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PLAINSCAPITAL BANK v. WILLIAM MARTIN (Dissenting)
Date: March 27, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0337

PlainsCapital Bank v. Martin (Opinion)
Date: March 27, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0337

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent borrowed money from Bank pursuant to a construction loan agreement and promissory note. Defendant secured his obligations by executing a deed of trust on property. After Respondent defaulted on the note, Bank...

Nabors Well Servs., Ltd. v. Loera (Per Curiam)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0126

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a collision between a tractor-trailer owned by Nabors Well Services, Ltd. and a pickup truck occupied by three family members (the Loeras). During trial, the court admitted evidence that the Loeras...

G.T. Leach Builders, LLC v. Sapphire V.P., L.P. (Opinion)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0497

Justia Opinion Summary: A property developer filed suit against several defendants involved in a construction project asserting claims for negligence and breach of contract. Defendants filed motions to compel arbitration, which the trial court...

Klumb v. Houston Municipal Employees Pension Sys. (Opinion)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0515

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, former employees of the City of Houston, filed suit against the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System (HMEPS) board members, asserting that the board members violated HMEPS’s enabling statute by requiri...

Southwestern Bell Telephone, LP v. Emmett (Opinion)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0584

Justia Opinion Summary: Southwestern Bell Telephone, LP, doing business as AT&T Texas, was a public utility company with facilities attached to a city bridge designated for destruction. AT&T sued the City of Houston and the Harris County Commis...

Kallinen v. City of Houston (Per Curiam)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: Invoking the Texas Public Information Act (PIA), Randall Kallinen requested information from the City of Houston regarding a study of traffic light cameras the City had commissioned. The City withheld some documents and...

In re Conner (Per Curiam)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0177

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald and Crystal Peel were traveling in their van when they were struck by a truck driven by Michael Conner and owned by Conner's employer. In 2004, the Peels sued Conner and his employer (collectively, Conner). Conner...

Stribling v. Millican DPC Partners, LP (Per Curiam)
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-0500

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners and Respondents were adjacent landowners who disputed ownership of a tract of land in a heavily wooded area. Respondents asserted record title to the tract. Petitioners asserted adverse possession. Respondent...

KCM Financial LLC v. Bradshaw (Opinion)
Date: March 6, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0199

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this oil and gas dispute was the validity of a mineral lease on nearly two thousand acres of land in north Texas. The non-participating royalty interest holder (non-executive) claimed the executive-right hold...

Fredericksburg Care Co., LP v. Perez (Opinion)
Date: March 6, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0573

Justia Opinion Summary: Elisa Zapata died while under the care of the Fredericksburg Care Company, LP, a nursing home. Zapata’s death and survival beneficiaries sued Fredericksburg, alleging negligent care and wrongful death. Fredericksburg fil...

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