Sunday, December 23, 2007

(Tex. 2007) Per Curiam Opinions of the Texas Supreme Court

Case Table: Texas Supreme Court Cases decided with per curiam opinions (in reverse chronological order, with links to opinions)

In the Matter of Eugene X. Mercier, No. 06-1008 (Tex. Dec. 21, 2007)(per curiam)(ethics, attorney discipline, suspension, disbarment)
Lasalle Bank Nat'l Assn. v. White, No. 06-1016 (Tex. Dec. 21, 2007)(per curiam)(real estate law, agricultural homestead, home-equity loan, lien validity)
Knapp Med. Ctr. v. De La Garza II, No. 06-0575 (Tex. Dec. 14, 2007)(supplemental per curiam opinion on rehearing) (Rule 11 agreement must be in writing and operates as a statute of frauds, claim barred)
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Griesing, No. 04-0902 (Tex. Dec. 14, 2007)(per curiam jurisdictional dismissal) (interlocutory appeal, no conflict in the court of appeals below, no conflicts jurisdiction in the supreme court)
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Fleming, No. 05-0645 (Tex. Dec. 14, 2007)(per curiam)(petition for review interlocutory appeal dismissed for lack of conflicts jurisdiction; no dissent in the court below)Chambers v. John M. O'Quinn, No. 06-1073 (Tex. Dec. 14, 2007)(per curiam) (motion to compel arbitration, court of appeals erred in finding it lacked jurisdiction to review order compelling arbitration, legal malpractice)
Best Buy Co. v. Barrera, No. 07-0028 (Tex. Nov. 30, 2007)(per curiam)(consumer law, class de-certified)
In re McKee, MD, No. 06-0055 (Tex. Nov. 30, 2007)(per curiam)(ethics law, recusal of judge, administrative order)
Springer v. Springer, No. 06-0382 (Tex. Nov. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(appellate time table, deadlines for appeal)
Sprowl v. Payne, No. 06-0533 (Tex. Nov. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(appellate procedure, payment for record, indigence)
Knapp Medical Center v. De La Garza, No 06-0575 (Tex. Nov. 06-0575) (per curiam)(alleged Rule 11 agreement not enforceable because of noncompliance with requirements)
Bossier Chrysler-Dodge II, Inc. v. Rauschenberg, No. 06-0874 (Tex. Nov. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(should attorney's fees issue be remanded?)
In Re U.S. Home Corp, Lennar Corp et al, No. 03-1080 (Tex. Oct. 12, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration, homeowner builder, residential construction defect)
In Re Sci Texas Funeral Services, Inc. No. 06-0385 (Tex. Oct. 12, 2007)(per curiam)(discovery sanctions, decertification)
BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. v. North Alamo Water Supply Corp., No. 06-0602 (Tex, Oct. 12, 2007)(per curiam)(contract law, breach of settlement agreement, excuse)
In re Merrill Lynch Trust Co., No. 03-1059 (Tex. Aug 31, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration mandamus, financial services)
Ford v. Exxon Mobil Chemical Co., No. 06-0293 (Tex. Aug. 31, 2007)(per curiam)(real estate fraud, limitations)
Proulx v. Wells, No. 06-0258 (Tex. Aug 31, 2007)(per curiam)(service of citation, due diligence)In re Moore, No. 06-0544 (Tex. Aug. 31, 2007)(per curiam)(SAPCR, sanctions)
Stonebridge Life Ins. Co. v. Pitts, No. 06-0655 (Tex. Aug 31, 2007)(per curiam)(class action, insurance telemarketing)
In Re H&R Block No. 04-0061 (Tex. Aug. 24, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration mandamus)
In re Kaplan Higher Educ. Corp., No. 06-0072 (Tex. Aug. 24, 2007)(per curiam)(arbitration mandamus)Fort Worth ISD v. Service Employment Redevelopment, No. 05-0427 (Tex. Aug. 24, 2007)(per curiam)(breach of contract claim immunity, Tooke)
Elledge v. Friberg-Cooper Water Supply Corp., No. 06-0677 (Tex. Aug. 24, 2007)(per curiam)(statute of limitations for unjust enrichment)
Ramos v. Richardson, No. 06-0336 (Tex. Jun. 29, 2007)(per curiam)(prisoner suit, timeliness of notice of appeal, mailbox rule)
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)
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, HCLC)
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 by bringing suit)
U.S. v. Boateng, No. 05-0752 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(bill of review, sovereign immunity)
City of San Antonio v. Ytuarte, No. 05-0991 (Tex. May 4, 2007)(per curiam)(official immunity, good faith)
IRA Resources, Inc. v. Griego, No. 05-0469 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(special appearance)
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 mandamus)Attorney Disqualfied - Mandamus Relief Warranted
In Re Michael Angelo Basco, No. 05-0771 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(disqualification of counsel, mandamus granted)
In Re Alvin Green, No. 06-0496 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(contractual alimony not enforceable by contempt, habeas corpus granted)
In Re Ricky Derzapf, No. 06-0669 (Tex. Mar. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(family law, SAPCR, grandparent suit, parent prevails over grandparent custody claim, statutory criteria for grandparent access not satisfied, mandamus relief granted)
Zipp v. Alisa Wuemling, No. 05-0731 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(guardianship, ward, mootness issue, predecessor guardian, successor guardian of the person, the estate)
City of Dallas v. Saucedo-Falls, et al.; No. 05-0973 (Tex. Mar. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity; 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. 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 judgement, order, appellate deadlines, timeliness of notice of appeal)
In Re Discount Rental, Inc., No. 05-0249 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(restricted appeal, void judgment b/c of defective service, lack of authority to order sale, failure to supersede judgment, enforcement of judgment, writ of execution, return of the property.
Varner v. Cardenas, No. 06-0212 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam)(attorney's fees)
Ontiveros v. Flores, No. 06-0607 (Tex. Mar. 2, 2007)(per curiam) Legal terms: appellate procedure, failure to preserve error, scope of relief on appeal, error preservation on appeal, waiver of error)
Hood v. Wal-Mart, No. 05-0902 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(pro se, IFP, affidavit of indigence, no contest re: status, DWOP on appeal)
Higgins v. Randall County Sheriff's Office, 193 S.W.3d 898 (Tex. 2006)(arbitration)
In re Bank One, No. 06-0093 (Tex. Feb 23, 2007)(per curiam)Terms: arbitration case law, arbitration clause, Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), scope of arbitration agreement, presumption against waiver of right to arbitrate)
The City of Houston v. Williams, No. 06-0093 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity, cities, waiver, interlocutory appeal, ILA, conflicts jurisdiction, UDJA, declaratory relief, statutory waiver
City of San Antonio v. TPLP Office Park Properties, No. 04-1130 (Tex. Feb. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(takings claim, regulatory taking, land use, cities, zoning ordinance, traffic control, police power
Wachovia Bank v. Gilliam, No. 05-0903 (Tex. Feb. 9, 2007)(per curiam)(restricted appeal, default judgment, sufficiency of service of process on out-of-state defendant.
Jack in the Box, Inc. v. Skiles, No. 05-0911 (Tex. Feb 9, 2007)(per curiam)Terms: workplace safety, workplace injury, nonsubscriber, negligence, employer liability

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