Opinions from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals (Houston)
March 2007

Decision / Opinion Release Dates:

March 1, March 6, March 8, March 13, March 14, March 15, March 20, March 22, March 29, 2007


Case Table: Appeals With Signed or Per Curiam Opinions Released March 2007

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Criminal Appeals decided by the 14th Court of Appeals March 2007  

Scott v. Correctional Officer Smith (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Fowler)(reinstatement)
Nova Info Systems v. Nidhi (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Anderson)(BoC, credit card
processing)
Nitsche v. Teams of Texas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Anderson)(bill of review, mold
water damage claim)
Rogers v. Texas Sterling Construction (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Yates)(premises
liability, death)
Jamilah v. Washington Mutual Bank (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
BDB Interests v. Arcadia Financial (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Yates)(summary
judgment, auto, financing)
In Re Rapid Settlements (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam denial)(arbitration
mandamus
)
Regan v. Homecomings Financial Network (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam
dismissal)
El Naggar Fine Arts Furniture v. General American Ins. Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29,
2007)(per curiam dismissal)(also see earlier opinion)
Viteri v. Gobeli (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
In Interest of TTC (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
In Re North American Reserve Corps (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam
dismissal)
Suire v. Suire (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
Purvey v. Celebrity Entertainment (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(dismissal)
Ex Parte Minnfee (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
In re Bliss (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam denial)
In Re Hayes (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(per curiam denial)

Lewis v. Marina Bay Trucks (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Anderson)(summary
judgment)
Arguelless v. KBR (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Frost)
Rowlands v. Unifund CCR (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Frost)
Green v. Alford (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Hudson) (negligence, official immunity)
Carrasco v. City of  Alvin (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Guzman)
McReynolds v Elston (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Yates)
Powells v. Nova Factor, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Fowler)
William Frances
Harris v. Aames Capital Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 22, 2007)(Hedges)
Texas Department of Public Safety v. Collmorgen (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 22, 2007)(Fowler)
In Interest of M.A. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 22, 2007)(per curiam)(missed deadline)
Okonkwo v. Washington Mutual Bank (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 15, 2007)(Seymore)
Mojtahedi v. BHV Realty (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 15, 2007)(Frost)
Belteton v. Desco Steel Erectors and Concrete, Inc (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 13,
2007)(Hedges)
Broesche v. Jacobson (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Yates)
Marketing, Inc., Coastal v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.]
Mar. 8, 2007)(Guzman)
Sturm v. Muens (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Edelman)
Sturm v. Muens (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Dissent by Frost)
In the Interest of HRM (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Seymore)
CDI Engineering Group v. Administrative Exchange (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8,
2007)(Seymore)
Weinberger v. Longer (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Seymore)
In the Matter of AAL (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Frost)
Michael Skadden v. Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)
Michael Skadden aka Michael James Skadden, Relator v. Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (Tex.App.-
Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)(supplemental opinion by Frost)
Silver Lion, Inc. v. Esperanza Martinez (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)
Michael Urban v. Paulette Barker, Et Al (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)
In Re: Khalil Khalil (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)
In Re: Crystal Doyle (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)
In Re: Oralia Acosta (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 6, 2007)(jurisdictional dismissal)
Martin v. State of Texas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)
(mental health examination, criminal conduct)
Gabas v. City of Houston (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam dismissal based on
settlement)
Hunter v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per
curiam dismissal)
Truestar Petroleum Corp v. Burns (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
In Re Robert Fountain (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam)(mandamus denied)
X-Ray X-Press Corp. v. Markette (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam)

Civil and Criminal Cases Decided March 2007 (case details including disposition info)

March 29, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Scott v. Correctional Officer Smith (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2008)(Fowler)
(
motion to reinstate, dismissal reversed, notice)
REVERSED AND REMANDED: Opinion by Justice Fowler
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-05-00409-CV Michael Scott v. Correctional Officer Smith and Correctional Officer John Doe
Appeal from 240th District Court of Fort Bend County (Judge Thomas Ralph Culver)

Nova Information System (Tex. App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2008)(Anderson)
(commercial law, credit card processing, breach of contract)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Anderson
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Guzman
14-05-00845-CV Nova Information Systems Inc., Et Al v. Nidhi and Roneil Inc. d/b/a PIC N PAC
Appeal from Co Ct at Law No 3 & Probate Ct of Brazoria County (Judge's name not shown on docket)

Nitsche v. Teams of Texas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007)(Anderson) (bill of review
denied,
water damage mold claim, no third party beneficiary claim, no valid basis for appeal)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Anderson
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Guzman
14-05-00876-CV Cynthia Nitzsche and Stephen Nitzsche v. Teams of Texas
Appeal from 164th District Court of Harris County (Martha Hill Jamison)

Rogers v. Texas Sterling Construction, LP (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2007) (Yates)
(
wrongful death, summary judgment for defendant, duty, premises liability, control)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Brock Yates
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-05-01061-CV David Rogers, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Leroy Brown v.
Texas Sterling Construction, L.P. a/k/a Texas Sterling Construction Inc. a/k/a Texas Sterling, L.P.
Appeal from 55th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Jeff Brown)

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-06-00013-CV Maryam Jamilah v. Washington Mutual Bank, FA
Appeal from Co Ct at Law No 3 & Probate Ct of Brazoria County

BDB Interests, LC v. Arcadia Finanical Ltd. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 29, 2008)(Yates)
(commercial law, auto financing, breach of contract)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Brock Yates
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Seymore)
14-06-00055-CV BDB Interests, L.C. d/b/a Gulf Coast Nissan and Steve Blanchard Nissan v. Arcadia
Financial LTD.
Appeal from County Court at Law No 1 & Probate Court of Brazoria County  (Judge Jerri Lee Mills)

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Guzman
14-06-00698-CV In Re: Rapid Settlements, Ltd
Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-06-00892-CV Firas Kadhum & Joellie Shawnlet Regan v. Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. and
Deutshce Bank Trust Company Americas f/k/a Bankers Trust Company--Appeal from 269th District
Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-06-00960-CV El Naggar Fine Arts Furniture, Inc., and Ahmed El Naggar v. General American
Insurance Company, Et Al
Appeal from 165th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-06-01007-CV Alfredo L. Viteri v. Laura L. Gobeli
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-06-01058-CV In the Interest of T.T.C. a/k/a T.C, J.D.C a/k/a B. B. C.
Appeal from 315th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-06-01114-CV In Re: North American Reserve Corps
Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-06-01122-CV Benjamin Tait Suire v. Lynda Suire
Appeal from 310th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-07-00070-CV In Re Adam Hale
Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
14-07-00108-CV Jessie Purvey and Gwendolyn Purvey, Et Al v. Celecbrity Entertainment, Inc.
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-07-00139-CV Ex Parte Berry Dwayne Minnfee
Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-07-00232-CV In re Robert D. Bliss
Appeal from 212th District Court of Galveston County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-07-00233-CV In Re: Gerald A. Hayes
Appeal from 351st District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-07-00260-CV In Re: Deborah Aymond
Appeal from 208th District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided:

March 27, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Lewis v. Marina Bay Trucks (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Anderson) (summary
judgment)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Anderson
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-02-00053-CV        Lewis, Charles and Crowder, Ruth v. Marina Bay Trucks, Inc and Sterling
Financial Group, LLC
Appeal from
113th District Court of Harris County (Hon. Patricia Ann Hancock)

Arguelless v. KBR (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Frost)
(
workplace injury, explosion, duty of care, finality of judgment)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Frost
Before Justices Anderson, Edelman and Frost
14-04-01022-CV        Abel Arguelles, Terrie A. Augustino, Petra Renee Barfield, William A Barfield,
Adolph Brown, Desmond Burnett, Dora A. Burnett, Ricky A. Carter, Et Al v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.,
Individually and as Successor in Interest to the M.W. Kellogg Company, and Halliburton Company,
Individually and as successor in Interest to the M.W. Kellogg Company
Appeal from
334th District Court of Harris County

Green v. Alford (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Hudson)
(
fire truck accident, negligence, official immunity)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Hudson
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Guzman
14-05-00407-CV        Christopher Green v. Dwainia Alford, Individually and as Next Friend of Aaron
Alford and Ronald Alford
Appeal from
152nd District Court of Harris County
Justice Guzman dissented in Green v. Alford (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Dissent
by Guzman)

Powells v. Nova Factor, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Fowler)
(suit on sworn account, breach of contract, attorney's fees)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Fowler
Before Justices Fowler, Edelman and Frost
14-05-00912-CV        Janice R. Powells, M.D., and Houston Infant & Adolescent Medicine, P.A, v. Nova
Factor, Inc.
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

Rowlands v. Unifund CCR Assignee of Citibank (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Justice
Frost)(
consumer debt case, deemed admissions)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Frost
Before Justices Fowler, Edelman and Frost
14-05-01122-CV        Keith Rowlands v. Unifund CCR as Assignee of Citibank
Appeal from Count Civil Court at Law No 3 of Harris County (
Judge Lynn M. Bradshaw-Hull)

Carrasco v. City of  Alvin (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Guzman)
(
suit on sworn account, breach of contract, attorney's fees)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Guzman
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Frost and Guzman
14-06-00687-CV        Virginia and Jose Carrasco v. City of Alvin
Appeal from 412th District Court of Brazoria County

McReynolds v Elston (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Yates)
(
credit card suit, suit on sworn account, deemed admissions)
REVERSED AND REMANDED: Opinion by Justice Brock Yates
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-06-00974-CV        L. Bland McReynolds and Judith Bauman v. Lanelle Elston
Appeal from
129th District Court of Harris County

In Re McReynold (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(Yates) (arbitration)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Opinion by Justice Brock Yates
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-06-00980-CV        In Re: L. Bland McReynold and Judith Bauman
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Samuel Grant Dorfman

In Re Miguel Angel Gonazales Guilbot (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 27, 2007)(per curiam)
(recusal of probate judge)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-07-00031-CV        In Re: Miguel Angel Gonazales Guilbot
Appeal from Probate Court No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Guy S. Herman

March 22, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Harris v. Aames Capital Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 22, 2007)(Hedges)
(complaint about denial of jury trial by summary judgment, findings of fact)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Chief Justice Hedges
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-06-00124-CV William Frances Harris, Sr. v. Aames Capital Corporation a/ka/ Aames Capitol Corp.
Appeal from 56th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Lonnie Cox  

TxDOT v. Collmorgen (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 22, 2007)(Fowler) (expunction denied)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Fowler
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-06-00478-CV Texas Department of Public Safety v. Jeremy Collmorgen
Appeal from 9th District Court of Waller County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman)
14-06-00720-CV In the Interest of M.A--Appeal from 314th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-06-00934-CV John Carl Sutterley v. Texas Department of Criminal Justice - State Jail Division ,
University of Texas Medical Branch and Hobart Corporation--Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris
County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-06-01081-CV In the Interest of L.M.O a child
Appeal from 246th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-07-00065-CV In Re: Patricia Ann Potts
Appeal from 11th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-07-00168-CV In Re: R. Wayne Johnson
Appeal from 269th District Court of Harris County

March 20, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

In Re Albert Jones (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(election law, ballot
access)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Edelman and Seymore)
14-07-00220-CV In Re: Ray Albert Jones--Appeal from of County

In Re Mercedes Villarreal (Tex.App,.- Houston [14th Dist. Mar. 20, 2007)(per curiam denial of
mandamus)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Fowler and Frost)
14-07-00223-CV In Re: Mercedes Villarreal
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Grant Dorfman)

March 15, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Okonkwo v. Washington Mutual Bank (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 15, 2007)(Justice Seymore)
(unauthorized bank account transactions, forgery claim)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Seymore
14-05-00925-CV Bartholomew C. Okonkwo v. Washington Mutual Bank, FA, Et Al
Appeal from 127th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
SHAROLYN P. WOOD  

Mojtahedi v. BHV Realty, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 15, 2007)(Frost)
(
landlord-tenant dispute, unpaid rent, forcible entry and detainer, wrongful eviction claim)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Frost
Before Justices Fowler, Edelman and Frost
14-05-01101-CV Karim K. Mojtahedi v. BHV Realty, Inc.
Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
JOSEPH J. HALBACH  

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman)
14-06-00642-CV Robert Goodwin and Linda Goodwin v. Marilyn Shannon Peterson, Et Al.
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman)
14-06-01047-CV Khalil Khalil v. Sterling Bank
Appeal from 190th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman)
14-07-00006-CV Manuel Gerardo Sanchez v. Leticia Rodriguez Sanchez
Appeal from 309th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-07-00041-CV Ralph Douglas v. Elise S. Ingersoll
Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before )
14-07-00114-CV Marc Hoskins v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 10th District Court of Galveston County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Frost and Seymore)
14-07-00207-CV In Re: Ray Albert Jones, Jr--Appeal from of County

March 14, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

In Re Wingerter (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 14, 2007)(per curiam denial of mandamus)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Brock Yates, Hudson and Fowler
14-07-00215-CV In re: Earl R. Wingerter
Appeal from 344th District Court of Chambers County


March 13, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Guevara Belteton v. Desco Steel Erectors and Concrete, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 13,
2007)(Hedges) (
workplace death, negligence, duty, control)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Chief Justice Hedges
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-06-00301-CV Luis Arturo Guevara Belteton, Temporary Administrator of the Estate of Flavio
Gonzales-Soto, Et Al v. Desco Steel Erectors and Concrete, Inc. and Jose De Santiago d/b/a Desco
Steel Erectors Et Al
Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: JOHN J. DONOVAN  

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Seymore)
14-06-01063-CV In Re: William B. Emmons and Mary Chris Emmons
Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before )
14-07-00081-CV In Re: Hope for Kids Foundation a/k/a H4K Foundation LLC
Appeal from 234th District Court of Harris County

March 8, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Broesche v. Jacobson (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Yates)
(
divorce law, interpretation of decree, attorney's fees, sanctions, turnover order)
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED & REMANDED IN PART: Opinion by Justice Brock Yates
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-04-00548-CV Rebecca L. Broesche f/k/a Rebecca L. Jacobson v. John Daniel Jacobson and Texas
Independent Exploration, Inc.--Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Judge Georgia Dempster  

Marketing, Inc., Coastal v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.]
Mar. 8, 2007)(Guzman)(
insurance law, coverage dispute, late notice but no prejudice)
REVERSED AND REMANDED: Opinion by Justice Guzman
Before Justices Fowler, Edelman and Guzman
14-04-00651-CV Coastal Refining & Marketing, Inc., Coastal Offshore Insurance Limited, and Lexington
Insurance Company v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Samuel Grant Dorfman

Sturm v. Muens (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Edelman)
Sturm v. Muens (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Dissent by Frost)
(
promissory note, counterclaim, usury, fraud)
REVERSED AND RENDERED IN PART AND REMANDED IN PART: Opinion by Justice Edelman
Before Justices Anderson, Edelman and Frost
14-04-00917-CV Lawrence Edward Sturm, Sr. v. Guenther Muens
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
CAROLINE ELIZABETH BAKER
Dissenting Opinion by Justice Frost

In the Interest of HRM (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Seymore)(opinion on remand)
(
termination of parent's rights based on criminal conviction, incarceration)
In Interest of H.R.M. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Seymore)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Justices Brock Yates, Hudson and Seymore
14-05-00281-CV In the Interest of H.R.M.--Appeal from 300th District Court of Brazoria County
Trial Court Judge: K. RANDALL HUFSTETLER  

CDI Engineering Group v. Administrative Exchange (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8,
2007)(Seymore)(biz contract, staffing, subcontractors, jury verdict)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Justices Fowler, Seymore and Mirabal
14-05-00621-CV CDI Engineering Group, Inc. v. Adminstrative Exchange, Inc.
Appeal from 281st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: David J. Bernal  

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-05-00829-CV Rueben and Nicole Casarez v. Robert Stoll
Appeal from 55th District Court of Harris County

Weinberger v. Longer (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Seymore)
(
construction contract, fraud, exemplary damages, sanctions)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Justices Hudson, Fowler and Seymore
14-05-01285-CV Sid Weinberger v. Larry G. Longer
Appeal from County Court at Law No 1 of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: MARY NELL CRAPITTO  

In the Matter of AAL (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 8, 2007)(Frost)
(juvenile law, transfer to TDCJ, psychological assessment denied)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Frost
(Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman)
14-06-00027-CV In the Matter of A.A. L.
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Fort Bend County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-06-00164-CV Larry Pickard v. Goldberg B'Nai B'rith Towers
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 2 of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-06-00800-CV In the Interest of M.S.Z
Appeal from 311th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-06-00845-CV DIscover, By Its Servicing Agent, Discover Financial Services v. Barbara A. Lawrence
Appeal from 270th District Court of Harris County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-06-01109-CV Williamson Family v. Estate of Erma V. Reynolds
Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-07-00019-CV In Re The City of Stafford and Leonard Scarcella--Appeal from of County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-07-00020-CV James & Cheryl Dixon v. Federal National Mortgage Association
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 of Fort Bend County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-07-00127-CV In Re: Intercare Hospital D/B/A Intracare Medical Center
Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson)
14-07-00143-CV In Re David Rose, Dana Rose and Bryan James
Appeal from 234th District Court of Harris County

March 6, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:


OVERRULED: Opinion by Justice Frost  
Before Justices Hudson, Frost and Seymore
14-05-00488-CV Michael Skadden v. Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso
Appeal from 246th District Court of Harris County

OVERRULED: Opinion by Justice Frost  
Before Justices Hudson, Frost and Seymore
14-05-00489-CV Michael Skadden aka Michael James Skadden, Relator v. Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso
Appeal from 246th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRMED IN PART/REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Edelman  
Before Justices Anderson, Edelman and Frost)
14-05-00746-CV Silver Lion, Inc. v. Esperanza Martinez
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Hudson  
Before Justices Anderson, Hudson and Guzman
14-06-00387-CV Michael Urban v. Paulette Barker, Et Al
Appeal from Probate Court No 1 of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-07-00029-CV In Re: Khalil Khalil
Appeal from 269th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-07-00066-CV In Re: Crystal Doyle
Appeal from County Court at Law of Washington County

DISMISSED: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-07-00067-CV In Re: Oralia Acosta--Appeal from of County

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRMED: Per Curiam  
(Before Justices Fowler, Edelman and Frost)
14-05-00867-CR Clifton Levon Porcher v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 232nd District Court of
Harris County

March 1, 2007

Civil Causes Decided:

Martin v. State of Texas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)
(mental health examination, criminal conduct)
REVERSED AND RENDERED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Justices Hudson, Frost and Seymore
14-05-00687-CV Robert Louis Martin v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County (Judge Mary Lou Keel)

Gabas v. City of Houston (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam dismissal based on
settlement)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-06-00655-CV Lucille Gabas v. City of Houston, Et Al
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

Hunter v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per
curiam dismissal)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-06-00903-CV Kelvin Hunter v. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company A/K/A BNSF, The
North Carolina and Virginia Railroad A/K/A NCVR
Appeal from 11th District Court of Harris County

Truestar Petroleum Corp v. Burns (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam dismissal)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman
14-07-00028-CV Truestar Petroleum Corporation, Truestar Barnett LLC and Truestar Americas, Inc. v.
John S. Burns, Q.C.--Appeal from 157th District Court of Harris County

MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Per Curiam
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Fowler and Edelman)
14-07-00088-CV In Re: Robert Fountain
Appeal from 263rd District Court of Harris County

X-Ray X-Press Corp. v. Markette (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Mar. 1, 2007)(per curiam)
(dismissed by appellant)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam
Before Justices Brock Yates, Anderson and Hudson
14-07-00113-CV X-Ray X-Press Corporation v. Robert P. Markette, Jr. and Gilliland & Caudill, L.L.P.,
Appeal from 165th District Court of Harris County (no name for judge shown on docket)
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