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Entries from June 2010

Update on the Green Party mandamus petition

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Update on the Green Party mandamus petition

In re Deb Shafto, Herb Gonzales, Jr., Edward Lindsay, Art Browning, Christine Morshedi, and the Green Party of Texas, No. 10-0487 (docket)

Last week, a district […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Final conference today; last orders expected Friday

June 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

According to the Texas Supreme Court’s online calendar (here), today is the last conference of the Justices until August 16th. We can expect any […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

Cattle rustling and exemplary damages [Jun. 25, 2010]

June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Cattle rustling and exemplary damages [Jun. 25, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in three cases with today’s orders list. It also chose one new petition to be argued this fall.

The […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Yesterday’s program on appellate issues for corporate counsel

June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Yesterday’s program on appellate issues for corporate counsel

Yesterday afternoon, the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section hosted a seminar for in-house and counsel and appellate lawyers. There were six panels covering […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Tech

What’s different about this picture?

June 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on What’s different about this picture?

The Court’s website doesn’t have a more formal announcement that Justice Lehrmann has been sworn in, but the large photograph on the Court’s home page […]

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Tags: News and Links

Child forced into prostitution below the legal age of consent is a victim, not an offender; net-worth discovery [June 18, 2010]

June 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Child forced into prostitution below the legal age of consent is a victim, not an offender; net-worth discovery [June 18, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court issued two opinions and accepted one new case for oral argument with today’s orders list.

Today’s list was Justice O’Neill’s last on […]

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Tags: Order Lists

The “back” button for Adobe e-briefs

June 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on The “back” button for Adobe e-briefs

For all the work Adobe has done to make PDF documents hyperlinked, it has not included a basic navigational feature — the back button.

This weekend, […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Tech

Sexual harassment torts found preempted by TCHRA; homeowners policy doesn’t cover water-leak mold-damage to structure [Jun. 11, 2010]

June 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sexual harassment torts found preempted by TCHRA; homeowners policy doesn’t cover water-leak mold-damage to structure [Jun. 11, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in six cases today. The Court did not accept any new cases for review.

With Justice O’Neill’s final day […]

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Tags: Order Lists