A principal issue from this defamation and contract-interference suit is whether an interlocutory appeal from a summary-judgment denial allows review of the entire summary-judgment order - in this case the interference claim - and not just that arising from First Amendment issues.
The issue, based on denial of a dismissal motion under the Texas Tort Claims Act, is whether an off-duty police officer using deadly force outside his jurisdiction during an arrest is acting outside the scope of his employment.
In this dispute involving agreements between West, the chief executive for several of Quintanilla's businesses, the issues are (1) whether the Court has jurisdiction over this appeal under expanded authority giving the Court broad power to determine questions important to the state's jurisprudence, enacted in 2017 after the dispute arose, and (2) whether the parol-evidence rule bars West's evidence of an alleged separate agreement to discharge West's debts to Quintanilla.
Principal issues are (1) whether a rehearing motion was required, under administrative procedures, before judicial review of an administrative-law judge's order placing Mosley on a registry of residential-care workers determined to have abused patients and, if so, (2) whether the notice to her that the order was subject to judicial review was sufficiently misleading that it violated due process.
The issue in this dispute over back pay the issue is whether the Texas Local Government Code's immunity-waiver provision is triggered when the back-pay claim is based on an provision for on-call pay in an employment manual that disclaims any provision in it can be considered contractual.
In this appeal from a jury finding for Lufkin on its claims for fraud and fraudulent inducement, the issues are (1) whether reliance was clearly disclaimed despite contract language that exchanges between IBM and Lufkin staffs about project goals and objectives "is the basis of our understanding"; (2) whether fraudulent-inducement damages preclude recovery for fraud; and, assuming liability for fraud and fraudulent inducement, (3) whether Lufkin proved its damages by legally sufficient evidence; (4) whether Lufkin suffered damages for contract breach; and (5) whether Lufkin is bound by incorporation of a clause limiting damages the trial court excluded because of a verification issue.
The principal issues in this challenge under the Texas Citizens Participation Act are (1) whether the Halls' partner compounding pharmacy showed clearly and specifically that the newspaper's report the company was under federal investigation was substantially false and (2) whether a reasonable reader would infer the pharmacy's guilt from the newspaper's reporting that included allegations in lawsuits, a federal investigation and the context of the broader controversy over compounding industry practices.
The issues are (1) whether a party who failed to admit negligence during discovery but admitted negligence during trial should be sanctioned for discovery abuse and (2) whether legally sufficient evidence supports the jury's gross-negligence finding.
In this challenge to the appeals court's take-nothing reversal from a contract-breach and fraud verdict, the issues are (1) whether the court erred by considering a deleted provision from negotiations to interpret the contract and (2) whether the court erred by rejecting a fraud claim on reliance grounds based on an oral promise to act when the written contract omitted that.
In this case alleging fraud underlying a contract the issues are (1) whether reliance is precluded because the alleged misrepresentations conflict with the contract; (2) whether the contract's merger clause disclaiming reliance precludes fraud; (3) whether evidence supports that each defendant had a disclosure duty or gave affirmative misrepresentations; (4) whether separate jury instructions should have been presented on each fraud theory; (5) whether the appeals court improperly sustained a spoliation instruction; and (6) whether the appeals court erred by remitting punitive damages, from $100 million to $600,000.
In this fraud breach-of-contract and implied-warranty case involving a private-jet purchase, alleging the aircraft was bought new but had a faulty engine taken from another plane, the issues are (1) whether legally sufficient evidence supports damages to all plaintiff owners; (2) whether legally sufficient evidence supports actual damages awarded; (3) whether liability limits in the purchase agreement bar a punitive-damages award; and, if not, (4) whether punitive damages are unconstitutionally excessive.
In this dismissal for failure to file an merit-certificate affidavit, the issue is whether the appeals court applied the proper test to determine waiver of the statutory dismissal right by substantially invoking the judicial process.
The issues in this action challenging traffic fines resulting from so-called red-light-enforcement are (1) whether the trial court lacked jurisdiction because Garcia failed to exhaust administrative remedies specified by the red-light-camera statute and (2) whether the ultra-vires exception to governmental immunity applies because the city allegedly violated the red-light-enforcement statute by using improperly installed and operated cameras.