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Reddic v. E. Texas Med. Ctr. Reg’l Health Care Sys. (Per Curiam)
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0333

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a visitor at Hospital, fell when she slipped on a floor mat in the hospital lobby. Plaintiff sued Hospital on a premises liability theory. Hospital asserted that Plaintiff’s claim was a health care liability c...

Cascos v. Tarrant County Democratic Party (Per Curiam)
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0470

Justia Opinion Summary: Political parties may apply to the Secretary of State for state funds to reimburse expenses connected with administering primary elections. After Wendy Davis was certified as the Democratic nominee for State Senate Distr...

Bank of America, N.A. v. Eisenhauer (Per Curiam)
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0486

Justia Opinion Summary: Lorene and Harley Walter owned a certificate of deposit account with Bank of America. The account was a survivorship account and a payable-on-death account. After Harley died and while Lorene was still alive, the Bank di...

Kachina Pipeline Co., Inc. v. Lillis (Opinion)
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0596

Justia Opinion Summary: Kachina Pipeline Co., a pipeline operator, and Michael Lillis, a natural-gas producer, entered into a Gas Purchase Agreement. Kachina bought, transported, and resold Lillis’s gas according to the Agreement. Lillis later...

Office of Attorney Gen. v. Weatherspoon (Per Curiam)
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0582

Justia Opinion Summary: After Ginger Weatherspoon was fired from her position as an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Weatherspoon sued the OAG under the Whistleblower Act. The OAG filed a plea to the juris...

Lawson v. City of Diboll (Per Curiam)
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-0037

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a spectator at a youth softball game was injured in a trip-and-fall accident while exiting a baseball complex in a City park. Plaintiff filed a premises-liability lawsuit against the City, alleging that the Ci...

Dallas Nat’l Ins. Co. v. De La Cruz (Per Curiam)
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0814

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Employee was working for Employer when she fell, injuring her left knee and back. In 2009, Employee filed a claim for lifetime income benefits (LIBs) pursuant to section 408.161 of the Texas Workers’ Compensatio...

In re Williams (Per Curiam)
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-0581

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this mandamus proceeding was the City of Houston’s equal rights ordinance. Relators - two signers of a referendum petition calling for the repeal of the ordinance - contested the wording of the ballot languag...

City of Ingleside v. City of Corpus Christi (Per Curiam)
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0548

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a boundary dispute between the City of Ingleside and the City of Corpus Christi over the scope of an ordinance establishing the adjacent bay waters’ “shoreline” as the common border. Each city claimed...

Kay Venture, Ltd. v. Cremona Bistro Corp. (Per Curiam)
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0629

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent sued Petitioners and attempted to serve Petitioners by using Petitioners’ registered address on file with the Secretary of State’s office. Petitioners, however, had moved several years earlier and had failed t...

In re Jared Woodfill (Per Curiam)
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0667

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Houston City Council adopted an equal rights ordinance, Relators - residents of the City of Houston - organized a petition drive calling for the City Council to repeal the ordinance or put it to popular vote. T...

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