Granting A New Trial In Texas?

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 1:52 PM EST) -- Texas courts have historically treated a trial court's inherent power to grant a new trial after a jury's verdict as being absolute. However, recently, the Texas Supreme Court has specified that there are limits as to why a trial court can grant a new trial.

In In re: Columbia Medical Center, the court granted mandamus relief to order a trial court to explain why the trial court was granting a new trial. 290 S.W.3d 204 (Tex. 2009).

The court first explained that generally new trial orders...
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