The relators in this silica-related personal injury and wrongful death case challenge the trial court's order remanding the case to a county court at law. Although the 333rd District Court is a court of general jurisdiction by virtue of the statutes that created it, when the 333rd District Court is acting pursuant to the multi-district litigation panel's designation as a pretrial court under MDL rules and legislation, by reference to those rules, it is not a court of general jurisdiction. A third-party plaintiff is unable to invoke the jurisdiction of the silica Multi-District Litigation Court. The petition for writ of mandamus is denied. Corpus Christi Court of Appeals, No. 13-12-00505-CV, 10-29-2012.
In Re Champion Industrial Sales, LLC
Tex. App. Dist. 13
November 5, 2012