In Texas, what is an “interlocutory order”?
An interlocutory order is any order that is not a “final judgment.” A final judgment is an order that, after which, there are no more parties or claims pending in the case. Generally, only final judgments are appealable, but that the Texas Legislature has enacted statues permitting appeals of a handful of types of interlocutory orders. In some situations, a trial court is able to sign a “severance order” to sever the remaining pending claims into another cause of action, which could then allow the immediate appeal of the already-decided claims.
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