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Entries from November 2009

Thanksgiving week briefing requests

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

On Friday, the Court requested briefing on the merits in more than twenty pending cases. Through that link, you can see the full list […]

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Tags: News and Links

New CVSG; Exxon well-plugging cases to be reheard; a (rare) improvident grant; four new grants [orders Nov. 20, 2009]

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today’s Texas Supreme Court order list had something for everybody. The Court:

decided a class certification issue, resolved a question about landowners’ duties […]

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Tags: Order Lists · Practice Notes

On the docket: Texas Open Beaches Act; mold coverage; pleading a taking

November 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on On the docket: Texas Open Beaches Act; mold coverage; pleading a taking

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

One of the cases is Severance v. Patterson, a certified question from […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Case: Statute of Repose in Medical Malpractice in Texas

November 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Case: Statute of Repose in Medical Malpractice in Texas

Texas’s Solicitor General has just filed an amicus brief defending the constitutionality of Texas’s 10-year statute of repose for medical malpractice claims. (( A […]

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Tags: Case Notes

On the docket: Suing to enforce a city referendum; med mal experts; jurisdiction over corporate officers

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on On the docket: Suing to enforce a city referendum; med mal experts; jurisdiction over corporate officers

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

Who (if anyone) has standing to sue a city to enforce a […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Google wades into free legal research (for Texas, too!)

November 17th, 2009 · 10 Comments

I’ve written before about how to use Google’s normal search index to find unpublished opinions in Texas.

Google has now formally added legal opinions to another […]

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Tags: Legal Tech · News and Links

Winning (on appeal) isn’t everything: Massey Coal and Kelo disappoint the winners

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Winning (on appeal) isn’t everything: Massey Coal and Kelo disappoint the winners

It’s sometimes easy to forget that winning in the Supreme Court — even the U.S. Supreme Court — doesn’t always get you what you want.

This […]

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Tags: News and Links

No opinions or petition grants [order list for Nov. 13, 2009]

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on No opinions or petition grants [order list for Nov. 13, 2009]

The end of this short Veteran’s Day week brought a quiet order list from the Texas Supreme Court, in which no petitions were granted and […]

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Tags: Order Lists