Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist] Sep 2008 Decisions in Civil Cases

First Court of Appeals Decisions Issued September 2008 in Civil Cases (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 2008)

Farragut Financial, et al. v. Capital One Auto (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 25, 2008)(Bland)(auto financing, no contract formation, no meeting of the minds on terms, missing essential terms)

Choice Auto Brokers, Inc. v. Dawson (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 25, 2008)(Nuchia)(Internet sales of vehicles and personal jurisdiction, accelerated, interlocutory appeal challenging the trial court's order denying of special appearance; case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction)

Lopez v. DFPS (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 25, 2008)(Higley)(termination of parental rights reversed, appointment of CPS as SMC affirmed)

Lushann International Energy Corp. v. Harris County (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 11, 2008)(per curiam) (no jurisdiction over restricted appeal; motion for new trial in court below precludes restricted appeal)

State of Texas v. Clear Channel Outdoor (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 11, 2008)(Bland)(inverse condemnation, state's plea to the jurisdiction overruled)

DFPS v. Dickensheets (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 11, 2008)(Keyes)(CPS child protection SAPCR suit, constitutional challenge to deadline, separations of powers doctrine)

Luccia v. Ross (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 4, 2008)(Alcala)(lease law, real estate sale purchase option for property, specific performance)

Harris County Municipal District No. 156 v. United Somerset Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 4, 2008)(Alcala) (plea to the jurisdiction, immunity, appellate jurisdiction, ripeness doctrine, local government unit, suit dismissed for want of jurisdiction)

Bank of Texas, NA v. V R Electric (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep, 4, 2008)(Alcala)(suit over payment of forged check, breach of contract claim sustained, amount of attorney's fees, proportionate responsibility allocation of liability)

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