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Gunn v. McCoy (Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0125

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical-malpractice case stemming from the death of Shannon McCoy, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals, holding that judgment was properly entered in favor of Plaintiff as to Dr. Debra...

In re H.S. (Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0715

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Grandparents lacked standing to pursue a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR) under Tex. Fam. Code 102.003(a)(9). Section...

Stines v. Jefferson County, Texas (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0623

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferson County v. Jefferson County Constables Ass’n, __ S.W.3d __, __ (Tex. 2018), in which the Supreme Court held that the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act applies to deputy constables because they qualify as “p...

Bos v. Smith (Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0341

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether Grandparents were liable to Father for assisting in their daughter’s (Mother) interference with Father’s possessory rights to his children. Mother employed “egregious and outrageous tactics” to prev...

State Farm Lloyds v. Fuentes (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0369

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court held that the issue of whether the trial court properly disregarded some of the jury’s findings should be remanded to the court of appeals for reconsideration in light of this...

In re Mahindra, USA Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Texas-residency exception that excludes certain claims from the forum non conveniens doctrine because the claims are prosecuted by a Texas-resident plaintiff or derivative of a Texas decedent applied to some of Plain...

Meyers v. JDC/Firethorne, Ltd. (Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0105

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed with prejudice a land developer’s claim against a county commissioner in his official capacity, holding that the developer did not have standing to pursue its claim for injunctive relief again...

In re C.Y.K.S. (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0214

Justia Opinion Summary: The prohibition in Texas Fam. Code 231.211(a) that courts may not assess costs at the conclusion of a Title VI-D case against a party who was provided services by the Title IV-D agency applies to courts of appeals. Shan...

City of Houston v. Houston Municipal Employees Pension System (Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0242

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court agreed with the trial court that the City of Houston does not have governmental immunity from a suit by the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. This case arose from a dispute over the City of...

Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Wedel (Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0462

Justia Opinion Summary: Because the workers’ compensation carrier in this case signed away its right to recover benefits it paid to an injured employee and received a high premium in exchange for assuming that risk it cannot later seek indirect...

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