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Entries from January 2011

Is a lawyer in a high-profile dispute a ‘public figure’ for libel purposes?

January 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Is a lawyer in a high-profile dispute a ‘public figure’ for libel purposes? That was the question raised in a recent Texas appellate case — and it’s one that should interest lawyers with newsworthy cases and newspaper reporters alike (and, of course, the law bloggers who live in both worlds).

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Tags: Case Notes · News and Links

An affidavit of indigency must be challenged within 10 days [Jan. 28, 2011]

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on An affidavit of indigency must be challenged within 10 days [Jan. 28, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one per curiam opinion. The Court did not choose any new petitions for its argument […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Broad immunity for government doctors; substitution of parties; implied findings [Jan. 21, 2011]

January 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Broad immunity for government doctors; substitution of parties; implied findings [Jan. 21, 2011]

With Friday’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued ten decisions — which as I noted in a tweet, each included an “M.D.”, an “R.N.”, […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Texas Supreme Court Panel: Electronic Briefs, Persuasive Writing, and What’s on the Docket

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court Panel: Electronic Briefs, Persuasive Writing, and What’s on the Docket

Thursday’s meeting of the Austin bar appellate section featured a panel of Texas Supreme Court Justices. The panel included Justice Nathan Hecht, Justice Phil […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

A divorce decree’s classification of community property must be challenged promptly [Jan. 14, 2011]

January 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on A divorce decree’s classification of community property must be challenged promptly [Jan. 14, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one per curiam opinion. The Court did not set any more cases for its argument […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Three new grants: Attorneys fees for dishonored checks; arbitration appeals (yet again); and attorneys fees for defendants in DTPA cases [Jan. 11, 2011]

January 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In an unscheduled orders list today after its private conference, the Texas Supreme Court granted three petitions for review and set each of them for […]

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Tags: Order Lists

No opinions or grants today [Jan. 7, 2011]

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants today [Jan. 7, 2011]

The Texas Supreme Court’s first orders list of the year is a fairly quiet one. The Court did not issue any opinions or select […]

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Tags: Order Lists

First petition of the year: Chea v. Poon

January 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on First petition of the year: Chea v. Poon

With the changing of the calendar year, the Texas Supreme Court has turned over the odometer on its docket numbering. Beginning Monday, each new […]

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Tags: Case Notes