Second Court of Appeals

Week of November 29 2021 

Summaries of Civil Opinions and Published Criminal Opinions Issued - Week of November 29, 2021.

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Xia v. Floyd, No. 02-20-00351-CV (Dec. 2, 2021) (Walker, J., joined by Womack and Wallach, JJ.).

Held: The corporate operating agreement signed by Appellant and Appellee contained a forum-selection clause, not a venue-selection clause, that expressly bound Appellant, Appellee, and the corporate entity. Thus, Appellee appropriately and timely challenged Appellant’s forum selection in a motion to dismiss, to which Appellee attached the operating agreement as an exhibit. And the clause applied to Appellant’s individual and derivative claims because she signed the operating agreement in her individual and representative capacities. Accordingly, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by granting Appellee’s motion to dismiss based on the forum-selection clause.