Texas Supreme Court Arguments (3/29/16)

Posted by Rich PhillipsOn Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in one case: 15-0049, Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner — There are numerous issues in this nuisance case arising from the operation of a gas compressor station. Both the plaintiffs and the defendant sought review in the Supreme Court. The primary issues raised by the defendant are: (1) whether the court of appeals erred in finding the evidence legally sufficient to support the jury’s nuisance finding; (2) whether the trial court erred in permitting the plaintiffs to make a trial amendment after the evidence was closed; and (3) whether the plaintiffs’ measure of damages was correct. The plaintiffs’ cross-petition argues that the court of appeals erred in finding that the evidence was not factually sufficient to support the verdict because the court did not follow Pool v. Ford Motor Co.Video of the oral argument is available here.