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Unformatted text preview: Week of 2/2/10 Ch. 3 Litigations 1) Texas court system a) Trial court i) 2 levels of t rial court 6 dif t rial courts (1) Municipal court- city court- covers jurisdiction of the city- covers class c misdemeanors (a) Normally going to be a maximum 500$ (b) Only court in texas where the judge is appointed (i) Appointed usually by the city counsel (2) Justice of the peace court (a) Called JP court (b) Elected official (c) Only have to be a registered voter (d) Corner of the county (e) Civil jurisdiction (f) Exclusive jurisdiction (i) Eviction cases (g) 4 year term (i) Rep vs dem (3) Small claims court (a) Statutory (b) Peoples court of texas (c) Go in for a high dollar amount where you can sue each other without lawyers (d) Civil cases only (e) Judge is J of P also (f) NO Detainer and exclusion jurisdiction (g) JP and SC cant be the same thing (h) Lowest level of t rial court ii) If you dont like the ruling you can appeal to (1) County court (a) Trial de noble (b) What happened at JP or SC doesnt matter (c) Court of record (i) Appeals to dallas county and Lubbock (ii) Can look back to courts of record (iii)Can plead no contest and then appeal it and get it dismissed (d) Every county has 1 county court (e) Has appealet jurisdiction over JP SC and municipal (f) Has appealett jurisdiction over class C and A (g) Probate jurisdiction (h) County judge doesnt hold court (i) County judge of Burleson county is not a attorney (ii) Rules over all of chili fest (2) County court at law...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course MGMT 209 taught by Professor Swim during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
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