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Entries from March 2011

Electronic filing of appellate briefs is now available in the Texas Supreme Court

March 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

According to a notice posted on the Texas Supreme Court’s website, true electronic filing of appellate briefs is now available in that court:

Effective […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Practice Notes

No opinions or grants today [Mar. 25, 2011]

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants today [Mar. 25, 2011]

It was a very short orders list this week. The Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or choose any new cases for […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Two opinions, one grant [Mar. 18, 2011]

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Two opinions, one grant [Mar. 18, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued two decisions and granted review in one new cases.

Cities do not have sovereign immunity against suits […]

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Rehearing granted in the Open Beaches Act case; five other decisions and one new grant [Mar. 11, 2011]

March 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court granted rehearing in the Texas Open Beaches Act case Severance v. Patterson. (You can read more […]

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Tags: Order Lists

An important opinion about agency deference in Texas [Mar. 11, 2011]

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on An important opinion about agency deference in Texas [Mar. 11, 2011]

Railroad Commission of Texas and Pioneer Exploration, Ltd. v. Texas Citizens for a Safe Future and Clean Water and James G. Popp, No. 08-0497 DDB.

A […]

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Can a worker who was fired for refusing to do an illegal act recover exemplary damages? [Mar. 11, 2011]

March 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

That’s the question in the Safeshred, Inc. v. Louis Martinez, III, No. 10-0426 (DDB), which has now been chosen for oral argument by the Texas […]

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Voluntary e-filing hits a speed bump

March 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Voluntary e-filing hits a speed bump

I got an email today from the Clerk of the Court noting that the voluntary e-filing the Court announced last week had hit a small […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · News and Links

Compensation for wrongfully convicted prisoners [Mar. 4, 2011]

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion and did not select any new cases for review.

Compensation for wrongful imprisonment when the […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists