TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Res Judicata Case

This case, Eagle Oil & Gas Co. v. TRO-X, L.P. (No. 18-0983), came to TCJL’s attention while on motion for rehearing before the Texas Supreme Court. It arose from a 2007 contract dispute that was litigated in a Midland district court before winding its way through...

TCJL Files Amicus in Toyota Case

TCJL has filed an amicus curiae brief in a case pending at the Texas Supreme Court that threatens to undermine protective orders that guard a business’s sensitive confidential commercial information, including information identifying and disclosing details about their data base infrastructure. The case, In re Toyota Motor Sales (No. 19-0845), arose from a Dallas trial court’s decision…

TCJL Files Amicus in Firearm Litigation

Last week TCJL filed an amicus curiae brief in a case of first impression that could have far-reaching impact on retail sellers of firearms and ammunition in Texas. The case, In re Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, arose from the horrific shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November, 2017. Plaintiffs sued Academy, alleging, among other things, that it violated the federal Gun…

TCJL Files Amicus in Gross Negligence Case

TCJL has asked the Texas Supreme Court to accept review of a 5th District Court of Appeals (Dallas) decision that could have substantial adverse effects on Texas employers. The case, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Rogers, arose from the death of a longtime Goodyear…

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Contract Penalty Case

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Contract Penalty Case TCJL today filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court in EP Energy E&P Company, L.P. v. Fairfield Industries, Inc. (No. 17-0926). The case involves a contract dispute between EP Energy and a provider of...

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in TWIA Case

TCJL files brief in TWIA case This week TCJL filed an amicus curiae brief in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals [Houston] in a case involving claims against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) arising from Hurricane Ike in 2008. In this case the Dickinson...

Denbury Redux: TCJL Files Amicus in Pipeline Condemnation Case

Today TCJL filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court in the second round of litigation arising from the condemnation of right-of-way for a carbon dioxide pipeline in southeast Texas. In Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, 363...

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