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Entries from May 2011

A few magic words in an appellate brief can create mandamus jurisdiction

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on A few magic words in an appellate brief can create mandamus jurisdiction

CMH Homes, et al. v. Adam Perez, No. 10-0688 (Wainwright, J.) (DB)

To challenge a trial court’s arbitration order, can you file an interlocutory appeal or […]

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Start with a question about disparate-impact claims for insurance redlining, get two sharp concurrences about legislative history

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Start with a question about disparate-impact claims for insurance redlining, get two sharp concurrences about legislative history

Patrick O. Ojo, On Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly Situated v. Farmers Group, Inc., et al., No. 10-0245 (DB)

This was a certified question […]

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Four decisions, two grants [May 27, 2011]

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Four decisions, two grants [May 27, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court decided four pending cases and chose two new cases for oral argument this fall.

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Redaction failures in PACER

May 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Redaction failures in PACER

So, how often do counsel botch an e-filing by leaving in redacted information?

Tim Lee has done a study of redaction failures using a nice-sized subset […]

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Tags: Electronic Briefs · News and Links

The Texas same-sex divorce cases have attracted their first amicus brief

May 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Texas same-sex divorce cases have attracted their first amicus brief

In 2010, Texas trial courts in Austin and Dallas granted divorces to same-sex couples. The State (through the Attorney General) sought to intervene in […]

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No opinions or grants today [May 20, 2011]

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions or grants today [May 20, 2011]

It was a relatively quiet orders list today, with just a handful of petition denials.

According to the Court’s calendar, the Justices are scheduled to have […]

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Texas chooses not to follow Hall Street, permits arbitration agreements to have formal appellate review by Texas courts

May 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Nafta Traders, Inc. v. Margaret A. Quinn, No. 08-0613 (DB).

This is the long-awaited decision about whether the rule the U.S. Supreme Court announced […]

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Fraudulent concealment in oil and gas cases; tax liens don’t fail on technicalities; grant about gas-utility rates [May 13, 2011]

May 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Fraudulent concealment in oil and gas cases; tax liens don’t fail on technicalities; grant about gas-utility rates [May 13, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court decided four cases and granted one new case for argument this fall.

Today’s decisions

Nafta Traders, Inc. v. Margaret […]

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Tags: Order Lists