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Title Companies Should be Careful in Responding to Subpoenas for Documents.

Title companies should seek legislation to provide for the recovery of legal fees when they respond to third party subpoenas. Rule 205.3(f) of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (TRCP) permits the reimbursement of a non-party’s reasonable cost of p… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Let Federal District Courts Try Cases and Let the Appeals Courts Write Opinions.

It is time for the judiciary to amend Rule 52 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and end the practice of permitting district courts to engage in writing opinions or memorandum of decisions. This is a time-consuming process that ends up with the… Read More
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Be careful with motions for continuance of traditional and no-evidence summary judgment motions

When reviewing motions for continuance of summary judgment motions, some litigants forget that traditional and no-evidence motions for summary judgment are different. But you shouldn’t. Read More
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Categories: Civil Litigation

Does Texas Have a 2 Year Adverse Possession Process?

Did I really say that? Yes, I did. Whether you believe this or not it is happening in Texas. A string of court of appeals cases going back to 2006 are holding that property owners cannot oust a trespasser who has caused permanent improvements on land… Read More
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Fraudulent Inducement to Enter Into A Contract

Did you know that you can recover damages for fraud against a party to a contract who had no intention of performing the contract at the time it is entered. The party is not limited to the breach of contract claim. This occurred in SAS & Associat… Read More
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Categories: Civil Litigation

I Bought Property At or After Foreclosure and the Occupants Won’t Leave – How do I get them out?

When you are acting as a landlord and the tenant does not pay then Texas allows for a quick process to remove a tenant from real property. A three day- notice is provided and a complaint is filed with the Justice Court. If you hire an attorney, they… Read More
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The Innocent Purchaser Doctrine

Case Law 10: Innocent Purchaser Doctrine Read More
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Boundary Disputes, Encroachments and Improvements

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Confusing the 2 year statute of limitations for “Permanent Injury” That is in Conflict With the Adverse Possession Statutes

Here is an interview regarding trespass and the loss of property as a result of litigants applying the two year statute of limitations in real estate transactions involving adverse possession instead of the three, five, ten or twenty-five year statut… Read More
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Title Insurance in A Real Estate Transaction

Here is an interview regarding title insurance in a real estate transaction. Read More
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