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Mid-Century Ins. Co. of Texas v. Ademaj

Supreme Court of Texas
Administrative Law, Class Actions, Contracts, Insurance Law
In a class-action suit challenging the validity of insurer's recouping of a legislatively imposed fee from insureds, the decision in favor of the...
11/30/2007 050016

Montgomery County Texas v. Park

Supreme Court of Texas
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
For a personnel action to be adverse within the meaning of the Texas Whistleblower Act, it must be material, and thus likely to deter a reasonable,...
11/30/2007 05-1023

Houston Mun. Employees Pension Sys. v. Ferrell

Supreme Court of Texas
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit involving whether members of the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System (HMEPS) may bring a declaratory judgment action to declare their...
11/30/2007 05-0587

Ogletree v. Matthews, et. al.

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
Under Tex. Civ. Prac. and Rem. Code section 51.014(a)(9), no interlocutory appeal is permitted when a served report is found deficient and an...
11/30/2007 06-0502

In re McKee

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In a legal malpractice case, a petition for writ of mandamus challenging a presiding judge's assignment of a judge to rule on a recusal motion in the...
11/30/2007 06-0055

Best Buy Co. v. Barrera

Supreme Court of Texas
Class Actions, Contracts
(Industry: Consumer Products, Retail)

In a class action suit brought against Best Buy to recover restocking fees deducted from returns made on certain returned merchandise, a court of...
11/30/2007 07-0028

Springer v. Springer

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Family Law
In divorce proceedings, dismissal of husband's appeal for failing to file an affidavit of indigence "with or before" the notice of appeal, as required...
11/02/2007 06-0382

In Re Pirelli Tire, L.L.C.

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

Although by its terms the forum-non-conveniens statute is permissive, the deference it affords trial courts is not unlimited. A trial court abuses its...
11/02/2007 04-1129

Knapp Med. Ctr. v. De La Garza

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Judgement Enforcement
A court of appeals' judgment, which affirmed a trial court's judgment for damages in contract and fraud arising out of an oral settlement dispute, is...
11/02/2007 06-0575

Sprowl v. Sprowl

Supreme Court of Texas
Civil Procedure, Family Law
In a paternity suit, dismissal of mother's appeal for failing to file an affidavit of indigence "with or before" the notice of appeal, as required by...
11/02/2007 06-0533
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