With today’s orders list, the Texas Supreme Court selected six cases for oral argument in January 2013.
Among the other orders, the Court denied rehearing in , No. 08-0751 , a 5-4 decision from June in which the Court held that workers compensation insurers did not owe a common-law duty of good faith and fair dealing to workers, supplementing the statutory requirements.
Petitions chosen for argument
January 9, 2013
- , No. 11-0778 – dispute over how to calculate termination benefits paid to firefighters (including whether unpaid leave is computed at overtime rates)
, No. 11-0834 – the issue presented: “Is a reversionary interest consisting of a right to repurchase property (a/k/a ‘a right of reentry’) a compensable interest in the property sufficient to support an inverse condemnation claim?”
, No. 12-0032 – when there is a jury-charge error in a juvenile justice case, is harmless error determined under the standard for civil cases or for criminal cases?