The Texas Supreme Court has been telling us that e-filing would move from voluntary to mandatory this fall. Now, the Court has set the date. Beginning September 12, 2011, all motions and briefs submitted by counsel1 must be sent…more
Don't confuse persuasive authority with controlling authority
Lower court briefs tend to wield authority as if it compels the court to decide your way. In a court of last resort, that doesn't go over so…more
Vista Community Health Center v. Texas...
This declaratory-judgment case has been called the "'lead' stop-loss case" by the agency. The appeal concerns how to construe the stop-loss threshold used in the Texas Workers Compensation system from 1997 to 2008 -- is it a…more
Midland Central Appraisal District v....
The basic dispute is whether the Dormant Commerce Clause bars the government from taxing oil and natural gas located at a tank facility in Texas. The court of appeals concluded that it did because the oil was "in transit" under…more
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