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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...

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...

Harris County District Court Upholds Cap on Non-economic Damages

Texas Medicine, the journal of the Texas Medical Association, is reporting on an important decision in a Harris County state district court regarding the $250,000 limit on non-economic damages in medical liability cases. The plaintiffs in the case alleged that the cap...

John W. Fainter, Jr., 1939-2020

John Wells Fainter Jr. April 20, 1939 – August 29, 2020 Obituary John W. Fainter Jr. 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away on August 29, 2020 after a long life of distinguished service to the State of Texas. Born in Pecos, Texas, on April 20, 1939 to the late Ruth and...

SCOTX Proposes Rule for Service by Social Media

Pursuant to SB 891, the omnibus courts bill enacted last session, the Texas Supreme Court has issued a proposed rule to allow service of process by email, social media, or other electronic means under certain circumstances. The proposed rule amends Rule 106, Texas...

SCOTX Grants Rehearing in Eagle Oil Case

Today the Texas Supreme Court granted rehearing in Eagle Oil & Gas Co. v. TRO-X, L.P. (No. 19-0983). The Court previously denied the petition for review in March, but has now reinstated the petition and set oral argument for December 1. In May TCJL filed an amicus...

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....

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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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