Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

A Texas-sized win for freedom of contract

Today the Texas Supreme Court held in Plains v. Torch that a contract dispute worth over 43 million dollars should be governed by the words of the contract, rather than … ›

Texas Supreme Court grants review in important contracts case

Today the Texas Supreme Court announced it would accept review in Plains v. Torch, an important case addressing a fundamental question of contract interpretation: Should a dispute about the meaning … ›

Should abstract justice displace contract law?

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering one of the most important contract cases in recent years. In Plains v. Torch (our shortened name, for the sake of convenience), two … ›

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the … ›

Fighting for entrepreneurs in Texas

“There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul.  They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there … ›

There’s nothing activist about saying government must play by the rules.

Recently, bloggers and even the Texas Land Commissioner were decrying several Texas Supreme Court Justices for their “extreme activism” in ruling in favor of property owners in Severance v. Patterson. What … ›

Beached Again!

Ruling today in Pacific Legal Foundation’s case of Severance v. Patterson, the Texas Supreme Court once again rejected the state’s claim that government can gain control of private beachfront land … ›

The due process fence around punitive damages

Author: Deborah J. La Fetra The Texas Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Bennett v. Reynolds. As the court phrased it, “This case involves an extended drought, missing … ›

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Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

A Texas-sized win for freedom of contract

Today the Texas Supreme Court held in Plains v. Torch that a contract dispute worth over 43 million dollars should be governed by the words of the contract, rather than … ›

Texas Supreme Court grants review in important contracts case

Today the Texas Supreme Court announced it would accept review in Plains v. Torch, an important case addressing a fundamental question of contract interpretation: Should a dispute about the meaning … ›

Should abstract justice displace contract law?

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering one of the most important contract cases in recent years. In Plains v. Torch (our shortened name, for the sake of convenience), two … ›

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the … ›

Fighting for entrepreneurs in Texas

“There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul.  They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there … ›

There’s nothing activist about saying government must play by the rules.

Recently, bloggers and even the Texas Land Commissioner were decrying several Texas Supreme Court Justices for their “extreme activism” in ruling in favor of property owners in Severance v. Patterson. What … ›

Beached Again!

Ruling today in Pacific Legal Foundation’s case of Severance v. Patterson, the Texas Supreme Court once again rejected the state’s claim that government can gain control of private beachfront land … ›

The due process fence around punitive damages

Author: Deborah J. La Fetra The Texas Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Bennett v. Reynolds. As the court phrased it, “This case involves an extended drought, missing … ›

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Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

A Texas-sized win for freedom of contract

Today the Texas Supreme Court held in Plains v. Torch that a contract dispute worth over 43 million dollars should be governed by the words of the contract, rather than … ›

Texas Supreme Court grants review in important contracts case

Today the Texas Supreme Court announced it would accept review in Plains v. Torch, an important case addressing a fundamental question of contract interpretation: Should a dispute about the meaning … ›

Should abstract justice displace contract law?

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering one of the most important contract cases in recent years. In Plains v. Torch (our shortened name, for the sake of convenience), two … ›

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the … ›

Fighting for entrepreneurs in Texas

“There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul.  They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there … ›

There’s nothing activist about saying government must play by the rules.

Recently, bloggers and even the Texas Land Commissioner were decrying several Texas Supreme Court Justices for their “extreme activism” in ruling in favor of property owners in Severance v. Patterson. What … ›

Beached Again!

Ruling today in Pacific Legal Foundation’s case of Severance v. Patterson, the Texas Supreme Court once again rejected the state’s claim that government can gain control of private beachfront land … ›

The due process fence around punitive damages

Author: Deborah J. La Fetra The Texas Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Bennett v. Reynolds. As the court phrased it, “This case involves an extended drought, missing … ›

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether … ›

A Texas-sized win for freedom of contract

Today the Texas Supreme Court held in Plains v. Torch that a contract dispute worth over 43 million dollars should be governed by the words of the contract, rather than … ›

Texas Supreme Court grants review in important contracts case

Today the Texas Supreme Court announced it would accept review in Plains v. Torch, an important case addressing a fundamental question of contract interpretation: Should a dispute about the meaning … ›

Should abstract justice displace contract law?

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering one of the most important contract cases in recent years. In Plains v. Torch (our shortened name, for the sake of convenience), two … ›

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the … ›

Fighting for entrepreneurs in Texas

“There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul.  They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there … ›

There’s nothing activist about saying government must play by the rules.

Recently, bloggers and even the Texas Land Commissioner were decrying several Texas Supreme Court Justices for their “extreme activism” in ruling in favor of property owners in Severance v. Patterson. What … ›

Beached Again!

Ruling today in Pacific Legal Foundation’s case of Severance v. Patterson, the Texas Supreme Court once again rejected the state’s claim that government can gain control of private beachfront land … ›

The due process fence around punitive damages

Author: Deborah J. La Fetra The Texas Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Bennett v. Reynolds. As the court phrased it, “This case involves an extended drought, missing … ›