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Entries from February 2012

Another vexing question about medical-expense evidence in Texas

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Another vexing question about medical-expense evidence in Texas

Over at Reverse and Render, Hilaree Casada has written about a new issue in the wake of Haygood v. Escabedo, No. 09-0377.

In Haygood, the Court […]

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Tags: Case Notes · News and Links

Landmark Texas water rights case may lead to future takings claims or legislative fixes: Edwards Aquifer v. Day [Feb. 24, 2012]

February 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Landmark Texas water rights case may lead to future takings claims or legislative fixes: Edwards Aquifer v. Day [Feb. 24, 2012]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court issued one long-awaited decision about water rights in Texas. It did not grant any other cases […]

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Tags: Case Notes · Order Lists

New class action says all appellate briefs and trial papers are copyrighted

February 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

If legal publishers can’t resell appellate briefs and pleadings without offending copyright, can courts give them away?

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El Paso mayor recall-election appeal is on a fast track… to somewhere

February 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

On the Friday before this holiday weekend, the El Paso Court of Appeals issued its decision in a hotly contested local election case. The […]

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This month in tea leaves: Are opinion releases now on a regular schedule?

February 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on This month in tea leaves: Are opinion releases now on a regular schedule?

When I started this blog, it seemed like every Friday orders list brought the possibility of a new opinion.

To be sure, the odds did not […]

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Tags: Practice Notes

SCOTX denies review in the Mike Leach case; grants review in two others

February 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on SCOTX denies review in the Mike Leach case; grants review in two others

If you rationalize your time watching ESPN as a way to supplement your legal news — and believe me, I’ve been there — you will […]

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Tags: Order Lists

Court rejects second challenge to the Texas franchise tax [Feb. 10, 2012]

February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Court rejects second challenge to the Texas franchise tax [Feb. 10, 2012]

With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court turned away the second recent challenge to the Texas franchise tax.

In November, the Court upheld the tax […]

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Motions to reset oral argument – No opinions today [Feb. 3, 2012]

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Motions to reset oral argument – No opinions today [Feb. 3, 2012]

With its orders list today, the Texas Supreme Court did not choose any new cases for argument or issue opinions. But it did reshuffle […]

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Tags: Order Lists · Practice Notes