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May 29, 2017

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Governor Abbott Appoints Former Assistant Attorney General to Dallas’ Fifth Court of Appeals

• Abbott Appoints Former Assistant Attorney General to Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals John Council, Texas LawyerJanuary 11, 2017 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Boatright, a lawyer who once served as chief of the opinion division during Abbott's tenure as Texas Attorney General, to fill a vacant seat on Dallas' Fifth Court of...
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Corporate Counsel: Patent Bar Braces for Game-Changing Supreme Court Case

http://www.corpcounsel.com/id=1202774881070/Patent-Bar-Braces-for-GameChanging-Supreme-Court-Case?mcode=1202617073467&curindex=0&curpage=ALL  The ruling in 'TC Heartland' could shut down Texas 
as a center for patent litigation—and that could have ripple effects. Scott Graham, Corporate Counsel December 15, 2016 Kenneth Parker at Haynes and Boone The U.S. Supreme...
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Federal Judge Unleashes Blistering Warning to Mostyn Law Firm for Baseless Hail Claims

More evidence that Texas federal and state courts are having none of meritless hailstorm claims. Earlier this week McAllen federal judge Micaela Alvarez warned the Mostyn Law Firm that it would sanction the firm if it continued filing baseless hail claims, concluding: "In a bout of cosmic irony, the Mostyn Law Firm has unleashed a hailstorm of its own upon the Court in the...
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Another Defense Win in Hailstorm Litigation

More good news on the hailstorm litigation front from Jay Old & Associates PLLC: In an unanimous opinion, the Houston 1st Court of Appeals the first appellate opinion addressing the 2011 reforms to Ch. 2210 of the Texas Insurance Code, otherwise known as “House Bill 3.” This case involved a claim for damage to the Joneses home which TWIA accepted in full.  The claim was...
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Houston Court of Appeals Issues Major Defense Decision in Hailstorm Litigation

The following summary has been provided by Jay Old & Associates, PLLC, which took the case to the Court of Appeals: The Houston 14th Court of Appeals issued an opinion today, in-re-texas-windstorm, which will solidify and strengthen the strategy of using one’s clients as experts to prove the reasonableness of conduct by insurers in first party bad faith and coverage...
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Another Defense Win in Hailstorm Litigation

More good news on the hailstorm litigation front from Jay Old & Associates PLLC: In an unanimous opinion, the Houston 1st Court of Appeals the first appellate opinion addressing the 2011 reforms to Ch. 2210 of the Texas Insurance Code, otherwise known as “House...

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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...

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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...

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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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