5 Texas Supreme Court Cases To Watch This Term

Law360, Dallas (August 18, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT) -- With a new term starting next month, the Texas Supreme Court could shake up the energy industry when it revisits a dispute on when pipelines can use eminent domain and affect booming construction across the state through two cases involving the standards for maintaining lawsuits against architects and engineers.

Other cases the court will hear include an allegedly secret $308 million asbestos settlement involving a PepsiCo. Inc. subsidiary that gave rise to a meaty debate over personal jurisdiction, which appellate lawyers say could impact the discretion given to trial judges in similar cases. And the court has agreed to hear three...

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