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Pleadings are not competent summary judgment evidence, even if sworn or verified. Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Sherry Sher arranged a trip to Scandinavia and Russia through Fun TravelWorld Inc. for Juan Hsien Yang Sher. On the departure day, Juan’s connecting flight to New York to meet the travel guide and group was delayed, and she missed the rendezvous. She declined a later flight and instead returned to Dallas. Sherry sued Fun TravelWorld on her own and Juan’s behalf, saying the company violated the DTPA by intentionally misrepresenting that it would handle Juan’s needs arising from flight delays. Fun TravelWorld filed a no-evidence summary judgment motion. The company said Juan’s connecting flight was delayed by heavy rain, not by anything the company did. Having proved that it was not the producing cause of Juan’s claim, Fun TravelWorld said the burden shifted to the Shers to raise a genuine issue of material fact on producing cause. The Shers did not respond to the motion, so the trial court granted it. The Shers moved for rehearing, but that motion was denied. HOLDING:Affirmed. The court first rejects the Shers’ contention that their pleading adequately controverted Fun TravelWorld’s motion for summary judgment on both Juan’s and Sherry’s claims, holding that pleadings are not competent summary judgment evidence. OPINION:Lang, J.; Morris, O’Neill and Lang, JJ.

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