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Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. Carduco, Inc. (Opinion)
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 16-0644
In re City of Dickinson (Opinion)  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0020

Justia Opinion Summary: In this discovery dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the trial court’s discovery orders that failed to recognize the attorney-client privilege, holding that Texas’s expert d...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Insurance Co. of State of Pennsylvania (Opinion)  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute by a third party claiming the benefit of a blanket subrogation waiver by virtue of a written contract with the insured, the Supreme Court reversed the conclusion of the court of appeals that the subrogati...

In re RSR Corp. (Per Curiam)  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0189

Justia Opinion Summary: In this attorney-disqualification dispute, the Supreme Court directed the court of appeals to vacate its order directing the trial court to reconsider the merits of disqualification using the factors set forth in In re M...

Sabre Travel International, Ltd. v. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Opinion)  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Sabre Travel International, Ltd.’s motion to dismiss Deutsche Lufthansa Airline Group’s tortious interference with contract claim based on preemption, holding that t...

Bombardier Aerospace Corp. v. SPEP Aircraft Holdings LLC (Opinion)  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0578

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals that the evidence was legally sufficient to support the trial court’s award of both actual and punitive damages as to all Plain...

Nghiem v. Sajib (Opinion)  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court that Plaintiff’s implied warranty claim was actionable only under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protectio...

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Houston Casualty Co. (Opinion)  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s judgment in favor of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Anadarko E&P Co., L.P. (collectively, Anadarko), minority-interest owners in t...

Pressley v. Casar (Per Curiam)  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0052

Justia Opinion Summary: In this election contest for a city council seat the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming a sanctions award, vacated that award, and then dismissed the appeal of the election contest as m...

Windrum v. Kareh (Opinion)  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: In this wrongful death case, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court in favor of Plaintiff on her claim that Defendant, a neurosurgeon, was negligent, hol...

Glassdoor, Inc. v. Andra Group, LP (Opinion)  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0463

Justia Opinion Summary: In this proceeding brought pursuant to a petition under Tex. R. Civ. P. 202 to conduct a pre-suit deposition of a website operator, the Supreme Court vacated the judgments of the trial court and the court of appeals and...

In re Houston Specialty Insurance Co. (Per Curiam)  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted relief to Houston Specialty Insurance Co. (HSIC) in this mandamus proceeding, holding that the trial court erred by denying HSIC’s Tex. R. Civ. P. 91a motion to dismiss a declarato...

State ex rel. Best v. Harper (Corrected)  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0647

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed as modified the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to dismiss this suit seeking to remove Defendant from a county hospital district board,...

RSL Funding, LLC v. Newsome (Opinion)  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0998

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration of a dispute over which of two orders approving a transfer of a payee’s structured-sett...

Compass Bank v. Calleja-Ahedo (Opinion)  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Plaintiff, rather than his Bank, must suffer the financial consequences of the complete draining of Plaintiff’s bank account by an identity theft through a series of fraudulent transactions....

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