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Biggest Texas Supreme Court Rulings Of 2018: Midyear Report

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT) -- In its 2018 term, the Texas Supreme Court became the first state high court in the country to apply attorney-client privilege to non-lawyer patent agents, opened the doors for patients to access hospitals' closely guarded insurance reimbursement rates, and strengthened protections for lawyers facing suits brought by courtroom opponents.

Texas appellate lawyers say the opinions issued during the term, which wrapped up June 29, included rulings on many fact-specific issues, but also offered lawyers a playbook and more nuanced instruction on how to pursue defamation claims. And in some of its key rulings, the court gave needed guidance to trial judges...

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