Recognizing that discovery is typically the most costly aspect of civil litigation, the authors set out drafting a comprehensive guide to Texas discovery for practitioners. The result was Texas Discovery: A Guide to Taking and Resisting Discovery under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Each chapter of the book is tied to a particular discovery rule and includes the text of the rule and any applicable notes and comments, a general explanation of the rule, and any related procedural information. The authors focus on Rule 190 through Rule 205 as well as sanctions under Rule 215. They cover everything from the purpose of discovery and discovery control plans to requests for disclosure, production, and admission to interrogatories and depositions with a bit of expert discovery and physical and mental examinations thrown in as well. There are plenty of bibliographic references and a table of cases pointing the reader toward more authority and elucidation.
The next time you find yourself in the discovery phase of a civil case, have a look at Texas Discovery: A Guide to Taking and Resisting Discovery under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. It may help you navigate the twisted maze that is Texas discovery.