Kartsotis v. Bloch, 503 S.W.d 506 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2016, pet denied).


This was an interesting and complex contract construction case.  It was also an early opinion discussing a growing issue in appellate practice: dealing with sealed records.  Sealed records are a problem because appellate courts are required to write public opinions explaining the rationale behind their decisions.  Writing those  opinions is challenging when we need to discuss facts included under a trial court’s sealing order.

The opinion is also interesting because we created and included in our opinion a corporate organization chart illustrating the relationships between various entities involved in the case.  Unfortunately, that chart does not appear in this particular online version.  But you can find it at the court’s website and on other online resources.