The Carrot and Stick Approach: In Terrorem Clauses in Texas Jurisprudence

Date

2010

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Traces the history and development of in terrorem clauses, explores the development and effectiveness of such provisions in Texas, and analyzes potential improvements to and drafting approaches in light of Texas Probate Code § 64 and Trust Code § 112.038.

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Keywords

Historical development of in terrorem provisions, In terrorem provisions in Texas, Evaluation of other state's jurisprudence regarding in terrorem clauses, In terrorem clauses are enforceable subject to certain exceptions, Interpreting and drafting in terrorem clauses in light of current Texas law and suggestions for future improvement, Texas House Bill 1969, Definitions of "good faith" and "probable cause", Texas Probate Code

Citation

Kara Blanco and Rebecca E. Whitacre, The Carrot and Stick Approach: In Terrorem Clauses in Texas Jurisprudence, 43 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1127 (2010-2011)