Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 30.017. Claims Against Certain Judges
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§ 30.017. CLAIMS AGAINST CERTAIN JUDGES. (a) A claim
against a district court, statutory probate court, or statutory
county court judge that is added to a case pending in the court to
which the judge was elected or appointed:
(1) must be made under oath;
(2) may not be based solely on the rulings in the
pending case but must plead specific facts supporting each element
of the claim in addition to the rulings in the pending case; and
(3) is automatically severed from the case.
(b) The clerk of the court shall assign the claim a new cause
number, and the party making the claim shall pay the filing fees.
(c) The presiding judge of the administrative region or the
presiding judge of the statutory probate courts shall assign the
severed claim to a different judge. The judge shall dismiss the
claim if the claim does not satisfy the requirements of Subsection
(a)(1) or (2).
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 608, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007