The “General Rule” of Interlocutory Appeals

Will Haacker General Litigation

The term “general rule” can be, and often is, used to describe nearly every legal concept as an explanatory aid to designate the inception point or overarching principal of the law. However, in some scenarios, as the law develops the number of exceptions surrounding the “general rule” can become overwhelmed by the exceptions, reducing the use of the term “general …

Legally Sufficient Evidence of Attorney’s Fees Requires Evidence Supporting the Lodestar Base Calculation

Jill Schumacher General Litigation

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas clarified the issue of whether the lodestar method applies in cases where a request for attorney’s fees is not based on a statute that specifically requires it. The lodestar method or proving attorney’s fees is a “short hand version” of the longstanding Arthur Andersen factors that relate to the reasonableness of an award of …