This article covers cases from Southwestern Reporter (Third) volumes 560 through 580 and federal cases during the same period that the authors believe are noteworthy to the jurisprudence on the applicable subject.
This Survey period saw a number of cases of first impression, covering issues involving the waiver of security interest for failure to take remedial actions, the right for outsider reverse veil-piercing, and whether a limited partner could waive the attorney–client privilege for the partnership. The Texas Supreme Court provided jurisprudence on the parol evidence rule in a debt satisfaction matter and the “public use” doctrine in condemnation and broke new legal ground by permitting a tenant to terminate a lease for breach of express covenants in a lease when the lease expressly provided the only remedy to be damages.
Originally published in the SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 6, Article 13 - 2020.
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