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OCTOBER 3, 2011: Judge Cagle appointed by County Judge Ed Emmett to
replace Jerry Eversole as County Commissioner for Precinct 4

2010-09 APPEALS FROM JUDGE CAGLE'S COURT
(in reverse chronologic order, but not an exhaustive list)

Zavadil v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 23, 2010)(Mirabal)
(
tolling of limitations based on defendant's absence from state, no SoL tolling based on brief
absences)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by
Senior Justice Mirabal     
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Anderson and Mirabal    
14-09-00568-CV  Jessica Zavadil v. Safeco Insurance Company of Ilinois   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle    

Bui v. METRO of Harris County (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 4, 2010)(per curiam
dismissal) (
attempted appeal from commissioners' award in condemnation case dismissed for
lack of jurisdiction)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam     
Before Justices Brock Yates, Seymore and Brown    
14-09-01064-CV  Ngocdung Thi Bui, et al v. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County    
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:  
R. Jack Cagle

Boss Hoss Cycles of Houston, LLC v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [14th
Dist.] Jan. 26, 2010)(Brown) (dealer agreement contract dispute relating to assignment of
retail installment contracts, obligation to repurchase assigned contracts, failure to furnish
evidence of perfection of security interest,
breach of agreement not excused)
AFFIRMED IN PART DISMISSED IN PART: Opinion by
Justice Brown        
14-08-00648-CV  Boss Hoss Cycles of Houston, LLC and David Cesshier v. Wells Fargo Bank,
N.A.   Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle    

Cantu v. Maher (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 25, 2009)(Seymore) (finding of discovery
abuse,  case groundless and brought in bad faith and for the purpose of harassment)(motion
for Frivolous and Groundless Appeal and Motion To Dismiss and Motion for Sanctions are
overruled)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Charles Seymore    
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Anderson and Seymore  
14-07-00584-CV  Tony Cantu v. John E. Maher, Thomas Tollett, and Tommy's Seafood
Steakhouse   Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle

Kurtzemann v. TDPS (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 6, 2009)(Radack)
(attempted
challenge to driver's license suspension; failure to pursue and exhaust
administrative remedies dooms judicial review suit)  
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Chief Justice Radack  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Taft and Sharp
01-08-00543-CV  David Kurtzemann v. Texas Department of Public Safety   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. R. Jack Cagle

Credigy Receivables, Inc v. Mahinay (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jun. 30, 2009  (op. by
Guzman) (court of appeals says
county court had jurisdiction over suit to confirm arbitration
award regardless of whether TAA or FAA applied)(dismissal reversed)  
REVERSED AND REMANDED: Opinion by
Justice Guzman    
Before Justices Brock Yates, Guzman and Sullivan  
14-07-01091-CV Credigy Receivables, Inc v. Alexander R. Mahinay  
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: R. Jack Cagle

FIA Card Services, NA f/k/a MBNA America Bank, NA v. Horn (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.]
Jun. 23, 2009)(Frost)(
suit to confirm arbitration award under FAA permitted in county court at
law, invocation of FAA not jurisdictionally barred)
Decision: TRIAL COURT REVERSED AND CASE  REMANDED:
Opinion by
Justice Frost     
Panel members: Justices Frost, Brown and Boyce   
14-08-00024-CV FIA Card Services, N.A. fka MBNA America Bank, N.A. v. Valicia M. Horn   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jack Cagle

FIA Card Srv's v. Sweet (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jun. 23, 2009)(Frost) (card issuer may
seek confirmation of arbitration award
entered under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in
state's county court)
Decision: TRIAL COURT REVERSED AND CASE  REMANDED: Opinion by Justice Frost     
Panel members: Justices Frost, Brown and Boyce   
14-08-00111-CV FIA Card Services, Et Al v. Gregory R. Sweet   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle

Gundogan v. Woodgrove Condominium Assoc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jun. 18, 2009)
(Op. By Keyes)(
suit for damages against Condo Assoc. re: maintainance, appeal from justice
court to county court, no appeals bond posted, appeal dismissed for lack of jurisdiction in
county court DWOJ)
VACATE TC JUDGMENT AND DISMISS CASE:
Opinion by
Justice Keyes   
Before Justices Jennings, Keyes and Higley  
01-07-00876-CV  Peter Kemal Gundogan v. Woodgrove Condominum
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. R. Jack Cagle

Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC v. Chatman (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jun. 16, 2009)
(Frost) (
suit to confirm arbitration award under FAA erroneously dismissed by trial court)
REVERSED AND REMANDED: Opinion by
Justice Frost  
Before Justices Frost, Brown and Boyce
14-08-00108-CV Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC v. Howard Chatman
Attorney for Appellant: Michael J. Adams
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle    

Symetra National Lif Ins. Co. v Rapid Settlements, Ltd. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Apr. 21,
2009)(Hedges) (
arbitration award vacated as violation of public policy, transfer of structured
settlement payments
)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by
Chief Justice Hedges  
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Anderson and Seymore
14-07-00880-CV Symetra National Life Insurance Company and Symetra Life Insurance
Company v. Rapid Settlements, LTD  
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle  

Crown Asset Management LLC v. Short (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 16, 2009)(Hanks)
(
MV note suit fails on summary judgment, inadequate documentation attached, declaratory
judgment on car ownership reversed, UDJA fees reversed, no judicial admission as to MV title)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT IN PART, REVERSE TC JUDGMENT IN PART, AND
RENDER JUDGMENT:
Opinion by
Justice Hanks   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Hanks  
01-08-00042-CV
Crown Asset Management, LLC v. Christopher B. Short  
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. R. Jack Cagle

In the instant case, the trial court's award of attorney's fees to Short for his declaratory
judgment action was inequitabl
Almeron v. T-Mobile West Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 19, 2009)(Yates) (appeal
from JP court
)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Brock Yates  
Before Justices Brock Yates, Seymore and Boyce
14-07-00524-CV Carlos Salmeron v. T-Mobile West Corporation
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
R. Jack Cagle  

Butler v. Hudson & Keyse (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 19, 2009)(Hudson)
(
credit card debt suit, account stated theory)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Hudson  
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Frost
14-07-00534-CV Paul A. Butler and Afton J. Butler v. Hudson & Keyse, L.L.C
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: R. Jack Cagle

Peterson v. Jansen (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 12, 2009)(Seymore)
(
homeowner law, dispute between neighbors, invasion of privacy, nuisance, elements of
breach of contract claim not proven, special exceptions, adverse possession).
AFFIRMED IN PART/REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by
Justice Seymore  
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Anderson and Seymore
14-07-00535-CV   Gary Peterson v. James Jansen and Vikki Jansen
Appeal from
Count Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: R. Jack Cagle  

Also see -> Older appellate decisions in cases from county court CCC#1
Hon. R. Jack Cagle - Appeals from
County Civil Court at Law No. 1 - CCCL#1 - Harris County
www.houston-opinions.com
Harris County Civil Courthouse | County Civil Courts at Law
CACTUS JACK CAGLE ON THE
CAMPAIGN TRAIL
(in his own
words) (REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT)
"I’m Judge R. Jack Cagle. I’ve been your
judge in Harris County Civil Court-at-Law
No. 1 since November 2000. It’s been an
honor to serve you and the community
where I’ve reared my family.
Welcome to the Internet home of my
campaign. Check back with us often for
updates and campaign news."
See --> Campaign web site  (with on-the-
job photo - white shirt, no robe)
Campaign Bio with family pic)  
Gavel Campaign Slogan:
Respect for
the Law - Respect for Litigants

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES /
OPPONENT(s)
(contested primary
race for this bench)

Erica M. Graham, Democrat
See ->
Campaign web site (with photo of
candidate, gavel-wielding)
From her site:
"Erica Graham is running for Harris County Civil
Court-at-Law Position #1 to contribute to the
improvement of the civil justice system. She
believes the people of Harris County deserve
judges who are committed to providing the best
quality service they can to the people they serve.
She also believes the judiciary should reflect the
community it serves and should emphasize
fairness and impartiality.
Erica Graham brings years of civil litigation
experience, community service and diversity to the
Harris County Civil Court-at-Law #1 position. She is
committed to customer service -- running a well
organized and efficient courtroom, minimizing
docket backlog, and reducing the time between the
filing of a case and its final adjudication. She
believes that every citizen, plaintiff and defendant,
has a right to have his or her case heard before a
fair and unbiased judge.
It is imperative that the Harris County judiciary
garner the confidence and trust of the community
which it serves. To that end, Erica Graham’s
allegiance and first priority is to uphold the law. She
will strive to ensure that the relevant rule of law is
applied fairly and consistently to the facts of each
case. Erica Graham is dedicated to running an
even-handed court, where every member of the
community is treated fairly and justice is served
with a spirit of excellence."

Also see
Erica Graham Judicial Q&A (Off the Kuff)

Steven Reilley, Democrat
Campaign web site
Candidate billing (from web site):
A Democrat with Experience.
Experience in the Courthouse. Experience as a
Democrat. Experience serving our Community.
A well-qualified litigator with an active practice,
Steve Reilley will bring a depth of experience
needed in our county civil courts.

* Lead Counsel on nearly 2,000 cases
representing plaintiffs and defendants
* Founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C., a
recognized litigation firm
* A certified mediator, having participated in over
500 mediations as a neutral or advocate for his
own clients
* Trial experience in state and federal court—
including the very court for which he is running

Steve understands the need for judges who
respect jurors’ time, intelligence, and decisions.
Vote to restore trust in our courts. Vote for the
candidate whose experience sets him above the
rest. Vote for Steve Reilley in the March 2nd
Democratic Primary!

Reilley partner profile on firm web site


Harris County Dems web page for 2010
Judicial Candidates (with photos)

CIVIL COUNTY COURTS AT LAW
HCCCL#1 Judge R. Jack Cagle
HCCCL#2 Judge Jacqueline Lucci-Smith
HCCCL#3 Judge Linda Storey
HCCCL$5 Judge Roberta Lloyd  

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES
IN HARRIS COUNTY
11th  Judge Mike Miller (2009)
11th  Judge Mark Davidson (former)  
55th Judge Jeffrey A. Shadwick
(elected 2010)
55th  
Judge Dion Ramos (former, elected 2008)
55th  Judge Jeff Shadwick (former, appointed)
55th  Judge Jeff Brown (former)
61st  Judge Al Bennet (2009)
61st  Judge John Donovan (former)
80th  Judge Larry Weiman (2009)
80th  Judge Lynn Bradshaw-Hull (former)
113th  Judge Patricia Hancock
125th  Judge Kyle Carter (2009)
125th  Judge John Coselli (former)
127th  Judge R. K. Sandill (2009)
127th  Judge Sharolyn Wood (former)
129th  Judge Michael Gomez (2009)
129th  Judge Grant Dorfman (former)
133th  Judge Jaclanel McFarland (2009)
133th  Judge Lamar McCorkle (former)
151st   Judge Mike Engelhart (2009)
151st   Judge Caroline E. Baker (former)
152nd  Judge Robert Schaffer (2009)
152nd  Judge Kenneth Wise (former)
157th   Judge Randall ("Randy") Wilson
164th   Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan (2009)
164th   Judge Martha Hill Jamison (former)
165th   Judge Josefina Muniz Rendon (2009)
165th   Judge Elizabeth Ray (former)
189th   Judge Bill Burke
190th   Judge Patricia Kerrigan (reelected 2008)
190th   Jennifer W. Elrod (former, now on 5th Cir)
215th   
Judge Steven E. Kirkland (2009)
215th   Judge Levi Benton (former)
234th   Judge Reece Rondon
269th   Judge Dan Hinde (appointed 2008)
269th   John T. Wooldridge (resigned 2008)
270th   Judge Brent Gamble
280th   Judge Tony Lindsay (former) --> Family Court
281st   
Judge Sylvia Matthews (appointed 2008)
281st   Judge David J. Bernal (resigned 2008)
295th   Judge Caroline Baker (appointed Dec. 2009)
295th   Judge Tracy E. Christopher (former)
333rd  Joseph J. "Tad" Halbach Jr.(reelected 2008)
334th  Judge Sharon McCally (reelected 2008)  

FAMILY COURT JUDGES

245th Judge Roy Moore
246th
Judge Jim York
247th Judge Bonnie Crane Hellums
257th Judge Judy Warne
308th Judge James Lombardino
309th Judge Sheri Y. Dean
310th
Judge Lisa Millard
311th Judge Denise Pratt
312th Judge David Farr
280th [domestic violence/protective order court] Judge
Lynn Bradshaw-Hull

JUVENILE COURT JUDGES

313th District Court        Judge Glenn Devlin  
314th District Court        Judge John Franklin Philip
315th District Court        Mike H. Schneider, Jr.