Supreme Court of Texas Decisions 2022

Miles v. Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the ruling of the trial court that two private entities behind a high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas did not qualify as either railroad com...

In re Breviloba, LLC (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0541

Justia Opinion Summary: In this eminent domain case brought in a county court at law the Supreme Court held that the county court correctly concluded that counterclaims challenging the authority to condemn and seek damages in excess of the amou...

Bramlette Holland Browder v. Moree (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0691

Justia Opinion Summary: In this lawsuit affecting the parent-child relationship, the Supreme Court denied Petitioner's motion for rehearing and disapproved the court of appeals' holding that after the trial court has denied a party's demand for...

Texas Department of State Health Services v. Crown Distributing LLC (Opinion)  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court permanently enjoining the Texas Department of State Health Services from enforcing a new Texas law that prohibited the processing and manufacturing of smokable h...

Abbott v. Mexican American Legislative Caucus (Opinion)  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the trial court dismissing the claims brought by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and the claim brought by a group of plaintiffs referred to as the Gutierrez Plaintif...

Grassroots Leadership, Inc. v. Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 19-0092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's judgment declaring invalid the Department of Family and Protective Services Rule 748.7, which governs immigration detention cent...

In re Estate of Poe (Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0178

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to a share issuance the Supreme Court held that the probate court improperly submitted an invalid theory of liability to the jury and that the trial court's charge error probably caused the rendition of...

In re Troy S. Poe Trust (Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the probate court to modify a trust under Texas Trust Code 112.054 but denying the trustee's demand for a jury trial, holding that...

S.C. v. M.B. (Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0552

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the district court in the underlying partition action, holding that Subchapter C of Chapter 9 of the Family Code supplements, rath...

In UPS Ground Freight, Inc. (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0827

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted UPS Ground Freight, Inc.'s petition for writ of mandamus and directed the trial court to vacate a portion of a September 30, 2020 discovery order in this wrongful-death suit, holdi...

Hegar v. Health Care Service Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas properly taxed an insurer based on premiums it received from sales of "stop-loss" policies under Texas Insurance Code Chapters 222 and...

In re Contract Freighters, Inc. (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted mandamus relief in this challenge to certain discovery rulings in the underlying vehicle-collision lawsuit, holding that the challenged rulings contravened this Court's precedents...

Weekley Homes, LLC v. Paniagua (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reversing in part the trial court's grant of summary judgment for Defendant in this negligence and premises-liability case arising from a fatal cons...

United Supermarkets, LLC v. McIntire (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0208

Justia Opinion Summary: In this premises-liability suit, the Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the owner of the grocery store and parking...

In re A.L.R. (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0658

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights for failure to comply with a court-ordered family service plan and knowingly...

In re YRC Inc. (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0846

Justia Opinion Summary: In this workplace injury case, the Supreme Court conditionally granted YRC, Inc.'s petition for writ of mandamus and directed the trial court to vacate its order denying YRC's motion for leave to designate a responsible...

Gabriel Investment Group, Inc. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0062

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered certified questions asking whether Tex. Alco. Bev. Code 22.16(f) continues to exempt a public corporation if that corporation sells some or all of its shares to a non-exempt corporation and, if...

Dyer v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: TexCom sought to develop a commercial-waste-disposal facility on a 27-acre site in Montgomery County, near Conroe, that had one existing nonoperative injection well. TexCom sought to operate the existing well and constr...

Industrial Specialists, LLC, v. Blanchard Refining Company LLC (Plurality)  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0174

Justia Opinion Summary: Blanchard hired Industrial Specialists to provide turnaround services at Blanchard’s refinery in Texas City. Three years into the contract, a fire occurred in a regenerator vessel, injuring several Industrial Specialists...

Perez v. Turner (Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0382

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Houston voters approved “Proposition One,” allowing the city to create a “Pay-As-You-Go” Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal (DDSR) Fund. Perez and others filed an election contest while the city enacted the...

Marriage of Williams (Per Curiam)  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0584

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony sued Theresa for a divorce. Theresa failed to answer. The court rendered a default judgment granting the divorce and dividing the marital estate. Theresa sought a new trial contending that Anthony’s attorney lied...

Paxton v. Longoria (Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0224

Justia Opinion Summary: Senate Bill 1, the Election Integrity Protection Act of 2021, 87th Leg., 2d C.S., ch. 1, 1.01, was intended “to make all laws necessary to detect and punish fraud” in connection with elections. A federal district court...

Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0117
Van Boven v. Freshour (Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Texas Medical Board is not required by federal law or permitted by Texas law to merely revise an initial report of a temporary sanction, rather than void it, when the Board later finds tha...

Schroeder v. Escalera Ranch Owners' Ass'n (Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0855

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, absent a clear abuse of discretion, governmental immunity protects a zoning commission's determination that a proposed subdivision conforms with applicable law. After the City of Georgetown'...

Jones v. Turner (Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0358

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing this case asserting that the city of Houston's house mayor and city council members acted ultra vires in spending tax revenue in Fiscal Year 2020...

Fire Protection Service, Inc. v. Survitec Survival Products, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the application the Fair Practices of Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, and Dealers Act, Tex. Bus. & Com. Code 57.001-.402, in this case did not violate the constitutional pr...

In re J.W. (Opinion)  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his child and remanded the case for a new trial, holding that it could not...

Hlavinka v. HSC Pipeline Partnership, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0567

Justia Opinion Summary: In this eminent domain dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming in part and reversing in part the trial court's judgment in favor of a pipeline compa...

City of Fort Worth v. Pridgen (Opinion)  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court denying the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Fort Worth in this case brought under the Texas Whistleb...

Chen v. Razberi Technologies, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0499

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing a pending appeal as moot without resolving a jurisdictional issue, holding that remand was required. Defendants, a Taiwanese company and its CEO...

James Construction Group, LLC v. Westlake Chemical Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0079

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case arising out of a construction contract dispute involving competing claims of breach between the owner and the contractor, the Supreme Court reversed in part the court of appeals' judgment affirming the porti...

Pesthuis v. Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the "procuring-cause doctrine" did not apply to the facts of this case, holding that the procuring-cause doctrine applied to the parties' co...

Pape Partners, Ltd. v. DRR Family Properties LP (Opinion)  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0049

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) general jurisdiction over water and water rights, including the issuance of water rights permits and water rights adjudication, does not...

Builder Recovery Services, LLC v. Town of Westlake (Opinion)  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Town of Westlake, a general-law municipality in which Builder Recovery Services, LLC (BRS), which hauled trash away from construction sites, operated, lacked the authority to impose a perc...

City of Baytown v. Schrock (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0309

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court against Landlord and in favor of the City of Baytown in this dispute over unpaid utility bills, holding that Landl...

Berry v. Berry (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0687

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over a family ranch the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reversing in part the district court's rejection of Plaintiffs' claims on summary judgment,...

Ex parte K.T. (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0075

Justia Opinion Summary: In this consolidated appeal involving unrelated respondents who were acquitted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the lower courts, holding that the exception to expunction di...

Mitchell v. MAP Resources, Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0124

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's grant of summary judgment for the current owners of certain property, holding that Elizabeth Mitchell's due process rights were...

Pediatrics Cool Care v. Thompson (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0238

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court affirming a verdict for the family of a teenager who committed suicide after seeking treatment for depression from her pediatric healthcare providers, holding th...

Mitschke v. Borromeo (Opinion)  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Petitioner's appeal for lack of jurisdiction, holding that Petitioner's filing error did not deprive the court of appeals of subject matter juris...

E.D. v Texas Health Care, PLLC (Per Curiam)  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0657

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice case the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court denying Defendants' motion to dismiss, holding that the trial court did not abuse...

Taylor v. Tolbert (Opinion)  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0727

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals that the attorney-immunity defense was inapplicable to federal wiretap claims but reversed and rendered judgment for the defendant-attorney on Plaintiffs' s...

Rosetta Resources Operating, LP v. Martin (Opinion)  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0898

Justia Opinion Summary: In this oil and gas case, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's summary judgment, holding that a fact issue remained on Plaintiffs' claim for breach of the lease and...

In re Central Oregon Truck Co., Inc. (Per Curiam)  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0945

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of mandamus sought by Relators for relief from trial court orders granting Christina Broussard's motions to quash certain discovery subpoenas in this case brought by Broussard...

Transcor Astra Group S.A. v. Petrobras America Inc. (Opinion)  
Date: April 29, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0932

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming in part and reversing in part the judgment of the trial court holding that the settlement agreement between the parties in this case barred the cl...

Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 19-0872

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment for Plaintiff, a cardiovascular surgeon who sued Defendant, a hospital and Plaintiff's former employer, for engaging in...

Elephant Insurance Co., LLC v. Kenyon (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0366

Justia Opinion Summary: In this wrongful death and survival action brought against an automobile insurer, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's judgment in favor of the insurer as to Plainti...

Columbia Valley Healthcare System, L.P. v. A.M.A. (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0681

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the district court in favor of Plaintiff in this medical negligence action, holding that the district court erred in how it structured periodic payments after applying t...

JBrice Holdings, LLC v. Wilcrest Walk Townhomes Ass'n (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0857

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between a homeowners' association and a townhome owner the Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court enjoining the owner from renting its townhom...

Zive v. Sandberg (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0922

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Hughes v. Mahaney & Higgins, 821 S.W.2d 154 (Tex. 1991), does not continue to toll the limitations period when a co-party of a malpractice plaintiff pursues the appeal in a higher court but th...

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services v. N.J. (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0940

Justia Opinion Summary: In this termination of parental rights case the Supreme Court granted in part the motion to dismiss an appeal from the reversal of a termination of parental rights decree, holding that the case was moot. N.J. gave birth...

IN RE G.S. (Concurring)
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0127
In re G.S. (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0127

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving a claim for wrongful imprisonment compensation under the Tim Cole Act, Tex. Civ. Proc. & Rem. Code 103.001-.154, the Supreme Court denied G.S.'s request for mandamus relief, holding that G.S. did n...

In re Whataburger Restaurants LLC (Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a party who does not receive notice of an interlocutory order denying arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act in time to appeal because of the trial court clerk's error may seek review b...

Sunchase IV Homeowners Ass'n v. Atkinson (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0682

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals as to attorney's fees in this case concerning whether Defendant, a condominium association, was entitled to attorney's fees after obtaining a take-nothing...

Stelly v. DeLoach (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 8, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court, rendered pursuant to a jury verdict, that Stephen Stelly owned real property free of any encumbrance, holding tha...

Von Dohlen v. City of San Antonio (Opinion)  
Date: April 1, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court denying San Antonio City's jurisdictional challenge to the "Save Chick-fil-A law" based on governmental-immunity g...

Sirius XM Radio, Inc. v. Hegar (Opinion)  
Date: March 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals apportioning to Texas all of Sirius XM Radio's receipts from Texas subscribers, holding that Sirius's monthly subscription fees from Texas users were not re...

Cadence Bank, N.A. v. Elizondo (Opinion)  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0273

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 Roy Elizondo and dismissing this action brought by Cadence Bank, N.A. for br...

SandRidge Energy, Inc. v. Barfield (Opinion)  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0369

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment in this case brought under Chapter 95 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, holding that because th...

Baby Dolls Topless Saloons, Inc. v. Sotero (Per Curiam)  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0782

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that the parties' contract in this case and its arbitration provision were unenforceable on the grounds that the parties never had a meeting of the m...

In re Anthony (Per Curiam)  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0193

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted relief in this mandamus action and directed the secretary of the city of West Lake Hills to accept Linda Anthony's application and place her on the ballot as a candidate for Mayor...

Energen Resources Corp. v. Wallace (Opinion)  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0451

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a negligence claim can arise from the condition or use of an improvement even when negligence elsewhere is alleged to have contributed to a plaintiffs' injuries so long as the other statutory...

In re Eagleridge Operating, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0505

Justia Opinion Summary: In this premises-defect case, the Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of mandamus brought by Eagleridge Operating, LLC seeking relief from a trial court order striking its responsible-third-party designation under...

Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson (Opinion)  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 22-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court accepted a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by answering that Texas law does not authorize certain state officials to directly or indirectly enforce the s...

In re Guardianship of Fairley (Opinion)  
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a technical defect in personal service on a ward does not drive the probate court of subject-matter jurisdiction or personal jurisdiction over the ward where the ward is personally served and...

FieldTurf USA, Inc. v. Pleasant Grove Independent School District (Opinion)  
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0507

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's summary judgment in this case involving a school district's breach of warranty claims against a general contractor and a...

Maxim Crane Works, LP v. Zurich American Insurance Co. (Opinion)  
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0727

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Texas Workers' Compensation Act (TWCA) does not affect the enforceability of an additional-insured provision under the Texas Anti-Indemnity Act (TAIA). A general contractor's employee inj...

U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Moss (Opinion)  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0517

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving proper service of lawsuits on financial institutions that act as fiduciaries the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court rendering judg...

In re LCS SP, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0694

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court conditionally granted a petition for a writ of mandamus and directed the court of appeals to vacate its order granting relief and to instruct the trial court to vacate the order it issued in compliance...

Lake Jackson Medical Spa, Ltd. v. Gaytan (Opinion)  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0802

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the trial court denying Defendants' motion to dismiss Plaintiff's medical negligence claims, holding that Texas Medical Liability...

City of San Antonio v. Maspero (Opinion)  
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the trial court granting the City of San Antonio's plea to the jurisdiction and dismissing Plaintiffs' complaint alleging that the...

City of San Antonio v. Riojas (Opinion)  
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that the City of San Antonio was not immune from suit under the Texas Tort Claims Act, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 101.001-101.109, for injuries ari...

Texas Commission on Environment Quality v. Maverick County (Opinion)  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 19-1108

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that substantial evidence did not support the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) decision granting an application filed by Dos Re...

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District v. Texas Political Subdivisions Property/Casualty Joint Self Insurance Fund (Opinion)  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the district court concluding that an automobile-liability insurance policy required the insurer to defend and indemnify the insur...

CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. v. Ramirez (Opinion)  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0354

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment against a utility in this personal injury action, holding that a limitation of liability provision in a utility tariff...

Monroe Guaranty Insurance Co. v. Bitco General Insurance Corp. (Opinion)  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0232

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance coverage dispute presenting two certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit the Supreme Court held that the Northfield exception to the "eight-corners rule" is perm...

In re Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, at least where specific jurisdiction is asserted, Tex. R. Civ. P. 120a discovery need not relate exclusively to jurisdictional issues without touching on merits issues. The parties in this s...

Nettye Engler Energy, LP v. Bluestone Natural Resources II, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0639

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals rendering judgment that delivery of the grantor's fractional share in the pipeline occurred in the gathering pipeline rather than the transportation pipelin...

In re C.L.E.E.G. (Per Curiam)  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to Child, holding that Father's evidence that he would be paroled in the near...

In re M.P. (Per Curiam)  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 21-0360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that remand is not the proper remedy for a successful factual-sufficiency challenge to Tex. Fam. Code 161.006(b)(1)(D) and (E) when termination is otherwise valid on another predicate ground. The...

Preston v. M1 Support Services, L.P. (Opinion)  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court dismissing this suit brought under the Death on the High Seas Act and maritime law, see 46 U.S.C. 30301 et seq., for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, holding...

Angel v. Tauch (Opinion)  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 19-0793

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that no contract to settle a debt was formed in this case, that the implied-revocation doctrine is not constrained to real-property transactions, and that the settlement offer was impliedly revoked...

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. v. IPic-Gold Class Entertainment, LLC (Opinion)  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment for Petitioners and dismissing Respondents' allegations that Petitioners conspired to restrain trade in the movie-theater market in vio...

Signature Industrial Services, LLC v. International Paper Co. (Opinion)  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-0396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reducing the consequential damages awarded by the jury in this breach of contract action, holding that neither the jury's award...

In re Khanoyan (Opinion)  
Date: January 6, 2022
Docket Number: 21-1111

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relators' petition for writs of mandamus arguing that the Harris County Commissioners Court had stripped more than one million Texans of their right to vote for a commissioner in the 2022 electio...

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