TCJL has filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court in a troubling case of discovery abuse from a Dallas County Court at Law. In re Lyft (No. 23-0379) arose...
With the termination of Governor Abbott’s declared state of emergency for COVID-19 on June 15, the more than three-year period covered by the Pandemic Liability...
Corpus Christi Court of Appeals Reverses TC Grant of Landowners’ Bill of Review in Inverse Condemnation Case
Plaintiffs own property within the city, which owns and operates a leaky underground water pipe running through the property that has repeatedly flooded it, despite...
TCJL Files Brief in Fifth Circuit Question to SCOTX Regarding Attorney’s Fees Under 2017 Hailstorm Legislation
On July 12 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit requested the Texas Supreme Court to weigh in on the effect of the Texas Legislature’s 2017 amendments to...
On September 1 the Texas Supreme Court granted review of a San Antonio Court of Appeals decision reversing a summary judgment in favor of the railroad company in a...
In the wake of a series of 2003 hailstorms that resulted in a huge spike in roof claims (not to mention litigation against insurers), the Texas Legislature passed a...
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to review a Beaumont Court of Appeals decision upholding a $13.1 million judgment in favor of lessors of oil-and-gas leases in...
SCOTX Finds No Abuse of Discretion in Trial Court Decision to Allow Defense Witness Testimony in Death Case
Overturning a split panel of the Houston [14th] Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court has restored a trial court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion to exclude the...
In a per curiam opinion, the Texas Supreme Court has directed the Waco Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision affirming a trial court order denying a motion to...
In re Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC (No. 23-0070; stay issued August 29, 2023) arose from a wrongful death and personal injury action stemming from a three-vehicle...
Tite Water Energy, LLC v. Wild Willy’s Welding LLC (No. 01-22-00158-CV; issued August 31, 2023) arose from personal injury lawsuit involving an explosion at a saltwater reclamation plant in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, owned by Devon Energy Corporation. While the injured...
In a case involving legal representation across state lines, the Houston [1st] Court of Appeals has ruled that a Harris County district erred when it denied the special appearances of a Louisiana law firm and one its lawyers in a legal malpractice case. John P....
In an appeal from a Cameron County district court, the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals has held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding a medical malpractice plaintiff’s expert report inadequate under Chapter 74, CPRC. Eva Hernandez, as Next...
The Texas Supreme Court will hear a case brought by landowners against TxDOT for damages resulting from the removal of trees and brush from their property. Texas Department of Transportation v. Mark Self and Birgit Self (No. 22-0585; 02-21-00240-CV; delivered April...
TCJL has filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court in a troubling case of discovery abuse from a Dallas County Court at Law. In re Lyft (No. 23-0379) arose from a personal injury lawsuit in which plaintiff sought discovery of Lyft’s excess insurance policies,...
With the termination of Governor Abbott’s declared state of emergency for COVID-19 on June 15, the more than three-year period covered by the Pandemic Liability Protection Act (SB 6, 2021) has likewise come to an end. By all accounts, SB 6 succeeded in making sure...
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
• Workers Compensation
• Civil Rights
• Court Records, Filing Fees, and Costs
• Judicial Matters
• Jury Matters
• Attorney’s Fees
• Practice of Law
• Administrative Procedures
• 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
SCOTX Approves Use of Declaratory Judgment Act, Attorney Fees in UIM Cases
TCJL Board of Directors