Texas Rep. Aims To Speed Up Civil Appeals Process

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court will have to adopt rules ensuring the state's civil appeals are resolved no more than a year after an appeal is filed, if a bill introduced Thursday by state Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna, D-Houston, is signed into law.

The legislation seeks to accelerate Texas' appeals process by requiring the state's courts of appeals and Supreme Court to resolve expedited and interlocutory civil appeals within three months of being perfected — which means that a notice of appeal has been filed with the...
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