An en banc majority opinion, overruling prior case law to the contrary, held “that the plaintiff must meet its initial burden on a special appearance by pleading, in its petition, sufficient allegations to invoke jurisdiction under the Texas long-arm statute.” (emphasis in original). (Relatedly, under the relevant supreme court precedent, “[t]he plaintiff’s response to the special appearance may contain evidence supporting the petition’s jurisdictional allegations, but that evidence must be consistent with the allegations in the petition.”) Steward Health Care System LLC v. Saidara, No. 05-19-00274-CV (Aug. 20, 2021). Other opinions were written.

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