Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tex.App.- Houston Dec. 2008 - First Court of Appeals Decisions in Civil Cases

Appellate Opinions - Houston Court of Appeals (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 2008)

Poland v. Ott (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 19, 2008)(Taft)(substituted opinion, HCLC, motion to dismiss, timely service of expert report) Concurring Opinion by Justice Taft Dissenting Opinion by Justice Jennings Cook v. Missionary Village Apartments (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 19, 2008)(Nuchia) (eviction appeal)

Beard v. Endeavor Natural Gas, LP (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 19, 2008)(Bland)(oil and gas law, venue, royalties, declaratory judgment, attorney's fees)

In re John Cole (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 19, 2008)(per curiam denial of mandamus, order on motion to compel)

Sinegaure v. Bally Total Fitness Corp,. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Taft)(liability for death, emergency medical service, gym, admission of evidence microfilmed contract)
Douglas v. Booker (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Jennings)(interlocutory order denying summary judgment not immediately appealable)

TransAmerica Occidental Life Ins. Co. v. Rapid Settlements (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Bland)(arbitration, no agreement to arbitrate, nonsignatories)

Cruz v. Houston General Ins. Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Keyes)(TWCC, SIB, supplemental benefits)

Grant v. Laughlin Environmental, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Jennings)(summary judgment evidence, conclusory affidavit, breach of contract, quantum meruit, fraud, negligent misrepresentation)

Kyung Lee v. Kwik Industries, Inc. (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 18, 2008)(Jennings)(breach of contract, declaratory judgment, sj)

PPI Technology Services LP v. Onca Petroleum Development, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Nuchia) (segregation of attorney's fees, motion for new trial based on newly discovered evidence)

Guerrero v. Boyd (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Nuchia)(pro se appeal deficient riefing, parties to the appeal, nonsuited party not appellees, ineffective assistance of counsel)

Lowry v. Liberty Lloyds of Texas Ins. Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Alcala)(Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Alcala)(appeal from summary judgment; one ground for sj not challenged)

In the Matter of AMM (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Nuchia)(juvenile deliquency, drag racing death, habeas corpus)

Sullivan DDS v. UTHSC at Houston Dental Branch (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Alcala)(Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Alcala)(governmental immunity, public employment, ADEA claim, no property interest)

James v. METRO (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 11, 2008)(Bland)(untimely notice of
appeal, no appellate jurisdiction, appeal dismissed DWOJ)

In re OAG (Tex.App- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec 11, 2008)(Taft) Taft)(bill of review, prior factually false paternity adjudication upheld, parentage proceeding)

Douglas v. Douglas (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Nuchia)(DWOP, reinstatement, findings of fact, pro se)

Hunt Construction Group, Inc. v. Konecny (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Alcala)(workers comp, exclusive remedy defense, subcontractors, construction law)

CMA-CGM (America) Inc. v. Empire Truck Lines, Inc. (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Alcala) (indemnity, choice of law, foreign state)

City of Houston v. Buttitta (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Opinion on rehearing by Hanks)(UDJA, city's declaratory judgment action not jurisdictionally barred after all, appeal from civil service commission determination)

Span Enterprises v. Wood (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Alcala) (no attorney-client relationship, fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting, due diligence, limitations, time-barred)

Kahng v. Verity (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(per curiam DWOP dismissal)

In re Robert Alpert (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(Bland)(recusal, void orders, administrative reassignment of case after recusal)

In re Klarman (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 4, 2008)(per curiam denial)(mandamus re: order on a motion to show authority denied)

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