Also see --> Bill of Review cases in Civil Cases (non-family) | Restrict Appeals
What is a Bill of Review Case in Texas? A bill-of-review proceedings is a new law
suit
filed to challenge a final judgment in a prior suit that can no longer be appealed
directly.
See case law snippets on --> Bill of Review standard | direct vs collateral attack on a judgment |
requirements for restricted appeal |

Alexander v. Johnson (pdf) (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 5, 2010)(Hedges)
(
denial of bill of review relief affirmed, challenge to paternity, genetic testing) (procedure and
deadline for revocation, rescission of acknowledgement of paternity)
Appellant, Larry Alexander, appeals from an order denying his petition for bill of review to set aside a default order
in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (“default SAPCR order”).  The default SAPCR order appointed
appellant possessory conservator of J.A., a child, and ordered appellant to pay child support.  In two issues,
appellant contends that he was entitled to bill-of-review relief because he was fraudulently induced to sign an
acknowledgment of paternity (“AOP”), preventing him from presenting a meritorious defense to the trial court’s
default SAPCR order.
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Chief Justice Hedges  
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Seymore and Sullivan
14-08-00778-CV  Larry Alexander v. Tiffany Johnson  
Appeal from
311th District Court of Harris County  

In Re OAG of Texas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 19, 2008)(Brown)(bill of review, child
support
)
(petition for mandamus challenging order lifting
child support judgment and lien denied)
We note that the hearings on Bailey's bill of review petition were recorded, but the OAG has not
presented us with a copy of the reporter's record(s). It is the OAG's duty, as relator, to provide a
sufficient record to establish its right to mandamus relief. See Tex. R. App. P. 52.7(a)(2)
MOTION OR WRIT DENIED: Opinion by
Justice Jeff Brown  
Before Justices Brock Yates, Guzman and Brown
14-08-00665-CV In Re The Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Appeal from 312th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. David D. Farr   

Denial of Bill of Review affirmed - Petitioner had other available remedy
Thomas v. Thomas (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Aug. 23, 2007)(Seymore)
(bill of review denied,
family law, divorce, nonmarital child; husband had other available remedy)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Seymore
Before Justices Frost, Seymore and Guzman
14-06-00069-CV William Robert Thomas v. Patricia Russell Thomas
Appeal from 245th District Court of Harris County (
Judge G. Annette Galik)


TEXAS SUPREME COURT BILL OF REVIEW CASES & CASE LAW

U.S. v. Boateng, No. 05-0752 (Tex. Apr. 20, 2007)(per curiam)(sovereign immunity, bill of review)

Kiefer v. Touris, No. 05-0651 (Tex. May 26, 2006)(per curiam opinion)(bill of review, parentage)  
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