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March 2017 Archives

Expedited Rules Decoded: Things You Need To Know About TRCP 169

49274106_blog.jpgAs you may know, Texas has created an expedited trial process applicable to cases filed on or after March 1, 2013. These Expedited Rules are still relatively new and can cause confusion for those used to dealing with the more flexible rules governing other cases. For this reason, understanding the scope and limitations of actions filed under the Expedited Rules is essential.

Back to Basics: Requests for Admission--Part I

Alt. Grounds.jpgA Request for Admission ("RFA") is a discovery device that seems to be gaining popularity. Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure, 198.1, "a party may serve on another party ... written requests that the other party admit the truth of any matter within the scope of discovery, including statements of opinion or of fact or of the application of law to fact...." Assuming the responding party does not have a valid objection, the responding party must either admit or deny the request or explain in detail the reasons that the responding party cannot admit or deny the request. Part I of this blog-below- examines the proper scope of RFAs. Part II will examine proper responses and objections to RFAs.

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