Supreme Court of Texas Decisions 2021

Li v. Pemberton Park Community Ass'n (Per Curiam)  
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0571

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of the Pemberton Park Community Association (Association) on its complaint agai...

In re Texan Millwork (Per Curiam)  
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0662

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted Relator's mandamus petition seeking relief from an order of the trial court compelling Relator to produce a certain witness for oral deposition, holding that the trial court abused...

In re Guardianship of Jones (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0439

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing the appeal in this bill-of-review proceeding for want of jurisdiction, holding that the court of appeals erred in ruling that the trial court's o...

Concho Resources, Inc. v. Ellison (Corrected)  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment for Defendants in this trespass-to-try-title suit between the lessees of adjacent mineral estates, hol...

In re Petricek (Opinion)  
Date: September 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0693

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted mandamus relief and directed the Austin City Council to revise the ballot language for a proposed ordinance that would establish minimum standards for the Austin Police Department...

In re Abbott (Opinion)  
Date: August 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted Petitioner's petition for a writ of mandamus and directed the district court to rescind a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the district court prohibiting the Governor an...

In re Turner (Per Curiam)  
Date: August 9, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0538

Justia Opinion Summary: In this matter concerning the general appropriations bill for the next biennium beginning September 1, 2021 the Supreme Court denied Relators' request for a writ of mandamus asserting that the Governor's veto of the Legi...

In re Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (Plurality)  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC's petition for writ of mandamus in this negligence action, holding that the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) did not have exclusive jurisdiction to a...

Luciano v. SprayFoamPolymers.com, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's denial of SprayFoamPolymers.com LLC's special appearance contesting personal jurisdiction, holding that the court of appeals err...

Apache Corp. v. Davis (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0410

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court against Employer on Employee's claim of retaliation based on the jury's finding that Employer discharged Employee...

In re Academy, Ltd. (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0497

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted Academy Sports + Outdoors' petition for writ of mandamus arguing that the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) required dismissal of the underlying suits, hold...

In re Texas-New Mexico Power Co. (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0656

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of mandamus sought by Texas-New Mexico Power Co. (TNM) in this negligence action, holding that Plaintiffs' claim was not one within the Public Utility Commission's (PUC) exclu...

Texas Department of Transportation v. Lara (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0658

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Plaintiff's claim that his employer failed to reasonably accommodate his disability was viable and that Plaintiff did not meet the elements...

In re Oncor Electric Delivery Co., LLC (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0662

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied mandamus relief in this action considering whether an electric utility may compel a plaintiff who alleges a common law personal injury claim to appear before the Public Utility Commission before...

In re Interest of D.T. (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0055

Justia Opinion Summary: In this termination of parental rights action the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals rejecting Mother's ineffective assistance of counsel claim, holding that Mother's ineffective assistance claim...

In re Facebook, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied in part and conditionally granted in part the petition for mandamus relief filed by Facebook, Inc. directing the dismissal of three lawsuits brought by three plaintiffs alleging that they were vi...

Amazon.com v. McMillan (Opinion)  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0979

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered in the negative a question posed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding whether Amazon.com is a "seller" under Texas law when it does not hold title to third-part...

Jim Olive Photography v. University of Houston System (Opinion)  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0605

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that "a governmental unit's copyright infringement is not a taking" and that, therefore, the trial court erred in denying a plea to the jurisdict...

Rogers v. Bagley (Corrected)  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0634

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that 42 U.S.C. 1983 preempted the expert report requirement in the Texas Medical Liability Act (TMLA), set forth in Chapter 74 Texas Civil Practi...

WWLC Investment, LP v. Miraki (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court concluding that service on WWLC Investment, LP by Sorab Miraki was not defective, holding that WWLC met its burden...

In re USAA General Indemnity Co. (Opinion)  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0281

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part mandamus relief sought by an insurance carrier from the trial court's order compelling the deposition of the carrier's corporate representative, holding that, under the circumstances, th...

BPX Operating Co v. Strickhausen (Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0567

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Petitioners (collectively, BPX) were not entitled to summary judgment on the issue of whether Margaret Strickhausen impliedly ratified an un...

Texas Propane Gas Ass'n v. City of Houston (Corrected)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0767

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Texas Propane Gas Association (TPGA) demonstrated standing to bring its suit against the City of Houston for a declaratory judgment that the City's ordinances regulating the liquefied petr...

Odyssey 2020 Academy, Inc. v. Galveston Central Appraisal District (Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0962

Justia Opinion Summary: In this tax exemption case concerning privately owned real property in Galveston County the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment for the Gal...

Diocese of Lubbock v. Guerrero (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0005

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the trial court's underlying interlocutory order denying a motion to dismiss under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 27.003, and the judgment of the court...

In re Diocese of Lubbock (Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0127

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted a petition for writ of mandamus sought by the Diocese of Lubbock, as relator, asserting that ecclesiastical abstention prohibits the trial court from assuming jurisdiction over a s...

Draughon v. Johnson (Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0158

Justia Opinion Summary: In this quiet title action, the Supreme Court reversed the summary judgment in favor of Defendant, holding that Defendant did not conclusively negate unsound-mind tolling pleaded as an exception to limitations. Plaintif...

Hogan v. Zoanni (Plurality)  
Date: June 4, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0944

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the trial court denying Defendant's motion for directed verdict as to nine of thirteen allegedly defamatory statements, holding th...

Powell v. City of Houston (Opinion)  
Date: June 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Homeowners' request seeking declaratory judgment that the Historic Preservation Ordinance adopted by the Houston City Council was void and unenforceable...

In re J.J.R.S. (Opinion)  
Date: June 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court naming Aunt and Uncle managing conservators of parents' two children, naming Mother and Father possessory conserva...

In re K&L Auto Crushers, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted a writ of mandamus and ordered the trial court to vacate its order denying K&L Auto Crushers' motion for reconsideration, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by deny...

Davis v. Morath (Opinion)  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals concluding that the Commissioner of Education had jurisdiction over a group of teachers' grievances and that some of the grieva...

Aerotek, Inc. v. Boyd (Opinion)  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the trial court denying Aerotek, Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration, holding that an alleged signatory's simple denial that he si...

In re Estate of Johnson (Opinion)  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0424

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court dismissing a will contestant's lawsuit for lack of standing, holding that because the contestant did not rebut the evide...

Landry's, Inc. v. Animal Legal Defense Fund (Opinion)  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that an attorney's pre-suit efforts to publicize allegedly defamatory statements are shielded from liability by either attorney immunity or the judi...

Allstate Insurance Co. v. Irwin (Opinion)  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0885

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the determination of the court of appeals that the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act (UDJA), Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 37.001-.011, can be used to establish an insurance carrier's liability f...

Hayes & Boone, LLP v. NFTD, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0066

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the scope of the attorney-immunity defense, the Supreme Court held that attorney immunity applies in all adversarial contexts in which an attorney has a duty to zealously represent a client, includ...

In re J.F.-G. (Opinion)  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his daughter, Julie, holding that the evidence supported the trial court's finding that Father engaged in conduct that en...

Broadway National Bank v. Yates Energy Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0334

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that a validly executed correction instrument under Tex. Prop. Code 5.029 must be signed by the property's current owners, holding that the court of...

Ex Parte R.P.G.P. (Opinion)  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the denial of Petitioner's petition to expunge his driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest records pursuant to Tex. Crim. Proc. Code 55.01(a)(2)(A)...

Eichner v. Dominguez (Per Curiam)  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0263

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that Tex. R. App. P. 26.1 did not apply to an inventor's motion for a new trial when the trial court struck the intervenor's petition before it rend...

Catholic Diocese of El Paso v. Porter (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0190

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals in this premises liability case, holding that volunteers working in a third-party vendor's booth at a festival were licensees and not invitees of th...

Regency Field Services LLC v. Swift Energy Operating LLC (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0545

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals holding that limitations barred a mineral estate lessee's claims for injuries to its interests in one of its nine separate leases but did not bar th...

In re Allstate Indemnity Co. (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted a petition for a writ of mandamus directing the trial court to vacate its order granting a motion to strike a counteraffidavit served under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 18.001 and p...

In re USAA General Indemnity Co. (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0075

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus compelling the trial court to render judgment in favor of Insurer on the jury's verdict, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in...

IN RE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS (Concurring)
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0134
In re City of Galveston, Texas (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court declined to issue mandamus relief to compel Commissioner George P. Bush, head of the General Land Office, to refer the City of Galveston's claim that that the Land Office owed reimbursement to the City,...

JLB Builders, LLC v. Hernandez (Opinion)  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0368

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that a fact issue existed as to whether a general contractor on a construction project owed a duty of care to its independent contractor's employee...

Waste Management of Texas, Inc. v. Stevenson (Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0282

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment for Defendant in this workers' compensation case, holding that Plaintiff qualified as De...

HouseCanary, Inc. v. Title Source, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0673

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the portion of the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court granting a motion to reconsider the court's denial of a motion to seal brought under Tex. R. Civ. P...

In re G.X.H. (Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court terminating Parents' parental rights to their two children, holding that the trial court remained vested with juri...

Monteglongo v. Abrea (Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Defendants' motion to dismiss under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), Tex. Civ. Proc. & Rem. Code 27.001-.011, as untimely, holding that...

Kinder Morgan SACROC, LP v. Scurry County (Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: In this ad valorem tax dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and the trial court declining to dismiss a tax appeal under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), Tex. Civ. Proc. & R...

In re Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co. (Opinion)  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0701

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted mandamus relief in these actions challenging rulings on a Rule 91a motion to dismiss, holding that the the trial court abused its discretion in denying Insurer's motion to dismiss...

Emerson Electric Co. v. Johnson (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1181

Justia Opinion Summary: In this products liability action, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court against Petitioners, holding that legally sufficient evidence supported the jur...

Concho Resources, Inc. v. Ellison (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment for Defendants in this trespass to try title suit, holding that the trial court properly granted summa...

San Jacinto River Authority v. Argento (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0402

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the orders of the trial courts in these three cases brought by downstream property owners asserting that the San Jacinto River Authority's release...

Texas Southern University v. Villarreal (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0440

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals with respect to Plaintiff's constitutional claims, holding that a state university's dismissal of a student for poor academic performance does not implicate...

Rogers v. Bagley (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0634

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that claims pleaded under 42 U.S.C. 1983 that were asserted against a state mental health facility and its employees arising from the death of a patient are health care liability claims subject to...

Texas Propane Gas Ass'n v. City of Houston (Opinion)  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0767

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal concerning two jurisdictional challenges the City of Houston made to this suit brought by the Texas Propane Gas Association (TPGA) seeking a declaratory judgment that the City's ordinances re...

Wagner v. Apache Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the trial court concluding that indemnity claims fell within an exception to an arbitration clause and that the non-signatory assi...

Data Foundry, Inc. v. City of Austin (Opinion)  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0475

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Data Foundry, Inc., an internet service provider, had standing to bring its claims but affirming the trial cour...

Farmers Group, Inc. v. Geter (Opinion)  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0996

Justia Opinion Summary: In this long-running class action suit, the Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Insureds but rever...

Sundown Energy LP v. HJSA No. 3 (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1054

Justia Opinion Summary: In this contract dispute involving the correct interpretation of a mineral lease's "continuous drilling program" provision the Supreme Court held that the court of appeals erred in reversing partial summary judgment for...

In re Luther (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0363

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus and ordered that Petitioner is and shall remain discharged from custody, holding that the subject temporary restraining order's lack of specificit...

Public Utility Commission of Texas v. Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (Opinion)  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1061

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court upholding the determination of the Public Utility Commission that Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) met...

Los Compadres Pescadores, LLC v. Valdez (Opinion)  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals finding a property owner liable for injuries the employees of its contractor sustained while working on the property, holding that the employees established...

In re Panda Power Infrastructure Fund, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0792

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed these two petitions - one for writ of mandamus and the other for review - arising from a lawsuit that thirteen Panda Power companies (collectively, Panda) filed against the Electric Reliabilit...

Eagle Oil & Gas Co. v. TRO-X, L.P. (Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0983

Justia Opinion Summary: In this second action arising out of a joint effort by TRO-X, L.P. and Eagle Oil & Gas Co. to acquire and sell oil-and-gas the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant...

Hinojos v. State Farm Lloyds (Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Insurer in this insurance dispute, holding that payment of an appraisal award does not abs...

In re State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0792

Justia Opinion Summary: In these original proceedings arising from suits by holders of underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance seeking recovery against their insurers following traffic accidents the Supreme Court held that insureds who bring only...

In re Texas Education Agency (Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relators' request for mandamus relief, holding that Tex. Gov't Code 22.004(i)'s prohibition on counter-supersedes refers to a particular procedural process, not an appellate court's temporary ord...

BlueStone Natural Resources II, LLC v. Randle (Opinion)  
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0459

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court's decision resolving all issues in this oil and gas dispute favorably to the lessors of a mineral lease and awarding damages for underpayment of roy...

In re Marriage of Sandoval (Per Curiam)  
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal of a no-answer default judgment in a divorce case the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment, holding that the trial court erred in denying Husband...

In re Copart, Inc. (Per Curiam)  
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted mandamus relief in this arbitration dispute, holding that the trial court abused its discretion in determining that pre-arbitration discovery was warranted in this case. After Pla...

In re Gilberto Gonzales (Per Curiam)  
Date: March 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0506

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted the petition for a writ of mandamus filed by Gilberto Gonzales challenging a trial court order allowing Houston Distributing Company to designate an unknown person as a responsible...

In re Durnin (Opinion)  
Date: March 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted a petition for writ of mandamus and directed the Austin City Council to delete the word "anyone" from a proposed ordinance before placing it on the ballot, holding that Relators cl...

Brumley v. McDuff (Opinion)  
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0365

Justia Opinion Summary: In this property dispute between neighboring landowners, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court finding that Plaintiffs held peaceful and adverse possess...

Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners v. Texas Medical Ass'n (Opinion)  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 18-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the portion of the court of appeals' judgment declaring that the rules issued by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners authorizing chiropractors to perform an eye-movement test for neurolog...

Patients Medical Center v. Facility Insurance Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0533

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals remanding this medical fee dispute between a health care provider and a worker's compensation insurance carrier over the proper amount of reimbursement for...

PNC Mortgage v. Howard (Per Curiam)  
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0842

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that a refinancing lender's failure to timely foreclose its property lien precluded the lender from seeking recourse from the borrowers' default...

Cooke v. Karlseng (Per Curiam)  
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that the trial court lacked jurisdiction over claims of a limited partner for harm done to the partnership because he lacked standing to bring the c...

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