Month: March 2018

Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, March 31, 2018

Dear All: Table of Contents Compilation of many examples of formal deficiencies of affidavits–which you have to object to in the trial court–and substantive objections, which you can raise for the first time on appeal: You don’t waive your right to challenge a severance by failing to file a motion to transfer venue: There are …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, March 17, 2018

Dear All: Table of Contents When you timely object to the evidence and get a ruling, you have preserved the objection you made: You have to comply with other pertinent rules: Your complaint must be timely–and sometimes accompanied by a running objection or recurring objections: This was sort of a light two weeks.  Perhaps chalk that up …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, March 3, 2018

Dear All: Table of Contents Some things can be raised for the first time on appeal–like whether a court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because of an improper severance: Here are a few cases–including a Supreme Court opinion involving an evidentiary issue–in which parties preserved their complaints–one preserved a no evidence complaint through a motion jnov, and one …

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