Last year, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order which requires counties to switch to a mandatory electronic filing system. The deadline to switch to the new system is determined by the size of the county. For 2014, counties with a population of 500,000 or more were required to be compliant by January 1st and counties with a population of 200,000 to 499,999 are required to comply by July 1st. By July 1, 2016, all counties will have a mandatory e-filing system. The rule changes for e-filing are:
In this entry of the Texas Civil Trial Blog, we are wondering what the Texas Supreme Court is going to say about your contract's severability clause. Specifically, whether a general severability clause in a contract applies to an arbitration provision that does not have a separate severability clause.
The Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston recently held that a defendant is entitled to discovery of the insurance contracts between the insurer and the plaintiff's healthcare provider to aid in determining whether the providers are required to accept payments of less than the amounts billed.