The Biggest Texas Supreme Court Rulings This Term
Published July 14, 2020
When it comes to proving sanctions against an attorney, the Texas Supreme Court held in a closely watched April ruling that practitioners must show the alleged harmful conduct was carried out in bad faith.
But the ruling shouldn’t be read as a “green light for attorneys to engage in unethical behavior,” said Kelli Hinson of Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal LLP. Hinson said courts still have the power to sanction attorneys practicing before them, and that finding bad faith isn’t “too much of an additional burden.”
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