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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...

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...

Governor Abbott appoints Valenzuela to Fourth Court of Appeals

Governor Abbott Appoints Valenzuela To Fourth Court Of Appeals January 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lori I. Valenzuela to the Fourth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor...

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...

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,...

Governor Abbott Appoints Bourland To Judicial Compensation Commission

For Immediate Distribution | January 7, 2021 | (512) 463-1826 Governor Abbott Appoints Bourland To Judicial Compensation Commission AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cindy Olson Bourland to the Judicial Compensation Commission for a term set to expire on...

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...

Senator Hancock to Introduce COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation

Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) plans to introduce legislation providing broad liability protections to Texas health care providers, first responders, product manufacturers, businesses, schools, houses of worship, and other entities on the front...


TCJL Journal
Fall 2019

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal
  • 2019 Legislators of the Year
  • 86th Legislative Session Report
  • Texas Civil Justice League Amicus Report
  • Eminent Domain: Why S.B. 421 was a Litigation Nightmare
  • Interim Study to Take Another Look at Judicial Selection
  • Paid or Incurred: Next Frontier of Tort Reform? Close Paid or Incurred Loophole

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