With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court selected six cases for oral argument in January 2013.

Among the other orders, the Court denied rehearing in We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

We're sorry, but something went wrong.

, a 5-4 decision from June in which the Court held that workers compensation insurers did not owe a common-law duty of good faith and fair dealing to workers, supplementing the statutory requirements.

Petitions chosen for argument

January 9, 2013

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    – dispute over how to calculate termination benefits paid to firefighters (including whether unpaid leave is computed at overtime rates)

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    – the issue presented: “Is a reversionary interest consisting of a right to repurchase property (a/k/a ‘a right of reentry’) a compensable interest in the property sufficient to support an inverse condemnation claim?”

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    – when there is a jury-charge error in a juvenile justice case, is harmless error determined under the standard for civil cases or for criminal cases?

January 10, 2013

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    – which damages Texas law allows for loss of a pet

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    , consolidated for argument with,

  • We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    :

    These petitions involve an ongoing class action that the Court has seen once before (and remanded) in We're sorry, but something went wrong (500)

    We're sorry, but something went wrong.

    .