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Plaintiff’s pro se brief insufficient to preserve arguments on appeal holds Dallas Court of Appeals

Gilberto Hernandez v. Dallas Independent School District, 05-17-00227-CV (Tex. App. – Dallas, April 18, 2018). This is a Texas Whistleblower Act case where the Dallas Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s claims. The Dallas Independent School District … Continue reading

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Beaumont Court of Appeals holds incident report of inmate injury due to power tools was insufficient to establish actual knowledge under TTCA

Texas Department of Criminal Justice v. Neftali Cisneros 09-17-00161-CV (Tex. App– Beaumont March 1, 2018) This is an interlocutory appeal from the denial of a plea to the jurisdiction in a Texas Tort Claims Act (“TTCA”) case, where the Beaumont … Continue reading

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Dallas Court of Appeals upholds jury verdict holding circumstantial evidence can establish actual knowledge of a dangerous condition

Texas Department of Transportation v. Brian Milton 05-16-00955-CV (Tex. App—- Dallas, February 14, 2018) This is a premise defect case against the Texas Department of Transportation (“TxDOT”)  where the Dallas Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict against TxDOT. Milton, … Continue reading

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Failure to drive school bus to hospital instead of waiting for ambulance to assists non-responsive child is a non-use of property, which does not waive immunity says Beaumont Court of Appeals.

Nathan Delameter et. al, v. Beaumont Independent School District (Tex. App — Beaumont, February 1, 2017) This is a wrongful death/Texas Tort Claims Act case where the Beaumont Court of Appeals affirmed the granting of the school district’s plea to … Continue reading

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Waco Court of Appeals holds property owner was precluded from bringing further claims for disannexation

Karen Hall v. City of Bryan, 10-16-00044-CV (Tex. App. –- Waco, January 3, 2018) This is a disannexation lawsuit where the Waco Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment motion dismissing the Plaintiff’s claims for disannexation. This is … Continue reading

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Dallas Court of Appeals disagrees with El Paso Court of Appeals and holds civil service commission dismissal of grievance is still subject to appeal to district court

Rodney D. Bailey v. Dallas County, et al.,  05-16-00789-CV (Tex. App. – Dallas, December 21, 2017) This is a county civil service case where the Dallas Court of Appeals affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part the County Defendants’ plea to the jurisdiction filed … Continue reading

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El Paso Court of Appeals holds non-appearance jurors failed to show waiver of immunity in contempt/fee challenge case but should be allowed to amend.

Joshua Luttrell, et al v. El Paso County, et al., 08-16-00090-CV (Tex. App. – El Paso, December 20, 2017). There is no way to categorize this case in a single sentence. In the thirty-nine page opinion, the El Paso Court … Continue reading