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Entries from February 2011

Four opinons, three grants (including appellate attorneys fees and home-equity lending) [Feb. 25, 2011]

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Four opinons, three grants (including appellate attorneys fees and home-equity lending) [Feb. 25, 2011]

In this week’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court decided four cases and chose three new ones for oral argument at a future date.

This week’s […]

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Tags: Order Lists

No opinions or grants [Feb. 18, 2011]

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants [Feb. 18, 2011]

There were no opinions or grants with today’s orders list.

The Court is closed next Monday and has a private conference of the Justices on Tuesday.

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What e-briefs are permitted in the intermediate Texas courts of appeals?

February 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on What e-briefs are permitted in the intermediate Texas courts of appeals?

Update: On March 1, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court issued some new rules designed to standardize these procedures.

In preparing for an upcoming CLE talk, I […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Writing

Do briefs become less readable as they move up the appellate ladder?

February 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In November, the Austin Bar appellate section hosted a talk by Professor Schiess about legal writing. In a Q&A exchange, someone asked a provocative […]

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Tags: Legal Writing

The Texas bar has lost former Chief Justice Joe Greenhill

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Texas bar has lost former Chief Justice Joe Greenhill

I’m sorry to report that former Chief Justice Joe Greenhill, a fixture of the Texas appellate bar, passed away this morning. He was 96.

He […]

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Tags: News and Links

The Court decides to look more closely at the statute of limitations on royalty payments [Feb. 11, 2011]

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Court decides to look more closely at the statute of limitations on royalty payments [Feb. 11, 2011]

With today’s regular orders list, the Court granted rehearing in a petition for review. It also rescheduled oral argument, at the parties’ request, in […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Six new grants: Takings, takings, and… other stuff, too [Feb. 8, 2011]

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Six new grants: Takings, takings, and… other stuff, too [Feb. 8, 2011]

On Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Supreme Court issued orders granting six new cases for argument. Three were set for argument March 1, 2011; the […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Rehearing granted in two workers compensation cases [Feb. 4, 2011]

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Rehearing granted in two workers compensation cases [Feb. 4, 2011]

Which is rarer: snow in Austin, or a successful motion to rehear a petition? Today, at least, you don’t have to choose.

Although the Court […]

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Tags: Order Lists