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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...

SCOTX Grants Review in Trade Secrets Case

Today the Texas Supreme Court granted review in HouseCanary, Inc. v. Title Source, Inc. (No. 19-0673), which involves the interaction of of a stipulated protective...

Senator Cornyn Introduces COVID Liability Protection Legislation

Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced legislation to shield businesses, health care providers, schools, non-profit organizations, and other entities from liability for personal injury claims allegedly caused by exposure to the novel coronavirus. The Act applies...

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. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Eckhardt resigned from her position as County Judge earlier this summer to make...

SCOTX Amends Emergency Order to Conform to CARES Act

This the morning the Texas Supreme Court issued an order renewing amending its order dated May 14, 2020, regarding evictions. The Court ordered that landlords who file or have filed eviction proceedings between March 27 and August 24, 2020 must state in the petition...

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 people of Texas. On behalf of the League and its members, we wish to express our profoundest gratitude...

Comptroller Hegar Cuts Revenue Estimate by $11.5 Billion

When the Legislature convenes in January, it will have $11.5 billion less to work with than projected last October. According to Comptroller Glenn Hegar, as things now stand the state will have a $4.8 billion shortfall at the end of the current fiscal biennium. Last...

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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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