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

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 26, 2017, 10:23am

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

Kacie Whaley Jul. 19, 2017, 12:34pm

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

Laura Halleman Jul. 19, 2017, 12:17pm

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

John Sammon Jul. 12, 2017, 11:52am

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

David Hutton May 30, 2017, 11:13am

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

Laura Halleman Apr. 3, 2017, 12:52pm

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

Laura Halleman Mar. 31, 2017, 9:35am

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

Shanice Harris Mar. 30, 2017, 11:25am

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

Jessica Beebe Mar. 27, 2017, 12:43pm

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

Chandra Lye Mar. 7, 2017, 9:33am

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.