With a broad range of appellate cases in state appeals courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit, Iain Simpson’s experience in appellate law runs deep. Need an experienced appellate attorney? Looks like a job for Simpson, P.C.
Martha Gonzalez, et al., v. CoreCivic, Incorporated, No. 19-50691, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Won affirmance on behalf of a class of immigrant detainees of trial court decision applying the “forced labor” provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 18 USC sec. 1589, 1595, to a private prison facility.
Edith Suarez, Individually and as Surviving Parent of A.S. and S.S., et al., v. City of Texas City 58 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1259, No. 13-0947, in the Supreme Court of Texas. Interpreting the Texas Tort Claims Act and Recreational Use Statute with respect to premises liability of a governmental entity.
Rudolph O’Connor v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C.No. 21-40609, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Obtained reversal of summary judgment on behalf of premises liability plaintiff based on presentation of factual record and legal analysis following oral argument.
Wanda Kay Cohen v. Landry’s, Inc. 442 S.W.3d 818, No. 14-13-00634-CV, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining reversal in case examining legal sufficiency of evidence to defeat summary judgment in premises liability.
Shan Kovaly v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, L.L.C. 627 Fed. Appx. 288, in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans. Obtaining reversal in case addressing exclusion of expert testimony in the context of pharmacy malpractice.
Clearpoint Crossing Property Owners Association v. Chambers 569 S.W.3d 195, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Reversing in substantial part a trial court holding finding express easements over a landowner’s property, defeating an easement of necessity, and forcing reconsideration of a minimal award of maintenance fees over easements actually found.
Moroney v. St. John Missionary Baptist Church636 S.W.3d 698, in the 14th Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas. Obtained reversal and rendition of trial court judgment on property owner rights in vested future interest and defeated claim for attorneys’ fees based on Declaratory Judgment Act.
Barbara Marino, M.D., v. Wendy Wilkins 393 S.W.3d 318, No. 01-11-00835-CV, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation in deciding issue of first impression on presentation of objections to medical expert reports.
Shan Kovaly v. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, Northwest Houston Cardiology, P.A., Ikedinobi U. Eni, M.D., and Eni Health Care 497 S.W.3d 539, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtained reversal of summary judgment that was based upon fact-intensive reading of case and statute relating to limitations and tolling provisions of the Texas Medical Liability Act.
Coates v. Brazoria County, Texas 919 F.Supp.2d 863, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division. Defeating motion for permissive interlocutory appeal of the trial court’s denial of dispositive motions in the context of highly public and controversial suit against Texas county for sex harassment, retaliation, and constitutional claims.
CVS Pharmacy, Inc., v. Kent Bland Ballard No. 01-12-00253-CV, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation in case addressing sufficiency of expert report in context of pharmacy malpractice.
Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. v. Kyle Barousse 365 S.W.3d 46, No. 01-10-00949-CV, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation in case determining legal and factual sufficiency of evidence to support significant damages in workers’ compensation retaliation claim and affirming substantial award of damages.
Jefferson County v. Donna Davis No. 14-13-00663-CV, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation of judgment in case examining legal and factual sufficiency of evidence to support liability and damages under state employment law and First Amendment free speech claims.
New Hampshire Insurance Co. v. Peggy C. Allison 414 S.W.3d 266, No. 01-12-00505-CV, in the First Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation of jury verdict in case interpreting “heart attack statute” provision of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
Reich & Binstock, LLP v. Robert Scates 455 S.W.3d 178, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining affirmation in case determining legal sufficiency of evidence to support verdict in quantum meruit and enforceability of contract violating Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Vicki Ward v. Lamar University 484 S.W.3d 440, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals at Houston. Obtaining reversal of plea to the jurisdiction in the context of Texas Whistleblower Act and free-speech claims.
Regenbogen De Rydy, Ltd. v. David Runkle No. 07-12-00293-CV, in the Seventh Court of Appeals at Amarillo. Obtaining reversal and rendition of judgment in case examining factual and legal sufficiency of evidence to support jury verdict based on agent authority.