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May 12, 2023

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Michael K. Hurst Speaks with Law360 on Texas Business Court Legislation

A bill that would create a specialized business court system in Texas is now moving swiftly through the Legislature, and Gov. Abbott is expected to sign the measure. The 11-division court and its gubernatorial-appointed judges would oversee cases concerning corporate governance disputes, certain contract and commercial transactions and actions seeking declaratory or injunctive relief.

Trial attorneys have generally opposed the concept since its introduction. In an interview with Law360, LPHS Michael K. Hurst raised concerns that the new court will leverage too much authority. “If they're issuing an opinion on a procedural issue that would impact other courts around the state, that means that these judges have superpowers over all of the other courts," he said.

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