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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Law Firm To Texas High Court: Jurisdiction Was Lacking For Discovery Order

AUSTIN, Texas - A trial court did not have jurisdiction to issue an order compelling production of certain documents in a wrongful employment termination lawsuit, a law firm argues in an Oct. 22 petition for mandamus, telling the Texas Supreme Court that the trial court's plenary power in the matter had expired months earlier when it issued an order that constituted a final judgment (In re Branscomb P.C., et al., No. 19-0953, Texas Sup.).
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