Texas Justices Take Up Question Of How Banks Are Served

By Katie Buehler (June 21, 2021, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court will weigh in on an intermediate appellate court split over the proper way to serve process on banks designated as foreign corporate fiduciaries in lawsuits, agreeing to review U.S. Bank NA's challenge to a no-answer default judgment allegedly caused by improper service.

U.S. Bank has asked the state's high court to resolve what it says is a newly created conflict between the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas and the Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso over whether section 17.028 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code is the exclusive remedy of service mandated by...

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