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Court rules expert reports were deficient but possibly curable in suit against Houston Methodist-Willowbrook

By Charmaine Little | Sep 24, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 16, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed an order from a trial court that dismissed a health care liability claim filed against a Houston hospital.

Ruling in favor of Superior Energy Services in suit filed by injured worker reversed by appellate court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 20, 2018

HOUSTON – On Aug. 14, the Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas reversed a ruling of the 295th District Court of Harris County in a Jones Act case.

9th District Court affirms denial of motion for mistrial in case between siblings over father's will

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – The denial of a motion for mistrial in an Orange County testamentary dispute has been upheld by a court of appeals.

Court rules in favor of Brazoria County taxing entities in property tax suit

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 17, 2018

HOUSTON – Appellant James Anthony Davis unsuccessfully appealed a ruling compelling him to pay outstanding property taxes to several taxing entities in Brazoria County.

Parts of hospice breach of contract case affirmed

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 11, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont has affirmed in part and reversed in part a 2016 summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a breach of contract case.

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.

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