Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday afternoon that he appointed Busby, a former partner at Bracewell, to the state’s highest court to replace retired justice Phil Johnson.
The Texas Supreme Court has recently been shooting holes in the basic principle that any evidence forming the basis of a decision must have been admitted in a trial court – particularly in contract disputes. Chrysta Castañeda of The Castañeda Firm explains the potential impact on cases going forward.
AUSTIN – When a navigation district leased out underwater acreage to an oyster farming business, the State of Texas took exception. Now their argument over leasing authority and oyster regulation has reached the Texas Supreme Court. Janet Elliott explains.
The U.S. Supreme Court is in a period of unprecedented change. On Tuesday, The Texas Lawbook enlisted a panel of SCOTUS experts, including Gibson Dunn partner Allyson Ho, Dykema appellate law partner Chris Kratovil and legendary Supreme Court journalist Tony Mauro to discuss trends and developments at the High Court and what it means for Texas businesses.
Three federal circuit courts of appeals have ruled during the past two years that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. The Fifth Circuit rejected the opportunity to join that trend Wednesday in a series of biting opinions.
When responding to anonymous online defamation, the first challenge a business faces is finding out the identity of the writer. The Texas Supreme Court recently added another potential snag to that process, holding that a Rule 202 petition does not toll a claim’s statute of limitations. Nicole Williams and Mackenzie Wallace of Thompson & Knight provide an analysis.
Two Houston judges who lost in the 2018 midterm elections announced Tuesday that they have landed at new firms. Natalie Posgate has the specifics.
AUSTIN – It may have been “reprehensible” to sell as “new” a $19.85 million Bombardier Challenger 300 with a used and troubled engine, but when the contract limits liability then liability is limited, the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week. The decision snuffs a $5.39 million of an $8 million jury award, as Janet Elliott explains.
WATCH THIS SPACE! Coming Soon: Texas Supreme Court pronouncements on significant issues of contract interpretation and enforcement
Early in December the Texas Supreme Court heard oral argument in three cases in which the Court likely will render important guidance as to key issues for contract interpretation and the interplay between contract and fraud claims. Ray Guy of Weil, Gotshal & Manges reviews the background of those cases and the key questions they present.
In rare support of a medical malpractice plaintiff’s jury verdict, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed an appellate court’s decision to reject a $4.2 million award by a Houston jury for the negligent death of a 46-year-old father of three. The Texas Lawbook has the details.