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Month: October 2013

October 2013 TBF Practice Tip: The Jury Charge

The Word You Never Want to Hear Waiver. No matter how long you have practiced, you never want to hear that word when addressing jury charge error. It shows up repeatedly in opinions year after year, but why? According to the Texas Supreme Court last year, it means you...

How to Cut a Check for Hospital Liens

Does an insurance carrier comply with the Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 55.001-007 when it issues a check in settlement of a personal injury claim to the claimant and the hospital jointly? A recent case out of Corpus Christi answers this question. The Case McAllen...

Generally, Be Very Specific

Can a party preserve specific objections to discovery by filing a Protective Order? One recent case out of Tyler, Texas, answers that question. The Case: In re Park Cities Bank, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 10254 (Tex. App.-Tyler Aug. 15, 2013). The Brief Facts: The facts of...