case update OA

OA Case Update: Representing Law Office Rogelio Solis, PLLC

March 16 2023| News| | By Okin Adams

On February 28, 2023, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted Okin Adams leave to take a direct appeal of an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Okin Adams represents the Law Office Rogelio Solis, PLLC and Ana Gomez. The question presented to the Fifth Circuit is whether…

Tex. R. Civ. P. 21 and 21(d)

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 21 and 21(d) (2023)

February 08 2023| News| | By Samantha Torres

In response to the more common use of remote proceedings and concerns that followed, the Texas Supreme Court approved an amended Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 21 and new Rule 21(d) regarding notices and appearances for court proceedings; both effective on February 1, 2023. Rule 21(b) was amended to clarify notice requirements for court proceedings…

J. Alix Protocol

Reliance Upon J. Alix Protocol May Preclude Exculpation in the Fifth Circuit

January 31 2023| News| | By Okin Adams

Okin Adams’s Partner and Bankruptcy and Restructuring Attorney David Curry and Bankruptcy and Restructuring Attorney Edward Clarkson recently collaborated on an article for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Business Reorganization Committee, discussing how the reliance on the J. Alix Protocols could preclude exculpation for certain estate professionals in the Fifth Circuit. Chapter 11 plans providing for…

Abstention blog

Continuing Recent Trend of Broadening the Scope of Appellate Review in Bankruptcy Appeals

January 26 2023| News| | By David Curry

Fifth Circuit Guts Statutory Limitations Upon the Application and Appellate Review of Abstention in Bankruptcy Cases On January 5, 2023, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in ERCOT v. Just Energy Texas, L.P., vacating the decision of the Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of Texas denying ERCOT’s motion to dismiss and refusing…

Rule 193.7

Texas Court of Appeals Issues Important Clarification on the Procedure for Self-Authentication under Rule 193.7

January 11 2023| News| | By Jim Bartlett

Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 193.7 sets forth a procedure for self-authentication of documents used against a party which produced them. In summary, the rule provides that documents produced by a party (the “Producing Party”) are self-authenticated for use against the Producing Party unless that party objects in writing or on the record within 10…

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