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Texas Supreme Court Opinion and Orders - 3/15

The Court issued its opinion in No. 13-0337, PlainsCapital Bank v. Martin. In an opinion by Justice Johnson (joined by Chief Justice Hecht, and Justices Green, Willett, Lehrmann, Devine, and Brown) the Court again addressed...more

3/30/2015 - Deficiency Judgments Fair Market Value Foreclosure Mortgage Lenders Property Owners Secured Lenders TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 3/15

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in three cases. - No. 13-1026, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP v. Lopez - The Petitioner law firm seeks to enforce an arbitration...more

3/26/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Damage Caps TX Supreme Court Wrongful Death

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 3/15

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in two cases. No. 13-0745, Greater Houston Partnership v. Paxton - This dispute arises from a request for the records of the Greater Houston...more

3/25/2015 - ADA Inmates Public Entities Public Records Reasonable Accommodation Records Request TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Opinions (3/15) - Part 2

No. 13-0338, University of Texas at Arlington v. Williams - This appeal addresses whether the recreational-use statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 75.001-007) covers a spectator at a sporting event....more

3/23/2015 - Bodily Injury Deeds Pensions Public Disclosure Public Employees Spectator Sports TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (3/15)

In its weekly order list, the Supreme Court of Texas issued four opinions and accepted a certified question from the Fifth Circuit. ...more

3/9/2015 - Breach of Duty Civil Monetary Penalty Damages Federal Arbitration Act Fiduciary Duty McCarran-Ferguson Act Motion to Compel Nursing Homes Oil & Gas Preemption Royalties Wal-Mart

Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview (2/15)

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases. Note that the Court is doing a road show and hearing these arguments at the University of Texas at Tyler. ...more

2/26/2015 - Boeing Car Accident Commercial Leases Oral Argument Trucking Accident TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 2/15 #2

The Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in two mandamus petitions on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, beginning at 9:00 am. ...more

2/25/2015 - Bonds Discovery Document Productions Hospitals Judgment Creditors Oral Argument Peer Review TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 2/15

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, beginning at 9:00 am, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in the following three cases...more

2/24/2015 - Contract Disputes Oil & Gas Probate TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Orders and Opinions (2/15)

Today, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in two argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions or set any mandamus petitions for argument. ...more

2/17/2015 - BP Car Accident Comparative Negligence Contributory Negligence Deepwater Horizon Oil & Gas TX Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court opinions (2/15)

In its weekly orders (2/6/15), the Texas Supreme Court issued four new opinions and granted no petitions for review. The new opinions are as follows: No. 12-0136, Wackenhut Corp. v. Gutierrez -- This case...more

2/9/2015 - Declaratory Judgments Foreclosure Governmental Immunity Spoilation Texas SC Trespass Trucking Accident Video Recordings Wastewater

If A Case Is Part Of An MDL Proceeding, When Can A Dismissal Of That Case Be Appealed?

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an interesting appellate issue involving a case that was part of an MDL proceeding. In Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp., the plaintiffs brought a class action alleging a federal...more

2/2/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Appeals Bank of America Banks Case Consolidation Class Action Dismissals Gelboim v Bank of America Libor Multidistrict Litigation SCOTUS

Texas Supreme Court Opinions (1/15)

Last week, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in three cases and denied a petition for review with opinion. The Court also granted seven petitions for review and set two mandamus petitions for argument. ...more

2/2/2015 - Child Support Contract Disputes Insurance Litigation Legal Opinion Mandamus Petitions Petitions for Review

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (11/14)

In its weekly orders (11/21/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued five new opinions and granted review in three cases. Click here to read the order list and find the opinions....more

11/24/2014 - Attorney's Fees Boeing Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Manufacturers Mesothelioma Power Plants Retaliation Sovereign Immunity Whistleblowers Wrongful Death

Restyled Texas Rules of Evidence

On November 19, the Texas Supreme Court issued an advisory, to inform the Bar, the judiciary, and the public of an order approving the restyled Texas Rules of Evidence. The Court's advisory is reproduced at the bottom of this...more

11/21/2014 - Evidence Proposed Amendments Rules of Civil Procedure

This Week at the Texas Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 5: No. 12-0946, In re Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC - Relator Bridgestone seeks a writ of mandamus compelling dismissal of the underlying case for forum non conveniens. The case involves...more

11/10/2014 - Dismissals Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Forum Non Conveniens Mexico Writ of Mandamus

Texas Supreme Court Orders and Opinion (10/14)

The Court issued its opinion in No. 13-0761, In re National Lloyds Insurance Company. This petition for a writ of mandamus was not argued; the court has issued a per curiam opinion under Rule 52.8(c). The mandamus petition...more

11/3/2014 - Bad Faith Discovery Rules of Civil Procedure Writ of Mandamus

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (10/14)

No. 13-0199, Steadfast Financial LLC v. Bradshaw - This is an oil & gas royalty dispute in which a non-participating royalty owner sued the owner of the executive right for failure to obtain a higher royalty interest in a new...more

10/14/2014

Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview - 10/14

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in the following three cases. Arguments begin at 9:00 am...more

10/14/2014 - Appeals Arbitration Board of Education Judgment Debtors Medical Malpractice Partnerships

Texas Supreme Court Orders 10/14 (Six Petitions Granted)

Because there are no opinions and no grants in the Supreme Court's order list this morning, this is a good opportunity for me to do the promised post on the petitions granted in the October 3, 2014 order list. ...more

10/13/2014 - Construction Contracts Construction Disputes Divorce Property Damage Sexual Assault Utilities Sector

Texas Supreme Court oral-argument preview (10/14)

The Texas Supreme Court will hear two oral arguments at the Texas Tech School of Law on 10/9/14: No. 13-0136, Nabors Well Servs. Ltd. v. Romero -- The issue is whether evidence of seatbelt nonusage is inadmissible,...more

10/9/2014 - Oral Argument Recreation Seatbelts Slip and Fall

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (10/2014)

In its weekly orders (10/3/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued one new opinion and a revised opinion on rehearing in another case. Click here to read the order list. Click here to access the opinions. (The Court also granted...more

10/6/2014 - Divorce Ford Motor Fraud Settlement

Texas Supreme Court Orders (9/2014)

The Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions in its weekly orders. But the Court did accept a case on a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Court also set the date for...more

9/29/2014 - Appeals Commercial General Liability Policies Oral Argument Policy Exclusions

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (9/14)

13-0080, RSUI Indemnity Co. v. The Lynd Co. - The primary issue in this insurance coverage case is how the policy limits of an excess property insurance policy should be calculated. The policy at issue covers multiple...more

9/18/2014 - Excess Policies Property Damage Property Insurance

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (9/14)

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in three cases. The arguments will begin at 9:00 am, and you can watch them live. You can also watch the recording later at the same link....more

9/17/2014 - Advertising Judicial Review Oil & Gas

Texas Supreme Court oral arguments (9/14)

No. 12-0803 -- Texas Dep't of Aging & Disability Servs. v. Cannon -- The plaintiff brought a wrongful-death case against the department and department employees. The department moved to dismiss the employees, arguing that...more

9/16/2014 - Civil Rights Act Deepwater Horizon Wrongful Death

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