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Transamerica Life Insurance Co. v. Helmer

Court: Tx 5-Dallas  07/11/2019  Appellate Court Refuses to Decide Res Judicata Issue Pertaining to Pending California Case Bearing on a Prior Class Action Settlement

A Texas court does not have jurisdiction to issue a declaratory judgment regarding whether a California lawsuit is barred by res judicata even if a Texas court retained jurisdiction over the class action settlement forming the basis for the res judicata defense and the California court wants a Texas court to decide the issue.

life insurance policy, class action, settlement, res judicata, jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, plea to the jurisdiction

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