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.
A recent case out of the Texas Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi decided the question of whether a wrongful death beneficiary residing in Texas may bring an action on behalf of a decedent who was a citizen of Mexico and for events that occurred in Mexico. The Texas Supreme Court accepted the case but has not yet released an opinion. Read more to learn about what may become a landmark case in Texas.
Last year the Texas Supreme Court decided whether an employer can be liable for negligent hiring and supervision despite no employee causing any harm to a Plaintiff. Wansey v. Hole, 379 S.W.3d 246 (Tex. 2012).
The Word You Never Want to Hear
A Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law is a written document from the trial court which can help make or break a case on appeal. Read this latest entry from The Bassett Firm to learn why it is important to request findings of facts and conclusions of law from the trial court and how to do so.