Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino

Independent

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“  This author is a political scientist by academic training (PhD from the Univ. of Houston, 1992). Current empirical-legal research interests and projects include: Elections and participation | Election law litigation | The partisan dimension of appellate decision-making | Judicial Politics and Policymaking | Special Interest Jurisprudence | Litigation involving arbitration-related issues | Appellate litigation on attorney fee awards | Texas appellate procedure | E-filing and electronic docket management | Access to Justice | Treatment of unrepresented litigants in civil cases including appeals | Empirical study of mass litigation (student loans and other consumer debt collection)  ”

Scholarly Papers (31)

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Private Student Loans, SLABS, Securitization Trusts, TILA, Truth-in-Lending-Act, Collection Lawsuits, Student Loan Defaults, Student Debt, Educational Loans, Consumer Loans, Interest Rates, Finance Charges, Usury

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attorney fee litigation, Texas courts, the American Rule, fee shifting, proving reasonable and necessary attorney's fees, cost of legal services

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Who Files Amicus Curiae Briefs in the Texas Supreme Court? – 2020 Edition

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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Amicus Curiae Brief, Friend of the Court, Texas Supreme Court, Appellate Litigation, Judicial Politics

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Consumer loans, student loans, consumer debt, DTPA, Texas Debt Collection Act, unfair debt collection, venue violations, State AG consumer protection, Attorney General enforcement actions, attorney’s fees, regulatory enforcement actions, amicus brief

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Election Administration in Times of COVID-19: How the Texas Supreme Court Failed Texas Voters

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 09 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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absentee voting, mail-in ballots, COVID-19 and election administration, coronavirus, pandemic politics, Texas Supreme Court

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How Algo Westlaw and Algo Google Scholar Failed the Rohrmoos Test, and How to Improve Case Law Citation With or Without Artificial Intelligence

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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case law reporting, system of citation, citators, Texas court system, artificial intelligence in law, litigation analytics, legal information systems

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Devine Dissents on COVID-19 Shutdowns in Texas

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Aug 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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COVID-19 Litigation, Judicial Politics, Texas Supreme Court, Texas GOP, Republican Party, Intra-Party Conflict

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Bluebook Fail: Data Mining of Texas Appellate Briefs Reveals a Non-Uniform System of Case Law Citation

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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legal domain corpus, appellate briefs, text processing and analysis, electronic legal research applications, eCourts, eFiling, electronic docket management, appellate case number, AI and legal practice, citation networks, citation rank, search efficiency, over-inclusion, under-inclusion, empirical l

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private student loans, business records as an exception to hearsay, business records affidavit, admissibility of third-party hearsay documents, affiant qualifications as witness, robosigning, debt collector, fair debt collection, student loan debt collection litigation, suit by assignee, standing to

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No Standing in the Shoes of Bank One: Amicus Curiae Brief in Kirk v. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2003-1 (Arguing that the Trust Lacks Standing to Sue in the Absence of Proper Proof of the Chain of Assignments)

Case: Appeal No. 01-17-00722-CV - First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Apr 2018
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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student loan, private student loans, securitization, assignment, privity of contract, standing to sue, debt collection, amicus curiae, Texas

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and His Court: The One Ballot Drop-Off Site Per County Case

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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COVID Policy Measures, TEXAS DISASTER ACT, Emergency Powers, TEXAS ELECTION CODE, Election Administration, Modification of Voting Procedures, Absentee Voting, Texas

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Texas Supreme Court 2020 Election Litigation: List of Cases with Hyperlinks to Dockets and Opinions

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 15 Nov 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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Election-disputes, election litigation, election administration, absentee voting, ballot access, Texas courts

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Coronavirus Election Jurismalprudence

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2020
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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COVID-19, absentee voting, Texas, coronavirus pandemic, vote-by-mail, VBM, absentee voting, alternative voting methods, ballet access, voter suppression, voter intimidation, election crimes, electoral participation, election administration, 2020 Texas elections, partisanship, judicial politics

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Results of a Pilot Study of Judicial Processing of Debt Collection Cases under Ceteris Paribus Conditions

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jun 2019
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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consumer debt litigation, debt collection, consumer law, robo-litigation, judicial process, trial courts, empirical legal research

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judicial elections, appellate courts, judicial politics, impact of party on judicial decision-making, dissents and concurrences, demographic representation

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contingent fee agreements, legal services, professional responsibility, attorney ethics, regulation of the legal profession, disputes over allocation of attorney's fees

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consumer arbitration agreements, forum selection clause, waiver of contractual right to arbitrate, arbitration waiver, summary judgment practice, waiver theory, Federal Arbitration Act, Texas law, consumer law, amicus curiae brief

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judicial policymaking, judicial restraint, statute of limitations, overruling precedent, Texas Supreme Court, jurisprudential policy, common law as public policy

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empirical study of trial courts, quasi-experiment, social scientific study of judicial process, robotic litigation, mass litigation, litigation behavior, in-court and out-of-court settlements, consumer debt collection through the court system, pro se litigants, nonlawyers

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attorney’s fees, civil procedure, Texas Supreme Court, reasonableness and necessity of fees, Lodestar, attorney-client relationship

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legal services, attorney's fees, quantum meruit, statute of frauds, legal profession

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student loan litigation, robo-litigation, pro se, unrepresented litigants, amicus curiae brief, appellate litigation, Texas courts, student loan debt collection

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pro se appeals, self-represented litigants, student loan debtors, student loan jurisprudence, jurisdiction, disqualification, appellate process

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Straw Person Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Aug 2019
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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appellate decisionmaking, results-oriented jurisprudence, rationalizing appellate dispositions, professional ethics

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Beyond Judicial Notice: A Critique of Sua Sponte Speculation and Factfinding on Appeal

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Mino
Independent
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summary judgment, judicial notice, debt collection, consumer law, appellate procedure, civil procedure, judicial decision-making, Texas courts, results-oriented jurisprudence

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private student loans, student loan debt collection litigation, suit by assignee, contract-formation, consent, TILA, consumer-protection

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Sham Affidavit Rule, Summary Judgment Procedure, Texas Supreme Court, Judicial Policymaking

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Consumer Debt Collection, Robosigning, Judicial Behavior, Judicial Ethics, Litigation, Texas Law

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debt collection litigation, appellate process, pro se appeals, represented vs. unrepresented litigants, empirical study of state appellate courts, Google Scholar

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K12, K23, K41

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Texas appellate practice, judicial administration, finality of judgment, appellate procedure, interlocutory appeals