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Hallco Texas, Inc. v. McMullen County

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action claiming that a county-s denial of a variance from an ordinance prohibiting the location of landfills within three miles of a...
12/29/2006 02-1176

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Consol. Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Texas Political Subdivisions Prop./Cas. Joint Self-Insurance Fund

Supreme Court of Texas
Contracts, Education Law, Government Contracts, Government Law, Insurance Law
A self-insurance fund composed of local political subdivisions does not enjoy governmental immunity against a fund member school district-s coverage...
12/29/2006 05-0340

Bed, Bath & Beyond, Inc. v. Urista

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Retail)

In an action brought by a shopper at Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBB) who claimed he was injured by falling merchandise at a store, a court of appeals'...
12/29/2006 04-0332

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Nickerson

Supreme Court of Texas
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In the matter under review, the trial court erred in awarding plaintiff attorney's fees incurred during the trial since, per an opinion also issued...
12/22/2006 04-0427

Via Net v. TIG Ins. Co.

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Insurance Law
In a suit brought by plaintiff against one of its vendors for breaching a promise to provide additional-insured coverage, a court of appeals decision,...
12/22/2006 05-0785

In re Ford Motor Co.

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In an appeal in an underlying product liability case involving a fatal car accident, a petition for a writ mandamus brought by Ford and Volvo to...
12/22/2006 05-0696

Brainard v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co.

Supreme Court of Texas
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance covers prejudgment interest that the underinsured motorist would owe the insured in tort liability....
12/22/2006 04-0537

Tony Gullo Motors I, L.P. v. Chapa

Supreme Court of Texas
Attorney's Fees, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
(Industry: Consumer Products)

A decision reinstating an award for plaintiff with modification in an action brought against a car dealer for breach of contract, fraud, and the Texas...
12/22/2006 04-0961

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Norris

Supreme Court of Texas
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In an action brought by an individual injured in a car accident to recover benefits under his underinsured motorist (UIM) policy, the court finds, in...
12/22/2006 04-0514

Meyer v. WMCO-GP, LLC

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a dispute brought by the jilted buyer of a car dealer's business against a manufacturer and its assignee for interfering with the proposed contract...
12/22/2006 04-0252
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