For the week of August 22, 2011, the Dallas Court of Appeals issued seven opinions in civil cases. Four of these dispose of a case without a detailed discussion of the merits (e.g., dismissing a case for want of prosecution, dismissing a case for mootness, dismissing a case pursuant to settlement). The remaining three cases are as follows:
Patlan v. Benitez (05-10-00996-CV) – Recites well-established (1) standard for reviewing trial court’s denial of motion for new trial; and (2) definition of a “resulting trust.”
Rodriguez v. Mumbo Jumbo, L.L.C. (05-10-00361-CV) – Recites well-established standard for reviewing trial court’s determination that a sanctionable act was committed.
Southwestern Bell Tel., L.P. v. Edwards (05-09-00606-CV) – Recites well-established (1) standard for reviewing legal sufficiency of evidence; and (2) standard for reviewing judgment notwithstanding the verdict.