Year: 2019

Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, May 13, 2019

Dear All: Table of Contents The Supreme Court was busy on error preservation recently, holding: a motion to reform a judgment is a timely means in which to challenge a judgment because it relied on an improper theory of recovery–and furthermore approving the specificity with which the party raised its complaint that a party does …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, April 18, 2019

Dear All: Table of Contents Some issues that can be raised for the first time on appeal: lack of subject matter jurisdiction (standing), and the fact that an unsigned mediated settlement agreement in a family law matter is not binding A complaint was not sufficiently specific Parties did not waive a complaint as to the …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, April 3, 2019

Dear All: Table of Contents Some issues–like lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and a parent’s complaint that his attorney had no authority to enter a Rule 11 agreement in a termination proceeding–may be raised for the first time on appeal A court of appeals held that it will address whether a cause of action should …

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Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, Wrapping Up 2018

Dear All: Welcome to 2019!  I hope this New Year becomes your best ever. I’ve failed to update this for way too long, so this is longer than it should be. Table of Contents Always have a prayer for general relief in your pleading Some issues–like exclusive jurisdiction, the contention that an expert’s report was …

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