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Texas Supreme Court Denies Contract Formation Using Course of Conduct

The Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in McAllen Hospitals, L.P. et al. v. Yolanda Lopez et al., 17-0733, 2019 WL 2147252, and reversed an award to three nurses because it found the evidence did not show that the Hospital agreed to pay the nurses fixed annual salaries rather than an hourly rate. McAllen emphasizes … Continue reading Texas Supreme Court Denies Contract Formation Using Course of Conduct

Vick: Supreme Court approves changes to State Bar election process

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Thursday.  Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of Texas amended Article IV of the State Bar Rules to implement changes to the bar’s election process designed to ensure fairness and a level playing field among all candidates. The rules...… Continue Reading

Comments sought on proposed rule revisions by February 8

The State Bar of Texas is seeking comment on proposed rule revisions. As a result of legislation passed following the Sunset Review process, changes to attorney disciplinary process are required through rule revisions proposed by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) and adopted by the Texas Supreme Court. The primary objective of the legislative mandates is to promote earlier...… Continue Reading

Order allows modification, suspension of court procedures in Harvey-affected proceedings

The Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals issued an emergency order Monday authorizing modification and suspension of court procedures in proceedings affected by Hurricane Harvey. The order expires September 27 unless the courts extend it. “Court proceedings … throughout Texas may be affected by the disaster because of closures of courts and clerks’...… Continue Reading