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Entries from August 2010

Seven decisions today; the Court revisits last Term’s most divided case (Marks v. St. Luke’s) [Aug. 27, 2010]

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Seven decisions today; the Court revisits last Term’s most divided case (Marks v. St. Luke’s) [Aug. 27, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court has just released its final Friday set of opinions for the fiscal year (which ends in August).

I’m at a conference today, […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Getting ready for year-end orders; check your scorecard

August 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Getting ready for year-end orders; check your scorecard

In Austin, August arrives with a weather forecast of 100-degree days. It leaves with the flurry of opinions the Texas Supreme Court traditionally issues […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

Curious why you got an unsolicited email lobbying about the disciplinary rules this week?

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Curious why you got an unsolicited email lobbying about the disciplinary rules this week?

Texas Lawyer explains the basic reason in “Bar Turns Over 63,000 Member Email Addresses to Law Student”. As the headline suggests, someone filed an […]

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Tags: News and Links

Two decisions, three new grants, and a whole mess of petition denials [Aug. 20, 2010]

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Two decisions, three new grants, and a whole mess of petition denials [Aug. 20, 2010]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court:

issued two decisions, including one about the jury charge in deficiency-judgment cases, which should be of interest to […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Appellate clerkship positions available in Houston

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Appellate clerkship positions available in Houston

I wanted to pass along an unusual set of job opportunities for readers in the Houston area who are interested in making a transition to […]

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Tags: News and Links

SCOTX denies Judge Keller’s request for relief

August 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTX denies Judge Keller’s request for relief

Today is the first day of the Court’s long conference after returning from a short summer break. And it wasted no time issuing a […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Quiet orders; a helpful precedent for litigants who need emergency relief [Aug. 13, 2010]

August 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It was another fairly quiet summer orders list, with no opinions issued or new cases granted review.

The Texas Supreme Court can issue emergency relief even […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Texas Supreme Court accepts certified question in oil and gas case [Aug. 6, 2010]

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court accepts certified question in oil and gas case [Aug. 6, 2010]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court formally accepted a certified question from the Fifth Circuit in O. Lee Tawes III v. Doris Barnes, […]

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Tags: Order Lists