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Rule 78a. Case Information Sheet (Aug. 2010)


pdf of Civil Case Information Sheet as it appeared in 73 Tex. B.J. 477

(a) Requirement. A civil case information sheet, in the form promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas, must accompany the filing of:

(1) an original petition; and
(2) a post-judgment motion for modification or motion for enforcement in a case arising under the Family Code.

(b) Signature. The civil case information sheet must be signed by the attorney for the party filing the pleading or by the party.

(c) Enforcement. The court and clerk must take appropriate measures to enforce this rule. But the clerk may not reject a pleading because the pleading is not accompanied by a civil case information sheet.

(d) Limitation on Use. The civil case information sheet is for data collection for statistical and administrative purposes and does not affect any substantive right.

(e) Applicability. The civil case information sheet is not required in cases filed in justice courts or small claims courts, or in cases arising under Title 3 of the Family Code.

Comment: Rule 78a is added to require the submission of a civil case information sheet to collect data for statistical and administrative purposes, see, e.g., Tex. Gov't Code §71.035. A civil case information sheet is not a pleading. Rule 78a is placed with other rules regarding pleadings because civil cover sheets must accompany pleadings.

Amended by order of Aug. 16, 2010, eff. Sept. 1, 2010.
Prior Amendments Future Amendments
May 3, 2010, eff. Sept. 1, 2010 Repealed by Misc. Docket No. 18-9163