Sunday, July 15, 2007

Midyear Review: Per Curiam Opinions (Tex. 2007)

Per curiam opinions of the Texas Supreme Court handed down between Jan - June 2007, in reverse chronological order:

Ramos v. Richardson, No. 06-0336 (Tex. Jun. 29, 2007)(per curiam)(prisoner suit, timeliness of notice of appeal)

Wilz v. Flournoy, No. 06-0913 (Tex. Jun. 29, 2007)(per curiam)(constructive trust, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, invocation of fifth amendment privilege in civil proceeding)

Lowry Schaub, MD v. Sanchez (Tex. Jun 22, 2007)(per curiam)(medical malpractice, health care liability claim, HCLC, patient's informed consent)

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. v. Mayes, No. 04-0993 (Tex. Jun 15, 2007)(per curiam)(premises liability)

Kallam, M.D. v. Boyd, No. 05-0027 (Tex. Jun. 15, 2007)(per curiam)(medical malpractice)

Brinson Ford, Inc. v. Alger, No. 05-0722 (Tex. Jun. 15, 2007)(per curiam)(premises liability)

In Re Allstate County Mutual Ins. Co., No. 06-0878 (Tex. Jun. 15, 2007)(per curiam)(discovery limitations)

Bay Area Healthcare Group, Ltd. v. McShane, No. 05-1069 (Tex. Jun. 8, 2007)(per curiam)

Hubicki v. Festina, a Liechtenstein Foundation, No. 05-0357 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(default judgment, defective service)

City of Arlington v. Matthews, No. 06-0251 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

City of Pasadena v. Kinsel Industries , No. 06-0353 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

City of Elsa v. M.A.L., No. 06-0516 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)

Tellez v. City of Socorro, No. 05-0629 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(zoning, jurisdiction)

Dallas Fire Fighters Association v. City of Dallas, No. 04-0821 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

Abilene Housing Authority v. Gene Duke Builders, No. 05-0631 (Tex. Jun. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(Tooke)

State of Texas v. Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland, No. 04-0180 (Tex. May 4, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity to counterclaims waived under Reata)

City of San Antonio v. Ytuarte, No. 05-0991 (Tex. May 4, 2007)(per curiam)(official immunity, police officer)

Young v. Qualls, No. 05-1091 (Tex. May 4, 2007)(per curiam)(attorneys fees)

South Texas Water Authority v. Lomas, No. 05-0855 (Tex. Apr. 27, 2007)(per curiam)(standing)

Holmes v. Kent, No. 04-0729 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(TRS benefits dispute)

Baylor Univ. v. Sonnichsen, No. 04-0851 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(employment dispute)

In Re RLS Legal Solutions, LLC., No. 05-0290 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration)

IRA Resources, Inc. v. Griego, No. 05-0469 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(special appearance)

U.S. v. Boateng, No. 05-0752 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity, bill of review)

In Re Michael Angelo Basco, No. 05-0771 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(disqualification of counsel)

In Re Alvin Green, No. 06-0496 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(family law, alimony agreement, no contempt)

State of Texas v. Precision Solar Controls, Inc., No. 06-0348 (Tex. Apr. 5, 2007)(per curiam)(prior denial withdrawn upon motion for rehearing)(sovereign immunity)

In Re Ricky Derzapf, No. 06-0669 (Tex. Mar. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(SAPCR, nonparents, grandparent access)

Zipp v. Alisa Wuemling, No. 05-0731 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(family law, guardianship, mootness issue)

City of Dallas v. Saucedo-Falls, et al.; No. 05-0973 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity law; fire fighters given chance to argue waiver by conduct or statute on remand)

City of Sweetwater, Texas v. Waddell, et al: No. 05-1033 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(“sue and be sued” provision in charter does not waive city’s immunity under Tooke v. City of Mexia; firefighters given chance of argue new limited statutory immunity waiver on remand)

In Re Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), No. 06-0289 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(mandamus granted to enforce mandatory venue provision of TTCA)

In Re Gillespie County, No. 06-00052 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(mandamus granted to enforce mandatory venue under TTCA) consolidated with In Re Texas Department of Transportation, No. 06-0289 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)

Jane Doe v. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, No. 06-0686 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(severance, finality of judgment, order, appellate deadlines, timeliness of notice of appeal NoA)

In Re Discount Rental, Inc., No. 05-0249 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(void judgment, defective service, lack of authority to order sale, enforcement of judgment)

Varner v. Cardenas, No. 06-0212 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(attorney fee segregation, other claims, claims against third parties, counterclaims)

Ontiveros v. Flores, No. 06-0607 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(appellate procedure, failure to preserve error)Hood v. Wal-Mart, No. 05-0902 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(pro se appeal, IFP, affidavit of indigence, no contest re: status, DWOP on appeal)

In re Bank One, No. 06-0093 (Tex. Feb 23, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration, presumption against waiver of right to arbitrate)

Hood v. Wal-Mart, No. 05-0902 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(pro se appeal, IFP, affidavit of indigence, no contest re: status, DWOP on appeal)

The City of Houston v. Williams, No. 06-0093 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(interlocutory appeal, ILA, sovereign immunity, waiver, declaratory relief, circumvention of immunity by UDJA not permitted)

Wachovia Bank v. Gilliam, No. 05-0903 (Tex. Feb. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(restricted appeal, default judgment, insufficient service of corporate citation)

Jack in the Box, Inc. v. Skiles, No. 05-0911 (Tex. Feb 9, 2007(per curiam)(workplace safety, injury, nonsubscriber employer, no duty, no liability for negligence)

City of San Antonio v. TPLP Office Part Properties, No. 04-1130 (Tex. Feb. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(governmental entities, takings claim, no compensable taking on account of closing of driveway; city’s action was proper exercise of City’s police power)

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