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Tyler Court of Appeals Rejects Challenge to Chapter 381 Agreement

Chapters 380 and 381, Local Government Code, permit municipalities and counties to make loans and grants of public money for the purpose of incentivizing local economic development. Chapter 380 and 381 agreements are popular tools because they give local governments...

TCJL Requests Rulemaking on Third Party Litigation Funding

In a letter to Chief Justice Hecht earlier this week, TCJL requested that rulemaking be initiated to require some form of disclosure of the existence of third-party litigation funding agreements to the court and parties under appropriate circumstances. Our letter asks...

Prefiled Workers’ Compensation Bills Undermine 1989 Reforms

Over the past two sessions, we have observed with growing concern the Legislature’s willingness to consider and enact legislation weakening the 1989 workers’ compensation reforms that rescued the system from collapse caused by the skyrocketing costs of dispute...

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TCJL Journal
Summer 2021

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal

Highlights

TCJL 2021 Legislators of the Year
• Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills)
• Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury)
• Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham)
• Representative DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne)
• Representative Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont)
• Representative Reggie Smith (R-Sherman)
2021 Session Report
• Judicial Reform
• Tort Liability
• Medical Liability
• Product Liability
• Eminent Domain
• Oil & Gas Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Employment Law
• Construction Law
• Procedure/Discovery/Privilege/Limitations
• Insurance
• Workers Compensation
• Civil Rights
• Court Records, Filing Fees, and Costs
• Judicial Matters
• Jury Matters
• Attorney’s Fees
• Practice of Law
• Landlord-Tenant
• Administrative Procedures
Amicus Report
• In Re Leon Paul Savoy
• In Re ExxonMobil
• In Re K&L Auto Crushers and Gothard
• In Re Southwestern Energy
• ExxonMobil v San Francisco
• Plaquemines Parish v Riverwood
• Signature Industrial and Ogden v International Paper
• Brewer v Lennox
• Van Dyke v Builders West
• Texas Mutual v PHI Air Medical
• Khosrow Sadeghian v Jaco
• Hlavinka v HSC
• In re Academy
87th Legislature Shrinks Government Power During Pandemic
Dallas Court Upholds Nuclear Verdict in Product Liability Case
Eminent Domain Reforms Enacted
SCOTX Addresses Paid or Incurred, Medical Expense Affidavits
Redistricting
SCOTX Approves Use of Declaratory Judgment Act, Attorney Fees in UIM Cases
Chairman’s Column
TCJL Board of Directors

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