Texas Partnership Case Arguments Center On 5-Factor Test

Law360 (December 2, 2019, 5:16 PM EST) -- In early October, the eyes of business lawyers in Texas focused on the Texas Supreme Court and the oral arguments in Energy Transfer Partners LP et al. v. Enterprise Products Partners LP. As legal counsel for former Texas state representative Jim Rudd, an amicus in the case, I attended the arguments, and have reviewed a transcript of them in preparation for writing this article. Jim Rudd was chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee, and chairman of the House Subcommittee on H.B. 273, the committee that considered the legislation that enacted the original Texas Revised Partnership Act, later codified in the...

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