Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued two opinions, neither of which has anything to do with the law of arbitration.
The first opinion discusses whether or not a city can be estopped from enforcing a zoning ordinance when its building official, unaware of the ordinance, mistakenly issued a permit which would have allowed construction in violation of the ordinance. In this case, and in all but “exceptional” cases according to the Court, the answer is no.
City of White Settlement v. Super Wash, Inc., Cause No. 04-0340
The Court also issued an opinion discussing forcible detainer actions and supersedeas bonds and whether these sort of things become moot if the tenant in question’s lease expires while her appeal is pending.
Theresa Marshall v. Housing Authority of the City of San Antonio, Cause No. 04-0147