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Murphy Exploration & Production Co. v. Adams (Corrected)  
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0505

Justia Opinion Summary: In this contract dispute over an offset provision in an oil and gas lease the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s judgment in the lessee’s favor, holding that the court...

Ward County Appraisal District v. EES Leasing LLC (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-0965

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals, holding that Texas Tax Code 23.1241 and 23.1242 controlled the taxable situs of the compressors at issue in this case and that...

Reeves County Appraisal District v. MidCon Compression, LLC (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-0969

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case challenging where taxes on compressors were due, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals, holding (1) Tex. Tax Code 23.1241 and 23.1242 controlled the tax...

Reeves County Appraisal District v. Valerus Compression Services (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-0970

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning where taxes on compressors were due, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals, holding (1) Tex. Tax Code 23.1241 and 23.1242 controlled the taxa...

Loving County Appraisal District v. EXLP Leasing LLC (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-0971

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning where taxes on compressors were due, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals, holding (1) Tex. Tax Code 23.1241 and 23.1242 controlled the taxa...

In re North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co., Ltd. (Corrected)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0851

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the defendant hospital’s petition for a writ of mandamus challenging a trial court’s order requiring the hospital to produce information regarding its reimbursement rates from private insurers an...

Carl M. Archer Trust No. Three v. Tregellas (Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0093

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals’ judgment that the statute of limitations barred a claim for breach of a recorded right of first refusal to purchase a mineral interest and reinstated the judgment of the t...

Abshire v. Christus Health Southeast Texas (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that a health care claimant’s expert report was insufficient as to causation with respect to one of her providers and dismissing her claims against...

In re Castle Texas Production Limited Partnership (Per Curiam)  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0863

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from the court of appeals’ denial of a petition for mandamus relief from the trial court’s ruling on remand, the Supreme Court directed the trial court to render judgment for Castle Texas Production Limite...

In re Interest of A.C. (Opinion)  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals in this government-initiated termination proceeding, holding that a parent’s unrecanted and uncontroverted admission that termination is in her children’s b...

Musallam v. Ali (Opinion)  
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0762

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals determining that Musa “Moses” Musallam failed to preserve error to challenge the jury’s finding that he agreed to sell his business to Amar Ali, holding tha...

In re Occidental Chemical Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-0660

Justia Opinion Summary: In this proceeding under Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code 72.010 authorizing property owners subject to multiple taxation to petition the Supreme Court directly to determine which county is owed taxes, the Court determined that it h...

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