Law360 (December 19, 2019, 6:06 PM EST) -- Texas courts in 2019 sent an appellate justice to prison, issued a seminal ruling on attorney fees and how to prove them, and gave clarity to mineral rights holders on their responsibilities.
Other standout rulings from the year include approval of a landmark reform in Harris County that largely did away with cash bail for nonviolent, misdemeanor offenders. And the Fifth Circuit definitively ruled that a Texas free speech law — one that packs a major procedural punch because it allows for the early dismissal of many kinds of cases — doesn't apply in federal court.
Here, Law360 looks at some...
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