Tag Archives: Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

Discovery: What is a Request for Admission?

A Request for Admission asks a party to either admit or deny certain facts in order to identify undisputed facts and narrow the proof required at trial.  If the party fails to respond to the Request for Admission within the … Continue reading

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What if Monday is a Holiday? When is My Answer Due?

As was explained in the previous blog, if you have been served with a lawsuit in a Texas district court or county court, in most cases your answer is due on or before 10:00am the Monday next following the expiration of … Continue reading

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Some Legal Papers were Posted to My Door… Have I Really Been Served with a Lawsuit?

Most likely yes. Of course the most common (and preferred) way of serving someone with notice of a lawsuit is through personal service (where a law officer or professional process server physically hands the legal papers to the person being served).  However, … Continue reading

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Is it True that I Can’t be Served with a Civil Lawsuit on a Sunday?

Yes and no. For ordinary lawsuits, Rule 6 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that you cannot be served on a Sunday. However, if the lawsuit requests extraordinary relief involving any of the following: injunction, attachment, garnishment, sequestration or … Continue reading

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