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Texas Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Texas or Court of Appeals of Texas where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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ATOFINA Petrochemicals - 12/16/2005
A&B Builders, Inc. was hired to erect steel for construction on premises owned by ATOFINA Petrochemicals, Inc. (Fina). An A&B employee, Larry Don Wisdom, was injured unloading steel for A&B on Fina's property. When Wisdom...

City of Waco v. Lopez - 12/14/2005
Robert Lopez filed a whistleblower suit against the City of Waco alleging that the City terminated his employment because he reported a violation by his supervisor of the City's Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Policy. The City...

Douglas v. Petroleum Wholesale - 12/8/2005
Appellant, Jack Douglas, sued appellee, Petroleum Wholesale, Inc. ("PWI"), for violation of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act ("PMPA") by terminating Douglas's use of the Diamond Shamrock trademark, signage, branded motor fuel,...

Texas Dep't of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services v. Howard - 12/8/2005
The State of Texas elevates public employees who report legal wrongdoing to a protected status as a matter of fundamental policy. The State views whistleblowing by a public employee as a courageous act of loyalty to a larger...

Gutierrez v. Hiatt - 12/7/2005
Sitting: Catherine Stone, Justice, Sarah B. Duncan, Justice, Sandee Bryan Marion, Justice. AFFIRMED Nora Gutierrez hired Susan Eisner Hiatt to prosecute an ultimately unsuccessful whistle-blower and wrongful termination...

Morales v. Martin Resources - 12/1/2005
Fernando Morales was an employee of Select Professional Staffing. Select Professional Staffing placed Morales as a temporary employee with Martin Resources, Inc. Morales injured his left hand while working on a machine at Martin...

Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. v. Limmer - 11/29/2005
Motion for Rehearing Granted in Part and Denied in Part; Reversed and Remanded; Opinions of October 5, 2004 Withdrawn and Opinion on Rehearing filed November 29, 2005. OPINION ON REHEARING Upon consideration of the motion...

Exxon Corp. v. Miesch - 11/29/2005
Before Chief Justice Valdez and Justices Hinojosa and Castillo. This appeal follows a jury trial in an oil and gas case. Emerald Oil & Gas, L.C. ("Emerald"), a subsequent lessee, and intervening royalty interest owners...

City of San Antonio v. Summerglen Property Owners Association - 11/23/2005
Sitting: Alma L. Lopez, Chief Justice, Sarah B. Duncan, Justice, Phylis J. Speedlin, Justice. REVERSED AND DISMISSED In this interlocutory appeal we consider the issue of whether appellees, a homeowners association and...

Patton v. Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Dep't - 11/23/2005
This appeal arises from a final judgment dismissing Shawn Patton's Texas Whistleblower Act claims against Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department ("HCCSCD"). The final judgment is based on HCCSCD's plea to the...

Waxahachie Independent School District v. Johnson - 11/23/2005
Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD) files this appeal arguing that the trial court erred in denying its plea to the jurisdiction under newly-enacted section 101.106(b) because the plaintiffs, Tim Johnson and Ed White, filed...

Morales v. Martin Resources - 11/10/2005
Fernando Morales was an employee of Select Professional Staffing. Select Professional Staffing placed Morales as a temporary employee with Martin Resources, Inc. Morales injured his left hand while working on a machine at Martin...

American Home Assurance Co. v. McDonald - 11/9/2005
American Home Assurance Company ("American Home") sought judicial review of a workers compensation decision involving Sherrill McDonald ("McDonald"). McDonald filed a counterclaim for attorney's fees under the Texas Labor Code....

Lewis v. Indian Springs Land Corp. - 11/8/2005
Before Justices Whittington, Francis, and Lang In this accelerated, interlocutory appeal, appellant Thomas E. Lewis ("Lewis") challenges the trial court's order overruling his special appearance. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem....

Wilson v. State - 11/3/2005
Jimmy Dee Wilson was convicted of murder for killing Butch Monday, the husband of the woman with whom Wilson had been having an affair for at least five years. Wilson was sentenced to sixty years' imprisonment. On appeal, he...

English v. Dillard Dep't Stores - 11/3/2005
Appellant, Jake A. English, appeals the summary judgment granted in favor of appellee, Dillard Department Stores, Inc. ("Dillard's"), on his claim for retaliatory discharge. In his sole issue on appeal, English claims the trial court...

Diaz v. San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association - 11/2/2005
Sitting: Catherine Stone, Justice, Sarah B. Duncan, Justice, Rebecca Simmons, Justice. AFFIRMED Joe Diaz appeals the trial court's summary judgment in favor of the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association. We...

Dallas County v. Gonzales - 11/1/2005
Before Justices Whittington, Richter, and FitzGerald This case involves two different lawsuits by Armando H. Gonzales against Dallas County and, in one of the lawsuits, Mike Dupree. The County filed pleas to the jurisdiction in...

King v. Gietz - 10/31/2005
Before Justices Hinojosa, Yañez, and Castillo This is an employment discrimination case. In four issues, appellant, Kay King, contends the trial court erred in granting the motion for summary judgment of appellee, Leonard P....

Rodriguez v. Sinclair Contractors - 10/27/2005
Emilio Rodriguez ("Rodriguez"), individually and as next friend of minors, Alejandro Rodriguez, Mario Rodriguez, Amy Rodriguez, Alyssa Rodriguez, Adam Rodriguez, and Amadee Rodriguez, appeals from the trial court's grant of summary...

Piazza v. Cinemark - 10/27/2005
This is an appeal from a take-nothing summary judgment in an employment discrimination case filed pursuant to TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. ch. 21 (Vernon 1996 & Supp. 2004 - 2005). Steven Piazza sued his former employer, Cinemark, USA,...

Celanese Ltd. v. Skrabanek - 10/27/2005
Before Chief Justice Valdez and Justices Hinojosa and Rodriguez Memorandum Opinion This appeal arises from a suit for damages under the anti-retaliation provision of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. See TEX. LAB. CODE...

Gudur v. Texas Dep't of Health - 10/21/2005
This case arises from a summary judgment against Ramesh Gudar in a suit he brought under the Texas Whistleblower Act against the Texas Department of Health (the Department). See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 554.001-.010 (West 2004). We...

O'Neill v. Zurich American Insurance Co. - 10/20/2005
On July 19, 1999, appellant Jean D. O'Neill slipped at work and injured her back. O'Neill had long suffered back problems, and since 1995 she had been seeking treatment for a cervical injury suffered in a car accident, continuing...

Kolojaezchskyi v. Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites - 10/20/2005
Shaina Kolojaezchskyi appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her suit against Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites and JMF Partnership, L.P. ("Marriott") for employment discrimination. The judgment was based on a motion...

Vandevender v. Woods - 10/20/2005
Our prior opinion is withdrawn and the following opinion is issued. The motion for rehearing is overruled. Appellant James VanDevender filed a declaratory judgment action in which he alleged appellees failed to pay his full...

State Office of Risk Management v. Laxson - 10/19/2005
Sitting: Alma L. Lopez, Chief Justice, Catherine Stone, Justice, Rebecca Simmons, Justice. AFFIRMED The State Office of Risk Management ("SORM") appeals a judgment finding that Norma J. Laxson sustained an injury in the...

Park v. Montgomery County - 10/19/2005
David Park is a lieutenant in the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. He sued Montgomery County under the Texas Whistleblower Act, alleging that he had suffered an adverse employment action as a result of his report of complaints of...

Pacific Employers Insurance Co. v. Mathison - 10/19/2005
This is a worker's compensation case. The jury found that William Ira Mathison ("Mathison") was in the course and scope of his employment when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident on August 23, 2002. Pacific Employers...

Halfmann v. Employers General Insurance Co. - 10/14/2005
James P. Halfmann appeals from the district court's summary judgment that he take nothing from Employers General Insurance Company in his suit for judicial review of the denial of worker's compensation benefits. Halfmann raises...

Dallas Area Rapid Transit v. Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1338 - 10/14/2005
Before Justices Whittington, Francis, and Lang Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1338 sued Dallas Area Rapid Transit for violations of a general grievance resolution. DART filed a plea to the jurisdiction, claiming...

Dean Foods Co. v. Anderson - 10/13/2005
In this appeal, appellants Dean Foods Company d/b/a Bell Gandy's, Inc. (Dean Foods) and the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission (TWCC) challenge the trial court's award of attorney's fees to cross-appellant Debra Anderson...

Vela v. City of Houston - 10/13/2005
Appellant, Richard Vela, appeals the trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of appellee, the City of Houston ("the City"), for an alleged violation of section 554 of the Texas Government Code, also known as the...

Sanchez v. State - 10/12/2005
Opinion on Second Remand by: John F. Onion, Jr., Justice Sitting: Catherine Stone, Justice, Phylis Speedlin, Justice, John F. Onion, Jr., Justice. REVERSED AND REMANDED "Only when the law is the soul of fairness can...

Neal v. Wisconsin Hard Chrome - 9/29/2005
Jimmy R. Neal appeals from a summary judgment taken against him in his personal injury lawsuit against Wisconsin Hard Chrome, Inc., d/b/a Texas Hard Chrome, Inc. and/or Texas Hard Chrome, Inc. (Chrome). He alleged that Chrome's...

American Home Assurance Co. v. Vaughn - 9/29/2005
In this appeal, appellant American Home Assurance Company (American) challenges the trial court's award of attorney's fees to appellee Edward Vaughn. Disagreeing that reversal is required, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. ...

In re Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Co. - 9/29/2005
Relator seeks a writ of mandamus from the trial court's order denying a motion to compel arbitration. For the reasons stated below, we deny relief. FACTUAL SUMMARY In 1993, Alfredo Chavelle was hired by Phelps Dodge...

Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Co. v. Chavelle - 9/29/2005
This is an interlocutory appeal from the trial court's order denying a motion to compel arbitration. For the reasons stated, we dismiss the appeal. FACTUAL SUMMARY In 1993, Alfredo Chavelle was hired by Phelps Dodge...

Santos v. Healthmark Park Manor - 9/23/2005
Dorothy De Los Santos appeals from a summary judgment rendered against her in her slip and fall case against her employer. Summary judgment was sought both under traditional and no-evidence theories. The trial court specifically...

In re Champion Technologies - 9/15/2005
Original Mandamus Proceeding Order on Motion for Rehearing Relators, Champion Technologies, Inc. and Permian Mud Service, Inc., filed a petition for writ of mandamus on May 27, 2005, attacking the trial court's...

Stewart v. C.L. Trammell Properties - 9/15/2005
ON MOTION FOR REHEARING Before Justices Morris, Lang, and Mazzant. On the Court's own motion, we vacate our September 12, 2005 supplemental memorandum opinion on motion for rehearing. This is now the supplemental...

University of Texas System v. Texas Workers ' Compensation Commission - 9/13/2005
Appellant University of Texas System no longer wishes to pursue its appeal and has filed a motion to withdraw its appeal. The University's certificate of conference states that it conferred with counsel for appellees Texas Workers'...

Stewart v. C.L. Trammell Properties - 9/12/2005
SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM OPINION ON MOTION FOR REHEARING Before Justices Morris, Lang, and Mazzant On July 18, 2005, this Court issued its memorandum opinion in this case affirming the trial court's final judgment in...

Ford v. Performance Aircraft Services - 9/8/2005
This case involves the propriety of the trial court's order dismissing appellants Gary and Blinda Ford's negligence, failure to warn, and strict liability claims against appellees Performance Aircraft Services, Inc. and Robert Jones...

Universal Computer Consulting Holding - 9/8/2005
Relators, Universal Computer Consulting Holding, Inc. ("UCCH"), Universal Computer Consulting, Ltd. ("UCC"), and Dealer Computer Services, Inc. ("DCS"), filed a petition for writ of mandamus and an interlocutory appeal from the trial...

American Protection Insurance Co. v. Johnson - 9/8/2005
In this appeal, appellant American Protection Insurance Company (American), challenges a judgment awarding workers' compensation benefits to appellee Patricia A. Johnson (Johnson). In doing so, it presents two issues for our...

Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Gill - 9/8/2005
I. Introduction In a single point, Appellant Zurich American Insurance Company appeals the trial court's summary judgment in favor of Appellee Lauren Gill, affirming that Zurich owes medical benefits to Gill under a workers'...

Daniel v. Goodman Manufacturing Co. - 9/8/2005
Before Chief Justice Valdez and Justices Hinojosa and Castillo This is an appeal from a summary judgment rendered in favor of appellee, Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. ("Goodman"), in a workers' compensation retaliatory...

Bryant v. Lucent Technologies - 9/7/2005
Jane Anne Bryant filed suit against Lucent Technologies, Inc. for wrongful termination, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, negligent supervision, fraud, and defamation. The court...

Waxahachie Independent School District v. Johnson - 9/7/2005
Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD) files this appeal arguing that the trial court erred in denying its plea to the jurisdiction under newly-enacted section 101.106(b) because the plaintiffs, Tim Johnson and Ed White, filed...

Brown v. Sabre - 8/31/2005
I. Introduction Appellant Paul Brown, individually and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated ("Brown"), appeals the trial court's grant of Defendants' Second Motion for Summary Judgment and in a single issue...

Breault v. Psarovarkas - 8/31/2005
This is an appeal from a declaratory judgment and a sanctions order. We affirm the declaratory judgment and vacate the sanctions order. Background Facts In 1994, John Psarovarkas and Eleftheria Psarovarkas purchased a...

Hall v. Sonic Drive-In of Angleton - 8/31/2005
Appellant, Majorie Marie Hall, challenges the trial court's rendition of summary judgment in favor of appellees, Sonic Drive-In of Angleton, Inc. ("Sonic") and Michael Cantrell, in Hall's suit for premises liability, assault, and...

Little v. Texas Dep't of Criminal Justice - 8/31/2005
Appellant, Evelyn Little, challenges a summary judgment granted in favor of appellees, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and its executive director, Gary Johnson, in his official capacity (collectively the "TDCJ"), in her suit...

Wiltshire v. Humpal Physical Therapy - 8/31/2005
Before Justices Yanez, Castillo and Garza In this reverse discrimination case, appellant, Opel Wiltshire, appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of appellee, Humpal Physical Therapy, P.C. Wiltshire generally contends the...

De Mino v. Chu - 8/31/2005
Appellant, Wolfgang Hirczy De Miño, challenges a summary judgment rendered in favor of appellee, Veronica Alvarez Chu. Appearing pro se, De Miño presents four issues, in which he contends that the trial court erred in the following...

Dillard Dep't Stores - 8/31/2005
This is an appeal from a wrongful termination suit. Appellants, Dillard Department Stores, Inc. and Dillard's Texas Operating Partnership d/b/a Dillard's ("Dillard's") appeal a jury verdict in favor of Appellee, Sabrina Hecht. The...

In re Wal-Mart Stores - 8/30/2005
This is an original proceeding in mandamus. Relators, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Sam's Club, and Sam's East, Inc. (collectively, "Wal-Mart"), request that mandamus issue directing the trial court to vacate its order setting a joint trial...

Ysleta Independent School District v. Monarrez - 8/26/2005
JUSTICE WILLETT did not participate in the decision. In this wrongful termination suit, we consider whether there is legally sufficient evidence that Ysleta Independent School District (the "District") engaged in gender...

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Howell - 8/25/2005
Before Justices Yanez, Castillo and Garza This interlocutory appeal is brought from an order issued by the Cameron County trial court, granting an anti-suit injunction to preclude appellant, Texas Mutual Insurance Company...

Robinson v. Baylor Health Care System - 8/25/2005
I. Introduction In five issues, appellant Jack D. Robinson appeals the trial court's granting of appellees Baylor Health Care System and Baylor All Saints Medical Center's motion for summary judgment in this case, which...

Garcia v. J.J.S. Enterprises - 8/25/2005
Appellants Francisco Garcia, Individually and as Next Friend of Francisco Garcia, Jr. and Kevin Garcia (collectively "the Garcias") are the surviving spouse and children of Rosario Michelle Garcia, who tragically died during the...

Pacific Employers Insurance Co. v. Torres - 8/25/2005
This is an appeal from the trial court's granting of an award of attorney's fees under Section 408.221 of the Texas Labor Code in favor of Appellee. For the reasons stated herein, we affirm. I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND...

Guerrero McDonald & Associates - 8/24/2005
OPINION ON APPELLANTS' MOTION FOR REHEARING Sitting: Alma L. López, Chief Justice, Sandee Bryan Marion, Justice, Phylis J. Speedlin, Justice. AFFIRMED In an opinion and judgment dated May 11, 2005, we affirmed the...

Texas Dep't of Protective and Regulatory Services v. Lynn - 8/19/2005
This is an interlocutory appeal from the denial of a plea to the jurisdiction. SeeTex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 51.014(8) (West Supp. 2004-05). Appellee, Dana Lynn, sued appellant, Texas Department of Protective and...

Munoz v. Rivera - 8/18/2005
This is an appeal from a post-answer default judgment. At issue is whether the Appellants, Defendants below, received notice of a trial setting. For the reasons that follow, we affirm. FACTUAL SUMMARY On July 15, 2001,...

Cox v. NextiraOne - 8/17/2005
Before Justices Whittington, FitzGerald, and Richter Renee Cox sued her former employer, appellee NextiraOne, for retaliatory discharge, alleging that NextiraOne fired her because she filed a workers' compensation claim. The...

Decker v. Clements - 8/16/2005
In response to a motion filed by defendants, Chequita Clements, John Rupert, Dennis Martin, Nita Burgess, Zelda Glass, and Jordan Smith (Defendants)---all employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice--Institutional Division...

American Interstate Insurance Co. v. Hinson - 8/11/2005
Is the evidence in this workers' compensation case sufficient to support the jury's finding that William E. Hinson was notintoxicated at the time of his injury? We review all of the evidence admitted at the trial to evaluate if the...

Mullenix v. Celanese Ltd. - 8/11/2005
Before Justices Rodriguez, Castillo, and Garza The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of appellees Celanese Ltd. and Celanese Corpus Christi Technical Center ("Celanese") and denied appellant Thomas Mullenix's...

Hopkins v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - 8/11/2005
This is an appeal from the granting of judgment non obstante veredicto (JNOV) after a jury award to a plaintiff in a whistleblower case. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. §§ 554.001-.010 (West 2004). Arthur J. Hopkins sued his former...

Koskey v. Baker Hughes - 8/11/2005
This appeal arises from a summary judgment granted in favor of a parent corporation that alleged it was protected by the "exclusive remedy" provision of the Texas Workers' Compensation Act against work-related claims of its...

Continental Casualty Co. v. Mangum - 8/11/2005
Before Chief Justice Valdez and Justices Hinojosa and Rodriguez Appellant, Continental Casualty Company ("CCC"), appeals from the trial court's judgment upholding a decision of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission...

Watson v. Houston Independent School District (HISD) - 8/9/2005
Appellant, Frank Watson, appeals the grant of summary judgment in favor of appellees, Houston Independent School District (HISD), Dr. Rod Paige, and Larry Marshall (collectively, "the District"). The District terminated Watson's...

Gonzalez v. Greyhound Lines - 8/4/2005
Appellants Josefa Gonzalez, Irene Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, and Appellant Gonzalez Family L.P. appeal the trial court's order dismissing for lack of subject matter jurisdiction their suit against Appellees Greyhound Lines, Inc....

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