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Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, and Connor Bourland In the weekly orders on May 24, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in six argued cases. This leaves the Court with ten cases to be decided before the summer recess. The cases decided were: No.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, Emily Fitzgerald, and Connor Bourland On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in four argued cases, including Justice Busby's first signed opinion as a member of the Court. The Court also issued two per curiam opinions.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, and Emily Fitzgerald On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Supreme Court issued opinions in four argued cases (two of which were consolidated, so there is only one opinion for those two cases). This leaves the Court with 20 argued cases left to be decided... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, and Connor Bourland In its order list issued on Friday, May 3, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in 7 argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. With about 2 months left before the summer recess,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, Emily Fitzgerald, and Connor Bourland On April 12, the Texas Supreme Court issued decisions in four argued cases: No. 17-0095, Tarrant Regional Water Dist. v. Johnson — In this case, the Court addressed whether the discretionary function exception in the Texas... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, and Connor Bourland In its weekly orders on Friday, April 5, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in three argued cases. The Court did not grant any new cases for review. Justice Busby did not participate in any of these opinions. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips, Melissa Davis, Emily Fitzgerald, and Connor Bourland In its weekly orders on Friday, March 15, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in four argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. No. 17-0336, City of Denton v. Rushing — This interlocutory appeal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips, Stephanie Dooley Nelson, and Melissa Davis In its weekly order list on March 8, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court issued decisions in four argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. Access the complete order list here. The Court issued opinions in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips and Emily Fitzgerald In its weekly orders on Friday, May 25, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in five argued cases. This leaves the Court with 22 cases to decide before the end of June if the Court is going to continue its trend of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips and Emily Fitzgerald This morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in four argued cases. The Court issued an opinion in a case from the December sitting, two opinions from its late February/early March sitting (the first opinions from that set of cases), and one... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips, Emily Fitzgerald, and Chris Dachniwsky Here are the summaries of the 10 cases issued by the Supreme Court of Texas on April 27, 2018: No. 16-0301, Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC v. Chaparral Energy, LLC — In a unanimous opinion by Justice Boyd, the Supreme Court... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips This morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued 10 opinions. Nine were in argued cases and one was a per curiam opinion. The Court continues to make progress toward deciding all of the argued cases this term. There are now 30 argued cases that have not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips This morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued one opinion in an argued case. The Court did not grant any new petitions. The opinion is the first authored by Justice Blacklock since he joined the Court in January. No. 16-0786, Adams v. Starside Custom Builders, LLC... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips As promised, here are the summaries of the 10 opinions the Court issued on Friday. Six of the opinions are in argued cases, so the Court now has 41 remaining cases to decide. The decided cases were from October, November, December, and January. There is now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips This morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in six argued cases. The Court also issued an opinion on rehearing in a much-watched insurance case from last term and issued three per curiam opinions. The opinion on rehearing in USAA Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca, No.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In a memorandum opinion issued last week, the Dallas Court of Appeals again highlighted an error-preservation trap for the unwary and signaled its intent to keep enforcing the rule until someone gets it reversed en banc or by the Supreme Court. The issue stems from a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly orders this morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in two argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. With these two opinions, the Court now has 47 cases that have been argued this term, but not yet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its December sitting, the Supreme Court of Texas is scheduled to hear argument in 11 cases over three days. Issues include the rule against perpetuities (I know ...), vicarious liability, a dog bite at a forward operating base in Iraq, exclusion of evidence, and yet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips The November argument calendar for the Supreme Court of Texas includes 8 cases, which will be heard on November 7 - November 9. Some highlights of the issues this week include the breadth of Texas's Anti-SLAAP statute (again), whether communications with a patent agent are covered... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list this morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued one per curiam opinion and granted review in five new cases. In No. 16-0718, City of Magnolia 4A Development Corp. v. Smedley, the Court addressed the timeliness of an interlocutory appeal challenging the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list this morning, the Supreme Court of Texas issued the first opinion in a case argued this term. The Court also granted motions to split oral argument time in two cases that will be argued in November and January. The Court issued... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips This week, the Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in eight cases over three days. Aside from the legal issues, there are some other interesting wrinkles in these arguments. For example, on Tuesday, the Court will hear argument in Hill v. Shamoun & Norman, LLP. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list this morning, the Supreme Court of Texas did not issue any new opinions. The Court accepted a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In No. 17-0781, Bergin v. Mentor Worldwide, LLC, the Court has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips We have our first opinions of the Texas Supreme Court's new term and they all relate to causation. The Court issued an opinion in a case that was argued last term but had been abated at the parties' request and issued two per curiam opinions. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list posted this morning, the Supreme Court of Texas disposed of several (12) pending motions for rehearing of cases decided last term. The Court also granted five petitions for review and set argument in a petition for writ of mandamus. Some of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch