A Rare Plaintiff’s Victory Before Texas Supreme Court Invalidates Common Law Unlawful Acts Doctrine

By |2018-03-26T12:25:54+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Texas Laws, Wrongful Death|

In a rare plaintiff-friendly decision out of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court considered the validity of the Unlawful Acts Doctrine as an affirmative defense in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, and held that the doctrine does not bar a plaintiff’s recovery. If the Unlawful Acts Doctrine applied, a victim in a personal injury [...]