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Sarah Eckhardt Wins Special Election in SD 14

Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has emerged from a six-candidate special election to win the Senate District 14 seat, vacated this spring by longtime Sen....

Justice Paul Green to Step Down Next Month

The Texas Supreme Court's second-longest serving jurist, Justice Paul Green, will step down on August 15 after 15 years of distinguished service to the judiciary and...

SCOTX Rejects GOP State Convention Appeal

In a per curiam opinion issued this morning, the Texas Supreme Court dismissed the Republican Party of Texas' appeal of a Houston district court's refusal to order...

Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Greg Abbott has extended the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Under Chapter 418, Government Code, the Governor has the authority to...

Governor Sets Special Election in SD 30

Governor Abbott has set a special election for September 29 to fill Senator Pat Fallon's seat in Senate District 30. The filing deadline is August 28, with early voting set to commence on September 14. Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) has thrown his hat in the ring....

Governor Abbott Appoints John Browning To Fifth Court of Appeals

News from the Governor's office this afternoon: August 24, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John G. Browning to the Fifth Court of Appeals for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected...

TCJL Files Brief in Contract Damages Case

TCJL today filed an amicus curiae brief in a case that, if not corrected, expands the measure of consequential damages in breach of contract cases. Signature Industrial Services, LLC and Jeffry Ogden v. International Paper Company (No. 20-0396) arose from a $775,000...

SCOTX Extends Emergency Order

The Texas Supreme Court has extended its emergency order suspending most in-person proceedings until September 30. The order will continue to allow all Texas courts to modify or suspend deadlines and procedures, whether required by statute, rule, or order, through...

ILR, States Continue Push for Congressional Action

As negotiations continue in Washington over the next round of COVID-19 relief, federal liability protections introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have become central to the talks between the White House and congressional leaders. Please redouble your efforts to...

Coalition Pushes Congress for COVID-19 Liability Relief

A coalition of 480 business organizations, including TCJL and many other Texas business and professional associations, has petitioned Congress for passage of the "SAFE TO WORK Act," which was introduced last week by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas). A copy of the letter...

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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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