In personal-injury cases trial courts do not grant motions for a party to undergo a mental or physical examination as a matter of right, writes Quentin Brogdon. Instead, Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 204 gives a trial court the discretion to order an exam only if the movant shows good cause and demonstrates that the other party's mental or physical condition is in controversy.
How to Handle Physical and Mental Examinations
June 25, 2012
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