Texas High Court Weighs Requirement For Atty Fee Deposit

Law360, Dallas (November 7, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- Texas tort reforms weren’t intended to exclude attorneys' fees awarded at trial from the cost of appellate bonds, a law firm said in oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court Wednesday, giving the court an opening to settle a split in the state’s intermediate appellate courts.

Porter Rogers Dahlman & Gordon PC said Wednesday that Texas' supersedeas rules, which require bonds to cover compensatory damages, do not clearly define whether compensatory damages include attorneys' fees, and asked the court to fill in what it said is...
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