First-filed … in the very same county?

An uncommon place dispute caused a detailed review of the plans underlying the idea of “dominant jurisdiction” as well as the first-filed policy: “In fixing this dispute we must make a decision whether a complainant who launches different lawsuits in the same area versus various offenders can assert dominant jurisdiction in one of those instances, after accepting move venue of that case to a various county as well as subsequently joining the defendant from the case still pending in the transferor county. Relators … insist that the transferred instance does not have dominance over the related situation still pending in the original place. We concur and also conditionally approve the writ.” In re Equinor, No. 05-20-00578-CV (Oct. 7, 2020) (mem. op.).

Published at Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:55:50 +0000

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