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In re Tuam Pham (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] March 4, 2010)(Hedges)(arbitration mandamus granted in
lawyer-client dispute)      
MOTION OR WRIT GRANTED: Opinion by
Chief Justice Adele Hedges     
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Seymore and Sullivan    
14-09-00387-CV  In Re Steven Tuam Pham    
Appeal from 215th District Court of Harris County
Dissenting Opinion by Justice Seymore In re Tuam Pham (public policy concerns regarding enforcement
of attorney-client arbitration agreements)       

Samson v. Manley (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Oct. 6, 2009)(Anderson)
(
client' suit against his lawyers and opposing counsel, summary judgment on multiple causes of actions
affirmed, underlying suit:
workers compensation suit)  
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Anderson  
Before Justices Anderson, Guzman and Boyce
14-07-01085-CV  Fred Samson v. James Manley and Don Jackson   
Appeal from 125th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
John A. Coselli  

Cantu v. Dominguez (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist] Sep. 10, 2009)(Brown)
(
vix lit declaration - no security posted, suit against attorney, jurisdictional limits of county court)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by
Justice Brown   
Before Justices Seymore, Brown and Sullivan  
14-08-00156-CV  Tony Cantu and Elsa Cantu v. Ben Dominguez   
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Roberta Anne Lloyd

Cobbs v. Stern, Miller & Higdon (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jul. 2, 2009)(Alcala)
(
denial of special appearance reversed in interlocutory appeal, attorney-client disputes and litigation,
void or voidable contract, solicitation of clients contingency fee agreement as against public policy, affidavit
testimony by interested witness, interlocutory appeal-special appearance)
REVERSE TRIAL COURT JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by
Justice Alcala     
Before Justices Jennings, Alcala and Higley   
01-09-00112-CV  John L. Cobbs v. Stern, Miller & Higdon   
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Michael Engelhart   

Anglo-Dutch Petroleum International, Inc. v. Greenberg Peden, PC (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Aug 26,
2008)(Boyce) (attorney-client fee dispute, contingency fee agreement)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Boyce   
Before Justices Hudson, Fowler and Boyce)
14-07-00343-CV        Anglo-Dutch Petroleum International, Inc. and Anglo-Dutch (TENGE) L.L.C. v. Greenberg
Peden, P.C. and Gerard J. Swonke Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: John J. Donovan

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