HOUSTON - After determining that a carbon-black manufacturer failed to challenge an independent ground in a trial court's ruling to support a judgment in its favor and failed to raise the issue of limitations in its original brief, a Texas appeals court on April 17 affirmed the trial court's decision to confirm an arbitration award issued in favor of an insurer (Continental Carbon Co. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, No. 14-11-00162-CV, Texas App., 14th Dist.; 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 2937).