Texas Case Could Limit Appellate Power To Nix New Trials

Law360, Dallas (October 16, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court's recent decision to review a Hurricane Ike insurance case will allow the justices to build on an earlier line of cases and set boundaries for how much power appellate courts should have to overturn trial judges' decisions to grant new trials.

The high court on Friday agreed to hear In re: Bent, which asks whether appellate courts can evaluate the facts presented to a jury in order to decide whether a new trial should have been granted. The Bent case will be the fourth in a line of Texas Supreme Court cases since 2009 that address the...

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