Appeal Bond Reform: HB 4 (2003)
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay to secure the right to appeal to the lesser of 50% of a defendant’s net worth or $25 million. Provides that defendants are no longer required to post a bond to appeal punitive damages. Provides that foreign judgments cannot be executed in Texas if appeal is pending in a foreign jurisdiction and a bond has been or will be posted.
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