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In Appellate Courts, (Seemingly Almost) Every Day’s a Holiday

As this is being written, the office is quiet because it’s a federal holiday, and the weather forecasters are predicting Snowmageddon (defined as a 1% or more chance of one or more particles of frozen precipitation falling...more

E-Filing Comes to SCOTUS

First, a pop quiz: Which appellate court with jurisdiction over Texas does not use electronic filing? You may be tempted to answer “the Supreme Court of the United States.” ...more

11/6/2017  /  E-Filing , Filing Requirements , SCOTUS

SCOTX Ends the “My Fees Are Smaller Than Your Fees” Squabble

How many times have you said, upon receiving your opponent’s demand for attorneys’ fees, “That’s outrageous! Our fees are a fraction of that amount!”? Until recently, Texas law was unsettled as to whether you could defend the...more

What the Judge Had for Breakfast May Actually Matter

Have you ever told your client that the outcome of the case “may turn on what the judge had for breakfast this morning?” No doubt you were speaking metaphorically, but it turns out you may have been more literally correct...more

5/22/2017  /  Judges , Trial Preparation
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