November 2009 Cases Decided by the First Court of Appeals
(Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] 2009)
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November 2009 Decisions and Opinion Release Dates:  

November 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 30, 2009           

November 30, 2009

Civil Causes Decided:

Magee v. G & H Towing Co. (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 30, 2009)(Nuchia)
(
fatal car wreck, negligent entrustment claim)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS:
Opinion by
Justice Nuchia  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Nuchia and Higley
01-07-00572-CV   Cory Wayne Magee, Individually, and Tracey D'ann Mayo, Individually and as Legal
Representative of the Estate of Douglas Emery Magee, Deceased, and the Estate of Lois Ann Magee,
Deceased v. G & H Towing Company   Appeal from
Probate Court No 1 of Harris County

Magee v. G & H Towing Co. (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 30, 2009)(Nuchia)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Sam Nuchia  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Nuchia and Higley
01-07-00837-CV  Cory Wayne Magee, Individually, and Tracey D'ann Mayo, Individually and as Legal
Representative of the Estate of Douglas Emery Magee, Deceased, and the Estate of Lois Ann Magee,
Deceased v. William C. Colson   
Appeal from Probate Court No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Russell Austin

In re McLane (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 30, 2009)(per curiam)
DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks
01-08-00763-CV  In re Michael McLane   Appeal from 309th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Annette Kuntz

Criminal Causes Decided:

November 25, 2009

Civil Causes Decided:

Hourani v. Katzen (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 25, 2009)(Higley)
(
suit for declaratory relief, dispute over restrictive covenants in a residential subdivision, defense of waiver,
estoppel, UDJA attorney's fees, appointment of master in chancery)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Laura Carter Higley
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp
01-07-00971-CV  Monzer Hourani and Carlton Park Owner's Association v. Jonathan Katzen
Appeal from 190th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Jennifer Walker Elrod  

Criminal Causes Decided:

November 23, 2009   

Civil Causes Decided:

WPS, Inc. v. Enervest Operating, LLC (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st. Dist.] Nov. 23,2009)(Taft)
(
jury charge error claim rejected, juror misconduct affidavit properly struck as inadmissible)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Taft  
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala   
01-06-00759-CV        WPS, Inc. v. Enervest Operating, LLC    
Appeal from 127th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Sharolyn P. Wood

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF INJUNCTION: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00765-CV        In re Albert Morris    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 4 of Fort Bend County

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF INJUNCTION: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00766-CV        In re Albert Morris    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 4 of Fort Bend County

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF INJUNCTION: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00767-CV        In re Albert Morris    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 4 of Fort Bend County

Criminal Causes Decided:  

November 20, 2009

Civil Cases Decided

In re Osornia (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 20, 2009)(per curiam)
DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks
01-09-00535-CV  In Re Fernando Osornia
Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. Robert Schaffer  

Criminal Causes Decided: None

November 19, 2009  

Civil Causes Decided:

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19 11/19: Per Curiam   
(nonpayment of fees, challenge to affidavit of indigence sustained)
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-07-00322-CV  Michael Washington v. UTMB; et al.   
Appeal from
County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam  (failure to designate items for clerks record on appeal)
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-07-00358-CV  Ralph O. Douglas v. American Title Company   
Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Lamar McCorkle

Cantu v. McKinney (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Higley)
(
sanctions, injunction, challenge to agreed judgment, Rule 11 agreement)
(
challenge to agreed judgment barred by acceptance of benefits doctrine)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Higley     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-07-00638-CV  Tony Cantu v. Wade E. McKinney, Jr., Rebecca McKinney, Justin McKinney, Daniel
Broussard, Craig Dehaan, Jonnie Harker, Epernay Homeowners Association   
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Grant Dorfman

Niessen Velasco v. Ayala (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Higley) (void judgment)
(
motion for new trial, service by publication, service of process on defendant in foreign country)
REVERSE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TRIAL COURT FOR FURTHER
PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by
Justice Laura Carter Higley     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-07-01053-CV   Betsabe Ivonne Niessen Velasco v. Alfonso Ignacio Ayala   
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Georgia Dempster  

Mensa-Wilmot v. Smith International, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Alcala) (breach of
contract, option contract, untimely amendment of pleadings prior to summary judgment hearing, finality)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Alcala     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-08-00481-CV  Graham Mensa-Wilmot v. Smith International, Inc.   
Appeal from 165th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Elizabeth Ray

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam     
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-08-00853-CV  Albert Jerome Wallace, Jr. v. Dianna Lynn Wallace   
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Galveston County

Siddiqui v. Unlimited Asset Recovery, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Sharp)
(
credit card debt suit, transfer from JP court to county court, notice of appeal not timely, interlocutory appeal
not authorized)
DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Opinion by
Justice Sharp     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00026-CV  Iram Siddiqui v. Unlimited Asset Recovery, Inc.   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Roberta A. Lloyd

Woofter, M.D. v. Benitez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Sharp)
(
HCLC, denial of defendant's motion to dismiss affirmed)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Sharp  
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00161-CV   Aaron Lee Woofter, M.D. Danny Chu, M.D., Johnathan Charles Daniel, M.D. and Fred
Milton Sutton, Jr. M.D. v. Molly Benitez, Individually and as Representative of the Estate and Kazi M. Islam   
Appeal from
Probate Court No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: The Honorable Kathleen S Stone

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00170-CV  Priscilla Celestine v. Department of Family and Protective Services   
Appeal from 313th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Pat Shelton

Santi v. UTHSC at Houston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Alcala)
(public employment dispute,
discrimination, retaliation under the TCHRA) (plea to the jurisdiction granted)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Alcala     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00186-CV   Kristi Santi v. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, A Component
Institution of the University of Texas System   
Appeal from 190th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Patricia J. Kerrigan

City of Houston v. Norcini (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Higley)
(
unconstitutional taking - flood control ordinance, ripeness issue, denial of plea to the jurisdiction affirmed)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Laura Carter Higley     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00426-CV  The City Of Houston v. Bruce A. Norcini   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 3 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Linda Storey

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00549-CV  Eduardo S. Gutarra v. Adriana Velez Thames   
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Robert Newey  

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam     
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00918-CV  Theraworks, Inc. v. Tom Arriola   
Appeal from
270th District Court of Harris County

Lakota Resources, Inc. v. Pathex Petroleum, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(per curiam)
(severance on appeal, vacate judgment pursuant to settlement agreement)
SET ASIDE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TRIAL COURT FOR RENDITION OF
JUDGMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARTIES' AGREEMENT: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00955-CV  Lakota Resources, Inc. v. Pathex Petroleum, Inc. and Dernick Resources, Inc.,   
Appeal from 164th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Martha Hill Jamison

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack     
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-08-00208-CR        Shamsher Medih Chisti v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 149th District Court of Brazoria County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT IN PART, REVERSE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT IN PART, AND REMAND
CASE TO TRIAL COURT FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack     
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-08-00453-CR        Emanuell Glenn Randolph v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 268th District Court of Fort Bend County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-08-00505-CR        Samuel David Lynch v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Keyes, Hanks and Bland   
01-08-00579-CR        James R. Lisne v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 8 of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-08-00864-CR        Francisco Tabares Elvira v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-08-00865-CR        Francisco Tabares Elvira v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland     
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-08-00941-CR        Ulysses Love v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 248th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Sharp     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00048-CR        Keeshunar Michelle Cantley v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 338th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala     
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00087-CR        Alvester Charles Williams v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 262nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland     
Before Judge Wilson, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00190-CR        Yubin Zhang v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 14 of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00330-CR        David Ellis McDaniel v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from Crim Dist Ct of Jefferson County

DISMISS APPEAL 11/19: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00935-CR        Gary Russell Burke v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

November 17, 2009   

Civil Causes Decided:

Criminal Causes Decided:

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks)
01-09-00842-CR Sammy Keith Shipman v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 337th District Court of Harris County

November 12, 2009

Civil Causes Decided:

Offord v. West Houston Trees, LLP (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 12, 2009)(Bland)
(
bill of review, motion for summary judgment, mental legal competency issue)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Bland   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Sharp   
01-08-01027-CV  Diana G. Offord, as Guardian of the Estate of Winter Gordon, Jr., a/k/a Winter Gordon Sr.
v. West Houston Trees, L.L.P.   
Appeal from 268th District Court of Fort Bend County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Brady G. Elliott

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00333-CV Tina Southworth v. Farmers Mutual Protective Association of Texas   
Appeal from 284th District Court of Montgomery County
Trial Court Judge: Judge Cara Wood

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00486-CV  In the Matter T.T.L. v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from County Court at Law of Waller County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. June Jackson

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00550-CV  Richard E. O'der III and Randy E. O'Der v. City of Stafford   
Appeal from County Court at Law No 4 of Fort Bend County

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00642-CV   In re Jesus Mejia   
Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
The Honorable Judy L. Warne

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-09-00750-CV   Zachry Industrial, Inc., f/k/a/ Zachry Construction Corporation and incorrectly sued as
Zachry GP Holdings, LLC ( hereinafter " Zachry"    v. Lazaro Pimentel   
Appeal from 55th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Dion Ramos

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00752-CV  Brian Smith v. Enterprise Bank   
Appeal from 240th District Court of Fort Bend County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Thomas R. Culver III

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00841-CV  Merit Electric Company Ltd. v. Jerry Duane Lilley and Tag Electric Company, L.P.   
Appeal from 269th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Dan Hinde  

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks   
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-08-00087-CR        Teddy Ogilvie Norman v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 208th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Jennings   
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-08-00409-CR        Christian Okey Onwuegbusi v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala   
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-08-00626-CR        Francis Cherry Jr. v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks   
01-09-00842-CR        Sammy Keith Shipman v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 337th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale   
01-09-00867-CR        Samuel Jackson v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 338th District Court of Harris County

November 10, 2009

Civil Causes Decided:

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam (mandamus re child custody order denied)
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp
01-09-00929-CV  In re Dionne Malaika Mukuro
Appeal from 328th District Court of Fort Bend County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Ronald Pope  

Criminal Causes Decided:

November 6, 2009   

Civil Causes Decided:
None this day

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft  
Before Justices Taft, Bland and Sharp
01-08-00026-CR  Zachary Allen Voorhees v. The State of Texas   
Appeal from 177th District Court of Harris County

Released Opinions

November 5, 2009  

Civil Causes Decided:

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-07-00163-CV  Donald C. Jackson v. Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles    
Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Lamar McCorkle

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-07-00280-CV  Donald Jackson v. Texas Board of Pardons & Parole    
Appeal from
133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:  Hon. Lamar McCorkle

Tow v. Pagano (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 5, 2009)(Higley)
(no
judicial estoppel based on nondisclosure of med-mal cause of action as asset in bankruptcy action,
suit by trustee no time-barred, relationship between federal bankruptcy and state court proceedings)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS:
Opinion by
Justice Higley      
Before Justices Higley, Sharp and
Mirabal    
01-07-00464-CV  Rodney Tow, Trustee for the Bankruptcy Estate of Erwina v. Scott K. Pagano, D.C. and
Campbell Chiropractic Wellness Center    
Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Joseph Halbach

DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Justice Hanks      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-08-00545-CV  Freddie L. Walker v. K.M. McDougald, et al.    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 2 & Probate Court of Brazoria County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Mark Holder

Andy's Sunmart #352, Inc. v. Reliant Energy Retail Services (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 5, 2009)
(Jennings) (
sworn account judgment reversed, reasonableness of charges underlying sworn account not
established) (quantum meruit claim also fails)  
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS:
Opinion by
Justice Jennings      
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp    
01-08-00890-CV Andy's Sunmart #352, Inc., Holcombe Sunmart Inc., aka Sunmart #139 and Adnan A. Najm,
Individually v. Reliant Energy Retail Services    
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Roberta A. Lloyd    

General Metal Fabricating, Inc. v. Stergiou (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 5, 2009)(Hanks) (Court lacks
jurisdiction over this case because the order entitled "Final Judgment" in the underlying suit was, in fact,
interlocutory) (finality of judgment as prerequisite for appeal)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by
Justice Hanks      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-08-00921-CV  General Metal Fabricating, Inc., GMF Leasing, Inc., and Arnold Curry v. John Stergiou and
Main Marine Repair and Industrial Cleaning, Co.    
Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. Lamar McCorkle  

Stewart & Stevenson, L.L.C. v. Galveston Party Boats, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 5,2009)(Keyes)
(
consolidated interlocutory appeal and petition for writ of mandamus challenging the trial court’s order denying
a motion to compel arbitration)(court of appeals dismisses the interlocutory appeal for lack of jurisdiction and
denies the petition for writ of mandamus) (
no valid underlying agreement to arbitrate dispute) (FAA vs. TAA)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by
Justice Keyes      
Before Justices Keyes, Hanks and Bland    
01-09-00030-CV  Stewart & Stevenson, L.L.C., and MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. v. Galveston Party Boats, Inc.,
and Boat Service of Galveston    
Appeal from 405th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Wayne J. Mallia

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Keyes      
Before Justices Keyes, Hanks and Bland    
01-09-00111-CV  In re Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc.    
Appeal from 405th District Court of Galveston County

Morris, MD v. Umberson (Tex.App.-  Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 5, 2009)(Jennings) (HCLC, interlocutory appeal
re extension of deadline for expert report not authorized and
dismissed for want of jurisdiction)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by
Justice Jennings
(Because section 51.014(a)(9) plainly prohibits interlocutory appeals of orders granting extensions, appeal is
premature and is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction)(attempted interlocutory appeal dismissed for lack of
jurisdiction) Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp    
01-09-00644-CV  Michael Morris, M.D.'s v. Mary Umberson    
Appeal from 269th District Court of Harris County  
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Dan Hinde   

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Hanks    
01-07-00589-CR        Helen Kiansky Kamen AKA v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Fort Bend County

REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Massengale      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale    
01-08-00160-CR        Michelle Yvette Johnlewis v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from County Court at Law No 1 of Fort Bend County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-08-00370-CR        Damica Cheri Winston v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 262nd District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL 9/5: Per Curiam      
Before Justice Higley    
01-08-00462-CR        Gene Autry Shaffer v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 176th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp    
01-08-00502-CR        Charles R Edwards v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 184th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-08-00699-CR        Joshua Jermaine Julius v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 10th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-08-00700-CR        Joshua Jermaine Julius v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 10th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale    
01-08-00933-CR        Andrew Rodell Wilder v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 209th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL 9/5: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp    
01-09-00052-CR        Lance Louis Johns v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 351st District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-09-00157-CR        Joshua Jermaine Julius v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 10th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Sharp and Massengale    
01-09-00219-CR        Billy Don Tadlock v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 7th District Court of Smith County

AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Per Curiam      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale    
01-09-00341-CR        Jeffrey Thomas Jordan v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 252nd District Court of Jefferson County

November 4, 2009  

Civil Causes Decided:

Senko v. BP Products North America, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 4, 2009)(Keyes)
(
motion for a new trial, summary judgment on claims for negligence, negligence per se, and intentional
infliction of emotional distress affirmed)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes  
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks)
01-08-01022-CV David Senko v. BP Products North America, Inc., and Don Parus  
Appeal from 212th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Susan Elizabeth Criss
MM
Criminal Causes Decided:

November 3, 2009  

Civil Causes Decided:

In re Jennings (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 3, 2009)(per curiam)
(mandamus relief denied re: order for a physical examination)  
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Keyes, Alcala and Hanks    
01-09-00907-CV In re Thomas E. Jennings, II  
Appeal from 55th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Dion Ramos   

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Per Curiam      
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Higley and Sharp    
01-07-01058-CR  Victor Cruz Martinez v. The State of Texas    
Appeal from 178th District Court of Harris County

Released Opinions

November 2, 2009  

Civil Causes Decided:

In re Domino's Pizza, LLC (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 2, 2009)(per curiam)
(Mandamus denied re: denial of "Motion to Determine Jury Questions")
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam      
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp    
01-09-00863-CV  In re Domino's Pizza, L.L.C., and Hugo Espinosa    
Appeal from 270th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Brent Gamble  

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