Employee failed to establish at trial decision makers had any knowledge of prior lawsuit, so no retaliation claim can be sustained says 13th Court of Appeals

Trinidad Rivera v. Port Arthur Independent School District, et al., 13-14-00214-CV (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi, April 21, 2016). This is an employment retaliation case where the 13th Court of Appeals affirmed the granting of a judgment notwithstanding the verdict … Continue reading

Amarillo Court of Appeals overrules AG opinion and holds civil service video examinations are excepted from public disclosure under collective bargaining agreement

Captain Edwin Scott Hilburn v. The City of Houston, Texas; and Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas 07-15-00158-CV (Tex. App. – Amarillo, January 21, 2016). This is a Public Information Act (“PIA”) case involving promotional examination documentation. The City conducted … Continue reading

U.S. 5th Circuit holds school district not a proper RICO defendant, but former trustee is; former trustee not entitled to §101.106 immunity for bribery allegations

The Gil Ramirez Group, L.L.C. v. Houston Independent School District  13-20753 (5th Cir. May 18, 2015). This is a bribery and federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), claim case against the Houston Independent School District (“HISD”), a former HISD … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court holds Telecommunications Act does not require reasons for denial of permit in any particular form, but does require they be issued at same time as notice letter

T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell, 13-975 (January 14, 2015). This is a Telecommunication Act case where the City of Roswell, Georgia denied an application to build a cell tower on residential property but failed to specify the grounds … Continue reading