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Entries from March 2010

If you intentionally sue in the wrong court, don’t expect mercy [orders of Mar. 26, 2010]

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

With Friday’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court released two opinions:

In re United Services Automobile Association, No. 07-0871 (docket and briefs), about whether a plaintiff […]

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No opinions today [Mar. 19, 2010 orders]

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions today [Mar. 19, 2010 orders]

The Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions with today’s orders list. (For me, at least, that’s a good thing. I’m still […]

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A district court order vacating a Texas arbitration award and ordering a new proceeding can be immediately appealed

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on A district court order vacating a Texas arbitration award and ordering a new proceeding can be immediately appealed

East Texas Salt Water Disposal Co. v. Richard Leon Werline, No. 07-0135 (Tex. Mar. 12, 2010) (docket and briefs)

Divided 6-3, the Texas Supreme Court held […]

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An ultra vires suit must be pleaded against state officials in their official capacities, not the state itself

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on An ultra vires suit must be pleaded against state officials in their official capacities, not the state itself

Texas Department of Insurance v. Reconveyance Services, Inc., No. 07-0786 (Tex. Mar. 12, 2010) (per curiam) (docket and briefs)

Reconveyance Services brought suit seeking a declaration […]

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Testimony about a driver’s illegal-immigrant status was harmful error and cause for a new trial

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Testimony about a driver’s illegal-immigrant status was harmful error and cause for a new trial

TXI Transportation Co. v. Randy Hughes, No. 07-0541 (docket and briefs)

The Texas Supreme Court reversed a jury verdict about an auto accident that was based, […]

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When does a trial court’s discovery schedule extend the 120-day statutory deadline for medical expert reports?

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on When does a trial court’s discovery schedule extend the 120-day statutory deadline for medical expert reports?

Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc. and Michael Sims v. Janice McDaniel and Patrick McDaniel, No. 07-0787 (Tex. Mar. 12, 2010) (docket and briefs)

With today’s case, the […]

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Opinions in 8 cases; 6 new grants for the April argument calendar [orders of Mar. 12, 2010]

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Opinions in 8 cases; 6 new grants for the April argument calendar [orders of Mar. 12, 2010]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in eight cases and set six more for the April argument calendar.

Among today’s cases were […]

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We welcome a new appellate law blog, The Appellate Record

March 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

There is a new appellate law blog to add to your feed readers. Kendall Gray has been working toward the launch of The Appellate […]

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