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Michelle E. Robberson

In today’s legal environment of “niche” practices, appellate lawyers are no longer just the law geeks who prefer writing briefs to picking juries.  Appellate lawyers today are a key part of the legal team, assisting from the start of a lawsuit with drafting pleadings, defending against improper discovery requests, challenging and defending experts, crafting dispositive motions, and preserving issues at trial via the jury charge, trial motions and briefs, and post-verdict filings. 

Yes, appellate lawyers like Michelle still write briefs and make oral arguments.  But Michelle’s roles as an appellate specialist at Cooper & Scully include being a “go-to” person for novel research issues and complex pretrial filings, being a “safety net” for purposes of preserving pretrial and trial issues for appeal, and, if the case goes south, being the “cleaner” for purposes of advocating for reversal. 

Michelle has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000.  She has handled more than two hundred appeals and original proceedings in a variety of courts, including the Texas Supreme Court, all Texas courts of appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and other appellate courts around the nation.  Michelle also prepares amicus briefs on important issues being addressed by the Texas Supreme Court.  And, she is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. 

Michelle’s recent appellate wins include several Chapter 74 expert report appeals in which the courts of appeals agreed that the claimant’s proffered expert report was “no report” (Post-Acute Med., L.L.C. v. Montgomery, 514 S.W.3d 889 (Tex. App.—Austin 2017, no pet.)), or that the expert’s causation opinion was deficient (HealthSouth Rehab. Hosp. of Beaumont, LLC v. Abshire, 2017 WL 1181380 (Tex. App.—Beaumont, Mar. 30, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.); Covey v. Lucero, 2016 WL 7163835 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.); and JSC Lake Highlands Opers., L.P. v. Miller, 2016 WL 4575536 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, pet. filed) (mem. op.)).

Michelle also worked on several coverage appeals in which the Cooper & Scully team successfully argued that appraisers did not exceed their authority and that an appraisal award should be reinstated (see TMM Invs., Ltd. v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., 730 F.3d 466 (5th Cir. 2013)), and that no coverage existed based on a failure to satisfy the CGL policy insuring agreement (see VRV Devel., L.P. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 630 F.3d 451 (5th Cir. 2011)), or based on a policy exclusion (see Allen Butler Const., Inc. v. Am. Econ. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6183575 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.)).

In addition, Michelle was part of the team that obtained reversal of a $22 million jury verdict (and $10 million judgment) based on jury charge error in failing to submit nurses as settling persons in the liability question in a medical malpractice case.  See Janga v. Colombrito, 358 S.W.3d 403 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.). 

And, one of Michelle’s favorite cases involved reversal by the Texas Supreme Court of nearly 50 years of Texas precedent, which prohibited a trial court from changing its mind about a new trial order unless it did so within 75 days of the original judgment.  See In re Baylor Med. Ctr. of Garland, 280 S.W.3d 227 (Tex. 2008) (orig. proceeding).  In a subsequent opinion in this same case, and in a companion case also handled by Cooper & Scully, the Texas Supreme Court again changed Texas law by holding that trial courts must give reasons for granting a new trial and that new trial orders are reviewable by mandamus.  See In re Baylor Med. Ctr. at Garland, 289 S.W.3d 859 (Tex. 2009) (orig. proceeding); In re Columbia Med. Ctr. of Las Colinas, 290 S.W.3d 204 (Tex. 2009) (orig. proceeding). 

Michelle currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Volume 3, Malpractice, Premises, Products, with her term continuing through 2018.  She has been a member of the Committee off and on since 2001.  In 2014, Michelle served as the Chair of the Appellate Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.  And, the Dallas Bar Foundation elected Michelle as a Fellow.

Her twenty-plus years in appellate practice has given Michelle experience in many areas of the law, including insurance coverage and bad faith, medical malpractice and health law, construction defects, premises liability, products liability, bankruptcy, legal malpractice, employment, governmental entities, and intellectual property, among others.  Michelle also handles insurance coverage matters, prepares opinions on coverage issues under general liability, automobile, and homeowner’s policies, and handles declaratory judgment actions in federal and state courts to resolve coverage issues. 

Michelle is a double University of Texas graduate (yes, she has orange blood!).  She loves to watch football (especially the Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys) and is the longtime commissioner of her fantasy football league.  She also enjoys cooking, gardening, movies, and mystery novels. 

Michelle is rated AV PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2013, American Lawyer Media recognized Michelle as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law,” based on her AV PreeminentTM rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  Also, her peers have voted her to the Texas Super Lawyers® list by Thomson Reuters Legal (2003-2016) and as one of the top appellate lawyers in the nation in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition by Thomson Reuters (2010). 

 

Admitted

Texas, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court District of Arizona
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
 

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1988
Bachelor of Journalism with honors, University of Texas, 1984

 

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Appellate and Tort and Insurance Sections
College of State Bar of Texas, Fellow
Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section, Chair (2014)
Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, Board of Directors, Secretary
 

Honors

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000 (recertified 2005, 2010, 2015)

Rated AV PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and named a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media

Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer® for 2003 to 2017 by Thompson Reuters Legal, and selected as one of the top appellate lawyers in the nation in Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition by Thompson Reuters (2010).

Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation (2014)

Vice-Chair, State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Volume 3, Malpractice, Premises, Products), 2017-2018 (previous terms as member, 2001-2004, 2008-2017)

Dallas Court of Appeals, Briefing attorney assigned to the Hon. Charles Ben Howell, 1988-1989

Texas International Law Journal, Notes & Comments Editor 1987-88, Staff 1986-87

Peregrinus Law School Yearbook, Editor-in-Chief 1986-87, Assistant Editor 1985-86

 

Presentations/Publications

Author/Speaker, Using Social Media in Claims Investigation and Defense, 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2017

Author/Co-Speaker, Practice Pointers & Pitfalls:  Permissive Interlocutory Appeals, Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section, February 2016

Author/Speaker, Legislative Update, Webinar, June 2015

Author/Speaker, Trial and Appellate Traps and Tricks to Avoid Them, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Winter Meeting, Beaver Creek, CO, January 2015

Author/Speaker, Texas Supreme Court:  Year in Review, Webinar, September 2014

Author/Speaker, Social Media and the Lawsuit, 21st Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2014

Author/Panelist, Emerging Risks in Insurance, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Reinsurance Subcommittee, November 2013, Washington D.C.

Author/Panelist, Emerging Risks in Insurance, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, September 2013

Speaker, The Runaway Jury and The Brethren: How to Get that Adverse Verdict Ready for Appeal, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, April 2012

Speaker, Nursing Chain of Command and Medical Malpractice Litigation, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants 2012 Educational and Networking Forum, March 2012

Author/Panelist, Reinsurance Claims Update, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, September 2011 

Panelist, Strategies for the Appeal of a Coverage and Bad Faith Case, 18th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2011 

Speaker, Legislative Update: Issues Facing the 82nd Texas Legislature, 6th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2011 

Author/Panelist, Legal and Legislative Issues Affecting Reinsurance, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, October 2010

Author/Panelist, Strategies for Defending Against Claims Under the Prompt Payment of Claims Statute, 17th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2010

Author/Speaker, Blurring the Line Between First-Party and Third-Party Insurance, 16th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2009

Author/Speaker, 2009 Legislative Update: Hot Topics at the Statehouse, 4th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2009

Author/Speaker, Duty of Insurer to Additional Insureds: National Union v. Crocker, 15th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2008

Author/Speaker, Texas Supreme Court Update: From the Perspective of the Insurer, the Insured, and the Plaintiff, 14th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2007

Author/Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues in Personal Injury and Insurance Cases, 13th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, March 2006
 
Speaker, The Jury Charge in Construction Cases, First Annual Construction Symposium, January 2006. 

Author/speaker, Supreme Court and Health Care Liability Case Update, 6th Annual Advanced Forum on Health Care Liability, August 2005. 

Author/speaker, Supreme Court Update, 12th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, March 2005. 

Author/speaker, Hot Cases Affecting Texas Insurers and Their Insureds, 11th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 2004. 

Author/speaker, Texas Tort and Insurance Law Update, 10th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 2003. 

Author/speaker, The Texas Judicial Pipeline: Recent Federal and State Insurance Cases, 9th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 2002.

Author/speaker, Texas Supreme Court Update – Insurance and Bad Faith, 8th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 2001. 

Author/speaker, Punitive Damages: 2000 and Beyond, 7th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 2000. 

Author/speaker, Coverage for Punitive Damages, 6th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 1999. 

Author/speaker, Appellate Issues in Insurance Litigation, 5th Annual Coverage and Bad Faith Update, Spring 1998. 

Co-Author, Appellate Review of Bad Faith Judgments, Anatomy of a Bad Faith Trial, Spring 1996. 

Co-speaker/co-author, Premises Liability Update, Personal Injury Update, Fall 1995. 

Co-Author, First Party Bad Faith, Bad Faith Update, February 1994.

Co-speaker/co-author, Texas Liability Claims Handling Manual and Seminar, January 1994.

 

Published Cases

Federal: 


Granados v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 653 Fed. Appx. 356 (5th Cir. 2016).

Passmore v. Baylor Health Care Sys., 823 F.3d 292 (5th Cir. 2016).

Ewing Constr. Co. v. Amerisure Ins. Co., 744 F.3d 917 (5th Cir. 2014).

Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 772 F.3d 197 (5th Cir. 2014).

Hewlett Custom Home Design, Inc. v. Frontier Custom Builders, Inc., 588 Fed. Appx. 359 (5th Cir. 2014).

TMM Invs., Ltd. v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., 730 F.3d 466 (5th Cir. 2013).

Ewing Constr. Co. v. Amerisure Ins. Co., 690 F.3d 628 (5th Cir. 2012).

Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v. Davis, 683 F.3d 651 (5th Cir. 2012).

Hardesty Builders, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2011 WL 6156853 (5th Cir. 2011).

VRV Devel., L.P. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 630 F.3d 451 (5th Cir. 2011).

Choice Healthcare, Inc. v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan of Colo., 615 F.3d 364 (5th Cir. 2010). 

RSR Corp. v. Int’l Ins. Co., 612 F.3d 851 (5th Cir. 2010). 

Standard Waste Sys., Ltd. v. Mid-Continent Ins. Co., 612 F.3d 394 (5th Cir. 2010). 

Int’l Ins. Co. v. RSR Corp., 426 F.3d 281(5th Cir. 2005). 

Quorum Health Res., L.L.C. v. Maverick County Hosp. Dist., 308 F.3d 451 (5th Cir. 2002). 

St. Paul Guardian Ins. Co. v. Centrum GS Ltd., 283 F.3d 709 (5th Cir. 2002). 

Morante v. American General Fin. Ctr., 157 F.3d 1006 (5th Cir. 1998). 

San Elizario Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Rosa H., 106 F.3d 648 (5th Cir. 1997). 

Doe v. Rains County Indep. Sch. Dist., 76 F.3d 666 (5th Cir. 1996). 

RSR Corp. v. International Ins. Co., 2009 WL 927527 (N.D. Tex. 2009). 

KB Home v. Antares Homes, Ltd., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85655 (N.D. Tex. 2008).

Texas Supreme Court: 

Ewing Constr. Co. v. Amerisure Ins. Co., __ S.W.3d __, 2014 WL 185035 (Tex., Jan. 17, 2014).

Thota v. Young, 366 S.W.3d 678 (Tex. 2012).

In re Columbia Med. Ctr. of Las Colinas, 306 S.W.3d 246 (Tex. 2010). 

In re Baylor Medical Center at Garland, 289 S.W.3d 859 (Tex. 2009) (orig. proceeding). 

In re Baylor Medical Center at Garland, 280 S.W.3d 227 (Tex. 2008) (orig. proceeding). 

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Nickerson, 216 S.W.3d 823 (Tex. 2006). 

IHS Cedars Treatment Ctr. v. Mason, 143 S.W.3d 794 (Tex. 2004). 

Mid-Century Ins. Co. v. Boyte, 49 S.W.3d 408 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2001), rev’d, 80 S.W.3d 546 (Tex. 2002). 

Lee Lewis Constr. Inc. v. Harrison, 70 S.W.3d 778 (Tex. 2001). 

Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. v. Auld, 985 S.W.2d 216 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1999), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 34 S.W.3d 887 (Tex. 2000). 

In re Dallas Morning News, 10 S.W.3d 298 (Tex. 1999) (orig. proceeding). 

State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Gandy, 925 S.W.2d 696 (Tex. 1996). 

Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. v. McGuire, 814 S.W.2d 385 (Tex. 1991). 

Texas Courts of Appeals:
 

Rountree v. Cavazos, 2017 WL 2730422 (Tex. App.—Dallas, June 26, 2017, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Smith v. Johnson, 2017 WL 1181380 (Tex. App.—Beaumont, Mar. 30, 2017, pet. filed) (mem. op.).

Post-Acute Med., L.L.C. v. Montgomery, 514 S.W.3d 889 (Tex. App.—Austin 2017, no pet.).

CHRISTUS Spohn Health Sys. Corp. v. Hinojosa, 2016 WL 7383819 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Plunkett v. CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Sys., 2016 WL 7335872 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2016, pet. denied) (mem. op.).

Liang v. Edwards, 2016 WL 7163841 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Covey v. Lucero, 2016 WL 7163835 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

James v. Krudewig, 2016 WL 6599640 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2016, pet. denied) (mem. op.).

Burch v. Tex. Health Presbyterian Hosp. Dallas, 2016 WL 6835720 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

In re Tex. Health Res., 2016 WL 5937790 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.).

JSC Lake Highlands Opers., L.P. v. Miller, 2016 WL 4575536 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, pet. filed) (mem. op.).

Great Am. Lloyds Ins. Co. v. Vines-Herrin Custom Homes, L.L.C., 2016 WL 4486656 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, pet. filed).

Tex. Health Res. v. Pham, 2016 WL 4205732 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Turner v. Christus St. Michael Health Sys., 2016 WL 1719261 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2016, no pet) (mem. op.).

CHRISTUS Spohn Health Care Corp. v. Hernandez, 492 S.W.3d 819 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2016, pet. denied).

Durham v. Children’s Med. Ctr. of Dallas, 488 S.W.3d 485 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2016, pet. filed).

Gonzalez v. Padilla, 485 S.W.3d 236 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2016, no pet.).

Baty v. Futrell, 2015 WL 7443677 (Tex. App.—Waco 2015, pet. granted) (mem. op.).

In re Tex. Health Res., 472 S.W.3d 895 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, orig. proceeding).

McConnell v. Coventry Health Care Nat’l Network, 2015 WL 4572431 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, pet. denied) (mem. op.).

Nicholas Petroleum, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2015 WL 4456185 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Quiroz v. Llamas-Soforo, 483 S.W.3d 710 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2015, pet. filed).

Maldonado v. Sumeer Homes, Inc., 2015 WL 3866561 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Shankles v. Gordon, 2015 WL 3454429 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Ponte v. Bustamante, 490 S.W.3d 70 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, pet. granted).

Hill v. Hill, 460 S.W.3d 751 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, pet. denied).

Oklahoma Surety Co. v. Noviello, 2014 WL 7497987 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Acedo v. Springs, 2013 WL 3477348 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.).

Children’s Med. Ctr. v. Durham, 402 S.W.3d 391 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.).

Fortner v. Hosp. of the Southwest, L.L.P., 399 S.W.3d 373 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.).

CBM Eng’rs, Inc. v. Tellepsen Bldrs., L.P., 403 S.W.3d 339 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, pet. denied).

Sanchez v. Martin, 378 S.W.3d 581 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, no pet.).

JJW Devel., L.L.C. v. Strand Sys. Eng’g, Inc., 378 S.W.3d 571 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, pet. denied).

Vines-Herrin Custom Homes, L.L.C. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 357 S.W.3d 166 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. filed).

Allen Butler Constr. Inc. v. Am. Economy Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6183575 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Janga v. Colombrito, 358 S.W.3d 403 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.).

Chesser v. LifeCare Mgmt. Servs., Inc., 356 S.W.3d 613 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2011, pet. denied).

Hollingsworth v. Springs, 353 S.W.3d 506 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.).

Hightower v. Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr., 348 S.W.3d 512 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. denied).

Hernandez v. Hammond Homes, Ltd., 345 S.W.3d 150 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. denied).

General Agents Ins. Co. of Am. v. El Naggar, 340 S.W.3d 552 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, pet. denied).

Biggs v. Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr., 336 S.W.3d 854 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. filed). 

Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v. Castagna, 410 S.W.3d 445 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. filed).

Acedo v. Springs, 2013 WL 3477348 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. denied) (mem. op.).

Children’s Med. Ctr. v. Durham, 402 S.W.3d 391 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.).

Fortner v. Hosp. of the Southwest, L.L.P., 399 S.W.3d 373 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.).

CBM Eng’rs, Inc. v. Tellepsen Bldrs., L.P.,
403 S.W.3d 339 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, pet. denied).

Sanchez v. Martin, 378 S.W.3d 581 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, no pet.).

JJW Devel., L.L.C. v. Strand Sys. Eng’g, Inc., 378 S.W.3d 571 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, pet. denied).

Vines-Herrin Custom Homes, L.L.C. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 357 S.W.3d 166 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. filed).

Allen Butler Constr. Inc. v. Am. Economy Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6183575 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2011, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Janga v. Colombrito, 358 S.W.3d 403 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.).

Chesser v. LifeCare Mgmt. Servs., Inc., 356 S.W.3d 613 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2011, pet. denied).

Hollingsworth v. Springs, 353 S.W.3d 506 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.).

Hightower v. Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr., 348 S.W.3d 512 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. denied).

Hernandez v. Hammond Homes, Ltd., 345 S.W.3d 150 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. denied).

General Agents Ins. Co. of Am. v. El Naggar, 340 S.W.3d 552 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, pet. denied).

Biggs v. Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr., 336 S.W.3d 854 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, pet. filed).

Simmons v. Texoma Med. Ctr., 329 S.W.3d 163 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2010, no pet.).

Spain v. Black, 333 S.W.3d 270 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2010, pet. denied).

Esquivel v. JPM Prop. Mgmt., Inc., 2010 WL 2636134 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2010, no pet.) (mem. op.).

Tellepsen Builders, L.P. v. Kendall/Heaton Assocs., 325 S.W.3d 692 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010, pet. denied).

Barber v. Mercer, 303 S.W.3d 786 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2009, no pet.). 

Bailey v. Barnhart Interests, Inc., 287 S.W.3d 906 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.). 

Goforth v. Bradshaw, 296 S.W.3d 849 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2009, no pet.). 

White v. Baylor All Saints Med. Ctr., 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 3372 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2009, pet. filed) (mem. op.). 

Seifert v. Price, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 9595 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008, pet. denied) (mem. op.). 

Moeller v. Blanc, 276 S.W.3d 656 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008, pet. denied). 

Boren v. Texoma Med. Ctr., 258 S.W.3d 224 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008, no pet.). 

Hightower v. Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr., 251 S.W.3d 218 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008, pet. dism’d). 

Ohio Cas. Ins. Co. v. Time Warner Enter. Co., 244 S.W.3d 885 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008, pet. denied). 

In re Gen’l Agents Ins. Co. of Am., Inc., 254 S.W.3d 670 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, orig. proceeding). 

TX. C.C., Inc. v. Wilson/Barnes Gen’l Contractors, Inc., 233 S.W.3d 562 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007, pet. denied). 

Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr. v. Biggs, 237 S.W.3d 909 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007, pet. denied). 

Ledesma v. Shashoua, 2007 WL 2214650, (Tex. App.—Austin 2007, pet. denied) (mem. op.). 

Bryan v. Watumull, 230 S.W.3d 503 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007, pet. denied). 

Banks v. Columbia Hosp. at Med. City Dallas Subsid., L.P., 233 S.W.3d 64 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2007, pet. denied). 

Paragon Gen’l Contractors, Inc. v. Larco Constr., Inc., 227 S.W.3d 876 (Tex. App. –Dallas 2007, no pet.). 

CHCA Mainland, L.P. v. Burkhalter, 227 S.W.3d 221 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2007, no pet.). 

Simonson v. Keppard, 225 S.W.3d 868 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2007, no pet.). 

In re General Agents Ins. Co., 224 S.W.3d 806 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, orig. proceeding). 

Quiroz v. Covenant Health Sys., 234 S.W.3d 74 (Tex. App.—El Paso 2007, pet. denied). 

Esquivel v. El Paso Healthcare Sys., Ltd., 225 S.W.3d 83 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2005, no pet.). 

In re Covenant Med. Ctr., 167 S.W.3d 919 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2005, orig. proceeding). 

Texas Med. Liab. Trust v. Transp. Ins. Co., 143 S.W.3d 335 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2004, pet. denied). 

In re Travelers Lloyds of Tex. Ins. Co., 2004 WL 2450968 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 2004, orig. proceeding) (not designated for publication). 

Shelton v. Sargent, 144 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2004, pet. denied). 

Tesfa v. Stewart, 135 S.W.3d 272 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2004, pet. denied). 

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Nickerson, 130 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. App.–Texarkana 2004), rev’d, 216 S.W.3d 823 (Tex. 2006). 

Columbia Med. Ctr. v. Bush, 122 S.W.3d 835 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2003, pet. denied). 

Dagley v. Thompson, 2003 WL 22304562 (Tex. App.–Tyler 2003, pet. denied) (not designated for publication). 

Robinson v. Murthy, 2003 WL 22026593 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2003, no pet.) (not designated for publication). 

Cresthaven Nursing Residence v. Freeman, 134 S.W.3d 214 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2003, no pet.). 

Munden v. Reed, 2003 WL 57751 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2003, no pet.) (not designated for publication). 

Sanchez v. Mica Corp. 107 S.W.3d 13 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 2002, no pet.). 

In re Tollison, 92 S.W.3d 632 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2002, orig. proceeding). 

Swanner v. Bowman, 2002 WL 31478769 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2002, no pet.) (not designated for publication). 

Thompson v. Beyer, 91 S.W.3d 902 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2002, no pet.). 

Haskett v. Butts, 83 S.W.3d 213 (Tex. App.–Waco 2002, pet. denied). 

Healthcare Ctrs. of Tex., Inc. v. Rigby, 97 S.W.3d 610 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2002, pet. denied). 

Lection v. Dyll, 65 S.W.3d 696 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2001, pet. denied). 

In re Thornton-Johnson, 65 S.W.3d 137 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2001, orig. proceeding). 

Clements v. Conard, 21 S.W.3d 514 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2000, pet. denied). 

Texas Indus. Contractors, Inc. v. Ammean, 18 S.W.3d 828 (Tex. App.–Beaumont 2000, no pet.) 

St. Paul Ins. Co. v. Texas Dep’t of Transp., 999 S.W.2d 881 (Tex. App.–Austin 1999, pet. denied). 

Camp v. Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hosp., 983 S.W.2d 876 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1998, no pet.). 

J.D. Abrams, Inc. v. McIver, 966 S.W.2d 87 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 1998, pet. denied). 

State Farm Lloyds, Inc. v. Williams, 960 S.W.2d 781 (Tex. App.--Dallas 1997, writ dism’d by agr.). 

Sledge v. Mullin, 927 S.W.2d 89 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1996, no writ). 

St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Dal-Worth Tank Co., 917 S.W.2d 29 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1995), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 974 S.W.2d 51 (1998). 

Sharm, Inc. v. Martinez, 900 S.W.2d 777 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi 1995, writ dism’d by agr.). 

Sharm, Inc. v. Martinez, 885 S.W.2d 165 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi 1993, no writ).