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Nat’l Prop. Holdings, L.P. v. Westergren (Per Curiam)
Date: January 9, 2015
Docket Number: 13-0801

Justia Opinion Summary: Gordon Westergren was involved in a lawsuit regarding the purchase of highly desired property. The lawsuit went to mediation, which resulted in National Property Holdings, L.P. (NPH) agreeing to purchase the property. Se...

Petroleum Solutions, Inc. v. Head (Unknown)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 11-0425

Justia Opinion Summary: Bill Head, who owns and operates the Silver Spur Truck Stop in Pharr, Texas, hired Petroleum Solutions, Inc. to manufacture and install an underground fuel system. After the discovery that a major diesel-fuel release lea...

CITY OF HOUSTON v. JAMES & ELIZABETH CARLSON, ET AL. (Unknown)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0435

City of Houston v. Carlson (Concurring)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0435

Justia Opinion Summary: After an investigation, the City of Houston declared the Park Memorial condominiums uninhabitable. Because the condominium owners did not apply for an occupancy certificate or make necessary repairs within the requisite...

IN RE STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION (Concurring)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0537

In re State Bd. for Educator Certification (Concurring)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0537

Justia Opinion Summary: After the State Board for Educator Certification revoked the teaching certificate of a schoolteacher, the schoolteacher sued to overturn the revocation. The trial court concluded that the Board’s decision was not support...

Thompson v. Tex. Dep’t of Licensing & Reg. (Per Curiam)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0686

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was court-martialed for sexual abuse and assault and imprisoned for eighteen years. Approximately two decades after the conviction, Petitioner applied to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a...

Richmont Holdings, Inc. v. Superior Recharge Sys., LLC (Per Curiam)
Date: December 19, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0907

Justia Opinion Summary: When Richmont Holdings, Inc. bought the assets of Superior Recharge Systems, LLC the parties signed an asset Purchase Agreement that contained an arbitration provision. Superior Discharge’s part-owner, Jon Blake, signed...

In re Corral-Lerma (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 12-0485

Justia Opinion Summary: Teresa Corral-Lerma sued Border Demolition and Environmental, Inc. under the Texas Theft Liability Act. Border Demolition counterclaimed for attorney’s fees under the same Act. The trial court granted summary judgment in...

Tex. Comm’n on Envtl. Quality (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0094

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosaena Resendez was fired from her position at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) after she reported alleged wrongdoing to supervisors within the organization and to the office of a state senator. Rese...

Damuth v. Trinity Valley Cmty. College (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0815

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner had a one-year contract to serve as the head women’s basketball coach and a professor with Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), a local governmental entity. Five months into the contract, TVCC fired Petiti...

El Paso Marketing, L.P. v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P. (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0816

El Paso Marketing, L.P. v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P. (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-0816

Justia Opinion Summary: El Paso Marketing, L.P. provided gas for a power plant owned by Wolf Hollow I, L.P. The gas was transported to the plant through a pipeline owned by Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC. El Paso sued Wolf Hollow, and Wolf Hollo...

In re Essex Ins. Co. (Per Curiam)
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: “In Texas, the general rule…is that an injured party cannot sue the tortfeasor’s insurer directly until the tortfeasor’s liability has been finally determined by agreement or judgment.” Plaintiff sued San Diego Tortilla...

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