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No. 05-0541
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FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY AND OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY v. SUSAN COMBS, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

Oral argument was held on April 11, 2007. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 16, 2008. It then denied rehearing on August 29, 2008 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

April 30, 2009

First American is up for conference at SCOTUS

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

April 30, 2009

The Texas Supreme Court is recognized as “insurance jurist of the year” by Lexis

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • ENTERGY GULF STATES, INC. v. JOHN SUMMERS
  • PERRY HOMES, A JOINT VENTURE, HOME OWNERS MULTIPLE EQUITY, INC., AND WARRANTY UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY v. ROBERT E. CULL AND S. JANE CULL
  • April 26, 2009

    Petitions to Watch | Conference of 5.1.09

    from SCOTUSblog

    Opinions

    May 16, 2008

    Willett
    Jefferson
    Oneill
    Green
    Johnson

    Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice O'Neill, Justice Green, and Justice Johnson joined. PDF

    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Brister
    Medina

    Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, and Justice Medina joined. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:03-04-00342-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:201st District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Margaret A. Cooper
    Trial Docket:GN 301692

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2009-05-12 Notice received  
    2008-12-08 Letter Filed  
    2008-09-18 Case Stored  
    2008-08-29 Corrected opinion Issued
    2008-08-29 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2008-08-29 Mandate issued  
    2008-08-22 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2008-08-22 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2008-08-21 Call received  
    2008-08-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-08-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2008-08-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-08-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-08-18 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2008-08-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-07-28 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2008-07-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-07-02 Motion for Rehearing  
    2008-07-02 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-06-03 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-05-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2008-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2008-05-16 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
    2008-05-16 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
    2008-05-16 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 10, 2007 and May 16, 2008.  
    2007-05-10 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
    2007-05-10 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
    2007-05-07 Motion for leave to file brief  
    2007-05-07 Response to Petition (Petitioner)  
    2007-05-04 Motion for leave to file brief  
    2007-05-02 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2007-04-27 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2007-04-27 Response to Petition (Petitioner)  
    2007-04-24 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
    2007-04-24 Motion for Leave to File Post Submission disposed   Filing granted
    2007-04-24 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
    2007-04-19 Motion for leave to file brief  
    2007-04-19 Motion for leave to file post submission brief  
    2007-04-19 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2007-04-18 Call received  
    2007-04-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2007-04-18 Call received  
    2007-04-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2007-04-16 Motion for leave to file brief  
    2007-04-16 Post submission brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
    2007-04-11 Oral argument  
    2007-04-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-06 Call made to request electronic copies of briefs  
    2007-04-06 Call made to request electronic copies of briefs  
    2007-04-04 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2007-04-04 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2007-04-04 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2007-03-30 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2007-03-29 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2007-03-29 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2007-03-09 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
    2007-03-09 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2007-03-09 Petition for Review granted
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between December 22, 2006 and March 9, 2007.  
    2006-12-22 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
    2006-12-08 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2006-11-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2006-11-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2006-11-02 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2006-11-02 Letter Filed  
    2006-10-26 Letter Filed  
    2006-10-25 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2006-10-20 Appendix to any instrument  
    2006-10-16 Motion for Rehearing  
    2006-10-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2006-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2006-09-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2006-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Denied
      This case was pending on merits briefs between April 11, 2006 and September 1, 2006.  
    2006-04-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2006-04-03 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-03-31 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2006-03-30 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-03-24 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2006-03-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-03-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-03-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2006-02-17 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2006-01-23 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2006-01-23 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2006-01-23 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2006-01-23 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2006-01-13 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2006-01-13 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2006-01-13 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2006-01-13 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2006-01-04 Case Record Filed  
    2006-01-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-01-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2005-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2005-12-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-12-20 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2005-12-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 13, 2005 and December 19, 2005.  
    2005-10-13 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2005-09-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2005-08-29 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2005-08-02 Case forwarded to Court
    2005-07-28 Response Waiver filed  
    2005-07-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2005-07-14 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    First American Title Insurance Company
    Ms. Kennon Lathem Wooten
    Mr. Robert K. Kry
    Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
    Mr. Steven Reed
    Mr. Matthew J. Zinn
    Mrs. Patricia Otto
    Mr. Ron K. Eudy
    Petitioner
    Abbott, Gregg
    Ms. Christine Monzingo
    Respondent
    Strayhorn, Carole Keeton
    Ms. Christine Monzingo
    Mr. Barry Ross McBee
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. William E. Storie
    Mr. Edward D. Burbach
    Mr. David S. Morales
    Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
    Respondent

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    American Council of Life Insurers
    Mr. Charles W. Schwartz
    Rhodes, Charles W. "Rocky'
    Mr. C. W. "Rocky" Rhodes
    Lawyers Title Insurance Company
    Ms. Caroline Scott
    Stewart Title Guaranty Company
    Ms. Catherine B. Fryer
    Tax Foundation
    Mr. Joseph D. Henchman
    ...
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