David Coale Talks to Law 360 about Top Texas Supreme Court Rulings
The Texas Supreme Court recently concluded its term, and Law360 interviewed Texas appellate attorneys to find out their perspectives on the significant rulings and trends from the high court. One issue involves a State Farm Lloyds case about hailstorm claims and whether the production of electronically stored information can be used as part of discovery. The court’s decision led to the establishment of guidelines for judges to use when setting boundaries. Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst attorney David Coale welcomes the decision, but expects the ruling to lead to more questions and filings of writs of mandamus. “A lot of mandamuses get filed that won’t succeed, and a lot of mandamuses are denied without the courts even requesting a response,” he said. “But because here, the court set out factors that it thinks are important — and clearly is leaving open future development of those factors — I think you’re going to see more responses get requested. The amount of attention paid to discovery and e-discovery disputes will be higher.”
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