January 2008 Cases Decided by the First Court of Appeals - Houston, Texas
(Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] 2008)
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January 2008 Decision and Opinion Release Dates:  

Jan 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, 31

JANUARY 2008 CIVIL CASE TABLE

Pena v. Je Matadi Dress Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Keyes) (intellectual property, patent
assignment duress)
Foote v. Tate (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Nuchia) (real estate law, contract construction,
consideration)
Ramirez Restrepo v. Gutierrez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Higley) (real estate transactions, trespass
to try title action, tenants)
Satterwhite Aviation Service v. International Profit Associates, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Hanks)
(
venue law, forum selection clause)
Poland v. Ott (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Jan 31, 2008)(Taft) (HCLC, med mal suit, health care liabiliy claim, timely
delivery of expert report by proper method)
Hudson & Keyse, LLC v. Gipson (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Jennings) (credit card debt suit, DWOP,
substitute service, motion to reinstate)
Smith v. County of Galveston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st. Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Jennings) (prison food poisoning claim
dismissed, discovery dispute, attorney malpractice)
In the Matter of ZMM, a Child (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Taft) (juvenile sex crime, no fundamental
error)
The Cadle Co. v. Bray,  (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Alcala) (jurisdiction,
default judgment, dormant judgment, res judicata)
Alexander v. DFPS (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Hanks)(termination, CPS, DFPS)
Salmeron v. T-Mobile (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Jennings) (county court jurisdiction, JP court
appeal, timeliness)
Yeh v. MacOugall (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Alcala)
(breach of contract, counterclaim,
attorney's fees, prevailing party)
Nayyer v. Greenbriar Place Maintenance  Ass'n (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Keyes) (real estate,
maintenance assessments)
Texas Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ruttiger (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Jennings) (insurance law, workers comp,
unfair practices, Insurance Code claim,
DTPA)
Valentine v. Cunningham (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Jennings)(attorney referral fee agreement,
no enforceable contract, no breach of contract)
Gary E. Patterson & Associates, PC v. Holub (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 10, 2008)(Taft)(validity of lien, suit for
attorney's fees, settlement)
Williams v. TDCJ-ID (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 10, 2008)(Taft)(bill of review denied)


JANUARY 2008 DECIDED CASES (with links to opinions in civil cases)

January 31, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Pena v. Je Matadi Dress Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Keyes)
(intellectual property, patent assignment duress)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
01-06-00632-CV Rebecca Pena v. Je Matadi Dress Company, Inc. and Sean Mehta
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County  (
Judge Caroline Baker)

Foote v. Tate (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Nuchia)
(
real estate law, contract construction, consideration)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Nuchia
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-06-00956-CV Kennitra M. Foote v. Monica J. Tate
Appeal from 270th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Brent Gamble)

Ramirez Restrepo v. Gutierrez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Higley)
(
real estate transactions, trespass to try title action, tenants)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-06-01100-CV Edgar Ramirez Restrepo and Gerardo Campo Ramirez v. Ingrid X. Gutierrez
Appeal from 11th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Mark Davidson)  

Satterwhite Aviation Service v. International Profit Associates, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Hanks)
(
venue law, forum selection clause)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00053-CV Satterwhite Aviation Service v. International Profit Associates, Inc.
Appeal from 190th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Jennifer Elrod)

Poland v. Ott (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Jan 31, 2008)(Taft) (HCLC, med mal suit, health care liabiliy claim, timely
delivery of expert report by proper method)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00199-CV Raymon Poland, Individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Jessie Poland, Robert
Martin, and Frank Martin v. Dr. David Ott
Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County (
Judge Ken WIse)

Hudson & Keyse, LLC v. Gipson (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Jennings)
(
credit card debt suit, DWOP, substitute service, motion to reinstate)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00380-CV Hudson & Keyse, L.L.C. v. Lavern W. Gipson and Emmett Gipson
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 1 of Harris County (
Judge Jack Cagle)

Smith v. County of Galveston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st. Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Jennings)
(prison food poisoning claim dismissed, discovery dispute, attorney malpractice)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00634-CV Glenn F. Smith v. County of Galveston, Texas
Appeal from 122nd District Court of Galveston County (Hon. John Ellisor)

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00251-CR Geralyn Louise Delaney Mustafa v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 230th District Court of Harris
County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-00557-CR Ceyma Bina v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00617-CR Clarence Derrick Leonard v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-00658-CR Zacharias Federico Almazan v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00676-CR Glenn L. Jayroe v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 178th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00711-CR Christopher Baltrip v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 339th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-00891-CR Paul Hwaikuo Lin v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 208th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Nuchia
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-00911-CR Michael Higgins v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

Battise v. State (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Keyes)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
01-06-00935-CR Ruscel Lovel Battise v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 344th District Court of Chambers County

Jennings Dissent in Battise v. State (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 31, 2008)(Jennings)
OPINION
DISSENTING TO THIS COURT'S JUDGMENT: Dissenting Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
01-06-00935-CR Ruscel Lovel Battise v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 344th District Court of Chambers County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00953-CR Robert Eugene Sullivan v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00954-CR Robert Eugene Sullivan v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-06-01104-CR Michael Seth Morgan v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 56th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-06-01112-CR Michael Seth Morgan v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 56th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00072-CR Gary Don Bacon v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00349-CR Kenneth Ray Pool v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 339th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00404-CR Margie Garza v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

January 24, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

In the Matter of ZMM, a Child No. 01-06-00508-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Taft) (juvenile sex
crime, no fundamental error)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
In The Matter of Z.M.M., A Child
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Galveston County (Hon. Roy M. Quintanilla)

The Cadle Co. v. Bray, No. 01-06-00899-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Alcala) (jurisdiction,
default judgment, dormant judgment, res judicata)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland
The Cadle Company v. Roy H. Bray
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 1 of Harris County (
Judge Jack Cagle)

Alexander v. DFPS No. 01-07-00160-CV (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Hanks)(termination, CPS, DFPS)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT IN PART, REVERSE TC JUDGMENT IN PART, AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice
Hanks
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley
Paul Alexander and Shde Hurst v. Department of Family and Protective Services
Appeal from 314th District Court of Harris County (Judge Hon. John Phillips)

Salmeron v. T-Mobile No. 01-07-00532-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 24, 2008)(Jennings) (county court
jurisdiction, JP court appeal, timeliness)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
Stella Salmeron v. T-Mobile West Corporation
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 2 of Harris County (
Judge Jacqueline Lucci Smith)

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00496-CR Robert James v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 262nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00764-CR Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00765-CR Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00766-CR Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-00808-CR The State of Texas v. Gregory M. Rocio--Appeal from 387th District Court of Fort Bend County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-01002-CR Lee Andrew Sauseda v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 262nd District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00211-CR Gilberto Garcia Jr. v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 1 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00514-CR Allen William III v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 339th District Court of Harris County

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00833-CR In re Michael S. Toney--Appeal from 208th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00854-CR Antione Antonio Brown v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

January 18, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

In Re LaRhonda Torry , No. 01-08-00031-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist] Jan. 18, 2008)
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
In re LaRhonda Torry--Appeal from of County
Note: Texas Supreme Court granted mandamus on Jan. 24, 2008  

Criminal Causes Decided:

January 17, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Yeh v. MacOugall No. 01-06-00509-CV Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Alcala)
(breach of contract, counterclaim,
attorney's fees, prevailing party)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland
Peter J. Yeh v. David J. MacDougall, D.O., P.A. d/b/a Neurosurgical Association of Houston
Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County (
Hon. Joseph Halbach)

Nayyer v. Greenbriar Place Maintenance  Ass'n No. 01-06-00566-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17,
2008)(Keyes) (
real estate, maintenance assessments)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
Vijay K. Nayyer v. Greenbriar Place Maintenance Association
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County (
Hon. Roberta A. Lloyd)

Texas Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ruttiger 01-06-00897-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Jennings) (insurance
law, workers comp, unfair practices, Insurance Code claim, DTPA)
MODIFY TC JUDGMENT AND AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT AS MODIFIED: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Timothy J. Ruttiger
Appeal from 122nd District Court of Galveston County (Hon. John Ellisor)

Valentine v. Cunningham 01-07-00054-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 17, 2008)(Jennings)
(attorney referral
fee agreement,
no enforceable contract, no breach of contract)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes
Michael J. Valentine v. Lloyd R. Cunningham, Jr., and Cunningham & Associates, P.C.
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County (
Hon. Caroline Baker)

DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00273-CV Diana Fite, M.D. and Intervenor Patrick J. Woods, M.D. v. Emtel, Inc., Joseph Degioanni, M.D.,
Individually and on behalf of BEPA--Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00479-CV Dimitrios Christie and Peter Petroutsas v. Texas Shipping Company, Ltd. and Lewis Pappas--Appeal
from 215th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00554-CV Cliff Hodrick d/b/a Cash Now Houston v. The Arena Group, LP--Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of
Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00697-CV Weldon Behrens & Cheryl A. Lorquet v. Michael Garcia--Appeal from Probate Court No 4 of Harris
County

Criminal Causes Decided:

DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Justice Alcala
(Before Judge Price, Justices Alcala and Hanks)
01-06-00085-CR Jose Alberto Menjivar v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 184th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-06-00747-CR Cruz Torres v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00837-CR Alfred Gonzalez lll v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 263rd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00838-CR Alfredo Gonzalez lll v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 263rd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-00839-CR Alfredo Gonzalez lll v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 263rd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-06-01049-CR Francisco Garcia v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-07-00298-CR Damon Richard Capps v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 184th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00891-CR Shanmugam Kumar v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 14 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00988-CR Quincy Lamont Tennon v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-01057-CR Victor Lee Guinn v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 230th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-01088-CR Robert Lee Jessie v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

January 10, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Gary E. Patterson & Associates, PC v. Holub No. 01-04-00108-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 10,
2008)(Taft)(validity of lien, suit for
attorney's fees, settlement)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Hanks
Gary E. Patterson & Associates, P.C. and Gary E. Patterson v. Ronald W. Holub, et ux., Mary R. Holub, and Houston
Title Company, et al.--Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County (
Judge Caroline E. Baker)

Williams v. TDCJ-ID No. 01-06-00404-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 10, 2008)(Taft)(bill of review denied)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley)
Howard Vanzandt Williams v. Texas Department of Criminal Justice-ID
Appeal from 23rd District Court of Brazoria County (Judge Ben Hardin)

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-06-00626-CV National Convenience Stores, Inc., Stop 'N Go Markets of Texas, Inc., National Convenience Stores,
Inc. Lessee, Sigmor Corporation, Sigmor Number 196, Inc., Big Diamond, Inc. Sigmor Number 79, Inc., Diamond
Shamrock Refining and Marketing Company, Diamond v. Harris County Appraisal District--Appeal from 157th District
Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-06-01099-CV Michael Easton v. Michael James Wood--Appeal from 125th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00432-CV Jerry J. Rubli and Donna E. Rubli v. Edward Abou-Fadle--Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris
County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00437-CV Jim Amir Molin--Appeal from 157th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00567-CV In re Chen-Loong Chiang--Appeal from 80th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00641-CV Manuel Francia v. Kraft Foods Global Inc., formerly known as Kraft Foods North America, Inc.--Appeal
from 129th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-07-00642-CV Arnold Banks by and through June Banks as Guardian of the Person and Estate of Arnold Banks v.
Texana Center f/k/a Texana MHMR Center--Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Fort Bend County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00709-CV LVNV Funding LLC v. Gia N. Vu--Appeal from Co Ct at Law No 2 & Probate Ct of Brazoria County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00877-CV Offer Baruch v. Amy Harper--Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 1 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-07-00919-CV Delma Hill v. AllState Texas Lloyd's, A Lloyd's Company and Robert Solberg, Individually--Appeal from
122nd District Court of Galveston County

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-07-01020-CV In re Jesus (Jay) Montalvo--Appeal from 311th District Court of Harris County

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-01090-CV In re Rosemary Martinez--Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 2 of Harris County


Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-05-00841-CR Jarvis Hardeway v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 351st District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-06-00951-CR Derick Deon Howard v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland)
01-06-01052-CR Dan Edward Chandler v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

January 8, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-01089-CV In re Beltway Green Partnership, Ltd.--Appeal from 164th District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided:


January 3, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

In the Interest of L.B. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 3, 2008)(per curiam)
DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam (nonpayment of fees, etc, DWOP)
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00533-CV
In The Interest of L. B.
Appeal from 315th District Court of Harris County


Criminal Causes Decided:


AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland
01-06-00976-CR Hugo Andy Martinez v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County


LEGAL TOPICS AND
PRACTICE AREA LINKS

January 2008 Oral Argument and
Submission Calendar

Causes Set for Submission on Oral
Argument

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON ORAL ARGUMENT
ON 1/15/2008 AT 10:30 AM
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-06-00505-CV  Robert Alpert & Beneficiaries,
Roman Alpert and Renee Picazo, Guardian of the
Estate of Daniel J. Alpert v. Mark Riley, Trustee  
Harris

01-06-00605-CV  Roman Alpert and Renee
Picazo, Guardian of the Estate of Daniel Alpert, a
Minor v. Mark Riley, Robert Alpert  Harris

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON ORAL ARGUMENT
ON 1/22/2008 AT 1:30 PM
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00756-CV  Ambulatory Infusion Therapy
Specialists, Inc. v. North American Administrators,
Inc. d/b/a North American Health Plans and
Osmose, Inc.  Harris County (Hon. Coselli)

01-07-00198-CV  Raymon Poland, Individually
and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of
Jessie Poland, Robert Martin, and Frank Martin v.
Dr. James Willerson (Hon. Ken Wise)

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON ORAL ARGUMENT
ON 1/29/2008 AT 1:30 PM
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00851-CV  Bartholomew U. Stephens v.
City of Houston, et als  Harris County (Hon.
Gamble)

01-06-01038-CV  St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
and Texas Heart Institute v. Raymon Poland,
individually and as independent administrator of
the estate of Jesse Poland, Robert Martin, and
Frank Martin  Harris County (Hon. Wise)

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON ORAL ARGUMENT
ON 1/30/2008 AT 10:30 AM
(Before Justices Nuchia, Alcala and Higley)

01-06-00490-CV  The University of Houston v.
Stephen Barth  Harris County  (Hon. Hancock)
(subsequent appeal); Also see
prior appeal

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON ORAL ARGUMENT
ON 1/30/2008 AT 10:30 AM
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)

01-06-00719-CV  Anthony Authorlee, Dexter
Burnett, Robert Derousselle, John Henry Young,
Jerome Stubblefield and Floyd Moran v.
Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc.; AMF
Incorporated; and Minstar, Inc.  Harris County
(Hon. Christopher)

01-06-00740-CV  Harris County Appraisal District
v. Sigmor Corporation, et al  Harris County (Hon.
Davidson)

01-06-00896-CV  Russell Scott Clark, Jerry Ann
Clark, Levi Clifford Clark, Cayleigh Rene, Chance
Parker, Whitney Blair Clark, Brett Allen Metcalf,
Robin Renee Metcalf Saxon, Branden Dean
Metcalf, Shannon Kay Small, Jordan Dane Small
and Madison Shae Small v. Wells Fargo Bank,
NA., Successor-In-Interest to First Community
Bank, NA and the Estate of Parker Williams  Harris

01-07-00165-CV  Russell Scott Clark, Jerry Ann
Clark, Levi Clifford Clard, Cayleigh Rene,
Whitney Clair Clark, Brett Allen Metcalf, Robin
Rene Metcalf Saxon, Brandon Dean Metcalf,
Shannon Kay Small, Jordan Dane Small v. Wells
Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor-in-Interest to First
Community Bank, N.A.  Harris County (Hon.
Austin)

Causes Set for Submission on
Briefs

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/8/2008
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-04-00903-CR  Dan Randal Leach II v. The
State of Texas  Fort Bend

01-06-00747-CR  Cruz Torres v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-06-01049-CR  Francisco Garcia v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-06-01104-CR  Michael Seth Morgan v. The
State of Texas  Galveston

01-06-01112-CR  Michael Seth Morgan v. The
State of Texas  Galveston

01-07-00065-CR  John Edward Collins v. The
State of Texas  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/8/2008
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00251-CR  Geralyn Louise Delaney
Mustafa v. The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00252-CR  Geralynn Louise Delaney v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00369-CR  Wendell Roy Mitchel v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00496-CR  Robert James v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-06-00508-CV  In The Matter of Z.M.M., A Child
 Galveston

01-06-01000-CR  Adam Tristan Houston v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01001-CR  Adam Tristan Houston v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-07-00199-CV  Raymon Poland, Individually
and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of
Jessie Poland, Robert Martin, and Frank Martin v.
Dr. David Ott  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/15/2008
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-05-00593-CR  Israel Herrera v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-05-00594-CR  Israel Herrera v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00072-CR  Gary Don Bacon v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-07-00321-CV  Koll Bren Fund VI LP and
Hartman 3100 Weslayan Acquisitions, LP v.
Harris County Appraisal District and The
Appraisal Review Board of Harris County
Appraisal District  Harris

01-07-00380-CV  Hudson & Keyse, L.L.C. v.
Lavern W. Gipson and Emmett Gipson  Harris

01-07-00532-CV  Stella Salmeron v. T-Mobile
West Corporation  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/15/2008
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00520-CR  Warren Keith Randle II v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00711-CR  Christopher Baltrip v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00764-CR  Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00765-CR  Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00766-CR  Eliberto Vega Noriega v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00927-CV  Edward Williams v. Unifund
CCR Partners Assignee of CitiBank  Harris

01-07-00197-CV  Raymon Poland, individually
and as independent administrator of the estate of
Jesse Pland, Robert Martin, and Frank Martin v.
Dr. Alina Grigore and Dr. Arthur S. Keats &
Associates  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/16/2008
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)

01-06-00557-CR  Ceyma Bina v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-06-00658-CR  Zacharias Federico Almazan v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00873-CV  PPI Technology Services, L.P.
and Oil Technology Services, Inc. v. ONCA
Petroleum Development, Inc.  Harris

01-06-00933-CR  Isaac Elmore v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00053-CV  Satterwhite Aviation Service v.
International Profit Associates, Inc.  Harris

01-07-00109-CR  Victor Manuel Moreno v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-07-00110-CR  Victor Manuel Moreno v. The
State of Texas  Harris

SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/22/2008
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00617-CR  Clarence Derrick Leonard v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00787-CR  Jose Luis Garcia v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-06-00946-CR  Bartholomew Antonio Guzman
v. The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01024-CR  Bruce Milner v. The State of
Texas  Brazoria


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/22/2008
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-06-01055-CR  Kenneth Dewayne Hayes v.
The State of Texas  Galveston

01-06-01056-CR  Kenneth Dewayne Hayes v.
The State of Texas  Galveston

01-06-01150-CV  In The Matter of T.W.C., Jr.  
Brazoria

01-07-00049-CR  Ernest Pleasant v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00318-CV  Lillian Thomas, John Ellard and
Chris Ortiz v. Centerpoint Energy, Inc., and
Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC  
Brazoria

01-07-00349-CR  Kenneth Ray Pool v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-07-00634-CV  Glenn F. Smith v. County of
Galveston, Texas  Galveston


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/23/2008
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)

01-06-00840-CR  Hector Becerra, Jr. v. The
State of Texas  Brazoria

01-06-00956-CV  Kennitra M. Foote v. Monica J.
Tate  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/29/2008
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00486-CV  Patricia Astolfo and Harry
Astolfo v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.  Harris

01-06-00682-CR  Sheikh Mohammed Sohail v.
The State of Texas  Fort Bend

01-06-00884-CR  Martin J. Uribe v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00313-CV  Robyn Rachelle Hopkins,
Guadalupe Padilla v. Department Family &
Protective Services  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/29/2008
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-06-01166-CR  Harvey Bearnard Smith v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01167-CR  Harvey Bearnard Smith v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01168-CR  Harvey Bearnard Smith v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01169-CR  Harvey Bearnard Smith v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-07-00090-CR  Robert C. Jordan v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-07-00120-CV  Leiroi M. Daniels, Owner of the
2000 Mercedes Automobile VIN
#WDBNG75J4YA39643 v. The State of Texas  
Harris

01-07-00590-CR  Michael Eugene Smith v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-07-00738-CR  Samuel Purchase v. The State
of Texas  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 1/30/2008
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)

01-06-00547-CV  Albert O. Austin v. Countrywide
Home Loans, Rex L. Kessler, Thomas E. Redder
and Keith Morris  Harris

01-06-00767-CR  Raymond Luis Hooker v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01054-CR  Keith Lionell Wiltz v. The State
of Texas  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 2/5/2008
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings
and Bland)

01-04-01210-CR  Damacia Busby v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00230-CV  Phyllis Litchenburg, and Jack
Litchenburg v. Conmed Corporation (a/k/a
ConMed Aspen Labs)  Harris

01-07-00259-CR  Kelly Patterson v. The State of
Texas  Harris

01-07-00260-CR  Kelly Patterson v. The State of
Texas  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 2/5/2008
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)

01-06-00412-CV  Katie Rodea v. Chevron Phillips
Chemical Company, LP  Harris

01-06-00856-CR  Devrick Dwain Hubbard v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00857-CR  Devrick Dwain Hubbard v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-00991-CR  Christy Nicole Tibbs v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01051-CR  Stephen Charles Mackay v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01084-CR  Joseph Tyrone Thompson v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01085-CR  Joseph Tyrone Thompson v.
The State of Texas  Harris

01-06-01159-CR  Deon Demeche Jones v. The
State of Texas  Harris


SET FOR SUBMISSION ON BRIEFS ON 2/6/2008
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)

01-06-00936-CV  City of Houston v. Alan
Hildebrandt  Harris

01-06-01025-CR  Jerry Dale White v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-07-00010-CV  General Electric Capital
Corporation v. A. John Knapp, Jr., also known as
A. John Knapp  Harris

01-07-00108-CR  Joe Luis Gutierrez v. The State
of Texas  Harris

01-07-00781-CR  Luis Arturo Espinal v. The
State of Texas  Harris

01-07-01069-CV  A&B Bolt & Supply, Inc. a/ka
A&B Valve and Piping Systems; A&B GP, L.L.C.;
A&B Valve and Piping Systems, L.P. a/k/a A&B
Valve and Piping Systems; Connie Dobson; Tara
Kolar; Don Lee; Linda Urbanek; and Martin
Willmore v. National Oil Well Varco, L.P.  Harris
APPEALS COURT JUDGES
Chief Justice Radack
Justice Alcala
Justice Bland
Justice Hanks
Justice Higley
Justice Jennings
Justice Keyes
Justice Nuchia
Justice Taft
DECIDED CASES AND
OPINIONS
January 2007 Opinions
February 2007 Opinions
March 2007 Opinions
April 2007 Opinions
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February 2008 Opinions
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2007 1st CoA Opinions
14th Court of Appeals
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and Judges