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No. 07-0284
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CITY OF DALLAS v. KENNETH E. ALBERT, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on December 17, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 26, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

December 21, 2009

Dallas $1 billion first-responder suit in hands of Texas Supreme Court

from Dallas Business Journal

December 18, 2009

Before the Supreme Court of Texas, a Question: What's a Dallas Referendum Really Worth?

from Dallas Observer

December 17, 2009

On the docket: cities being sued for back pay; remedies for breaching duty to a partner; who must a manufacturer of defective products reimburse

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • ERI CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. AND LARRY G. SNODGRASS v. J. MARK SWINNEA, BRADY ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., AND MALMEBA COMPANY, LTD.
  • FRESH COAT, INC. v. K-2, INC.
  • THE CITY OF EL PASO, ET AL. v. LILLI M. HEINRICH
  • May 4, 2009

    Preview for Week of 5-4-2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 5 other cases.

    Opinions

    August 26, 2011

    Johnson
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Guzman
    Lehrmann

    Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, and Justice Lehrmann joined, and in which Chief Justice Jefferson and Justice Hecht joined except to Part II-B. PDF

    Willett

    Justice Willett delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF

    Hecht
    Jefferson

    Justice Hecht delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Chief Justice Jefferson joined. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Aff,part & Rev & Rem/prt
    COA Docket No.:05-03-01297-CV, 05-03-01298-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Joseph Morris

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:199th District Court
    County:Collin
    Trial Judge:Honorable Robert T. Dry
    Trial Docket:199-697-94

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-12-08 Case Stored  
    2011-12-02 Mandate issued  
    2011-10-19 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2011-10-19 Corrected judgment issued Issued
    2011-09-29 Response to Motion filed  
    2011-09-27 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2011-08-26 Motion to strike disposed   Denied
    2011-08-26 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered Issued
    2011-08-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2011-08-26 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
    2011-08-26 Opinion issued   Issued
    2011-08-26 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
    2011-08-26 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2011-08-26 Motion to strike disposed   Denied
    2011-08-04 Response to Motion filed  
    2011-07-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-07-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted in part
    2011-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2011-07-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-07-05 Miscellaneous Motion  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 17, 2010 and July 5, 2011.  
    2010-09-17 Letter Filed  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 19, 2010 and September 17, 2010.  
    2010-07-19 Reply to Response to Motion  
    2010-07-12 Response to Motion filed  
    2010-06-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2010-06-17 Call received  
    2010-06-16 Motion to Strike filed  
    2010-06-01 Notice of Appearance  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 22, 2010 and June 1, 2010.  
    2010-03-22 Motion to Strike filed  
    2010-02-24 Letter Filed  
    2010-01-11 Notice of Appearance  
    2009-12-17 Oral argument  
    2009-12-17 Oral argument  
    2009-12-17 Letter Filed  
    2009-12-14 Notice of Appearance  
    2009-12-11 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2009-12-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-12-11 Call received  
    2009-12-09 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2009-12-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-12-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-12-09 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
    2009-12-03 Call received  
    2009-12-02 Motion to Argue filed  
    2009-12-02 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2009-11-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-11-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-11-09 Address Change  
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review granted
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2009-10-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review granted
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2009-10-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
      This case was pending on merits briefs between August 20, 2009 and October 23, 2009.  
    2009-08-20 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-08-20 Reply Brief  
    2009-08-20 Reply Brief  
    2009-08-20 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-08-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-08-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-08-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-07-21 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2009-07-21 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2009-07-01 Supplemental Brief filed  
    2009-07-01 Supplemental Brief filed  
    2009-06-18 Case Record Filed  
    2009-06-17 Corrected Notice sent to all counsel  
    2009-06-05 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
    2009-06-05 Motion to Consolidate disposed   Filing granted
    2009-05-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-05-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-05-22 Motion to Consolidate filed  
    2009-05-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-05-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between April 30, 2008 and May 1, 2009.  
    2008-04-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between February 15, 2008 and April 30, 2008.  
    2008-02-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-02-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-02-06 Reply Brief  
    2008-02-06 Reply Brief  
    2008-02-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-01-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2008-01-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-01-08 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2008-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2008-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-12-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-12-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-12-17 Brief on the Merits  
    2007-12-17 Brief on the Merits  
    2007-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-11-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-11-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-11-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-11-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-11-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-10-29 Case Record Filed  
    2007-10-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2007-10-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between August 8, 2007 and October 16, 2007.  
    2007-08-08 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2007-07-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2007-07-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2007-07-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2007-06-28 Appendix Filed  
    2007-06-28 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
    2007-06-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2007-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2007-05-25 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2007-05-24 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2007-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2007-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2007-05-02 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2007-04-27 Appendix Filed  
    2007-04-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2007-04-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
    2007-04-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    City of Dallas
    Mr. William Richard (Rick) Thompson II
    Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
    Mr. Thomas P. Perkins Jr.
    Ms. Madeleine B. Johnson
    Mr. John Andrew Conway
    Mr. Richard A. Sayles
    Mr. E. Leon Carter
    Mr. James B. Pinson
    Mr. Peter Brooke Haskel
    Ms. Barbara E. Rosenberg
    Petitioner
    Boyd Veigel, P.C.
    Ms. Ophelia F. Camina
    Respondent
    Albert, Kenneth E.
    Ms. V. Blayre Pena
    Mr. Terry L. Scarborough
    Mr. Jay B. Stewart
    Mr. E. Lee Parsley
    Mr. John R. Stooksberry
    Mr. William M. Boyd
    Respondent
    Dallas Police
    Mr. Eric G. Calhoun
    Intervenor

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    State of Texas
    Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
    Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
    Mr. B. Craig Deats
    ...
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