David Coale Co-Authors The Enforceability of Rule 11 Agreements Related to Pretrial and Trial Procedure
David Coale recently co-authored the article "The Enforceability of Rule 11 Agreements Related to Pretrial and Trial Procedure" in the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. The article discusses how parties often agree on how to conduct certain aspects of pretrial and trial procedure. In Texas state courts, parties document these agreements under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 11 by filing them or reciting them in court.
Rule 11 agreements can sometimes be a source of controversy. In the article, Coale outlines basic rules to enforce the Rule 11 agreements, discuss how the courts' conflicting treatment of Rule 11 agreements on procedural matters, and considerations for advocates facing a contested Rule 11 agreement.
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