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CHRISTUS Health Gulf Coast v. Carswell (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0362

Justia Opinion Summary: Carswell’s estate alleged that CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital and others committed medical malpractice causing him to die in the hospital in 2004 and that the hospital took post-mortem actions to cover up the malpractic...

Wood v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0714

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, the Woods obtained a $76,000 home-equity loan secured by their homestead. Nearly eight years later, the Woods notified the note holder, HSBC, and loan servicer, Ocwen that the loan did not comply with the Texas...

In re M-I, L.L.C. (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: M-I and NOV compete, providing solid-control equipment to the oil-and-gas industry, including mesh screens that filter solid matter from drilling fluid. In 2012, Russo became business development manager of M-I’s screen...

Hoskins v. Hoskins (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0046

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties were litigating a dispute involving an estate and family trusts when a family corporation filed for bankruptcy. The parties signed an agreement with a provision stating that they would attempt to settle any d...

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Forte (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Texas Optometry Act prohibits commercial retailers of ophthalmic goods from attempting to control the practice of optometry; authorizes the Optometry Board and the Attorney General to sue a violator for a civil penal...

In re: DePinho and Dennis (Per Curiam)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2003-2014, Bornmann directed a research laboratory that synthesized cancer drugs at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2013, Bornmann’s team apparently discovered an antibiotic with the potential to t...

Garofolo v. Ocwen Loan Serv., L.L.C. (Opinion)
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-0437

Justia Opinion Summary: Garofolo took out a $159,700 home-equity loan. She made timely payments and paid off the loan in, 2014. Ocwen had become the note’s holder. A release of lien was promptly recorded in Travis County, but Garofolo did not r...

Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co. v. White (Opinion)
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: After Tenant moved into her apartment, her apartment and several adjoining units were severely damaged in a fire that originated in Tenant’s clothes dryer. Insurer paid Landlord’s insurance claim and then sued Tenant for...

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