Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips

Thompson & Knight LLP

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Texas Supreme Court: “Dose Matters” In Mesothelioma Cases Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific Corp., No. 10-0775

Yesterday, the Texas Supreme Court reaffirmed the substantial-factor standard of causation recognized in Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores, and held that it applies in mesothelioma cases. The Court made clear that in...more

7/15/2014 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Bodily Injury Mesothelioma Toxic Exposure

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (6/14)

In its order list for June 20, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in eight cases and granted review in one case. In this post, I will summarize the opinions in four cases, and also describe the case in which the...more

6/24/2014 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration Assault Foreclosure Liability Mineral Leases Minority Shareholders Shareholders Wells Fargo

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (6/14, pt. 2)

No. 11-0810, LAN/STV, J.V. v. Martin K. Eby Construction Co. - In a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Hecht, the Court held that the economic loss rule does not allow a general contractor to recover increased costs of...more

6/16/2014

Texas Supreme Court Orders

Today's order list does not include any opinions or any grants. But there are a couple of interesting denials. ...more

5/30/2014 - Arbitration Discovery Insurance Fraud Lance Armstrong Primary Elections Writ of Mandamus

Texas Supreme Court Orders and Opinion (5/14)

The Court issued its opinion in No. 12-0789, Tenaska Energy, Inc. v. Ponderosa Pine Energy, LLC. This appeal arises from an arbitration award, and is interesting because the Court vacated the award and ordered a new...more

5/23/2014 - Appeals Arbitration Awards Arbitrators Disclosure Requirements

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (5/14)

No. 12-0983, McAllen Hospitals, LP v. State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas - The Court addressed some of the mechanics of Hospital Lien Statute (Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code chapter 55). State Farm...more

5/20/2014 - Arbitration Agreements Evidence Home Equity Line of Credit Hospital Lien Statutes Mortgages Motion to Compel Parental Rights Parental Termination Waivers

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