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Entries from July 2011

SCOTX asks the Fifth Circuit to move first in resolving the mootness of the Texas open-beaches case [Jul. 29, 2011]

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on SCOTX asks the Fifth Circuit to move first in resolving the mootness of the Texas open-beaches case [Jul. 29, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion in a (still) pending case. It did not grant any new petitions for […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

The Dallas Court weighs in on the scope of health-care liability

July 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Dallas Court has recently decided that laser hair removal is not covered by Texas’s medical-malpractice statute.

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Case challenging Texas straight-ticket voting moves forward

July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Case challenging Texas straight-ticket voting moves forward

The Texas Supreme Court recently requested full briefing in Andrade v. Venable, No. 11-0008, in which a voter challenges how straight-ticket voting is conducted in […]

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The Perry travel-voucher case (almost) takes a very strange twist

July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Perry travel-voucher case (almost) takes a very strange twist

Texas Department of Public Safety v. Cox Texas Newspapers, L.P., No. 09-0530 (Tex. July 1, 2011) (majority) (concurrence)

A few days ago, I saw this story […]

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Tags: Case Notes · News and Links

Fall oral argument calendar released [Jul. 22, 2011]

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Fall oral argument calendar released [Jul. 22, 2011]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court released its fall argument calendar through mid-November.

The Court also formally accepted the Fifth Circuit’s invitation to answer […]

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Tags: Order Lists · Practice Notes

No opinions today [July 15, 2011]

July 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions today [July 15, 2011]

There were no opinions or cases chosen for a future argument on today’s orders list. The Court’s next scheduled conference is on August 16.

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No opinions today [July 8, 2011]

July 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on No opinions today [July 8, 2011]

The Texas Supreme Court issued a relatively quiet orders list today, with no opinions or new cases chosen for oral argument.

The Court’s next internal conference […]

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Certified question: Does a business’s insurance cover claims that it mishandled donated organs?

July 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Evanston Insurance Co. v. Legacy of Life, Inc., No. 11-0519 DB

The Fifth Circuit has sent a certified question to the Texas Supreme Court asking it, […]

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