Having a law review article you’ve written cited in a Motion for Rehearing before the Supreme Court of Texas would be an honor for any academic or lawyer. Having your article cited while you’re still a law student is a remarkably rare occurrence – one that Baylor Law third-year student Juan Antonio Solis has just accomplished.
Juan Antonio Solis’ Closing the Door on Fraud Plaintiffs: Carduco’s Effect on Claims for Fraudulent Inducement in Texas discussed a case recently decided by the Texas Supreme Court – Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. Carduco. The case has already been described as a critically important case on the law of fraudulent inducement. Juan Antonio’s article was published in the Baylor Law Review in the Spring of 2019. The article comments on the Carduco opinion and suggests that the new standards set out by the Court may have unintended consequences. In citing Juan Antonio’s article in support of the Motion for Rehearing, the well-known appellate law firm of Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, said that the article sets out “compelling reasons for the Court to grant rehearing.”
“Juan Antonio’s article not only displays impressive academic rigor in its analysis, it provides a powerfully persuasive viewpoint of the Court’s decision.” said Professor Greg White of Solis’ impressive accomplishment, who added, “I have no doubt that quite a few lawyers who deal with commercial litigation will find this article worth reading and worth citing in their cases.”
Upon hearing that his article was a primary source in the Motion for Rehearing, Solis stated, “It was an incredible opportunity to follow this case as it progressed and see the article make it into the Motion for Rehearing. If anything, I hope it helps strengthens Carduco’s position that the Court should reconsider its decision.” Solis, who will graduate from Baylor Law in 2020, plans to join the law firm of Jones Day in their Dallas office next Fall.
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