TCJL Asks SCOT to Review Emotional Damages for Injuries to Pets

If a decision by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals is allowed to stand, Texas will become one of the few jurisdictions in the nation that recognizes a cause of action for the wrongful death of a pet. In Strickland v. Medlen (No. 12-0047). TCJL’s amicus brief...

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in Corporate Law Case

This week TCJL filed an amicus brief urging the Texas Supreme Court to grant the petition for review in Phillips v. Carlton Energy Group, LLC (No. 12-0255). This case, which arose out of an unsuccessful oil and gas investment, raises important corporate law and...

SCOT Adopts Learned Intermediary Doctrine

In an important case of first impression, the Texas Supreme Court has joined the large majority of states that have adopted the learned intermediary defense in product liability claims involving pharmaceutical products. The defense is available to a pharmaceutical...

Guns In the Parking Lot

Senator Bob Deuell has requested an opinion from the Attorney General regarding S.B. 321, the “guns in the parking lot” legislation enacted in 2011. Specifically, the request asks whether the provision in S.B. 321 that allows an employer to ban firearms or...

Fracking Gag Rule

In the last report in its series on fracking, NPR covered a controversy in Pennsylvania over whether fracking companies may be able to sue physicians for breaching a confidentiality agreement relating to trade secret information disclosed to the physician for purposes...

Hecht Opponent Sues to Stop Ballot Printing ~ www.statesman.com

By Chuck Lindell | Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 09:57 AM Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht’s Democratic opponent has filed suit seeking to delay the printing of ballots and other election material to allow time to investigate potential problems with...

TCJL Testifies on Alternative Litigation Financing

The House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence met April 18, 2012 to discuss interim charges related to Alternate Litigation Funding and Corporate Governance. Study best practices regarding corporate governance. Make recommendations on the confidentiality of...

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