Should abstract justice displace contract law?

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering one of the most important contract cases in recent years. In Plains v. Torch (our shortened name, for the sake of convenience), two oil companies dispute the rightful owner of a 43 million … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the defendant, MAN Engines.  When the engines failed, Mr. Shows sued … Continue reading

Fighting for entrepreneurs in Texas

“There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul.  They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in.”  Hotelier & Texas native … Continue reading

There’s nothing activist about saying government must play by the rules.

Recently, bloggers and even the Texas Land Commissioner were decrying several Texas Supreme Court Justices for their “extreme activism” in ruling in favor of property owners in Severance v. Patterson. What was the reason for this outrage? Simple: the Court found … Continue reading

The due process fence around punitive damages

Author: Deborah J. La Fetra The Texas Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Bennett v. Reynolds. As the court phrased it, “This case involves an extended drought, missing cattle, and feuding neighbors.” Thirteen head of Randy Reynolds’ cattle … Continue reading