Is Texas Going Federal? Statutory Changes Erode The Distinctiveness of Texas Practice


The Texas legislature has recently passed civil justice reform legislation. While most of the publicity concerning the legislation focused on the “loser pays” provisions, other changes also deserve note.

The new statutes permit an interlocutory appeal of a ruling on a controlling legal issue where such an appeal is approved by the trial court and accepted by the appellate court. The procedure is essentially the same as in federal cases. Texas previously allowed such interlocutory appeals only where all the parties agreed to appellate jurisdiction. This greatly limited the number and effectiveness of interlocutory appeals.

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