On March 25, 2024, the Supreme Court of Texas denied a mandamus petition asking the court to enforce its apex-doctrine precedent. The denial was a disappointment for WLF, which filed an amicus brief supporting the relators. As WLF’s brief explained, allowing the plaintiffs to depose a defendant’s CEO violated the apex doctrine because the CEO lacked any unique knowledge relevant to the plaintiffs’ claims. The brief also described how the apex doctrine is critical to promoting a pro-business environment. The brief was prepared with the pro bono assistance of Randall W. Miller of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.


WLF brief