TEXAS SUPREME COURT IN EAST TEXAS
Cases on the Docket
Virginia O. Kinsel v. Jane O. Lindsey and Keith Branyon and Jackson Walker LLP from Tarrant County and the Amarillo Court of Appeals
Oral argument set February 16 at LeTourneau University in Longview
To be heard with 15-0610, Leah Anne Gonski Marino, M.D. v. Shirley Lenoir
(grant announced December 2)
The issues are (1) whether Texas law recognizes tortious interference with inheritance rights; (2) whether sufficient evidence supports the jury’s fraud verdict and its damages award; (3) whether damages may be awarded based on the jury’s undue-influence finding; and (4) whether sufficient evidence supports the jury’s finding that a woman lacked mental capacity to amend her trust.
Court of appeals opinion <http://bit.ly/2hUy6E2>
Leah Anne Gonski Marino, M.D. v. Shirley Lenoir
from Haskell County and Houston’s First Court of Appeals
The principal issues from this challenge to a medical resident’s dismissal from a malpractice claim are (1) whether the trial court’s dismissal order was interlocutory and (2) whether the resident is protected by governmental immunity if she is hired and paid by a separate foundation but supervised by employees of a medical school clinic.
Court of appeals opinion <http://bit.ly/2h2c7O3>