Front-Pay Claim Is Part of Amount in Controversy

By February 2, 2007February 10th, 2020Jurisdiction, Supreme Court Orders

Yesterday’s prediction was way off, although the Texas Supreme Court did release its first opinion of 2007 with today’s orders.  In United Services Automobile Association v. Brite, the Court held that a claim for front pay must be included when determining whether a case meets the amount-in-controversy requirement for a limited jurisdiction court.  Because a divided panel of court of appeals concluded otherwise, the supreme court reversed and dismissed the case for want of jurisdiction.

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  • Garry W. Entress says:

    At least you stepped up to the plate and made a prediction. Having said that, I’m going to predict that sometime in February the Court will release its opinion in Tex. Mun. Power Agency v. Pub. Util. Comm’n and City of Bryan. It’s been hanging around for over 18 months. If I’m right……could a Starbucks tall latte be coming my way?

  • Todd Smith says:

    You’re on, amigo. After tomorrow, there will be only one more set of orders for February, so I’m liking my chances!