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Tenth Court of Appeals Rules City is Immune From Suit

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On November 1, 2012, the Tenth Court of Appeals held that the City of Bruceville-Eddy was immune from being sued in a declaratory judgment action brought by Daniel Ferguson, former Chief of Police.  See City of Bruceville-Eddy v. Daniel Ferguson, No. 10-12-00109-CV. The trial court had previously denied the City’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.  The City argued …

The Dallas Court of Appeals Holds that a Denial of Leave to Designate a Responsible Third Party is Subject to Mandamus Relief.

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The Dallas Court of Appeals recently held that a denial of leave to designate a responsible third party is subject to mandamus relief.  In In re Smith, No. 05-11-01657-CV., 2012 WL 1066331 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, no pet. h.), the Dallas Court of Appeals held that an “improper denial of leave to designate a responsible third party may not be adequately …

Waco Court of Appeals Upholds Actual and Punitive Damages Related To Non-Compete Agreement

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The Waco Court of Appeals recently upheld a damages award and permanent injunction regarding the breach of a non-compete agreement in favor of Chris Christensen Systems, Inc. (CCS), a dog product manufacturer and distributor against its former employee, Eric Salas.  The Court of Appeals upheld the default judgment and all damages and held that the non-compete agreement with a  five year …