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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.

9th District Court of Appeals affirms oil company can’t claim declaratory relief in suit over leases

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 21, 2018

BEAUMONT – In an opinion issued Nov. 15, the 9th District Court of Appeals at Beaumont affirmed the 172nd District Court's order that found a company can’t file a claim for declaratory relief in a lawsuit over who owns oil and gas leases in Jefferson County.

14th Court of Appeals grants petition to vacate decision that disqualified lawyer

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court has conditionally granted a petition from the defendants in a breach of contract lawsuit to direct a lower court to vacate a disqualification order.

Justices reverse motion ordering Kongsberg, Bombardier Recreational Products to produce trade secret documents

By Charmaine Little | Nov 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lower court shouldn’t have ordered two companies to deliver trade-secret and protected items in a negligence and liability case after an accident, the Court of Appeals for the 9th District of Texas at Beaumont decided on Nov. 8.

Decision on attorney's fees reversed in suit between Occidental Energy Marketing and West Texas LPG Pipeline

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court reversed a ruling regarding attorney's fees in a breach of contract case between a shipper on a pipeline and a pipeline operator.

14th Court of Appeals affirms jury's finding that BFI Waste Services driver was not negligent in fatal crash

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An appellate court has affirmed the decision of a Galveston County court in a negligence case regarding a fatal accident with a recycling truck.

First District court upholds damages award in case over Houston auto accident

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman whose vehicle was hit while driving in Houston had a judgment awarding damages affirmed at the appellate court level.

14th District reverses take nothing judgment in injured worker's case against W&T Offshore

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

HOUSTON – An oil industry worker who was injured on an offshore platform and got a take-nothing judgment had the decision reversed in court.

First District Court affirms Woodbridge Crossing eviction

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man who had been evicted from Woodbridge Crossing apartment complex after allegedly failing to pay rent had the eviction affirmed in court.

Appellate court enters take nothing judgment against Diligent Delivery in trade secrets case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court's decision in a suit between transportation logistics company and a trucking company over allegations of breach of contract and trade secrets misappropriation was partially affirmed at the appellate court level.

14th District Court reverses, dismisses ruling in former employee's case against Goodwill over termination

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has reversed a ruling in a former Goodwill Industries employee's claim that she was wrongfully fired by the company.

9th District conditionally grants INVISTA writ in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has conditionally granted a writ of mandamus for a trial court judge to vacate his order regarding a company to produce a witness for deposition in a wrongful death case.

Upheld: $450K arbitration award against Milani Hinkle and Cole in malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – An appellate court has upheld a trial court's judgment regarding a nearly $460,000 arbitration award between a law firm and the woman who hired it to represent her in a dental malpractice claim.

Man loses appeal over malicious prosecution claim against Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A man arrested at a hospital where his dying mother was being treated has lost his appeal against a trial court decision dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

Denial of doctor's motion to dismiss negligence claim was right decision, 14th District Court finds

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court did not err when denying a motion to dismiss a claim against a doctor accused of negligence over the treatment of a woman at a Texas hospital, an appeals court has ruled.

14th District Court affirms judge's ruling reversing jury verdict in shareholder dispute

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court judge was within his rights to reverse a jury verdict in favor of the joint owner of a credit repair company, an appeals court has ruled.

First District court reverses decision on easement access on Harris County property

By John Breslin | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has largely reversed a jury decision in favor of a couple regarding express easements near their property.

14th District upholds ruling ordering Evangel Healthcare Charities to pay more than $8,000 to nurse

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A home health care company has lost a Texas Payday Act wage appeal over lost wages that were never paid to a former employee.

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