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Man who alleged injuries after box of medical supplies fell on head in office building loses appeal

By John Breslin | Sep 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A man who claimed negligence on the part of the owners of an office building his lost his appeal to overturn summary judgment ruling issued by a trial court that dismissed his tort claims against the building's owners.

Appellate court rules tenants did not support award for specific performance in property sale dispute

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 29, 2018

HOUSTON – The First District Court of Appeals reversed a trial court ruling Aug. 23 in favor of a couple who said the owner of a property they contracted to buy breached their contract when he encountered title problems.

City of Pasadena not liable for employee collision during lunch break, appeals court finds

By Chandra Lye | Aug 25, 2018

An employee who hit a pedestrian while driving a city of Pasadena vehicle was not considered on duty at the time, an appeals court affirms.

Three-justice panel reverses dismissal of negligence case against Houston fitness club

By Karen Kidd | Aug 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has revived the negligence lawsuit of a woman against a Houston fitness club after a Harris County district court dismissed the case.

Federal Circuit affirms Texas judge's ruling that database patents failed Alice/Mayo test

By Karen Kidd | Aug 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – Three indexing software patents allegedly infringed by a Wisconsin-based party supply company are invalid because they only contain abstract ideas, a federal appeals court ruled in an East Texas case earlier this month.

Appeals court denies Oxbow Calcining's petition to vacate order in Port Arthur Steam Energy case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – On July 31, the Court of Appeals in the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont denied a company’s appeal via a petition for a writ of mandamus in its attempt to reverse a lower court’s decision.

Arbitrator overstepped authority in former VP of Align's breach of contract case, appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed and remanded a case after a lower court confirmed an arbitration award and denied a company and its leaders' request to vacate it.

Appellate court grants take-nothing judgment in favor of Stafford in claim investigator's fall injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 20, 2018

HOUSTON – The city of Stafford obtained a favorable judgment in an injury case filed by a claims investigator over a fall that happened at one of its facilities.

American Fisheries loses appeal on attorney fees in settlement case with National Honey

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A fishing company has lost an appeal on the enforcement of a settlement and the payment of attorney fees.

Appellate court reverses ruling in Alief ISD discrimination case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – Alief Independent School District (AISD) obtained a favorable decision on an appeal against a former employee in an employment discrimination suit.

Houston Pilots Association keeps immunity on appeal

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – The Houston Pilots Association was declared immune of liability in an appeal of a ruling regarding an accident that involved two vessels piloted by two of its members.

Mega Builder loses appeal in office building payment dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 7, 2018

HOUSTON – A California building company has lost its appeal of a ruling regarding a payment dispute in a construction of an office building.

Appellate court affirms dismissal of woman's malpractice claims against law firm Walker Bright

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals affirmed the 53rd District Court’s judgment in dismissing a legal malpractice suit filed by a widow who had retained a law firm to represent her.

Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency loses appeal over deals signed by former attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An energy provider has lost its appeal against a trial court judgment in a case involving two projects based in Texas and Louisiana.

No-evidence summary judgment to Kia, Autoliv in auto accident case affirmed

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 12, the 14th Court of Appeals upheld a no-evidence summary judgment in a products liability case a consumer filed against Kia and airbag company Autoliv.

Village of Tiki Island unsuccessful in its trek for plea of jurisdiction in land-use lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

HOUSTON – The village of Tiki Island and related parties lost its appeal in ongoing land-use case as the 14th Court of Appeals denied their plea of jurisdiction July 10.

Appeals court states appellant did not demonstrate harm in malpractice case against Houston Methodist

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – On July 3, Texas’ 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court order denying a woman’s medical malpractice claims against Houston Methodist Hospital.

Majority of ruling upheld in UTMB dean's discrimination suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

HOUSTON – The 14th Court of Appeals issued a ruling affirming most of a trial court's judgment granting the University of Texas Medical Branch’s plea to the jurisdiction in a suit brought by a tenured professor claiming discrimination and conspiracy.

Texas Supreme Court affirms Laredo's bag-ban is illegal

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN –The Texas Supreme Court upheld the 4th Court of Appeals decision that a city cannot impose an ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants, a ruling that could end the statewide single-use bag bans.

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