TCJL Files Brief in Oil and Gas Lease Case

TCJL today filed an amicus curiae brief in a case involving the interpretation of an offset well clause in an oil and gas lease. The case, Rosetta Resources Operating, L.P. v. Kevin Martin, Jamie Martin, and Ashley Lusk (20-0898), has a peculiar history that includes...

TAM Announces Legislative Program

TCJL’s sister organization the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) has designated pandemic liability protection as one of its top three legislative priorities this session. “Pandemic economic recovery, competitiveness and job growth are at the core of our...

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Second Paid or Incurred Case

TCJL has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Texas Supreme Court in a second case in which a defendant was denied discovery of relevant evidence of the reasonableness of medical bills. Similar to In re K&L Auto Crushers LLC (No. 19-1022), in which TCJL filed a...

TCJL Releases Legislative Priorities for 87th Legislature

The 87th Legislature convenes on January 12 with an overflowing bucket of immediate and urgent challenges triggered by the ongoing pandemic emergency. If it were only the state’s shaky fiscal condition, the problem would be bad enough, but in a redistricting session...

Comptroller Issues Biennial Revenue Estimate

Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar released the 2022-23 Biennial Revenue Estimate earlier today. According to the estimate, lawmakers will face a $946 million shortfall in the current budget, which could grow if the Legislature, as it customarily does, passes...

Judicial Selection Commission Issues Final Report

After holding several months of public hearings, the Texas Judicial Selection Commission issued its final report on December 30. By a narrow 8-7 majority, the Commission voted against the continuation of the current system of partisan judicial elections at all levels...

Presumptive Speaker Phelan Names Policy Staff

Presumptive House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Orange) has announced his policy team for the 2021 legislative session. Rep. Phelan will be formally elected to the Office of Speaker of the House when the Legislature convenes on January 12. Rep. Phelan previously named Julia...

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