The Bassett Firm
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Main Phone Number : (214)219-9900
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January 2013 Archives

Texas Expedited Trial Rules Coming March 2013

The Texas expedited trial rules are expected to go into effect this March. Cases involving $100,000 or less in damages will fall under these new rules. The calculation of $100,000 includes all of your damages, even attorney's fees, but it doesn't include post-judgment interest. If the case involves nonmonetary damages, then it will not fall under the rules. The process for handling written discovery will change. Parties will be limited in the amount of written discovery that can be exchanged. Additionally, the total trial will now only last 10 hours. A party will have 5 hours to complete voir dire, opening, examinations, and close. 

2013 Trucking Trends

This year, the Texas Workforce Commission ("TWC") is aggressively auditing trucking companies over whether independent contractors are actually employees. We believe that the motivation arises out of the State's never-ending attempt to generate revenue to compensate for the increasing demands on its unemployment payouts.

The Bassett Firm

3838 Oak Lawn Avenue
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75219

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