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Entries from April 2011

Three decisions, one grant: Fewer valid employment claims for government workers; more immunity for horse owners [Apr. 29, 2011]

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Three decisions, one grant: Fewer valid employment claims for government workers; more immunity for horse owners [Apr. 29, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases:

Travis Central Appraisal District v. Diane Lee Norman, No. 09-0100 (Medina, J.) (DDB). […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Call for questions about how e-briefs in Texas appellate courts are really used

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Call for questions about how e-briefs in Texas appellate courts are really used

If you’ve been following the blog, you know that Texas appellate courts are moving into the e-filing era.

For trial lawyers, this may seem […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · Legal Writing

No(t much of an) orders list today [Apr. 22, 2011]

April 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on No(t much of an) orders list today [Apr. 22, 2011]

Update: I originally posted that there would be no orders list, based on the Court’s calendar saying “No Orders” and Osler’s email this morning stating […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Will Texas courts shift to a PACER-style model of access to court records?

April 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Judicial Commission on Information Technology and the Texas Office of Court Administration have issued a “Request for Information” about a new e-filing system for […]

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Tags: News and Links

Former SCOTX candidate Rick Green sues his detractors for libel alleged to have caused his defeat

April 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In March 2010, Rick Green surprised many by finishing first in a six-way race for the Republican nomination for an open Texas Supreme Court seat, […]

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Tags: Elections · News and Links

Anonymous blogging decision from SCOTX; four other decisions; a grant about bad faith city takings [Apr. 15, 2011]

April 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Anonymous blogging decision from SCOTX; four other decisions; a grant about bad faith city takings [Apr. 15, 2011]

Today I’m attending the Practice Before the Texas Supreme Court CLE in Austin. I’ll be speaking a little later about electronic resources for practitioners.

Meanwhile, […]

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Tags: Order Lists

No opinions or grants today [Apr. 8, 2011]

April 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants today [Apr. 8, 2011]

The Texas Supreme Court did not issue any opinions or select any new petitions for argument with today’s orders list.

Presumably, any interesting petitions have been […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Who can sue when commercial lenders back out; two grants about whether the med-mal statute covers assault [Apr. 1, 2011]

April 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Who can sue when commercial lenders back out; two grants about whether the med-mal statute covers assault [Apr. 1, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court decided three pending case, granted two new cases for argument this fall, and revised its opinion in […]

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Tags: Order Lists