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No year-end orders

December 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on No year-end orders

The Court did not issue weekly orders today. The last orders were issued on December 22, 2011.

There was something interesting in that last […]

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No opinions or grants today [Dec. 9, 2011]

December 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants today [Dec. 9, 2011]

The Court’s orders list today did not include any opinions or choose any new cases for oral argument.

According to the Court’s online calendar, next Friday […]

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No grants or opinions today; case about discovery of net worth dismissed [Dec. 2, 2011]

December 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on No grants or opinions today; case about discovery of net worth dismissed [Dec. 2, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or choose new cases for argument.

It did grant one motion for divided […]

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Which Texas Supreme Court Justices were the most prolific last Term?

December 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

This seems as good a day as any to talk about the Justices’ output last Term.

We know how many signed opinions each Justice wrote as […]

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Tags: DocketDB · Practice Notes

When during the year does the Texas Supreme Court issue the bulk of its opinions?

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on When during the year does the Texas Supreme Court issue the bulk of its opinions?

It’s been nearly three months since the start of the Texas Supreme Court’s fiscal-year term. How are things going at the one-quarter mark?

As of […]

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Texas Supreme Court upholds the state franchise tax [Nov. 28, 2011]

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court upholds the state franchise tax [Nov. 28, 2011]

In re Allcat Claims Service, L.P. and John Weakly, No. 11-0589

The Texas Constitution prohibits the Legislature from imposing an income tax unless the voters of […]

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Decision expected (really) soon on the Allcat business-tax challenge

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Decision expected (really) soon on the Allcat business-tax challenge

We’re expecting the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the Allcat case soon — really soon.

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Opinion about gas rates; Upcoming argument about how direct-to-consumer advertising affects drug-maker liability [Nov. 18, 2011]

November 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Opinion about gas rates; Upcoming argument about how direct-to-consumer advertising affects drug-maker liability [Nov. 18, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion, dismissed a case that had been set for argument, and granted a motion to […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists