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Rule 13. Penalty for Fictitious Suits or Pleading


Any attorney who shall bring a fictitious suit as an experiment to get an opinion of the court, or who shall file any fictitious pleading in a cause for such a purpose, or shall make statements in pleading presenting a state of case which he knows to be groundless and false, for the purpose of securing a delay of the trial of the cause, shall be held guilty of a contempt; and the court, of its own motion, or at the instance of any party, will direct an inquiry to ascertain the fact.

Source: Texas Rule 51 (for District and County Courts), unchanged.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988

April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990