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Paxton v. City of Dallas (Opinion)  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0073

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Dallas sought relief from two attorney general decisions concluding that the City must disclose confidential attorney-client communications pursuant to public-information requests the City received regarding...

Crawford v. XTO Energy, Inc (Opinion)  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: An oil-and-gas lessor sued the lessee for failure to pay royalties. The trial court concluded that the lessor’s neighboring landowners were necessary parties to the suit and dismissed the case without prejudice because t...

Colorado County, Texas v. Staff (Opinion)  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0912

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Chapter 614, Subchapter B of the Texas Government Code, a covered peace officer cannot be disciplined based on a complaint unless certain procedural requirements are met. At issue in this case was whether Subchapte...

Kramer v. Kastleman (Opinion)  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: During their marriage, Respondent and Petitioner produced one child and a $30 million marital estate. During marriage-dissolution proceedings, the parties executed two agreements settling all issues. The trial court oral...

Brady v. Klentzman (Opinion)  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0056

Justia Opinion Summary: Wade Brady sued LeaAnne Klentzman and the West Fort Bend Star (collectively, the media defendants) for libel and libel per se, arguing that a newspaper article portrayed him as “unruly and intoxicated” when he interacted...

UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie (Opinion)  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in The Gallery apartment complex’s visitor parking lot. Petrie sued the apartment complex and its owners (collectively, Gallery), alleging that it knew or shown have known about the h...

Nassar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. (Opinion)  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0978

Justia Opinion Summary: Elie and Rhonda Nassar filed a claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance Policy under their homeowners’ policy when their property was damaged by Hurricane Ike. Disputes arose over the value of various items of damaged propert...

Hall v. McRaven (Opinion)  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0773

Justia Opinion Summary: Wallace Hall, a regent for The University of Texas System, filed suit against William McRaven in his official capacity as the System’s Chancellor, for McRaven’s refusal to grant Hall complete access to records containing...

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