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Archive for July, 2011
July 19th, 2011 | Posted in: News
FHMBK analyzes Texas Supreme Court’s recent Haygood v. Escabedo opinion, which resolves significant unanswered questions about the “paid or incurred” provisions of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

On July 1, 2011, The Texas Supreme Court issued a significant opinion addressing and interpreting Section 41.0105 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. In Haygood v. Garza de Escabedo, No. 09-0377, 2011 Tex. LEXIS 514 (Tex. 2011), Justice Hecht, writing for the majority, addressed the “paid or incurred” provisions of Section 41.0105, and Read More

July 18th, 2011 | Posted in: News
FHMBK analyzes the recent legislative session’s contributions to Texas’ ongoing tort reform effort.

2011 TORT REFORM LEGISLATION              The 2011 session of the Texas Legislature produced two new laws that further the legislative tort reform efforts that began in 2003:  I.          HB 274 – Effective September 1, 2011        A.  Article 1 amends §22.004, Texas Government Code, to add a new subsection (g) that provides for the Supreme Read More

July 6th, 2011 | Posted in: News
FHMBK celebrates its 50th anniversary at a luncheon held on June 16, 2011 to honor its founding partners, Robert A. Fanning and Harlan Harper, Jr.