Texas Government Code

Sec. § 74.162
Transfer of Cases by Panel

Subject to Section 74.1625 (Prohibited Transfer of Cases) and notwithstanding any other law, the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation may transfer civil actions involving one or more common questions of fact pending in the same or different constitutional courts, county courts at law, probate courts, or district courts to any district court for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings, including summary judgment or other dispositive motions, but not for trial on the merits. A transfer may be made by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation on its determination that the transfer will:


be for the convenience of the parties and witnesses; and


promote the just and efficient conduct of the actions.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 204, Sec. 3.02, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 397 (S.B. 827), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

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