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Published Decisions

Following are certain published court decisions in which the firm was involved (links open in new window):

Appellate Malpractice, Mr. Lippe's outline for presentation on Appellate Malpractice, presented at a continuing legal education seminar.

Armco, Inc. v. Moore Exploration, Inc., 603 F.Supp. 1 (S.D.Tex. 1984) (abstention by federal court while state court considers similar matter)

Coker v. Coker, 650 S.W.2d 391 (Tex. 1983) (landmark contract construction case, widely cited by courts thereafter);

Crow v. Burnett, 951 S.W.2d 894 (Tex.App.-Waco 1997, writ denied) (appeal in personal injury case where jury had found defendant negligent, but awarded no damages to plaintiff)

Dallas County v. Gonzales,Dallas County v. Gonzales, 183 S.W.3d 94 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2006, pet.den.)

DLG Financial Corporation v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 29 F.3d 993 (5th Cir. 1994) (suit involving administrative proceedings alleging illegal acquisition of bank, and seizure of assets by Government without hearing)

F & P Builders v. Lowe's of Texas, Inc., 786 S.W.2d 502 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1990, no writ) (sale of supplies to construction site)

Gonzales v. Dallas County, 249 F.3d 406, 143 Lab.Cas. (CCH) 59,213 (5th Cir. 2002).

Group Purchases, Inc. v. Lance Investments, Inc., 685 S.W.2d 729 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1985, writ ref'd., n.r.e.) (suit to set aside sheriff's sale; issues involving summary judgment procedure, and effect of lis pendens)

Hagan v. Field, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 393 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2006, no pet.), the Court of Appeals sustained a special appearance of Colorado residents in a lawsuit involving a dispute concerning care and breeding of Persian cats.

In The Guardianship Of Eva Manning Bayne, An Incapacitated Person. In Re Estate Of Eva Manning Bayne, Deceased, 171 S.W.3d 232; 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 3111, No. 05-04-00291-CV, Tex.App.-Dallas 2005, pet. filed; deciding that a county court lacks jurisdiction to direct an independent executor's management of a probate estate, and discussing the interrelationship between a guardianship and an executorship where the former ward of the guardianship proceeding dies.

Keystone v. McKenzie, 658 S.W.2d 850 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1983, no writ) (case deciding procedure for deposit in lieu of supersedeas bond)

Love Terminal Partners case, 256 S.W.3d 893 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2008, no pet.), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an action challenging certain acts of the Dallas City Council alleged to be in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act, involving the negotiation and execution of the Agreement concerning Dallas Love Field between the Cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and various airlines.

Marcus Johnson v. Jackson Walker LLP, 247 S.W.3d 765 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2008, pet.filed), the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's dismissal of a shareholder derivative action based upon the recommendation of a Special Litigation Committee appointed by the Defendants.  An appeal is pending to the Texas Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of this procedure.

Marriott Brothers v. Gage911 F.2d 1105 (5th Cir. 1990) (RICO case involving alleged theft of investment opportunity)

McKenna Investments v. Atlas Energy Corporation, 832 S.W.2d 651 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth 1992, no writ) (suit for wrongful foreclosure, usury, and alleged breaches of contract involving "wraparound" note and deed of trust for commercial office buildings)

McKnight v. Riddle & Brown, 877 S.W.2d 59 (Tex.App.-Tyler 1994, writ denied) (suit against law firm representing insurance company, claiming lawyers liable for actions of insurance company)

Ruth Olivia Garcia-Udall v. Thomas Howard Udall, 2004 Tex. App. LEXIS 7152, No. 05-03-01270-CV, Tex.App.-Dallas 2004, no writ; deciding that in a divorce proceeding, where the parties had entered into a Mediated Settlement Agreement, that the trial court had no discretion in entering judgment based upon the MSA.

Taherzadeh v. Clements, 781 F.2d 1093 (5th Cir. 1986) (dispute involving restaurant lease)

Texas Extrusion Corp. v. Lockheed Corp., 844 F.2d 1142 (5th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 926 (complex bankruptcy/antitrust dispute)

Texas Extrusion Corp. v. Palmer, Palmer & Coffee, 836 F.2d 217 (5th Cir. 1988) (bankruptcy case involving court approval of attorneys' fees and legal malpractice issues)

United Protective Services, Inc. v. West Village Limited Partnership And Preston Royal Realty Company180 S.W.3d 430 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2005, no pet.)

Vector Industries, Inc. v. Jack Dupre, 793 S.W.2d 97 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1990, no writ) (suit involving valuation of stock in closely-held corporation, and issues of wrongful termination)

Weber v. Roadway Express, 199 F.3d 270 (5th Cir. 2000), 81 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1138, 77 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 46,222.