It has been pointed out to me that the issue raised in the Scott & White case the Texas Supreme Court just set for argument this fall — the standard of care applicable to slip and falls on ice in Texas — was actually the subject of the Texas Young Lawyers Association student moot court competition in summer 2008. (( That moot court problem packet is still online. ))
The panel for that final moot court round? “[T]he justices of the Texas Supreme Court”.
Perhaps hearing those arguments last year piqued the Court’s curiosity.