Supreme Court of Texas Blog: Legal Issues Before the Texas Supreme Court
-----------

Entries from January 2014

No defamation immunity for third-party allegations; SCOTX clarifies what’s allowed in home equity loans [Jan. 31, 2014]

January 31st, 2014 · Comments Off on No defamation immunity for third-party allegations; SCOTX clarifies what’s allowed in home equity loans [Jan. 31, 2014]

The headliners from today’s orders lists were the two denials of rehearing in previously argued cases. In both, the Court issued new opinions that […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Order Lists

Chief Justice Hecht becomes the longest serving member of SCOTX

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Chief Justice Hecht becomes the longest serving member of SCOTX

The Court posted this photo tribute to mark Chief Justice Hecht becoming the longest-serving member in its history.

The previous mark was held by Chief Justice […]

[Read more →]

Tags: News and Links

A quiet, snow-day orders list [Jan. 24, 2014]

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on A quiet, snow-day orders list [Jan. 24, 2014]

The Texas Supreme Court is officially closed today because of what, at least in Austin, passes for a snow day.

Despite the weather, the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Order Lists

Opinions in four cases [Jan. 17, 2014]

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off on Opinions in four cases [Jan. 17, 2014]

The Court issued opinion in four cases with today’s orders list. It granted review in six cases in a special orders list released Wednesday […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Order Lists

Stop the presses! No more paper copies required in SCOTX

January 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve been asked to pass along this happy news: Effective immediately, the Texas Supreme Court does not require any paper courtesy copies for e-filed […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Practice Notes

SCOTX grants six cases today for argument in February [Jan. 15, 2014]

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on SCOTX grants six cases today for argument in February [Jan. 15, 2014]

As I speculated last Friday, the Court did issue a mid-week orders list with grants today for its early February argument calendar.

The surprise is that […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Order Lists

No opinions; argument date set in workers comp certified question [Jan. 10, 2014]

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on No opinions; argument date set in workers comp certified question [Jan. 10, 2014]

With today’s orders list, the Court did not issue any opinions.

The Court did announce an argument date for STATE OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT v. CHRISTY […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Order Lists

Judge denies temporary injunction in the SCOTX candidate-eligibility challenge

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on Judge denies temporary injunction in the SCOTX candidate-eligibility challenge

The Statesman has a report from today’s hearing in the challenge involving Place 6 on the ballot.

An evidentiary hearing was held this morning on a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Elections