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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...

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...

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