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Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments

D. Todd Smith
Along with retiring Chief Deputy Clerk Michelle Brinkman, I spoke to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Section today on “Tips for Superseding Travis County District Court Judgments.” New Travis County District Clerk Velva Price and incoming Chief Deputy Clerk Caroline Legette—both of whom are lawyers—attended the luncheon as Section guests. As a former Chair of … Continue Reading

SCOTX: Attorney Fees Need Not Be Superseded on Appeal

D. Todd Smith
In November 2011, I posted about whether attorney fees must be superseded to stay execution of a judgment pending appeal. Today, in In re Nalle Plastics Family Limited Partnership (No. 11-0903), the Texas Supreme Court resolved a split among the intermediate courts of appeals and answered the question, “No.” Let me set the stage a … Continue Reading

Must Attorney Fees Be Superseded on Appeal?

D. Todd Smith
A split is developing among the intermediate Texas appellate courts on an issue important to civil trial lawyers and their clients:  whether attorney fees must be included in the amount of security a judgment debtor must post to prevent execution on the judgment pending appeal. Under former Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 24.2(a)(1), an appellant … Continue Reading