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SOME APPEALS FROM JUDGE LUCCI-SMITH'S COURT

Speck v. First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Houston (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 3,
2009)(Bland) (
construction law, nonpayment claim for services, quantum meruit, unjust
enrichment, sworn account, JNOV)(insufficient record for appeal)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Bland  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale    
01-09-00605-CV  Pat K. Speck v. First Evangelical Luthern Church of Houston and Dry Bones
Coffee House Inc. and Dry Bones Coffee House    
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:  
Jacqueline Lucci-Smith

In re Houston Auto M. Importers North, Ltd. (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Dec. 3, 2009)
(Radack)  (
Mandamus granted re: order denying motion to compel arbitration)
GRANT PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by
Chief Justice Radack  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale    
01-09-00625-CV  In re Houston Auto M. Importers North, LTD. D/B/A Mercedes-Benz of
Houston North    Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Jaclanel M. McFarland

Bejjani v. TRC Services, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 19, 2009)(Boyce)
(
DTPA car repair, foreclosure of mechanic's lien, segregation of attorney’s fees)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Boyce  
Before Justices Anderson, Frost and Boyce   
14-08-00750-CV   Khalil Bejjani, Individually and dba Bejjani Enterprises, Inc., and dba Bejjani
Automotive Group, Inc., and dba Toyex Bimmer Sales & Services and dba Toyex/Bimmer;
Bejjani Enterprises, Inc., Individually, Et al v. TRC Services, Inc.   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Jacqueline Lucci-Smith

City of Houston v. HS Tejas, Ltd. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Oct. 22, 2009)(Massengale)
(
inverse condemnation, regulatory takings claim, plea to the jurisdiction proper, ripeness issue,
opportunity to amend)
REVERSE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TRIAL COURT FOR FURTHER
PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by
Justice Massengale    
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale
01-09-00393-CV   City of Houston v. HS Tejas, Ltd   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Court of Appeals Confirms that Credit Card Debt Suits Is Not Viable as Sworn Account Suit
Resurgence Financial, LLC v. Lawrence (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Oct. 8, 2009)(Radack)
(
credit card debt suit not properly brought as sworn account suit under Rule 185, damages not
proven)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Chief Justice Radack   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Bland and Massengale
01-08-00341-CV  Resurgence Financial, L.L.C. v. James T. Lawrence   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Simmons v. Hollyview Apartments (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Sep. 24, 2009)
(
eviction appeal, attorneys fees in forcible entry and detainer case)  
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Terry Jennings  
Before Justices Jennings, Higley and Sharp   
01-08-00231-CV  Gregory Simmons v. Hollyview Apartments   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Lefoumba v. Legend Classic Homes, Ltd (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Sep. 17, 2009)
(Sullivan) (
challenge to arbitration award that reduced attorney's fees rejected) )(confirmation /
modification / vacature of arb award)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Sullivan    
Before Justices Seymore, Brown and Sullivan  
14-08-00243-CV Claude Lefoumba v. Legend Classic Homes, LTD and Legend Home Corp.   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Jacqueline Lucci-Smith

Schuring v. Kingwood Horsemen's Association (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jul. 23, 2009)
(Bland) (
no jurisdiction over further appeal from eviction appeal to county court from JP court
involving nonresidential premises, here horse stall)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by
Justice Bland   
Before Justices Keyes, Hanks and Bland  
01-08-00760-CV  Thomas G. Schuring, Rose Schuring v. Kingwood Horsemen's Association   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Midland Funding, LLC v. Chafi (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jul. 16, 2009)
(
debt suit; per curiam dismissal per settlement)   
DISMISSED: Per Curiam    
Before Justices Seymore, Brown and Sullivan  
14-09-00504-CV  Midland Funding, LLC v. Fariborz Chafi  
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Jacqueline Lucci-Smith

Summary Judgment in HOA Suit Reversed: Association failed to prove damages and
attorneys fees
McGlown v. Ashford Park (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jun. 11, 2009)(Bland)
(
home owners association not entitled to summary judgment; failure to prove damages and
attorney's fees,
missing summary judgment exhibit)
attorney fee award in summary judgment proceeding not proper if amount disputed)  
REVERSE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TRIAL COURT FOR FURTHER
PROCEEDINGS:   
Opinion by
Justice Jane Bland
Before Justices Taft, Bland and Sharp
01-08-00619-CV Willie McGlown Jr. v. Ashford Park, et al.
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith  

Post-judgment Motion was not timely filed, and thus did not extend appellate deadline
Figueroa v. Davis (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 2, 2009)(Radack)
(untimley
motion for new trial, notice of appeal, dismissal for lack of jurisdiction, DWOJ)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack   
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Hanks
01-07-01109-CV  Maria C. Figueroa v. Edgar Davis  
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith

In re Nelson (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Mar. 31, 2009)(per curiam)
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Hanks
01-09-00249-CV In re Javanda Nelson
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Jacqueline Lucci Smith

Hanley v. DNW of Houston, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Mar. 19, 2009 (Keyes)
(contract claim)
AFFIRM TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes  
Before Justices Jennings, Keyes and Higley
01-07-00909-CV Ron Hanley v. DNW of Houston Inc.
Appeal from
County Civil Ct at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith  

Also see -> Older appellate decisions in cases from County Court CCCL#2

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Hon. Jacqueline Lucci Smith - Recent Appeals
from the County Civil Court at Law No. 2 - CCCL#2 - Harris County
www.houston-opinions.com
Harris County Civil Courthouse | County Civil Courts at Law
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DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY
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OPPONENT(S) IN GENERAL
ELECTION FOR THIS POSITION:

Damian E. LaCroix (profile page)

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CIVIL COUNTY COURTS AT LAW
HCCCL#1 Judge R. Jack Cagle (resigned)
HCCCL#2 Judge Jacqueline Lucci-Smith
HCCCL#3 Judge Linda Storey
HCCCL#4 Judge Roberta Lloyd  

CIVIL DISTRICT COURTS
AND JUDGES IN HARRIS COUNTY
11th  Judge Mike Miller (2009)
11th  Judge Mark Davidson (former)  
55th  
Judge Dion Ramos (elected 2008)
55th  Judge Jeff Shadwick (former)
55th  Judge Jeff Brown (former)
61st  Judge Al Bennet (2009)
61st  Judge John Donovan (former)
80th  Judge Larry Weiman (2009)
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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)
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133th  Judge Lamar McCorkle (former)
151st   Judge Mike Engelhart (2009)
151st   Judge Caroline E. Baker (former)
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189th   Judge Bill Burke
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190th   Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod (now on 5th Cir)
215th   
Judge Steven E. Kirkland (2009)
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234th   Judge Reece Rondon
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replacing
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245th Judge Annette Kuntz
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257th Judge Judy Warne
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JUVENILE JUSTICE COURTS
313th Judge Patrick Scott Shelton (Pat)
314th Judge John Franklin Philip
315th Judge Mike H. Schneider, Jr.
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PROBATE COURTS
Probate Court No. 1: Judge Kathy Stone (2009)
Probate Court No. 2: Judge Mike Wood
Probate Court No. 3: Judge Rory R. Olsen
Probate CT. No. 4: Judge William C. McCulloch