Monday, February 26, 2007

The Poor Can Appeal Late Too: In an opinion issued on Friday, the Texas Supreme Court applied its recent holding in Higgins v. Randall County Sheriff's Office by holding that an indigence affidavit can be filed after the appellate court grants a party 10 extra days to pay the filing fee. The per curiam opinion is Hood v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. can be accessed here.

Another Case Off to Arbitration: In In re BankOne, the Texas Supreme Court issued this per curiam opinion holding that a dispute between a company and Bank One relating to the company's checking account should be arbitrated because of an arbitration clause in the account rules and regulations.

The City is Burning: In City of Houston v. Steve Williams, the Texas Supreme Court held in this per curiam opinion that whether firefighters can assert claims against the City presents issues that should be resolved by the trial court in light of revisions to the Local Government Code.