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Appellate Blog

Posts in Appeal.

I recently won an appellate case that involved an issue that I had not encountered before, so I thought it was worthwhile sharing.

In K Griff Investigations, Inc. v. Cronin, No. 14-19-01020-CV, 2021 WL 3629214 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2021, no pet.), negotiations for the purchase of the plaintiff’s business fell apart. The plaintiff sued various parties involved in the discussions and negotiations, including the parties interested in the purchase and the lender, for, among other things, negligent misrepresentation.

Against the lender, the jury found in favor of the ...

Categories: Appeal

In my previous blog in Part I, I promised to outline six recommendations for avoiding the most common mistakes on jury charges and covered preparation, timely lodging of objectives and outsourcing considerations. This article covers the final three tips.

The trial court is required to provide counsel to the jury charge in advance of the formal charge conference and to provide enough time for a meaningful review. So, the fourth tip is to use this time wisely and not get distracted or just glance over the document. Give the court’s final jury charge absolute undivided attention before ...

Categories: Appeal, Litigation

Recently, national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka has launched its Appellate Law blog, which will cover a cross-section of issues of interest to businesses and individuals involved in litigation, trial and appellate lawyers, as well as judges. Topics will include updates on cases addressing procedure; error preservation during the trial, jury charge conference, and post-trial; handling mandamus and interlocutory appeals; tips for effective brief writing and oral advocacy; and other timely updates.

Authored by Steven Knight, shareholder and co-chair of the appellate ...

Categories: Appeal, Litigation