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Microblog Roundup 11/25/08

A sample of my microblog entries from the past week appears below.  To receive all of my updates, follow me on Twitter at at @dtoddsmith.

Just got word in one of my cases that a federal district judge has granted my side’s motion to remand, pending since early 2008.

Sent out briefing extension request; received oral argument notice the next day. Hmmm. Better get to work.

Reading “Texas Supreme Court Rejects Single-Business Enterprise Theory,” Anyone surprised?

@kevinokeefe re TexasBarCircle: Ahead of its time, but interface is clunky and a pain to log in. RSS/Twitter-like feed would be better.

We’re past 25 members of the Texas Appellate Law LinkedIn Group. Hope to start discussions there soon. Join us at

Thanks @bschuelke for an excellent legal malpractice talk today to joint meeting of Austin solos/small firms & local women lawyers’ group.

Working on a reply brief in a case involving grantor’s taking back land tied to one of the most significant archaeological sites in U.S.

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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