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Affirmed and Opinion filed September 30, 2010

OPINION

Victor M. Zurita, individually and doing business as Heights Medical and Dental Clinic, and his wife Ana Zurita, the plaintiffs below, appeal a take-nothing judgment on their lawsuit against Fernando Lombana and Houston Medical & Dental Center Corp., in which they asserted malicious prosecution, tortious interference, business disparagement, and other claims. The Zuritas raise eight issues: (1) the district court’s self-transfer of the case to the successor judge was void or reversible error; (2) the court erred in granting summary judgment on Ana Zurita’s claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress; (3) the court erred in granting summary judgment on Dr. Zurita’s business-disparagement and tortious-interference-with-prospective-business-relations claims; (4) the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the jury’s failure to find malicious civil prosecution; (5) the court erred in directing a verdict on conspiracy; (6) the court erred in refusing to submit the Zuritas’ requested jury questions; (7) the court erred in excluding certain evidence as irrelevant; and (8) the judgment should be reversed and remanded based on incurable jury argument. For the reasons stated below, we affirm.

 
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