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No. 07-0131
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JOHN CHRISTOPHER FRANKA, M.D. AND NAGAKRISHNA REDDY, M.D. v. STACEY VELASQUEZ AND SARAGOSA ALANIZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF THEIR MINOR CHILD, SARAGOSA MARIO ALANIZ

Oral argument was held on September 10, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 21, 2011. It then denied rehearing on April 1, 2011 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

February 14, 2011

Texas expands medical liability protections for state-employed doctors

from American Medical News

The Court has issued opinions:

January 24, 2011

Broad immunity for government doctors; substitution of parties; implied findings [Jan. 21, 2011]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 11 other cases.

Opinions

January 21, 2011

Hecht
Jefferson
Wainwright
Green
Johnson
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Wainwright, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett joined. PDF

Medina
Lehrmann

Justice Medina delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-06-00190-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Alma L. Lopez

Trial Court

Trial Court:288th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Joe Frazier Brown
Trial Docket:2004-CI-05605

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-07-11 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between April 13, 2011 and July 11, 2011.  
2011-04-13 Mandate issued  
2011-04-01 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2011-03-09 Motion for Rehearing  
2011-03-09 Case forwarded to Court
2011-02-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2011-02-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2011-01-21 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2011-01-21 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2011-01-21 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 19, 2010 and January 21, 2011.  
2010-07-19 Address Change  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 7, 2008 and July 19, 2010.  
2008-11-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-10-31 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2008-10-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-10-03 Letter Filed  
2008-09-25 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2008-09-10 Oral argument  
2008-08-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2008-08-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between April 29, 2008 and August 13, 2008.  
2008-04-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-18 Petition for Review granted
2008-04-18 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 10, 2008 and April 18, 2008.  
2008-01-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2008-01-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-01-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-12-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2007-12-04 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2007-11-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-11-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-11-05 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-10-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2007-10-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-07 Case Record Filed  
2007-08-30 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2007-08-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2007-08-15 Letter Filed  
2007-08-10 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2007-07-11 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2007-06-21 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2007-06-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2007-04-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2007-03-27 Case forwarded to Court
2007-03-22 Response Waiver filed  
2007-02-27 Motion to Amend disposed   Filing granted
2007-02-23 Amended Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2007-02-23 Motion to Amend Filed  
2007-02-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-02-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Franka, M.D., John Christopher
Ms. Karen Rau Roberts
Ms. Rosemary L. Hollan
Mr. Thomas H. Crofts Jr.
Petitioner
Velasquez, Stacey
Mr. Brad Allen Guillory
Mr. Gene S. Hagood
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The State of Texas
Mr. Michael Patrick Murphy
 
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