Year: 2019

Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, September 30, 2019

Dear All: There were not a lot of error preservation decisions last week–not unusual for this time of year. Table of Contents A complaint about the lack of subject matter jurisdiction-such as a complaint that the trial court did not try a SAPCR before the dismissal deadline, nor properly extend that deadline-may be raised for …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, September 14, 2019

Dear Folks: The volume of decisions has followed its annual abatement trend since the end of the fiscal year on August 31. Both the justices and the staff attorneys had their respective annual meetings the first full week of September, and the Advanced Civil Appellate Seminar took place that same week. But the justices and …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, August 17, 2019

Hello, Buckaroos: Here are some of the error preservation decisions from last week. Table of Contents Your complaint must be timely–which, for a complaint about a visiting judge, means it cannot be made before his/her assignment, and must be made within seven days thereafter You have to comply with the pertinent rules You have to …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, August 10, 2019

Dear All: Here are some of the error preservation decisions from the last few days. Table of Contents This case involved an extensive discussion about when including an instruction in a charge caused such egregious harm that it amounted to fundamental error that a complaint about it could first be raised on appeal Just putting …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, August 4, 2018

Dear All: Here is a list of those things covered in this entry in the blog: Table of Contents A pre-emption argument that challenges a trial court’s subject matter jurisdiction can first be raised on appeal A party preserved its complaint that a trial court improperly excluded evidence You have to make your complaint in …

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