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6 Biggest Texas Supreme Court Cases Of 2019

Law360 (July 3, 2019, 1:55 PM EDT) -- In its 2018-19 term, the Texas Supreme Court issued a seminal ruling on what it takes for attorneys to prove they can recover fees in litigation and implored state lawmakers to do more to curtail prosecutorial misconduct.

The high court erased a $17.5 million award in favor of General Electric Co. manufacturer Lufkin Industries against IBM Corp., trimmed by $5.3 million a jury award in favor of Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and denied a franchisee's bid to have reinstated a $115 million award against Mercedes-Benz. In each of those rulings, the court focused on contractual waivers, putting the emphasis on...

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