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)

Tex. App.- Houston Nov. 2008 Decisions from the First Court of Appeals

November 2008 Houston Court of Appeals Decisions
(Tex. App.- Houston[1st Dist.] Nov. 2008)

SIMULIS LLC v. G.E. Electric Corp (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 26, 2006)(Taft)(garnishment of payroll funds approved)

Nabelek v. City of Houston (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 26, 2008)(Taft)Nabelek v. City of Houston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 26, 3008)(Taft)

French v. Gilbert (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 26, 2008)(Taft) (malpractice, abatement vs. dismissal)

Liu v. DFPS (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 26, 2008)(Wilson)Mooseviadeen v. Toote Tigard, (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Nuchia)

City of Houston v. Southern Electrical Services (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Bland)

In Re Rein Henderson, Deceased (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Radack)Carter v. City of Galveston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Bland)

Garcia v. Harding (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Jennings)

Donaho v. Bennet (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2008)(Alcala)

Bio Landscape & Maintenance, Inc. v. Morse (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 13, 2008)(Jennings)(appeal, partial record)

Delahoussaye v. Kana (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Nov 13, 2008)(Alcala) (suit for return of real property, rescission of deed, gift)

A/K Service LLC v. HCAD (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 13, 2008)(Hanks) (exclusion of evidence, no harm)

Lara-Robledo v. Salmons (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 13, 2008)(Hanks) (naming defendant properly, dba, partnership, default judgment)

Safety National Casualty Corp. v. State of Texas (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 7, 2008)(Nuchia)(forfeiture, supplemental opinion)

Chau v. Riddle, MD (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(Hanks) (opinion on remand)(HCLC, botched intubation of newborn)

Hilburn v. Providian Holdings, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(Taft)(interpretation of easement agreement, untimely designation of expert witness) (UDJA, interpretation of easement agreement, untimely designation of expert witness, attorney's fees expert)

Stoker v. Stoker (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(Keyes)(divorce, property division, economic contribution claim)Hahn v. Love (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(Higley)(real estate law , judgment lien, cloud on title, constructive trust counterclaim, intervention, satisfaction of judgment)

Williams v. Jackson (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(opinion on rehearing by Radack)(attorney fee litigation, breach not excused, duress defense unsuccessful, justification defense fails)

In Interest of BHG (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(per curiam) (termination appeal)

Ross v. Nicon Construction, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(interlocutory appeal, special appearance)

Cramer v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(Jennings)(denial of motion to transfer venue re determined de novo by county court on appeal)

Roxar Flow Management AS v. FLowsys (USA) Inc (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 6, 2008)(per curiam)(DWOP, nonpayment of fees)