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Texas Lawyer Beats Disqualification for Getting Medical Records

June 22, 2022, 6:11 PM

A lawyer won a bid vacate a court’s ruling that disqualified her from representing a client in a parental rights lawsuit because there’s no evidence that receiving an opposing party’s medical records without authorization caused actual harm, a Texas appeals court said Wednesday.

Kate Soulsby issued a subpoena commanding Christus Santa Rosa Hospital to produce a complete copy of J’Lee Caitlyn Plumlee’s medical records. The hospital complied.

Soulsby alleges that she didn’t intend to receive the records herself but instead to compel a hospital custodian to appear in court with the records, the the Texas Court of Appeals, Fourth District ...