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Entries from January 2012

Chosen for argument: Oil and gas duties, valuing property taken by a pipeline company, child support enforcement, tort claims act, and family law mediation

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

With today’s orders list (earlier post), the Court also chose six cases for oral argument.

February 27, 2012

Wendell Reeder v. Wood County Energy, LLC; Wood County […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

Rehearing denied in the City of Dallas nuisance case – workers comp bar applies to temporary workers – supersedeas for Texas state agencies [Jan. 27, 2012]

January 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rehearing denied in the City of Dallas nuisance case – workers comp bar applies to temporary workers – supersedeas for Texas state agencies [Jan. 27, 2012]

The Texas Supreme Court issued several opinions with today’s orders list. The Court also chose six cases for future oral arguments, including the family-law […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Dueling amicus briefs about the role of mediation in family law

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dueling amicus briefs about the role of mediation in family law

A recent issue of Texas Lawyer includes the article “Family Law Council Files Rare Amicus Over Mediation Issue”.

The case is In re Stephanie Lee, No. […]

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Tags: Case Notes · News and Links

Welcome to two new Texas-based appellate blogs: Circuit Splits and Texas Appellate Watch!

January 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Welcome to two new Texas-based appellate blogs: Circuit Splits and Texas Appellate Watch!

I’ve recently come across two new appellate blogs with a Texas connection. If these strike your fancy, you may want to add them to […]

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No opinions; Court grants rehearing on its recent statute-of-frauds opinion

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on No opinions; Court grants rehearing on its recent statute-of-frauds opinion

The Court did not issue any opinions with today’s orders list, but it granted rehearing in a case about how the statute of frauds applies […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists · Practice Notes

Texas chief justices gathering in Austin, will speak Thursday to the Austin appellate bar

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Texas chief justices gathering in Austin, will speak Thursday to the Austin appellate bar

This Thursday, the regular luncheon for the appellate section of the Austin Bar will be hosting chief justices from across Texas’s fourteen courts of appeals. […]

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No opinions this week [Jan. 13, 2012]

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on No opinions this week [Jan. 13, 2012]

There were no opinions issues with today’s orders list.

The Court’s next internal conference begins January 23rd.

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Tags: Order Lists

More about direct appeals to the Texas Supreme Court

January 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments

In light of today’s acceptance of the direct appeal in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth case, I wanted to write a little more about […]

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Tags: Practice Notes