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No. 07-0945
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TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT v. THE SAWYER TRUST

Oral argument was held on November 19, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 26, 2011. It then denied rehearing on May 1, 2009 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

August 21, 2009

Order List for August 21, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 5 other cases.

May 1, 2009

Order List for May 1, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

Opinions

August 26, 2011

Johnson
Jefferson
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann

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

Hecht

Justice Hecht delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. PDF

Jefferson
Medina
Willett
Guzman

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Medina, Justice Willett, and Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:07-06-00487-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:100th District Court
County:Donley
Trial Judge:Honorable David M. McCoy
Trial Docket:DCV-06-06358

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-10-31 Case Stored  
2011-10-20 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between August 26, 2011 and October 20, 2011.  
2011-08-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2011-08-26 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2011-08-26 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2011-08-26 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between August 23, 2010 and August 26, 2011.  
2010-08-23 Address Change  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 19, 2009 and August 23, 2010.  
2009-11-19 Oral argument  
2009-10-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-08-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-08-21 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2009-08-21 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2009-08-21 Petition for Review granted
2009-07-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-07-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-07-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-06-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-06-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-06-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2009-05-29 Letter Filed  
2009-05-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2009-05-01 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2009-05-01 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2009-05-01 Petition Reinstated
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between February 25, 2009 and May 1, 2009.  
2009-02-25 Letter Filed  
2009-02-18 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2009-02-05 Letter Filed  
2009-01-29 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2009-01-28 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2009-01-13 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-12-16 Case forwarded to Court
2008-12-15 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-11-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2008-11-25 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-11-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-11-14 Petition for Review disposed Denied
2008-11-03 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 13, 2008 and November 3, 2008.  
2008-08-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2008-08-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-08-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-08-05 Call received  
2008-08-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-08-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-07-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-07-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-07-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-07-08 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-06-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-30 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2008-05-27 Case Record Filed  
2008-05-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-05-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-04-25 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2008-04-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2008-03-11 Additional Copies received  
2008-03-10 Address Change  
2008-02-25 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-01-29 Case forwarded to Court
2007-12-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2007-12-27 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2007-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Mr. C. Andrew Weber
Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
Mr. James C. Ho
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Kristofer S. Monson
Mr. David Preister
Ms. Liz Bills
Ms. Karen Watson Kornell
Mr. Jeffrey L. Rose
Petitioner
The Sawyer Trust
Mr. Jody G. Sheets
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas General Land Office
Mr. William F. Warnick
 
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