On March 21, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court granted review for a case out of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals which affirmed a denial of University of Texas at Arlington's ("UTA") motion to dismiss a premises liability claim on sovereign immunity grounds including assertion of the recreational use statute.
A recent case out of the Texas Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi decided the question of whether a wrongful death beneficiary residing in Texas may bring an action on behalf of a decedent who was a citizen of Mexico and for events that occurred in Mexico. The Texas Supreme Court accepted the case but has not yet released an opinion. Read more to learn about what may become a landmark case in Texas.
The Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas has ruled that a settlement agreement is not valid, even if the other party effectively accepted the settlement offer, if the accepting party does not accept all material terms of the offer.
Does an insurance carrier comply with the Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 55.001-007 when it issues a check in settlement of a personal injury claim to the claimant and the hospital jointly? A recent case out of Corpus Christi answers this question.