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Ford Motor Co. v. Castillo (Per Curiam)
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0158

Justia Opinion Summary: Ezequiel Castillo and other occupants of his Ford Explorer sued Ford Motor Company for injuries sustained in a roll-over accident, asserting design defects in the Explorer. During the jury’s deliberations, Ford Motor Com...

Pike-Grant v. Grant (Per Curiam)
Date: October 3, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0277

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband filed for divorce from Wife in 2009. The first recital in the divorce decree indicated that the hearing resulting in the judgment occurred in November 2011 and that Wife attended the hearing. Another recital in t...

Hamrick v. Ward (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0348

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents claimed that a road that was necessary for access to the party’s landlocked, previously unified parcel was a prior use easement. The trial court granted summary judgment for Respondents, finding they conclusi...

Burbage v. Burbage (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0563

Justia Opinion Summary: W. Kirk Burbage (Kirk) and the Burbage Funeral Home sued Allan Chadwick Burbage (Chad), Kirk’s brother, for defamation after Chad created a website to air his grievances with Kirk and sent letters to family friends conta...

HIGHLAND HOMES LTD. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS (Dissenting)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0604

Highland Homes Ltd. v. State (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0604

Justia Opinion Summary: Two subcontractors employed by Petitioner, a homebuilder, asserted claims on behalf of a class of subcontractors whose pay Petitioner had docked when the subcontractors did not furnish proof of adequate general liability...

Nath v. Tex. Children’s Hosp. (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0620

Justia Opinion Summary: This suit was between a physician and other medical providers. Finding that Plaintiff-physician filed baseless pleadings in bad faith and with an improper purpose, the trial court imposed sanctions in excess of one milli...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Drennen (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0621

Justia Opinion Summary: William Drennan worked as an executive with Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), a Texas-based corporation. During his employment, Drennan received several forms of compensation through the corporation’s executive bonus...

IN THE INTEREST OF K.M.L., A CHILD (Concurring)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0728

IN THE INTEREST OF K.M.L., A CHILD (Dissenting)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0728

In re Interest of K.M.L. (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0728

Justia Opinion Summary: An intellectually disabled and mentally ill mother (Mother) gave birth to a child when Mother was a teenager. When the child was two, she fell and suffered injuries to her teeth and jaw. The next day, the Texas Departmen...

Zachry Constr. Corp. v. Port of Houston Auth. of Harris County (Opinion)
Date: August 29, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0772

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a construction corporation, contracted to construct a wharf for Respondent, the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas. After the construction was to be completed, Petitioner sued, claiming damages...

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