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City of Magnolia 4A Economic Development Corp. v. Smedley (Per Curiam)  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0718

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals, which dismissed Petitioners’ appeal for lack of jurisdiction, holding that Petitioners timely filed their interlocutory appeal. Respondent filed...

Office of Attorney General of Texas (Opinion)  
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0944

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal from a Title IV-D associate judge’s order modifying conservatorship and child support for three children was whether the Title IV-D associate judge had authority to enter an order modifying conser...

Bustamante v. Ponte (Opinion)  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0509

Justia Opinion Summary: Legally sufficient evidence supported the jury’s conclusion in this case that the negligence of a premature infant’s treating neonatologist, more likely than not, proximately caused the infant’s loss of vision. D.B. was...

D Magazine Partners, L.P. v. Rosenthal (Corrected)  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0790

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court’s denial of a magazine’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s defamation claim under the Texas Citizens Part...

Allways Auto Group, Ltd. v. Walters (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment for Petitioner auto dealer, whom Respondent sued for negligent entrustment, and reinstated summary jud...

Starwood Management, LLC v. Swaim (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the court of appeals and trial court concluding that an expert witness affidavit in this legal malpractice case was conclusory regarding causation. Plaintiff sued Defendant at...

King Street Patriots v. Texas Democratic Party (Opinion)  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Texas Democratic Party sued King Street Patriots (Defendant) alleging noncompliance with Election Code provisions imposing restraints and obligations on “political committees” and corporations. Defendant, in turn, ar...

Pidgeon v. Turner (Opinion)  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0688

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the Mayor of Houston directed that same-sex spouses of employees who have been legally married in another jurisdiction be afforded the same benefits as spouses of a heterosexual marriage. Plaintiffs, Houston tax...

United Scaffolding, Inc. v. Levine (Opinion)  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Defendant, the company that constructed a scaffold from which Defendant fell, claiming that Defendant improperly constructed the scaffold and failed to remedy or warn of the dangerous conditi...

Hersh v. Tatum (Opinion)  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: A defendant may obtain dismissal of a suit under the Texas Citizens Participation Act alleging “a communication made in connection with a matter of public concern” even if the defendant denies making such communication....

Noble Energy, Inc. v. Conocophillips Co. (Opinion)  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0502

Justia Opinion Summary: ConocoPhillips Co. and Alma Energy Corp. exchanged oil and gas interests under an exchange agreement in which each indemnified the other for any environmental claims related to the properties received. Alma later filed f...

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