The Tyler Court of Appeals recently confirmed that individual federal tax returns are discoverable to the extent they are relevant and material.  In this case, the tax returns were relevant to the claims and the court found that the parties had agreed to the production of the returns.  But that was not the end of the matter. 

The Amarillo Court of Appeals recently held  that a party may be ordered to sign a medical records authorization in response to a request for disclosure pursuant to TRCP 194.2.  The defendant served a request for disclosures including a request for execution of an authorization to release medical records under Rule 194.2(j).  The plaintiffs argued they could respond by