Texas Supreme Court News

Texas Supreme Court rules city's single-use bag ban violates statute

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – On June 22, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that affirmed the city of Laredo’s ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants violates a Texas statute, a ruling that could end the state-wide single-bag bans.

Texas Supreme Court says it doesn't have jurisdiction in alleged Medicaid fraud case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed an appeals court's decision in a case involving alleged Medicaid fraud, stating that it does not have interlocutory jurisdiction in the matter.

Texas Supreme Court denies writ of mandamus in Xerox Medicaid case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas denied a petition for writ of mandamus relief in an appeal involving Xerox Corp. and Xerox State Healthcare and allegations of Medicaid fraud.

Texas Supreme Court overturns trial court ruling, denies same sex-couples equal state benefits

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 26, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court recently affirmed a temporary injunction that prevented the City of Houston from furnishing benefits to the same-sex spouses of its employees.

Supreme Court of Texas reverses ruling finding Exxon Mobile responsible for man's death

By Kacie Whaley | Jul 19, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas ruled on June 23 that Exxon Mobil was not at fault for the death of a man who was assaulted by a convenient store's employee.

Texas Supreme Court grants take-nothing judgment in case of pipefitter injured in scaffolding fall

By Laura Halleman | Jul 19, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A scaffolding company has won a take-nothing judgment in a lawsuit over the fall of a pipefitter from scaffolding.

Texas Supreme Court upholds Election Code in King Street Patriots dispute

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2017

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court on June 30 upheld the Texas Election Code's restrictions on corporate contributions in a dispute between two political parties.

Texas Supreme Court rules university is a governmental unit in wrongful death case

By David Hutton | May 30, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling regarding the University of the Incarnate Word, ruling that when it comes to law enforcement, it is a governmental unit because it has its own campus police force.

Texas SC upholds part of lawsuit filed by church alleging lawyer took millions

By Laura Halleman | Apr 3, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court upheld and reversed part of a lawsuit involving millions of dollars allegedly being taken from the First United Pentecostal Church of Beaumont by Leigh Parker, an attorney with Lamb Law Firm PC, after the church entrusted the money to the firm for safekeeping.

Texas Supreme Court upholds decision on sovereign immunity in contract breach case

By Laura Halleman | Mar 31, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has upheld an appeal from the 13th District of Texas and negated a judgment on grounds that the law has changed regarding the entity’s sovereign immunity.

Texas SC allows food stamp recipient to pursue defamation case over magazine feature

By Shanice Harris | Mar 30, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled March 17 to allow a defamation lawsuit to continue, but it also said a lower appeals court shouldn't have used Wikipedia as an authority.

ExxonMobil not responsible for paying for cleanup of two contaminated sites, Texas Supreme Court rules

By Jessica Beebe | Mar 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled Feb. 24 that ExxonMobil does not have to pay to clean up soil contamination at two inactive oil drilling sites at the Lazy R Ranch in west Texas. The court did ask a trial court to revisit the case for two oil sites still in operation at the same property.

Texas SC allows sexual assault lawsuit against Steak N Shake to proceed

By Chandra Lye | Mar 7, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas has overturned a decision by a court of appeals, paving the way for a plaintiff to move forward with a common law assault claim against her former employer, Steak N Shake.

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