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No. 07-0205
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WAFFLE HOUSE, INC. v. CATHIE WILLIAMS

Oral argument was held on March 12, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 11, 2010. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

June 22, 2010

Texas High Court Nixes Common-Law Claims in Sexual Harassment Suits

from Texas Lawyer

The Court has issued opinions:

June 11, 2010

Sexual harassment torts found preempted by TCHRA; homeowners policy doesn’t cover water-leak mold-damage to structure [Jun. 11, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 5 other cases.

June 11, 2010

Texas Supreme Court Serves Up Significant Victory for Texas Employers

from Texas Employment Law Update

March 9, 2009

Preview for Week of 3-9-2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 7 other cases.

February 13, 2009

Order List for February 13, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 12 other cases.

Opinions

June 11, 2010

Willett
Jefferson
Hecht
Wainwright
Green
Johnson
Guzman

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

Oneill
Medina

Justice O'Neill delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Medina joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:02-05-00373-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable LeeAnn Dauphinot

Trial Court

Trial Court:67th District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Donald J. Cosby
Trial Docket:067-198284-03

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-09-10 Case Stored  
2010-08-27 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
2010-08-27 Mandate issued  
2010-07-29 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2010-06-11 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2010-06-11 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
2010-06-11 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 5, 2010 and June 11, 2010.  
2010-03-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-03-05 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 12, 2009 and March 5, 2010.  
2009-05-12 Response to Brief filed (Respondent)  
2009-04-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-04-13 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2009-03-12 Oral argument  
2009-03-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-03-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-02-26 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2009-02-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-02-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2009-02-13 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2009-02-13 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 19, 2007 and February 13, 2009.  
2007-11-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-11-16 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2007-11-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-11-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2007-11-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2007-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-10-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2007-10-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-09-07 Case Record Filed  
2007-08-30 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2007-08-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 25, 2007 and August 28, 2007.  
2007-06-25 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2007-06-08 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-05-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2007-04-10 Case forwarded to Court
2007-04-09 Response Waiver filed  
2007-03-19 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-03-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Waffle House, Inc.
Mr. Ralph H. Duggins
Mr. Mark Thomas Emery
Mr. W. Wendell Hall
Mr. Stephen L. Tatum
Ms. Lynn Waller Kelly
Mr. Thomas S. Brandon Jr.
Petitioner
Williams, Cathie
Mr. Kern A. Lewis
Mr. S. Rafe Foreman
Ms. Susan E. Hutchison
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
National Council of Chain Restaurants
Mr. Mark R. Flora
 
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