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In re Guardianship of Ryan Keith Tonner (Opinion)  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0940

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, the county court appointed Beatriz Burton guardian of the person and estate of Ryan Keith Tonner, who was incapacitated due to an intellectual disability. Burton died in 2007. In 2012, guardianship was transferr...

In re Red Dot Building System, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1007

Justia Opinion Summary: Rigney Construction & Development, LLC contracted with Red Dot Building System, Inc. for a portion of a school construction project. A dispute arose as to the scope of the work Red Dot was to perform under the contract....

Ransom v. Eaton (Opinion)  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 16-0079

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeanne Ransom sued dentist Jeanine Eaton, alleging that Eaton extracted two teeth in addition to the nine agreed on in a treatment plan. Ransom served Eaton with the required pre-suit notice and included an export report...

North Shore Energy, L.L.C. v. Harkins (Opinion)  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0552

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the interpretation a land description in an option contract between Landowners and an oil and gas company (Company). Landowners argued that the description excluded a 400-acre tract. Company arg...

In re National Lloyds Insurance Co. (Opinion)  
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0452

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, who owned insurance policies with National Lloyds Insurance Company, filed independent lawsuits against National Lloyds, claiming they were underpaid on claims following two hail storms in Hidalgo County. The...

Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar (Corrected)  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0743

Justia Opinion Summary: Southwest Royalties, Inc, an oil and gas exploration company, filed a tax refund claim with the Comptroller asserting that its purchases of casing, tubing, other well equipment, and associated services were exempt from s...

In re Carolyn Frost Keenan (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0777

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeowners’ association River Oaks Property Owners, Inc. (ROPO) sued homeowner Carolyn Keenan seeking an injunction requiring Keenan to remove improvements that allegedly violated a limit on impervious cover. The limit w...

In re City of Dallas (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0794

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Corsicana, Navarro County, and Navarro College (collectively, Navarro) filed a Tex. R. Civ. P. 202 petition in the county court of Navarro County to investigate a potential tortious interference claim against...

In re Norma Heredia (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 16-0270

Justia Opinion Summary: Norma Heredia filed a personal injury claim against Wal-Mart Stores, Texas. The trial court granted Wal-Mart’s motion for no-evidence summary judgment. Heredia then filed a notice of appeal and an affidavit of indigence...

RSL Funding, LLC v. Pippins (Per Curiam)  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0457

Justia Opinion Summary: RSL Funding, LLC had arbitration agreements with three individuals (collectively, Individuals) who owned annuity contracts they agreed to sell to RSL or its designee. Neither RSL nor the Individuals had arbitration agree...

In re Oceanografia, S.A. de C.V. (Per Curiam)  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0963

Justia Opinion Summary: A merchant vessel registered in Mexico and sailing with a Mexican crew was ferrying workers, all citizens of Mexico, from a Mexican port to an offshore drilling site when it sank off the coast of Mexico. One worker drown...

City of Dallas v. Sanchez (Per Curiam)  
Date: July 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0094

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, the parents of Matthew Sanchez, who died from a drug overdose, filed a wrongful death suit against the City of Dallas, alleging that a condition of the City’s telephone system proximately caused their son’s d...

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