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Here's the government code that makes the county court's civil judgment void. I'm X'ing out the actual county name and sec. numbers to keep it anonymous...
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. xx.xxx. xxxx COUNTY. The County Court of xxxx County has the general jurisdiction of a probate court, general criminal jurisdiction, and juvenile jurisdiction as provided by Section xx.xxx(b) but has no other civil jurisdiction.
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In your link is the line, under Constitutional County Courts: "These courts usually have appellate jurisdiction in cases appealed from justice of the peace and municipal courts, except in counties where county courts at law have been established." And that would probably apply. However, the catchword there is "usually," and it's my understanding that since this particular Gov. Code (Ch. 26) refers to this specific county, it takes precedence over other rules and laws assigning jurisdiction to the county courts in general. Is this arguable?
I understand. Don't think I'm angry with you! It's obvious who's side you are on here, and I realize the need to sometimes play devil's advocate! lol! I appreciate knowing what the other side may try, and if it's at all possible, I'm sure they will! This is something I need to keep plugging away at, because so far the opposition and the judge have totally ignored and simply refused to address anything I've said about it. -Leads me to suspect they know I have a point there and hope it'll be forgotten or swept aside! Otherwise, the opposition attorneys would have jumped on it as frivolous.