Texas High Court Says Its Remands Don't Strip Courts' Powers

Law360, Dallas (June 7, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said it does not have the exclusive jurisdiction over cases it remands to a trial judge, finding an intermediate appeals court had the power to review a trial court’s revision of what had been a $12 million malpractice award against a doctor.

Following a long-running jurisdictional tug-of-war, the court unanimously rejected arguments from Dr. Benny P. Phillips that the Supreme Court alone had control over the remanded case under its 2009 decision that struck the majority of the malpractice judgment’s...
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