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Case Updates from the Houston Courts of Appeals

by Eleanor Mason, Staff Attorney for Justice Hassan, Fourteenth Court of Appeals Berry Y&F Fabricators, LLC v. Bambace, 604 S.W.3d 482 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2020, no pet.) (Jewell, J.).  In Berry Y&F Fabricators, LLC v. Bambace, the Fourteenth Court...

Did You Know?

by JoAnn Storey, JoAnn Storey, P.C. Findings of fact recited in the judgment may be accorded probative value if the record contains no other findings of fact. Referente v. City View Courtyard, L.P., 477 S.W.3d 882, 885 n.1 (Tex....

Features for March 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Appellate Lawyer -- the newsletter of the HBA Appellate Practice Section. EDITOR'S NOTE by Jill Schumacher, Editor-in-Chief, Daniels & Tredennick, LLP A CLOSER LOOK AT TEXAS'S JUDICIAL ELECTIONS PROCESS: REACTIONS FROM A...

Editor’s Note

by Jill Schumacher, Editor-in-Chief, Daniels & Tredennick, LLP The practice of law is a team sport.  This is an inherent aspect of the practice of law.  It is true for all practitioners, regardless of whether they practice on a trial team or as a solo appellate...

The “Short-Term” Cell Site Location Information Exception

by Nelson S. Ebaugh, Nelson S. Ebaugh, P.C. The law is always one step behind technology. In connection with cell site location information (“CSLI”), the law is starting to catch up.  However, there are still many unanswered questions.  For instance, how long can the...

Appellate 9-1-1: Emergency or Temporary Relief in State Appellate Court

by Angela Spoede, Staff Attorney at the First Court of Appeals In comparison to trial-level litigation, which involves multiple deadlines for discovery and filings, the whims of opposing counsel, and the constraints of the trial court’s time and resources, appellate...

Did You Know?

by JoAnn Storey, JoAnn Storey, P.C. Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 295, if the jury’s verdict is incomplete, not responsive to the questions, or contains conflicting answers, the court shall: in writing instruct the jury in open court of the nature of the...