Civil Practice & Remedies Code

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A must-have for any civil practitioner, Bearings’ Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code: Annotated includes the entire Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code (CPRC), annotated with over 2500 court opinions to provide invaluable interpretive guidance of the code. The CPRC governs many of the critical aspects of civil litigation, including: (1) venue, (2) statutes of limitations, (3) declaratory judgments, (4) extraordinary remedies (e.g., injunctions, receiverships), (5) medical malpractice, (6) tort and governmental liability, (7) proportionate responsibility and contribution, (8) exemplary damages, (9) judgments, (10) settlement, (11) ADR, and (12) attorney fees.

To complement many of the topics covered in the CPRC, this single-volume guide also provides the following: 

  • Select provisions from the following:
    • Texas Constitution (e.g., court jurisdiction, liens & exemptions)
    • Alcohol & Beverage Code (Dram Shop)
    • Business & Commerce Code (DTPA)
    • Finance Code (interest rates)
    • Government Code (Code Construction Act)
    • Insurance Code (DTPA tie-in statutes)
    • Property Code (liens & exemptions)
  • Causes of Action Tables. The Causes of Action Tables provide the elements, defenses, remedies, venue, and limitations for over 60 causes of action. At a glance, these tables allow you to quickly assess the facts of your case relative to the kind of suits you might bring or defend against.

In addition to over 2500 case annotations, Bearings’ Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code: Annotated also provides the following features to enhance your understanding of the CPRC:

    • Easy-to-read strike-through and underscoring of legislation
    • Topical annotation headings to quickly find relevant annotations 
    • Excerpts from important bill analyses 
    • Cross-references to statutory definitions 

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Code Features
  • Efficient design. Indentations at every code-section level make the code accessible and easy to read.
  • Friendly font. World-class Equity font—by Matthew Butterick—is specifically designed for legal writing and easy reading.
  • Strike-through & underscore. Easy-to-read strike-through and underscoring of legislative changes help you quickly identify changes in the law and assess whether the changes impact your case.
  • Excerpts from bill analyses. Excerpts from important bill analyses provide insight into the legislative intent behind the changes.
  • Annotations. Direct quotations and summations from leading court opinions provide invaluable interpretive guidance for each rule.
  • Topical annotation headings. Annotation headings save you time in locating the annotations that are relevant to your issues.
  • Tables. The 2021 Legislation Sections-Affected Table ensures you’re always prepared.
  • Tabs & headers. Tabs and headers expedite navigation.
  • Cross-references to statutory definitions. Cross-references to applicable statutory definitions expedite interpretation and understanding of the CPRC section relevant to your case.
  • Cross-references to rules and statutes. Cross-references to applicable rules and statutes help you make necessary connections between laws and rules impacting the CPRC section relevant to your case.
  • History notes. Easy-to-read history notes help you identify former law and assess an older case's interpretive value.
Causes of Action Tables

the causes of action tables provide the critical information you need when assessing claims to bring and defend against. these tables provide you with a quick reference to all the critical components of a cause of action: elements, defenses, remedies, venue, and limitations. each component is supported with authority so you can jump-start your research. you won’t know how you practiced without it.

Meet the Editorial Board
Yvonne Ho
Yvonne Ho is a partner at Bracewell, where she has been practicing since 2017. Her practice focuses on appeals and original proceedings in Texas and federal appellate courts. Yvonne has been recognized by Chambers USA for appellate litigation in Texas (2020 & 2021), as a Texas Super Lawyer in Appellate Law (since 2013), and in Woodward/White, Inc.’s Best Lawyers for Appellate Practice (since 2018). She is a frequent author and speaker on appellate issues and previously served as a law clerk to both the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In addition to handling appeals, Yvonne represents clients in ongoing, high-stakes litigation matters by assisting trial counsel with formulating legal and evidentiary strategies for winning cases at the trial-court level. Yvonne has co-chaired numerous Houston Bar Association committees whose projects include citywide book, diaper, and clothing drives; efforts to improve employment opportunities for minority law students; and mentoring opportunities for young attorneys. Yvonne also serves on the boards of directors of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the Houston Law Review, and the University of Houston Law Alumni Association.
Mark Lanier
Mark Lanier is the founder of The Lanier Law Firm, an internationally recognized litigation firm in the United States (with firm offices in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles) that specializes in resolving complex personal injury, wrongful death, and business disputes. Mark is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Complex Litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Throughout his legal career, Mark has received numerous individual honors in recognition of his achievements, including being twice named the Trial Lawyer of the Year and one of the 50 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association, named as one of the nation’s Top 10 Trial Attorneys and one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, named as one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer, inducted into National Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, and elected to the American Bar Association’s Fellows of the American Bar. Mark also frequently serves as a featured lecturer at law schools across the country including Harvard, Stanford, Pepperdine, Baylor, and Texas Tech.
Michael Shaunessy
Michael Shaunessy is a partner and trial lawyer at McGinnis Lochridge. For more than 30 years, Michael has represented clients in both commercial and employment litigation, including suing and defending governmental entities. Michael is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He has tried to verdict numerous Texas Tort Claims Act cases and has briefed and argued such cases to various courts of appeals. For more than 20 years, he has written law review articles and CLE articles on sovereign immunity and the Texas Tort Claims Act. He is frequently asked to speak on all aspects of the Texas Tort Claims Act.
Gaines West
Gaines West co-founded West Webb Allbritton & Gentry in 1982. Gaines’s many accomplishments include serving as Chair of the State Bar of Texas, Grievance Oversight Committee (2006-10), Chairman of the State Bar of American Indian Law Section (2001-02, 2003-06, 2009-10), and Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Texas, Council of Chairs (2005-06). He was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals twice and served as a member (1992-2003), Vice Chairman (1994-96, 1998-2000), and Chairman (2001-03). Gaines was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and is married to Susan West; they have three daughters and eight grandchildren.
S. Scott West
Scott West is the principal of The West Law Firm based in Sugar Land. His experience as a design engineer has helped him successfully prosecute product liability cases for over 31 years across the nation—from California to New York and Illinois to South Texas. He has handled cases involving defective automobiles, aircraft, recreational vehicles, industrial equipment, and consumer products. Further, Scott served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the General Motors Ignition Switch and Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration MDLs. He is Triple Board Certified and AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell. Over the years, Scott has become well known for giving seminar presentations on expert direct- and cross-examinations, Daubert challenges, and trial strategy.