Motions To Dismiss Come To Texas

Law360, New York (June 13, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Texas House Bill 274 became law on May 30, 2011, effective for civil actions commenced on or after Sept. 1, 2011. The new legislation makes several important changes in Texas law. In particular, Article 1 of the bill brings FRCP 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss to Texas state courts, except for actions brought under the Family Code.

The key language of Article 1 is deceptively simple: “The supreme court shall adopt rules to provide for the dismissal of causes of action that have no basis in law...
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