TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Dies at 103

Jack Pope 1913-2017 from Osler McCarthy on Vimeo. Retired Texas Chief Justice Jack Pope, who helped establish formal judicial education for Texas judges, fought for a voluntary judicial-ethics code when judges had none and fought again to make that code mandatory and enforceable, died Saturday at 103. He served Texas for 38 years as a district court judge, court of appeals...
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Mostyn Lawfirm Loses Appeal over League City Ike Suit

Mostyn Law loses appeal, justices shut down League City Ike suit

Source: SE Texas Record Author: David Yates, Feb 1, 2017 HOUSTON – On Jan. 31, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling leaving the city of League City empty handed in its Hurricane Ike suit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.  In September 2008, Ike ravaged the Texas coast, causing billions in damages. Following the hurricane, League City...
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Chief Justice Hecht Delivers State of Judiciary Address to Joint Session

The text of Chief Justice Hecht's February 1 address to the Legislature: Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus, Members of the 85th Legislature, former Chief Justice Phillips, former Chief Justice Jefferson, Members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: I have the honor to report to you on the state of the Judiciary. I begin with a story. Late on...
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Legislation Filed to Curb ADA Drive-by Lawsuits

Rep. John Smithee (R-Amarillo) today filed H.B. 1463 to discourage so-called "ADA Drive-by litigation." Similar to “patent trolling,” some plaintiff’s lawyers have developed a practice of sending demand letters to Texas businesses threatening to sue them under the Americans With Disabilities Act if they don’t pay a specified “settlement” amount. Sometimes lawyers send these...
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Scales of Justice

Judge refuses to unseal Russell Budd deposition, testimony linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo

Source: SETexasRecord Author: David Yates, Jan 31, 6:21 PM AUSTIN – A documentary filmmaker seeking to obtain the deposition of one of Texas’ most well-known plaintiff’s attorneys was shut down by a district judge Tuesday, as the court refused to unseal testimony linked to an asbestos memo that has been the subject of much controversy for the past two decades.  In November,...
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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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