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ZACHRY CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, ET AL. v. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Oral argument was held on September 8, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on November 20, 2009. It then denied rehearing on May 15, 2009 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 9 articles about this case.

November 21, 2009

Court ruling clears way for bonfire lawsuits

from Austin American-Statesman

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 12 other cases.

November 20, 2009

Texas Supreme Court dismisses as improvidently granted petitions for review in bonfire case filed by Zachry Construction Corp. and Scott-Macon Ltd.

from Tex Parte

November 20, 2009

Texas Supreme Court may send A&M bonfire case back to trial court

from Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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.

September 8, 2009

Bonfire case first to be argued in Texas Supreme Court’s new term

from Texas Lawyer

September 8, 2009

Justices hear arguments in Texas A&M bonfire case

from Legal Newsline

May 15, 2009

Order List for May 15, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

May 15, 2009

Texas Supreme Court to hear bonfire case

from Tex Parte

Opinion

November 20, 2009

Percuriam

Per Curiam Opinion PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:10th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reversed & Rendered
COA Docket No.:10-05-00139-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable William R. Vance

Trial Court

Trial Court:361st District Court
County:Brazos
Trial Judge:Honorable Steven Lee Smith
Trial Docket:03-001246-CV-361

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-01-14 Case Stored  
2010-01-13 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
2010-01-13 Notice sent to Court of Appeals  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 20, 2009 and January 13, 2010.  
2009-11-20 Motion to dismiss disposed   Denied
2009-11-20 Opinion issued Petition improvidently granted; Order denying petition withdrawn; Petition denied
2009-11-20 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2009-11-20 Opinion issued Petition improvidently granted; Order denying petition withdrawn; Petition denied
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 8, 2009 and November 20, 2009.  
2009-09-08 Oral argument  
2009-09-08 Oral argument  
2009-09-02 Response to Motion filed  
2009-09-01 Response to Motion filed  
2009-09-01 Reply to Response to Motion  
2009-08-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2009-08-27 Motion to dismiss  
2009-08-26 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2009-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-08-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-07-30 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2009-07-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-07-29 Notice of Appearance  
2009-07-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-07-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2009-07-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2009-06-22 Additional citations received.  
2009-05-15 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2009-05-15 Petition for Review granted  
2009-05-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2009-05-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2009-05-15 Petition for Review granted  
2009-05-15 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2009-04-13 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2009-03-31 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2009-03-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between January 27, 2009 and March 27, 2009.  
2009-01-27 Case forwarded to Court
2009-01-27 Case forwarded to Court
2009-01-26 Motion for Rehearing for pet #2  
2009-01-26 Motion for Rehearing  
2009-01-09 Motion to dismiss disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2009-01-09 Motion for Leave to File Amended Petition disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2009-01-09 Petition for Review disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2009-01-09 Petition for Review disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2008-12-05 Letter Filed  
2008-12-05 Response to Motion filed  
2008-11-25 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-11-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-11-19 Motion to dismiss  
2008-11-13 Response to Motion filed  
2008-11-03 Motion for Leave to File Amended Petition filed  
2008-09-22 Reply Brief  
2008-09-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-09-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-09-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-09-08 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-08-22 Reply Brief  
2008-08-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-08-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-08-06 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-06-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-18 Brief on the Merits  
2008-06-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-06-17 Brief on the Merits  
2008-06-12 Case Record Filed  
2008-05-20 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-20 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-05-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-04-04 Reply to Response  
2008-04-01 Reply to Response  
2008-03-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-02-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-01-22 Case forwarded to Court
2008-01-22 Case forwarded to Court
2008-01-22 Response Waiver filed  
2008-01-03 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2008-01-03 Appendix Filed  
2007-12-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-12-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas A&M University
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Mr. C. Andrew Weber
Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
Mr. Kristofer S. Monson
Mr. James C. Ho
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Rafael Edward Cruz
Mr. David S. Morales
Mr. S. Ronald Keister
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Respondent
Zachry Construction Corporation
Mr. Robert D. Brown
Mr. Ben Taylor
Mr. J. Jeffery Richardson
Mr. Michael C. Steindorf III
Petitioner
Texas Aggie Bonfire Committee
Mr. J. Mike Johanson
Mr. Chris M. Volf
Petitioner
Scott-Macon, Ltd.
Mr. John B. Kronenberger
Mr. Randy A. Nelson
Petitioner
 
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