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Entries from April 2010

No opinions or new grants today [Apr. 30, 2010]

April 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions or new grants today [Apr. 30, 2010]

Today the Texas Supreme Court issued a quiet orders list. It did not issue any opinions or grant any petitions for review.

The Court’s public […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Guzman’s second opinion; Education Commissioner not a “party” to appeals of his own decisions [Apr. 23, 2010]

April 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Guzman’s second opinion; Education Commissioner not a “party” to appeals of his own decisions [Apr. 23, 2010]

The Court issued one opinion with today’s orders list. It did not grant any new cases for oral argument.

Today’s opinion was Justice Guzman’s second […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Forum-selection clause in favor of foreign parent company; SCOTX formally accepts Ninth Circuit’s certified question [orders of Apr. 16, 2010]

April 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Forum-selection clause in favor of foreign parent company; SCOTX formally accepts Ninth Circuit’s certified question [orders of Apr. 16, 2010]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued five opinions — four of which relate to the long-running dispute over the Kenedy ranching fortune.

I’ll […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Lehrmann wins close primary runoff

April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lehrmann wins close primary runoff

The turnout for the runoff in the 2010 Texas Republican primary was 2.55% of registered Texas voters. So it’s no surprise that the Secretary […]

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Tags: Elections

SCOTX Place 3 primary runoff tomorrow

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTX Place 3 primary runoff tomorrow

Tomorrow is the primary runoff day in Texas, and the only statewide race on either party’s ballot is the contest between former Representative Rick Green […]

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Tags: Elections

Ninth Circuit certifies a question about Texas insurance law to the Texas Supreme Court

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit certified a question of Texas insurance law to the Texas Supreme Court. If the Texas […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Rehearing granted in the Marks hospital-bed case

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rehearing granted in the Marks hospital-bed case

In its big orders list last August, the Texas Supreme Court decided Marks v. St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, No. 07-0783 (docket and briefs) a case […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

*Zinc Nacional*: The minimum contacts for personal jurisdiction must also be relevant to the tort

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on *Zinc Nacional*: The minimum contacts for personal jurisdiction must also be relevant to the tort

Zinc Nacional, S.A. v. Bouché Trucking, Inc., No. 09-0734 (per curiam) (docket and briefs)

This case turned on a subtle but important distinction in personal jurisdiction.

Here, […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists