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The 4th Court clarifies reversal and rendition is ordinarily proper when the evidence is legally ins

In In re JMT, the 4th Court issued a supplemental opinion on en banc review to overrule prior decisions in which panels had held the evidence was legally insufficient to support an order terminating parental rights, but reversed and remanded for a new trial without explanation. In JMT, the 4th Court clarified reversal and rendition of the judgment the trial court should have rendered must be the appellate disposition, unless the court expressly addresses the “interest of justice” exception and finds the case should be remanded.

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