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Month: April 2014

A Spectator is Not a Recreator

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...

You Cannot Sue Kenny Powers

Dunagan v. Coleman No. 05-12-00171-CV, 2014 Tex.App. LEXIS 3712 (Tex.App.-Dallas, April 7, 2014). In an opinion released on April 7, 2014, the Dallas Court of Appeals clarified the standards of care that apply to tort cases based upon injuries sustained while...

How Much is too Much?

The Texas Supreme Court recently decided the issue on how much discovery is allowed to show bias on an expert witness. In re Ford Motor Co., 2014 Tex. LEXIS 253 (Tex. 2014) Facts of the Case: Morales was fleeing the police after being suspected of drunk driving. He...

Whose Privilege Is It Anyway?

The Case: In re Mid Century Insurance Company of Texas, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 2804 (Tex App.-Beaumont, Mar. 13, 2014). Issue: Can the insurer claim attorney-client privilege to protect the entire defense file from a previous case when producing the file would benefit...