Texas Court Won't Revive Atty's Employment Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday denied a Dallas-area attorney and onetime judicial candidate’s bid to revive an employment dispute against his former law firm, finding that the trial court was without jurisdiction to reconsider more than 30 causes of action.

The Fifth Court of Appeals ruled that on remand from an earlier appeal, the trial court was without power to consider Baltasar D. Cruz’s various complaints surrounding causes of action that had been dismissed. Cruz launched the underlying suit in 1996, after being fired from...
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