According to provision 171.210 of SB.8, Texas residents may sue the defendant in the plaintiff's county of residence. So what would the procedure be if multiple suits are filed for the same incident & defendant in multiple counties (by various "competing" plaintiffs)? Would these suits proceed independently? Be joined on appeal? I think it's interesting because the law limits statutory damages more or less to the first winner. (I say "more or less" because actual proof of payment is required to preclude a judge from awarding statutory damages, so theoretically multiple county judges can legally award these, as long as it happens before there is proof of payment for any of them.)
This is what the section says:
Sec. 171.210. CIVIL LIABILITY: VENUE.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, including Section 15.002, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a civil action brought under Section 171.208 shall be brought in: (1) the county in which all or a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred; (2) the county of residence for any one of the natural person defendants at the time the cause of action accrued; (3) the county of the principal office in this state of any one of the defendants that is not a natural person; or (4) the county of residence for the claimant if the claimant is a natural person residing in this state. (b) If a civil action is brought under Section 171.208 in any one of the venues described by Subsection (a), the action may not be transferred to a different venue without the written consent of all parties.
Given the "or" before (4) I take it the plaintiff has choice of venue between the variants listed, if more than one would apply.