Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New Mechanism for Permissive Interlocutory Appeals in Texas State Courts
The Texas legislature has given parties in the state's trial courts the same access to permissive interlocutory review of rulings that they have in federal district courts. Here's the old statute. Back then, the parties had to agree in order for interlocutory review to be permitted. Reaching such agreement was very rare. State practice is now similar to federal practice. Hat tip to Warren Harris and Yvonne Ho in the Texas Bar Journal.