Jeff Brown - CoA Justice - 14th Dist. in Houston
Appellate Opinions by Justice Jeff Brown
(Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] 2010)
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IN 2008 JUDICIAL ELECTIONS
REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT JEFF
BROWN SURVIVED CONTEST FOR
APPELLATE BENCH (Place 4)

Republican Incumbent Jeff Brown
vs.
Democratic Challenger Bert Moser
[hyperlink deleted as campaign website has been taken down]

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ALIASES:
Alternative versions of Hon. Brown's name:
Jeffrey Vincent Brown, Jeffrey Brown,
Jeff Brown

PROFILE | RESUME | CV:
Justice Brown's official bio and photo (with robe)
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BRIEFING ATTORNEY
Justice Brown inherited the briefing attorney from
Hon. Harvey Hudson, his predecessor on the
appellate bench:
Rachel Anthony  (see bio)
Also see Attorney Anthony's SBOT Profile

JUSTICE BROWN NEWS
Sep. 8, 2009. Justice Jeff Brown announces as
candidate for race to fill Supreme Court seat to be
vacated by Justice O'Neill, who is not seeking
re-election.
Fellow Justice Judge New Colleague; decide appeal
from case from trial court judge Jeff Brown
Justice (former judge) Jeff Brown reversed in medical
malpractice case

CAREER PATH
Gov's appointment blurb for the press
Jeff Shadwick replaces Jeff Brown as judge of the 55th
District Court

2008 JUDICIAL CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS
In order to keep his seat on the court (Place 4)
Republican Perry Appointee Jeff Brown had to win in
the 2008 general election. He did. Brown's
unsuccessful Democratic opponent in the Fall election
was Attorney
Bert C. Moser

RECENT OPINIONS IN CIVIL APPEALS
WRITTEN BY JUSTICE JEFF BROWN
Also see
--> 2009 Opinions by Justice Jeff Brown

9/9/09 News: Jeff Brown will be running for
Texas Supreme Court seat to be vacated by
retiring
Justice Harriet O'Neill.

Jensen v. Jensen (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 23, 2010)(Brown) (divorce property division,
foreign spouse, international aspects of family/divorce law)((divorce property division affirmed)
(
community vs. separate property, reimbursement claim)
Appellant Tammy C. Jensen appeals the property division in a divorce case.  Tammy contends that the evidence does
not support several of the trial court’s findings of fact and that these findings resulted in a manifestly unjust and unfair
property division.  She also contends that the trial court abused its discretion by awarding Barry Jensen one-half of the
shares of stock from one of her accounts while allocating all of the associated debt to her and by denying her claim for
reimbursement of her separate funds used for the down payment on their residence.  We affirm.
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Jeff Brown     
Before Justices Brock Yates, Frost and Brown    
14-08-00221-CV  Tammy C. Jensen v. Barry Dale Jensen   
Appeal from 328th District Court of Fort Bend County
Trial Court Judge: Ronald R. Pope

Giannakopulos v. Eris (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 9, 2010)(Brown)
(
presentment of claim as condition precedent in attorney's fees claim based on breach of contract)  
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Jeff Brown  
Before Justices Brock Yates, Frost and Brown    
14-08-00566-CV  Illas Giannakopulos v. Bill Eris    
Appeal from 295th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Tracy Christopher

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 Jeff 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    

Fernandez v. Vazquez Bustamante (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 21, 2010)(Brown)
DISMISSED: Opinion by Justice Jeff Brown     
14-08-00990-CV  Ana Cristina Fernandez v. Rosa Maria Vazquez Bustamante    
In Re Estate of Ortiz-Vasquez (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 21, 2010)(Brown)
(probate venue mandamus denied)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Opinion by Justice Brown     
14-08-01035-CV  In Re Estate of Jose Francisco Ortiz-Vasquez. a/k/a Jose F. Ortiz, a/k/a Jose
Francisco Ortiz, a/k/a Francisco Ortiz, Deceased
Appeal from
Probate Court No 2 of Harris County

Mullins v. Briarwick Condo Owners Ass'n (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 24, 2009)(Brown)
(
premises liability, falling object)(sanctions for discovery violations)  
(hindrance of the discovery process justified a presumption her claims lacked merit, the trial court did test and
consider lesser sanctions, the sanction was not too severe given the circumstances of the case, and the sanction
was not based solely on litigant's failure to produce documents)  
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Jeff Brown      
Before Justices Seymore, Brown and Sullivan  
14-08-00129-CV  Susan McGee Mullins v. Briarwick Condominium Owners Association, Inc and KRJ Management,
Inc    
Appeal from 80th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
LYNN M. BRADSHAW-HULL

Information Services Group, Inc. v. Rawlinson (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 5, 2009)(Brown) (accelerated,
interlocutory appeal from the trial court’s order granting appellee’s special appearance)(defendant found to lack
sufficient minimum contacts to support the assertion of specific jurisdiction)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Jeff Brown    
Before Justices Brock Yates, Frost and Brown  
14-09-00242-CV  Information Services Group, Inc., Technology Partners International, Inc. and TPI Eurosourcing, L.L.
C. v. Tony Rawlinson   
Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Al Bennett

In Re Jacobs, MD (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Oct. 20, 2009)(Brown)
(
proper scope of net worth discovery when exemplary damages are sought for gross negligence)
GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART: Opinion by
Justice Brown      
Before Justices Brown, Boyce and Sullivan  
14-09-00123-CV  In Re Mark A. Jacobs, M.D., and Debra C. Gunn, M.D., and Obstetrical and Gynecologist Associates,
P.A.    Appeal from Probate Court No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Michael James Wood
Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by Justice Sullivan in In Re Jacobs, MD       


Also see--> 2009 Opinions by Justices Brown of the 14th Court of Appeals   
OPINION OUTPUT:
Justice Jeffrey V. Brown wrote 129 opinions in Fiscal Year 2008-2009.
This number breaks down into 59 signed opinions on the merits, 65 per curiam opinions, and
five other opinions. Brown did not dissent or concur even once during that time period.
Also see --> 2008 Opinions by Justices Jeff Brown in Civil Appeals   
Also see -->
Hon. Jeff's Brown's recent appellate record as 55th District Court Judge
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HOUSTON JUSTICES
1st and 14th Court of Appeals

Justice Alcala, Elsa
Justice Anderson, John
Justice Bland, Jane
Justice Brown, Jeff
Justice Boyce, William (Bill)  
Justice Christopher, Tracy
Justice Edelman, Richard (former)
Justice Fowler, Wanda (former)
Justice Frost, Kem Thompson
Justice Guzman, Eva
Justice Hanks, George C., Jr.
Chief Justice Hedges, Adele
Justice Higley, Laura Carter
Justice Hudson, Harvey J. (former)
Justice Jennings, Terry
Justice Keyes, Evelyn
Justice Massengale, Michael
Justice Nuchia, Sam (former)
Chief Justice Radack, Sherry
Justice Seymore, Charles
Justice Sharp, Jim
Justice Sullivan, Kent
Justice Taft, Timothy (Tim)(former)
Justice Yates, Leslie Brock

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