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"A Rough Sense of Justice" or "Practical Politics"? The Texas Supreme Court, Causation and Chapter 33
George Parker Young, Vincent Circelli
The purpose of this Paper is to review what the Court has been up to in its decisions invoking “causation” grounds since Allbritton was decided in 1995, especially in the context of Chapter 33 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code. It will start with a background discussion of the causation doctrine in Texas tort law, and then proceed with an overview of the Court’s causation decisions in the fourteen years prior to 1995.
Presented at the 33rd Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, June 2010, State Bar of Texas. To read the full paper, click on the PDF linked below.