Today’s orders list was extensive, with opinions handed down in eight cases, ten cases granted for oral argument this fall, and a large number of petition denials (including those that had advanced to the “briefing on the merits” stage and were thus considered at a full conference).
That’s too much for one blog post.
You can click on these to reach each separate opinion. Summaries to follow.
If you’re keeping score at home, Justice Boyd — with three pure concurring opinions and one concurring/dissenting opinion today — is making a strong push to be the Justice with the most separate opinions this term. (My running totals are here.)
, No. 11-0394
, No. 11-0441
, No. 11-0729
, No. 12-0388
, No. 12-0539
, No. 12-0203
, No. 12-0501
, No. 12-0907
The Court granted review in the two “gay divorce” cases (previous blog post) that have been pending on its docket, setting an argument date of November 5, 2013:
The Court also formally accepted the certified question in the mortgage modification case I blogged about earlier this week, as well as another certified question about how to allocate settlement funds among multiple beneficiaries and an intervening insurance carrier:
Other cases granted:
, No. 12-0604 – Do uncashed class-action settlement checks become “unclaimed property” under state law or can the settlement provide for a different treatment?
, No. 12-0621 – Will Texas enforce a forfeiture condition placed on a grant of restricted stock to an employee that operates as a non-compete, when the agreement’s terms choose another state’s law?
, No. 12-0739 – Arbitrator disqualification when there is an alleged conflict between the party’s agreement and the arbitration rules
, No. 12-0772 – Exculpatory clauses and common-law exceptions to a contract’s “no damages for delay” provision
, No. 13-0073 – Challenging a Rule 202 discovery order for Google to turn over the identity of an anonymous blogger (and Gmail user) who had supposedly defamed a business.