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Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 171.096. Place Of Filing

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§ 171.096. PLACE OF FILING. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this section, a party must file the initial application: (1) in the county in which an adverse party resides or has a place of business; or (2) if an adverse party does not have a residence or place of business in this state, in any county. (b) If the agreement to arbitrate provides that the hearing before the arbitrators is to be held in a county in this state, a party must file the initial application with the clerk of the court of that county. (c) If a hearing before the arbitrators has been held, a party must file the initial application with the clerk of the court of the county in which the hearing was held. (d) Consistent with Section 171.024, if a proceeding is pending in a court relating to arbitration of an issue subject to arbitration under an agreement before the filing of the initial application, a party must file the initial application and any subsequent application relating to the arbitration in that court. Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 5.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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