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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
HOUSTON – A fishing company has lost an appeal on the enforcement of a settlement and the payment of attorney fees.
HOUSTON – Alief Independent School District (AISD) obtained a favorable decision on an appeal against a former employee in an employment discrimination suit.
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.
HOUSTON – A California building company has lost its appeal of a ruling regarding a payment dispute in a construction of an office building.
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.
BEAUMONT – An energy provider has lost its appeal against a trial court judgment in a case involving two projects based in Texas and Louisiana.
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.
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
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.
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.
Potential defendants argue Texas court lacks jurisdiction.
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.