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Employer’s promise to pay employees a merger bonus; discovery cannot go back forever; correction deeds [orders of Dec. 18, 2009]

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Employer’s promise to pay employees a merger bonus; discovery cannot go back forever; correction deeds [orders of Dec. 18, 2009]

The Texas Supreme Court issued four opinions with today’s order list. It did not set any new cases for argument.

According to the Court’s online […]

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Tags: Order Lists

On the docket: cities being sued for back pay; remedies for breaching duty to a partner; who must a manufacturer of defective products reimburse

December 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on On the docket: cities being sued for back pay; remedies for breaching duty to a partner; who must a manufacturer of defective products reimburse

The Court is hearing three oral arguments this morning. The issues include:

whether cities have sovereign immunity against claims for back pay;

whether someone who professionally […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Judges friending lawyers on Facebook and social media: Florida’s clumsy overreaction

December 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

“Human sacrifice, judges and lawyers ‘friends’ on Facebook… mass hysteria!”

The greatest source of terror that lawyers face online is not from spyware, malware, phishers, or […]

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Tags: Legal Tech

On the docket: Selling your lottery winnings; retaliatory discharge; land under easement hauled away for building materials

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on On the docket: Selling your lottery winnings; retaliatory discharge; land under easement hauled away for building materials

The Court is hearing arguments this morning in three cases.

Does the Lottery Act prohibit selling your final two lottery payments?

Texas Lottery Commission v. First State […]

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Texas Supreme Court expands electronic briefing through a tech-savvy order

December 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

For a few years, the Texas Supreme Court has made limited requests for PDF versions of briefs. The request was made only for those […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Tech · Practice Notes

On the docket: Ratio for punitive damages; landowner’s duty to clear ice; later-discovered heirs

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on On the docket: Ratio for punitive damages; landowner’s duty to clear ice; later-discovered heirs

The Texas Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments this morning in three cases.

The questions include the permissible ratio of punitive-to-actual damages, what duty rule […]

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The test for causation under the DTPA; an insurer’s duty to cover a homebuilder for mold; expert testimony [orders of Dec. 11, 2009]

December 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on The test for causation under the DTPA; an insurer’s duty to cover a homebuilder for mold; expert testimony [orders of Dec. 11, 2009]

In this week’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued three opinions and set one new case for argument in February.

Today’s opinions involved:

whether the same […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Texas Supreme Court arbitration cases from the past year

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court arbitration cases from the past year

Disputing has a this helpful recap of the Texas Supreme Court’s arbitration cases from the year 2009. (( Yes, there’s a little time left in […]

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