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January 10, 2017

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May 29, 2017

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Sen. Kolkhorst Introduces Bill to Rein In Agency Rulemaking

Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has prefiled legislation to limit state agency rulemaking that imposes a cost on a regulated person. S.B. 210 prohibits a state agency from adopting a rule that imposes an additional cost on a regulated person (including another state agency, special district, or local government) without first amending or repealing at least two existing...
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TCJL Urges SCOTX to Accept Rule 91a Case

In an amicus brief filed this afternoon, TCJL asks the Texas Supreme Court to accept review of a court of appeals decision gutting the early dismissal rule enacted by the 2011 Legislature in H.B. 274 and enshrined in Rule 91a, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Among other things, H.B. 274 directed the Court In 2011 the Texas Legislature enacted H.B. 274, which, among other...
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TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Discovery Abuse Case

TCJL today filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in In Re State Farm Lloyds (No. 15-0903). This is a mandamus action seeking to invalidate a discovery order issued by Hidalgo County District Judge Rose Guerra in hailstorm litigation brought by, among others, Steve Mostyn against State Farm and other insurers. The order mandates that State Farm produce electronic...
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The Fall 2016 TCJL Journal is Out!

The 30th Anniversary Fall 2016 Texas Civil Justice League Journal is out today and available just in time for the 2016 General Election. The TCJL Journal contains important information about many civil justice issues Texas faces as we head into the November General Election and the 85th Texas Legislature. Inside, you'll find articles related to state-level judicial races all...
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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Judicial Compensation Commission

Source: http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/22656 Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro “Alex” Cestero and Scott Salmans and reappointed Bill Strawn to the Judicial Compensation Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2021. Strawn will continue serving as chair. The commission recommends the proper salaries to be paid by the state for all justices and judges...
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TCJL Urges SCOTX to Accept Rule 91a Case

In an amicus brief filed this afternoon, TCJL asks the Texas Supreme Court to accept review of a court of appeals decision gutting the early dismissal rule enacted by the 2011 Legislature in H.B. 274 and enshrined in Rule 91a, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Among...

read more

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Discovery Abuse Case

TCJL today filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in In Re State Farm Lloyds (No. 15-0903). This is a mandamus action seeking to invalidate a discovery order issued by Hidalgo County District Judge Rose Guerra in hailstorm litigation brought by, among...

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The Fall 2016 TCJL Journal is Out!

The 30th Anniversary Fall 2016 Texas Civil Justice League Journal is out today and available just in time for the 2016 General Election. The TCJL Journal contains important information about many civil justice issues Texas faces as we head into the November General...

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Grounds for Concern?

This article first appeared on the Library of Law and Liberty Source: http://www.libertylawsite.org/2016/09/15/grounds-for-concern/#sthash.TUFTJldP.dpuf September 15, 2016 By Mark Pulliam We have seen many examples of an “engaged judiciary” at the state court level,...

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