Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Court Cases

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  1. In Re Cano Petroleum (2008)

    In March 2006 wildfire swept across 480,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle east of Amarillo, causing the death of several individuals and also destroying ranch land, barns, homes, fences, equipment, and livestock. Eventually ninety-one individuals1 filed seven lawsuits against four oil and gas operators2 in four contiguous counties (Roberts, Gray, Hutchinson, and Carson). Plaintiffs allege that the defendants' electrical lines and equipment caused an initial

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 07-0593.
  2. In Re Ad Valorem Tax Litigation (2007)

    This is the second motion to transfer filed by Valero Energy Corporation respecting its ad valorum tax litigation against thirty-nine different tax appraisal districts across the State of Texas. We denied Valero's first motion to transfer by our opinion of April 19, 2006 (Valero I).2 In these cases, Valero challenges the Appraisal Districts valuation of its refineries, pipelines, terminals, and convenience stores, together with the inventory, furniture, fixtures, and equipment related to those [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 07-0009.
  3. In Re Cottage Gardens Mort. Fraud Lit. (2009)

    On October 23, 2005, the 215th District Court of Harris County found that the claims of all intervenors in cause number 2005-44301 except Jason Absher were misjoined. The court ordered the intervenors' claims to be docketed as separate suits with the cost of docketing the claims to be taxed against each of the individual intervenors. On July 18, 2006, the trial court entered another order severing each of the intervenors' claims except Absher's into separate actions and directed the trial [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: MDL No. 09-0150.
  4. In Re Delta Lloyds Ins. Co. of Houston (2008)

    Before this Panel are three motions to transfer various insurance coverage cases to a single court for the coordination of pretrial proceedings.1 These cases, arising from the defendants' denial of Hurricane Rita property damage claims, are currently pending in Jasper, Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties. The first motion, filed by Delta Lloyd's Insurance Company of Houston ("Delta"), seeks to consolidate four cases brought against Delta and its adjusters. The second motion, filed by [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: Nos. 08-0142, 08-0208, 08-0427.
  5. In Re Daimlerchrysler (2006)

    The Plaintiffs have filed a motion to appoint a pretrial judge for three alleged design defect cases filed in three different counties; it is anticipated that similar cases will be filed in other counties. In Case No. 05-0694, this Panel denied without prejudice Defendant Mercedes-Benz

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 06-0073.
  6. In Re Personal Injury Litigation (2007)

    Great Lakes Dredge Dry Dock Company, LLC, filed its motion before this panel on January 18, 2007, alleging that twenty cases pending in Hidalgo, Starr, Cameron, and Zapata Counties involve common issues of fact arising from personal injuries suffered by individual maritime workers aboard various company dredges. The suits are filed pursuant to the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 688, the Federal Employers' Liability Act,45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq., and general maritime law. Succinctly stated, [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. MDL No. 07-0025.
  7. In Re Ad Valorem (2008)

    Rule 13 authorizes this MDL panel to transfer "related" cases from different trial courts to a single pretrial judge if transfer will (1) serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and (2) promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation. See TEX. R. JUD. ADMIN . 13.3. Several companies in the Valero corporate family (Valero) have asked the panel to assign one judge to handle the pretrial phase of numerous ad valorem tax suits. Valero has challenged the valuation of its [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 06-0095.
  8. Union Carbide v. Adams (2003)

    On December 12, 2003 the Multidistrict Litigation Panel held a hearing on the Motion for Transfer filed by Union Carbide Corporation under Rule 13 of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration. Having considered the arguments, the evidence, and the authorities presented, a majority of the panel finds that the following cases involve one or more common questions of fact, and that transfer of these cases and tag-along cases to one district judge will be for the convenience of the parties and [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 03-0895.
  9. In Re Delta Lloyds Ins. Co. of Houston (2008)

    First, the motion correctly points out that the list of cases attached to our order appears to include cases that we did not intend to transfer. To the extent the motion seeks correction of this error, it is granted. A corrected list of the cases transferred is attached to this order.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: Nos. 08-0142, 08-0208, 08-0427.
  10. In Re Silica Products (2004)

    Pursuant to Administrative Rule 13, the cases listed on Appendix A, attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes, and tag-along cases if any, are transferred to Judge Tracy Christopher of the 295th District Court of Harris County.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 04-0606.
  11. In Re Kone, Inc. (2005)

    the language of Texas Rule of Judicial Administration 13.3(a)(2), Kone alleges that four cases pending against it in four different counties2 involve common issues of fact and the transfer of those cases for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings would be for the convenience of the parties and witnesses, and would promote the just and efficient conduct of the cases. See TEX. R. JUD. ADMIN. 13.3(a)(2).


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 05-0738.
  12. In Re Somerville R.R. Tie Treat. Plant (2007)

    panel is not persuaded that the two trial judges handling these cases in Tarrant and Burleson Counties have made significant inconsistent rulings or failed to protect witnesses or parties from inconvenience or duplicative discovery or that such rulings are likely in the future. The motion for transfer is therefore denied without prejudice to file a second motion if the judges issue inconsistent rulings on significant issues or if they do not protect witnesses and parties from duplicative [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 07-0380.
  13. In Re Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (2005)

    THE MOTION FOR TRANSFER IN THE FOLLOWING MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION CASE IS DENIED AS FOLLOWS: The Multidistrict Litigation Panel has denied the Motion to Transfer of Related Cases to Pretrial Court.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 05-0076.
  14. In Re Standard Guar. Ins. Co. (2009)

    Before the Panel is Standard Guaranty Insurance Company's ("Standard Guaranty") motion to transfer three insurance coverage cases to a single court for the coordination of pretrial proceedings. These cases, arising from Standard Guaranty's denial of Hurricane Rita property damage claims, are currently pending in Jasper, Jefferson, and Hardin Counties. We grant the motion.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 08-0899.
  15. In Re Deep South Crane Rigging Co. (2008)

    On July 18, 2008, a crane owned and operated by Deep South Crane Rigging Company collapsed at a refining facility in Houston, Texas. Three lawsuits are currently pending in two counties asserting claims arising from the crane collapse. Deep South has filed a motion to transfer pursuant to Rule 13 of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration asking this panel to appoint one pretrial judge for these cases. For the reasons stated in this opinion, the panel grants the motion and appoints a [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 08-0725.
  16. In Re Silica (2006)

    John B. Lopez sued his former employer GlobalSantaFe Corporation under the Jones Act, alleging that he sustained injuries resulting from exposure to asbestos and silica present on the ship where he was employed. See 46 U.S.C. 688 (Supp. 2005). State and federal courts have concurrent jurisdiction over claims brought under the Jones Act. SeeStier v. Reading Bates Corp., 992 S.W.2d 423, 429

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 04-0606.
  17. In Re Petroleum Wholesale Litigation (2009)

    In a case of first impression, this Panel must consider whether three1 pending causes in Harris County, Galveston County, and Ellis County — all of which include class action allegations — should be transferred to a pretrial court for consolidated and coordinated pretrial proceedings. The defendants, Petroleum Wholesale, L.P.; PWI GP, LLC; Petroleum Wholesale, Inc.; Sunmart, Inc.; Sun Petroleum, LLC; and Sun Development, L.P. (collectively Petroleum), suggest that all three [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 08-0956.
  18. In Re Daimlerchrysler (2006)

    The Motion to Transfer for Pre-Trial Consolidation, under the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, is granted. Pursuant to Administrative Rule 13, the causes listed in the Appendix of the Motion for Transfer, attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes, and tag-along cases if any, are transferred to Judge Robert H. Frost, of the 116th District Court of Dallas County.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 06-0073.
  19. In Re Vanderbilt Mortg. and Finance, Inc. (2005)

    On February 23, 2005, we issued our order denying the Motion to Transfer of Related Cases to Pretrial Court filed by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. This opinion sets out the basis for that decision.


    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 05-0076.
  20. In Re Phyllis Tomasino Litigation (2008)

    Defendants in four lawsuits arising out of an employment termination have filed a motion to transfer the cases to a single pretrial judge. Plaintiff Phyllis Tomasino has filed four lawsuits in four different counties, all arising from her termination as an employee of First Baptist Academy in November 2005. She first sued the academy and its Head of School in Harris County, alleging breach of contract, defamation, and other causes of action. The trial court granted summary judgment on several [...]

    Court: Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Docket: No. 08-0150.

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