Supreme Court of Texas - August 2007 Opinion Summaries

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HEB Ministries, Inc. v. Texas Higher Educ. Coordinating Bd.

Supreme Court of Texas
Constitutional Law, Education Law, Government Law
Texas' requirement that a private post-secondary school meet prescribed standards before it may call itself a "seminary" or use words like "degree",...
08/31/2007 03-0995

In re Merrill Lynch Trust Co. FSB

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Injury & Tort Law, Securities Law
In an action brought against Merrill Lynch and others alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other claims related to financial services...
08/31/2007 03-1059

Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v. Summers

Supreme Court of Texas
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Workers' Compensation
A premises owner that "undertakes to procure" work falls within the the Labor Code's definition of a general contractor, for purposes of qualifying...
08/31/2007 05-0272

El Paso Hosp. Dist. v. Texas Health & Hum. Servs. Comm'n

Supreme Court of Texas
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission's (HHSC) data-collection method for calculating prospective Medicaid inpatient service rates is an...
08/31/2007 05-0372

PHC-Minden, L.P. v. Kimberly Clark Corp.

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice
In an action brought raising claims of product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence claims alleging Kotex tampons led to an infection that...
08/31/2007 05-0823

Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co.

Supreme Court of Texas
Construction, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Allegations of unintended construction defects may constitute an "accident" or "occurrence" under a CGL policy and allegations of damage to or loss of...
08/31/2007 05-0832

Christus Health Gulft Coast v. Aetna, Inc.

Supreme Court of Texas
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Benefits, Health Law, Insurance Law
A Texas court has jurisdiction over certain state-law claims asserted by hospitals against a Medicare health maintenance organization.
08/31/2007 05-0710

In re Southwestern Bell Tele. Co., L.P.

Supreme Court of Texas
Administrative Law, Communications Law, Consumer Protection Law
(Industry: Consumer Products)

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has exclusive jurisdiction over claims that Southwestern Bell Telephone (SWBT) improperly collected the Texas...
08/31/2007 05-0951

Guevara v. Ferrer

Supreme Court of Texas
Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Expert medical evidence is required to support a finding that an automobile accident caused medical expenses of over $1 million, unless competent...
08/31/2007 05-1100

Proulx v. Wells

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
A court of appeals' ruling holding that limitations barred plaintiff's suit for personal injuries is reversed as the summary-judgment evidence failed...
08/31/2007 06-0258
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