NEW EXPEDITED TRIAL RULES

New trial and discovery rules will take effect on March 1, 2013 for cases in which plaintiffs seek monetary relief of a total sum of $100,000 or less. For cases to which these new rules apply, the plaintiff cannot recover any judgment that exceeds $100,000, the trial of such action may take no longer than 5 hours per side, and the permitted discovery is limited. The Texas Association of Defense Counsel opposes these Rules because the rules are compulsory and allow the plaintiffs to unilaterally force the defendants to litigate under the expedited rules. 

 

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One Response to NEW EXPEDITED TRIAL RULES

  1. Amie Fordan says:

    The rules referenced in this post were preliminary in nature and had been made available for public comment. After the date of this post, the Texas Supreme Court adopted the actual rule changes with some revisions and changes to these preliminary rules. For a complete set of the rules that were actually adopted and took effect on March 1, please refer to the post “NEW COST-SAVING CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES”, which includes a link to the actual rules.

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