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Tarrant Regional Water District v. Johnson (Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0095

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals in part and rendered judgment dismissing all of Plaintiffs' claims against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which constructed and maintained the dam fro...

Texas Outfitters Limited, LLC v. Nicholson (Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court finding that the holder of the executive right to lease a mineral estate violated its duty of utmost good faith an...

Texas Department of Criminal Justice v. Levin (Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0552

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and rendered judgment for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, holding that the public's right to information under the Texas Public Information Act (P...

Ferreira v. Butler (Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0901

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court overruled its decision in Faris v. Faris, 138 S.W.2d 830, 832 (Tex. App. 1940) ruling that a devisee's default is imputed to his own devisee, even where the latter is not in default, holding that Texas...

West v. Quintanilla (Opinion)  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals that the parol evidence rule barred evidence and enforcement of an agreement through which Plaintiff claims to have satisfied his debt to Defendant, holding...

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Chicas (Opinion)  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0501

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court granting Defendant's plea to the jurisdiction and dismissing a judicial-review claim that had been filed after the...

Agar Corp., Inc. v. Electro Circuits International, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0630

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's summary judgment concluding that Plaintiff's civil conspiracy claims were barred by limitations, ho...

City of Denton v. Rushing (Opinion)  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0336

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal from an order denying a city’s plea to the jurisdiction and alternative motion for summary judgment, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and rendered judgment sust...

Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group v. City of San Antonio (Opinion)  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0423

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract case, the Supreme Court held that the waiver of governmental immunity for certain claims provided by the Local Government Contract Claims Act (Act), Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code 271.151-.160, at the ti...

Hillman v. Nueces County, Texas (Opinion)  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0588

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff’s suit against Nueces County, holding that governmental immunity barred the suit. Plaintiff...

International Business Machines Corp. v. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0666

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving a contract to purchase a business-management software system, the Supreme Court held that contractual disclaimers barred Buyer from recovering in tort for misrepresentations Seller made both to ind...

Eddington v. Dallas Police & Fire Pension System (Opinion)  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court in this case brought by three pensioners, holding that the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System did not violate T...

Hughes v. Green County (Opinion)  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0409

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute in probate over title to property bequeathed in a will, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court ruling that governmental immunity barred an h...

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