injured while working on a ship over Qatari waters had a summary judgment against him affirmed in a Texas court.

Court denies appeal of more than $138,000 ruling against Shoshana Diamonds wholesaler

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 29, 2018

HOUSTON – The Texas 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed a Harris County trial court judgment awarding more than $100,000 to Diamond Collection Co. for diamonds and jewelry sent to Shoshana Diamonds that allegedly were never paid for.

9th District Court upholds dismissal of suit against Joe Corley Detention Facility

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals of the 9th District at Beaumont affirmed a trial court order dismissing Valentin Ayala-Gutierrez’s suit claiming Civil Rights Act violations, noting Ayala-Gutierrez failed to appear at the hearing that was scheduled to establish why his suit should not be dismissed and never requested any citations to be prepared.

1st District Court of Appeals reverses says expert's opinion did not meet requirements in med-mal, reverses ruling

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 27, 2018

HOUSTON – On Nov. 13, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Texas remanded a medical malpractice suit back to a lower court over findings that the medical expert opinion did not comply with statutory requirements.

14th Court of Appeals affirms judgment in favor of appellees in case over Kemah B&B

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling in a suit over possession of a Kemah bed and breakfast.

Appellate court reverses dismissal of liability claims against Kindred Hospitals Limited Partnership

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – The Court of Appeals for the 2nd District of Texas at Fort Worth ruled a lower court erred when it sustained an objection for an expert report in a health care liability case concerning man’s death.

2nd Appellate District Court affirms no-evidence judgment in foreclosure suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 21, 2018

FORT WORTH – On Nov. 1, the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court’s ruling in a home-equity loan lawsuit.

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