In Providence Health Center v. Dowell (No. 05-0386) (consolidated with Petit v. Dowell (No. 05-0788)), a negligence action against emergency-room personnel for failing to prevent a suicide, the Court concluded that any connection between releasing the patient and the patient’s death was too attenuated for proximate cause. The Court therefore reversed and rendered a take-nothing judgment.
In In re Team Rocket, L.P. (No. 06-0414) (orig. proceeding), the Court held that, once a trial court rules on the merits of a motion to transfer venue, a plaintiff cannot avoid the ruling by nonsuiting the case and re-filing in another county.