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Patel v. Dep’t of Licensing & Regulation (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 12-0657

Justia Opinion Summary: Certain provisions of the Texas Occupations Code and Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation rules promulgated pursuant to that Code require eyebrow threaders to undergo 750 hours of training in order to obtain a li...

Greater Houston P’ship v. Paxton (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0745

Justia Opinion Summary: Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) is a nonprofit corporation providing economic development services to the City and other clients pursuant to quid pro quo contracts. A Houston area resident submitted to GHP a request se...

Cantey Hanger, LLP v. Byrd (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0861

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the scope of attorneys’ immunity from civil liability to non-clients. Philip Byrd and Nancy Simenstad commenced divorce proceedings. Simenstad was represented in the proceedings by Cantey Hanger...

Beeman v. Livingston (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0867

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners in this case were deaf inmates housed in a unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Petitioners sued TDCJ’s executive director, asserting that he violated the Texas Human Resources Code by fai...

In re Royston, Rayzor, Vickery, & Williams, LLP (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-0109, 13-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: Francisco Lopez hired Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP (the Firm) to represent him in a divorce suit. The attorney-client employment contract between the parties contained an arbitration provision specifying that...

Cosgrove v. Cade (Dissenting)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0346

Cosgrove v. Cade (Opinion)
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0346

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Respondents sued Petitioner over two acres of land that Petitioner purchased from Respondents in 2006 through a trust. The deed mistakenly - but unambiguously - failed to reserve mineral rights. When Respondents...

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