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EXXON CORPORATION AND EXXON TEXAS, INC. v. EMERALD OIL & GAS COMPANY, L.C.

Oral argument was held on February 13, 2007. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 17, 2010. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

December 23, 2010

A busy week for tort law, and one new grant [Dec. 17, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 5 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

Wainwright Jefferson Hecht Medina Green Johnson Willett

Opinion of the Court
*Corrected Opinion (Dec 17, 2010)

December 17, 2010

Exxon wins, again, in oil field sabotage case

from Austin American-Statesman

The article also mentions:
  • EXXON CORPORATION AND EXXON TEXAS, INC. v. EMERALD OIL & GAS COMPANY, L.C. AND LAURIE T. MIESCH, ET AL.
  • November 20, 2009

    New CVSG; Exxon well-plugging cases to be reheard; a (rare) improvident grant; four new grants [orders Nov. 20, 2009]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 12 other cases.

    November 20, 2009

    New CVSG; Exxon well-plugging cases to be reheard; a (rare) improvident grant; four new grants [orders Nov. 20, 2009]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 14 other cases.

    March 27, 2009

    Order List for March 27, 2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 12 other cases.

    Opinions

    December 17, 2010

    Wainwright
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett

    Justice Wainwright delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

    Withdrawn Opinions

    The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

    March 27, 2009

    Wainwright
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Brister
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett

    Justice Wainwright delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reversed and Remanded
    COA Docket No.:13-99-00757-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:135th District Court
    County:Refugio
    Trial Judge:Honorable Joseph P. Kelly
    Trial Docket:96-7-8148

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-07-08 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between February 11, 2011 and July 8, 2011.  
    2011-02-11 Mandate issued  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between December 17, 2010 and February 11, 2011.  
    2010-12-17 Previous opinion withdrawn  
    2010-12-17 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 11, 2010 and December 17, 2010.  
    2010-01-11 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
    2009-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2009-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-11-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2009-11-20 Motion for Rehearing Granted
    2009-11-20 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
    2009-11-09 Letter Filed  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between August 13, 2009 and November 9, 2009.  
    2009-08-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-07-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-07-13 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2009-07-02 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2009-06-02 Motion for Rehearing  
    2009-06-02 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2009-05-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2009-04-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2009-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2009-03-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2009-03-27 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 12, 2008 and March 27, 2009.  
    2008-12-12 Address Change  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 19, 2008 and December 12, 2008.  
    2008-02-19 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
    2008-01-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2007-11-30 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-11-28 Response to Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2007-11-28 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 23, 2007 and November 28, 2007.  
    2007-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-19 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2007-03-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2007-02-13 Oral argument  
    2007-02-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2007-02-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2007-02-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2007-02-05 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-01-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2007-01-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-01-10 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between October 27, 2006 and January 10, 2007.  
    2006-10-27 Petition for Review granted
    2006-10-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2006-10-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2006-10-20 Address Change  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between August 2, 2006 and October 20, 2006.  
    2006-08-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-08-01 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2006-07-25 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-07-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2006-06-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2006-06-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2006-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2006-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2006-05-15 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2006-05-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-05-03 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2006-04-20 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-04-19 Case Record Filed  
    2006-04-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-04-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-04-04 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2006-04-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 8, 2006 and April 3, 2006.  
    2006-02-08 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2006-01-24 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2006-01-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2006-01-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2006-01-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2005-12-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2005-12-01 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2005-10-18 Case forwarded to Court
    2005-09-09 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2005-09-09 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Exxon Corporation
    Mr. Edward John "Jack" O'Neill Jr.
    Mr. William T, George
    Mr. Byron C. Keeling
    Mr. Patton G. Lochridge
    Ms. Karen L. Watkins
    Mr. S. Jack Balagia Jr.
    Ms. Marla Diane Broaddus
    Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff
    Petitioner
    Emerald Oil & Gas, L.C.
    Ms. Eileen O'Neill
    Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
    Ms. Elana S. Einhorn
    Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
    Ms. Maria Teresa Arguindegui
    Ms. Alice Oliver-Parrott
    Ms. Candace Beth Kaiser Eindorf
    Mr. William J. Joseph Jr.
    Respondent
    Exxon Texas, Inc.
    Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
    Mr. Zachary S. Brady
    Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
    Mr. William F. Warnick
    Mr. Jerry Patterson
    Texas Oil and Gas Association
    Mr. Keith Strama
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Ms. Susan Combs
    ...
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