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These are recent decisions of the Court. For completeness, this list includes those for which a motion for rehearing has been filed.

Docket Case Name Decision Date
12-0657 ASHISH PATEL, ANVERALI SATANI, NAZIRA MOMIN, MINAZ CHAMADIA, AND VIJAY LAKSHMI YOGI v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION, ET AL. 2015-06-26
15-0205 IN RE DAVID DOW 2015-06-26
14-0465 MCGINNES INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE CORPORATION v. THE PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY AND THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY 2015-06-26
14-0346 BARBARA D. COSGROVE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE TRUSTEE OF THE CHARLES AND BARBARA COSGROVE FAMILY REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST v. MICHAEL CADE AND BILLIE CADE 2015-06-26
13-1026 ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY, & WILLIAMS, LLP v. FRANCISCO "FRANK" LOPEZ 2015-06-26
13-0867 LAURA BEEMAN AND JANET LOCK v. BRAD LIVINGSTON, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2015-06-26
13-0861 CANTEY HANGER, LLP v. PHILIP GREGORY BYRD, LUCY LEASING CO., L.L.C., AND PGB AIR, INC. 2015-06-26
13-0745 GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP v. KEN PAXTON, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL; AND JIM JENKINS 2015-06-26
11-0114 STATE OF TEXAS v. ANGELIQUE NAYLOR AND SABINA DALY 2015-06-19
12-1007 THE BOEING COMPANY AND THE GREATER KELLY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY N/K/A THE PORT AUTHORITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS 2015-06-19
13-0947 EDITH SUAREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SURVIVING PARENT OF A.S. AND S.S., DECEASED, AND AS SURVIVING SPOUSE OF HECTOR SUAREZ, DECEASED v. THE CITY OF TEXAS CITY, TEXAS 2015-06-19
13-0047 ALLEN MARK DACUS, ELIZABETH C. PEREZ, AND REV. ROBERT JEFFERSON v. ANNISE D. PARKER AND CITY OF HOUSTON 2015-06-12
14-0302 CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. AND CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. v. MARTHA ROWAN HYDER, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX AND TRUSTEE UNDER THE WILL OF ELTON M. HYDER, JR., DECEASED, AND AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE ELTON M. HYDER JR. RESIDUARY TRUST, AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE ELTON M. HYDER JR. MARITAL TRUST; BRENT ROWAN HY 2015-06-12
14-0272 SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY v. MAXIMINA LOPEZ, BENEFICIARY OF CANDELARIO LOPEZ, DECEASED 2015-06-12
14-0216 RANDY AUSTIN v. KROGER TEXAS, L.P. 2015-06-12
14-0067 MIRTA ZORRILLA v. AYPCO CONSTRUCTION II, LLC AND JOSE LUIS MUNOZ 2015-06-12
13-0709 ROBERT VALDEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF PIERRE V. BERNARD, DECEASED, AND FIDELITY AND CASUALTY COMPANY OF NEW YORK v. DAVID HOLLENBECK, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF PIERRE V. BERNARD, DECEASED, WILL FRANCES BARON, JOHN BERNARD BARON, BERNARD RAE BERNARD BOX, DARYL BERNARD, MARCUS BERNARD, BARBARA STREFF GRACHEK, PAM STREFF MYERS, STEVE STR 2015-06-12
13-0597 PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY v. TORCH ENERGY ADVISORS INCORPORATED 2015-06-12
13-0596 KACHINA PIPELINE COMPANY, INC. v. MICHAEL D. LILLIS 2015-06-12
13-0303 HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AND HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS v. EDWARD A. AND NORMA KERR, ET AL. 2015-06-12
12-0045 ROBERT WAYNE SNEED, JAMES H. TICHENOR, FRED WOLGEL, JAMES F. O’DONNELL, TEXAS UNITED CORPORATION, AND UNITED SALT CORPORATION v. LLOYD P. WEBRE, JR., INDIVIDUALLY AND DERIVATIVELY ON BEHALF OF TEXAS UNITED CORPORATION AND UNITED SALT CORPORATION 2015-05-29
13-0053 STATE OF TEXAS v. CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC. 2015-04-24
13-0978 JLG TRUCKING, LLC v. LAUREN R. GARZA 2015-04-24
13-1014 RANDOL MILL PHARMACY, KVG ENTERPRISES, INC., GARY G. DALEY, JOHN WAYNE BAILEY, JAMES ROBERT FORSYTHE, KEVIN LYNN HEIDE, JULIE KNOWLTON LUBBERT, AND CARA MORRELL v. STACEY MILLER AND RANDY MILLER 2015-04-24
12-0255 GENE E. PHILLIPS, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A PHILLIPS OIL INTERESTS, LLC, EURENERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION, SYNTEK WEST, INC., CABELTEL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, NATRON INVESTMENTS, A&B CAPITAL CORPORATION, SOUTHMARK CORPORATION, BASIC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC v. CARLTON ENERGY GROUP, LLC 2015-05-08
13-0080 RSUI INDEMNITY COMPANY v. THE LYND COMPANY 2015-05-08
14-0095 WAYNE VENTLING v. PATRICIA M. JOHNSON 2015-05-08
13-0126 NABORS WELL SERVICES, LTD. AND JOE FUENTES v. ARMANDO LOERA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEFINA LOERA, JOINED BY MORAYMA LOERA 2015-03-20
13-0338 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON v. SANDRA WILLIAMS AND STEVE WILLIAMS 2015-03-20
13-0497 G.T. LEACH BUILDERS, LLC, ET AL. v. SAPPHIRE V.P., LP 2015-03-20
13-0515 JOHN KLUMB, VERONICA MCCLELLAND, VIVIAN MONTEJANO, JOHN GONZALEZ, ANITA ROBLES, AND CHARMAINE PILGRIM, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND THE CITY OF HOUSTON v. HOUSTON MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES PENSION SYSTEM, BARBARA CHELETTE, DAVID L. LONG, LENARD POLK, ROY SANCHEZ, AND LONNIE VARA 2015-03-20
13-0584 SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE, L.P. D/B/A AT&T TEXAS v. ED EMMETT, EL FRANCO LEE, JACK MORMAN, STEVE RADACK, AND R. JACK CAGLE, AS MEMBERS OF THE HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT; MICHAEL MARCOTTE, AS DIRECTOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING; AND CITY OF HOUSTON 2015-03-20
14-0015 RANDALL KALLINEN AND PAUL KUBOSH v. THE CITY OF HOUSTON 2015-03-20
14-0177 IN RE MICHAEL ALLYN CONNER AND IESI SOLID WASTE SERVICES 2015-03-20
14-0500 DORIS VIRGINIA MCGREGOR STRIBLING, MARTHA LEE MCGREGOR, AND FRANK BOBBITT MCGREGOR, JR. v. MILLICAN DPC PARTNERS, LP, AND PEACH CREEK PARTNERS, LTD. 2015-03-20
13-0337 PLAINSCAPITAL BANK v. WILLIAM MARTIN 2015-03-27
12-0946 IN RE BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC 2015-04-24
13-0593 TEXAS STUDENT HOUSING AUTHORITY v. BRAZOS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARD FOR BRAZOS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2015-04-24
13-0605 BROWN & GAY ENGINEERING, INC. v. ZULEIMA OLIVARES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PEDRO OLIVARES, JR., & PEDRO OLIVARES 2015-04-24
13-0711 JAW THE POINTE, L.L.C. v. LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY 2015-04-24
13-0750 VERNCO CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. DAVID NELSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A COLLECTIVE CONTRACTING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP; AND E.E. HOOD & SONS, INC. 2015-04-24
13-0926 MATTHEW LIPPINCOTT AND CREG PARKS v. WARREN WHISENHUNT 2015-04-24
13-0928 IN RE STEVEN LIPSKY 2015-04-24
13-0966 SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM v. DEBRA NICHOLAS 2015-04-24
14-0048 WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY AND GARY SPEARS v. RASHEED REFAEY 2015-04-24
14-0353 MELISSA VAN NESS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT OF FRIEND, AN HEIR AT LAW, AND A SURVIVING PARENT OF NICHOLAS VAN NESS, RONALD VAN NESS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF, AN HEIR AT LAW, AND A SURVIVING PARENT OF NICHOLAS VAN NESS, AND ESTATE OF NICHOLAS VAN v. ETMC FIRST PHYSICIANS & KRISTIN AULT, D.O. 2015-04-24
13-0439 LEZLEA ROSS v. ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL 2015-05-01
12-0987 GHARDA USA, INC. AND GHARDA CHEMICALS, LTD. v. CONTROL SOLUTIONS, INC., UNITED PHOSPHORUS, INC., AND MARK BOYD 2015-05-08
13-0042 GENIE INDUSTRIES, INC. v. RICKY MATAK, BELINDA MATAK AND MISTY SONNIER, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF WALTER PETE LOGAN MATAK, DECEASED 2015-05-08
13-0175 MAGDALENA ADRIENNA ABUTAHOUN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HEIRS AND ESTATE OF ROBERT WAYNE HENDERSON, DECEASED, AND TANYA ELAINE HENDERSON, INDIVIDUALLY IN HER OWN RIGHT AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF Z.Z.H., A MINOR v. THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 2015-05-08
13-0795 CITY OF DALLAS v. TCI WEST END, INC. 2015-05-08
14-0107 CUAHUTEMOC ("TIM") GONZALEZ v. ERMA GONZALES RAMIREZ, INDIVIDUALLY, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND RAMIREZ, DECEASED, AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF R.L.R., J.R., M.R., R.R., AND D.R., MINOR CHILDREN; JANIE CROSBY; AND SAMUEL LEE JACKSON, INDIVIDUALLY, AS NEXT FRIEND OF T.C.J., A MI 2015-05-08
14-0122 LIFE PARTNERS, INC. AND MILKIE/FERGUSON INVESTMENT, INC. v. MICHAEL ARNOLD, JANET ARNOLD, STEVE SOUTH AS TRUSTEE AND ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTH LIVING TRUST, JOHN S. FERRIS, M.D., CHRISTINE DUNCAN, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED 2015-05-08
14-0175 IN RE LONGVIEW ENERGY COMPANY AND IN RE HUFF ENERGY FUND, L.P., AND RILEY-HUFF ENERGY GROUP, LLC 2015-05-08
14-0214 ANDREWS COUNTY, TEXAS, ANDREWS INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION, AND ANDREWS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE v. SIERRA CLUB 2015-05-08
14-0536 JESUS RUBEN MOLINA v. ELIAS ALVARADO 2015-05-08
13-0552 SHELL OIL COMPANY AND SHELL INTERNATIONAL, E&P, INC. v. ROBERT WRITT 2015-05-15
14-0171 IN RE MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL SYSTEM; MEMORIAL HERMANN PHYSICIAN NETWORK; MICHAEL MACRIS, M.D.; MICHAEL MACRIS, M.D., P.A.; AND KEITH ALEXANDER 2015-05-22
11-0481 ATKINS NORTH AMERICA, INC. F/K/A POST, BUCKLEY, SCHUH & JERNIGAN, INC., PBS&J CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. AND YU-CHUN SU, P.E. v. CCE, INC. 2015-06-12