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Entries from November 2010

SCOTX accepts the homestead-exemption case

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTX accepts the homestead-exemption case

With an unscheduled orders list today, the Texas Supreme Court accepted the Fifth Circuit’s certified question about the Texas homestead exemption.

The question boils down […]

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Tags: Order Lists

No opinions or new grants today [Nov. 19, 2010]

November 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions or new grants today [Nov. 19, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court issued a quiet orders list today, with no opinions or new cases chosen for review.

With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, the […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Can the Texas homestead exemption be set aside if the debtor made a misrepresentation?

November 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Can the Texas homestead exemption be set aside if the debtor made a misrepresentation?

In a case that is an unfortunate reflection of the times, the Texas Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether the Texas Constitution’s homestead […]

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Tags: Case Notes

SCOTX extends its electronic-briefing order to motion practice

November 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on SCOTX extends its electronic-briefing order to motion practice

Effective Monday, virtually all papers filed with the Texas Supreme Court must be accompanied by a PDF. (Only motions to extend time are excluded.)

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Practice Notes

No opinions or new grants [Nov. 12, 2010]

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on No opinions or new grants [Nov. 12, 2010]

The Texas Supreme Court issued a quiet weekly orders list today, with no opinions or new grants.

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Tags: Order Lists

This week’s oral argument sitting [Nov. 9-10, 2010]

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on This week’s oral argument sitting [Nov. 9-10, 2010]

This week, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in four cases. On Tuesday, the Court sat in Austin; on Wednesday, the Court had […]

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Tags: Case Notes

Public easements do not always “roll” with the beachfront; grandparent visitation order overturned [Nov. 5, 2010]

November 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Public easements do not always “roll” with the beachfront; grandparent visitation order overturned [Nov. 5, 2010]

Two decisions today: (1) there isn’t a “rolling” easement on Texas beaches after a hurricane and (2) a grandparent visitation order is overturned.

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Tags: Order Lists

Texas Supreme Court election returns, and other Texas judicial races

November 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court election returns, and other Texas judicial races

Texas Supreme Court election returns (wins by incumbents Green, Guzman, and Lehrmann). An incumbent loses in Corpus Christi. And Third Court results.

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Tags: Elections