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LAURI SMITH AND HOWARD SMITH v. PATRICK W.Y. TAM TRUST

Oral argument was held on November 13, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 23, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

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.

The Court has issued opinions:

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.

November 17, 2009

Supreme Court Limits Entitlement to Attorney's Fees

from Reverse and Render

November 13, 2009

Tam Trust: Unreasonably Reasonable Attorneys’ Fees

from Trials and Errors Blog

November 11, 2009

Texas Supreme Court grants new trial to decide attorney's fee

from Southeast Texas Record

Opinion

October 23, 2009

Jefferson
Hecht
Oneill
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Johnson
Willett

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Vacated/Affirm in part
COA Docket No.:05-06-00356-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Mark Whittington

Trial Court

Trial Court:380th District Court
County:Collin
Trial Judge:Honorable Charles F. Sandoval
Trial Docket:380-3211-04

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-02-09 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between December 3, 2009 and February 9, 2010.  
2009-12-03 Mandate issued  
2009-10-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2009-10-23 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 13, 2008 and October 23, 2009.  
2008-11-13 Oral argument  
2008-10-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 6, 2008 and August 29, 2008.  
2008-06-06 Petition for Review granted
2008-06-06 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2008-04-25 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2008-04-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-14 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-03-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-03-25 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-03-25 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2008-03-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-02-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-02-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-02-01 Case Record Filed  
2008-01-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-01-08 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2007-12-11 Case forwarded to Court
2007-11-30 Response Waiver filed  
2007-11-26 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-11-26 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Patrick W.Y. Tam Trust
Mr. Michael Wayne Massiatte
Mr. Scott E. Hayes
Respondent
Smith, Lauri
Mr. Robert D. Ranen
Petitioner
 
 
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