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Month: October 2015

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update October 30, 2015

This week, the Supreme Court of Texas issued three per curiam opinions. One of these, relating to health care liability claims under the Texas Medical Liability Act, is of particular significance. In Reddic v. East Texas Medical Center Regional Health Care System, the Plaintiff-a non-patient hospital visitor-filed suit against the Defendant hospital on the basis of premises liability for injuries…

Court Gets Teed Off at Golf-Cart Spoliation

 The Case  Repass v. Rosewood Hotels &  Resorts, L.L.C., No. 3:14-CV-1054-  M (N.D. Tex. Oct. 16, 2015).   Background During her visit to a Rosewood    Hotels & Resorts' ("Defendant")  property in Antigua in September  of 2012,  Christine Repass  ("Plaintiff")...

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update October 9, 2015

This week, the Supreme Court of Texas set six cases for oral argument. We review each of these orders in this week’s edition of the Texas Supreme Court Update. The State of Texas v. One (1) 2004 Lincoln Navigator; Case 14-0692: Police arrested Miguel Herrera after discovering a firearm in Herrera’s 2004 Lincoln Navigator, which the police subsequently seized. The…

Inadvertent Liability after a “Tow”-tal Loss

The Case Canal Ins. Co. v. Hopkins, 238 S.W.3d 549 (Tex. App.-Tyler 2007, no pet.). Background The driver/lessee of a tractor/trailer rig, Henry Sweeney, was involved in an accident where he drove off the road into a ditch. The rig rolled over and could not be driven...