Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview - 10/14/14

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in the following three cases. Arguments begin at 9:00 am, and you can watch the argument live (or view video after the fact) by clicking here.No. 13-0484, American Star Energy & Minerals Corp. v. Stowers – This appeal arises from a suit against general partners for a judgment-debt of a partnership. The question is whether the limitations period for the claims against the general partners started to run when the claim accrued against the partnership or only after the judgment was entered against the partnership.No. 13-0537, In re State Board for Education Certification – The issue is whether the trial court erred in refusing to allow the State Board to supersede the trial court’s judgment pending appeal. The board voted to revoke the real party in interest’s educator certificate, and the real party in interest sought judicial review. The district court reversed the board’s determination, and refused to permit the board to supersede that judgment pending appeal.No. 13-0573, The Fredricksburg Care Co., L.P. v. Perez – The primary issue in this appeal is whether the defendant is entitled to compel arbitration on a health-care liability claim. The defendant argues that the restrictions on arbitration contained in Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 74,451 are preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act. The plaintiff argues that the FAA does not preempt section 74.451 because it is a statute regulating insurance that is saved from preemption by the federal  McCarran-Ferguson Act, which provides an exception to federal preemption for state statutes that regulate insurance.- Rich Phillips, Thompson & Knight