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Month: March 2017

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update March 17, 2017

Over the last 2 weeks, the Texas Supreme Court has issued 6 grants and 3 opinions. Two of these opinions and two of these grants are of particular interest. First, in the Engelman Irrigation District v. Shields Brothers, Inc. case, the Court addressed whether sovereign immunity “so implicates subject-matter jurisdiction that if allows collateral attack on a final judgment” entered…

Back to Basics: Requests for Admission–Part I

A 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...

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update March 3, 2017

This week the Texas Supreme Court issued 2 opinions: (1) dealing with the existence of specific jurisdiction sufficient to support denial of a special appearance and (2) addressing the Rule Against Perpetuities in the context of a “top lease.” In the M&F Worldwide Corp., et al. v. Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Co. case, the Texas Supreme Court addressed whether a settlement…