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Rule 11 Agreement Filed Over A Year After It Was Signed Is Enforceable

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In Markarian v. Markarian, the Dallas Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s ruling that a final divorce decree signed by the parties, and filed over a year after it was signed, was enforceable pursuant to Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 11 provides that agreements must be (1) in writing, (2) signed, and (3) filed …

JNOV Filed Before Judgment is Signed Extends Appellant Timetable to Ninety Days

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In Ryland Enterprises, Inc. v. Weatherspoon, No. 11–0189, 2011 WL 6276127 (Tex. 2011), Vickie Weatherspoon (“Plaintiff”) sued Ryland Enterprise, Inc. (“Defendant”).  On May 4, 2010, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff.  On May 25, 2010, after the jury verdict, but before the judgment was signed, Defendant filed a JNOV motion on legal insufficiency grounds.  On June 14, 2010, the …