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Top Texas Supreme Court Rulings Of 2017: Midyear Report

Law360, Dallas (July 6, 2017, 9:08 PM EDT) -- In its recently concluded term, the Texas Supreme Court gave attorneys nuanced, practical guidance in a string of oil and gas royalty cases, laid out a framework for how trial courts should handle thorny e-discovery disputes and instructed lawyers on when and how it’s appropriate to cite Wikipedia as a source.

Texas appellate lawyers say the term, which ended June 30, was marked not by blockbuster opinions but by a steady stream of cases that reflect the court’s focus on plain language when it interprets statutes and contracts. About a quarter of the court’s docket involved the oil and gas industry,...

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