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No. 08-0074
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THOMAS O. BENNETT, JR., AND JAMES B. BONHAM CORPORATION v. RANDY REYNOLDS

Oral argument was held on December 15, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 25, 2010. It then denied rehearing on August 20, 2010 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 6 articles about this case.

July 1, 2010

Texas Supreme Court: Cattle Rustling Justifies Punitive Damages ... But Amount is Constitutionally Excessive

from Appellate Strategist

The Court has issued opinions:

June 25, 2010

Texas Supreme Court Delivers Some Good News To Texas Trial Lawyers

from Mass Torts: State of the Art

June 25, 2010

Court tosses $1.25 million award in ranching feud

from Austin American-Statesman

August 28, 2009

Order List for August 28, 2009

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • THE STATE OF TEXAS v. CHARLES LYNN BROWNLOW AND MARLENE H. BROWNLOW
  • TRAVIS CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. DIANE LEE NORMAN
  • Opinions

    June 25, 2010

    Willett
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Guzman

    Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, and Justice Guzman joined, and in all but Part II(A)(1) of which Justice Johnson joined. PDF

    Johnson

    Justice Johnson delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:03-05-00034-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Robert Harrison Pemberton

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:33rd District Court
    County:San Saba
    Trial Judge:Honorable V. Murray Jordan
    Trial Docket:8027

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2010-10-11 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
    2010-09-10 Case Stored  
    2010-08-20 Mandate issued  
    2010-08-20 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2010-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-13 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
    2010-06-25 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2010-06-25 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
    2010-06-25 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 15, 2009 and June 25, 2010.  
    2009-12-15 Oral argument  
    2009-11-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between September 16, 2009 and November 10, 2009.  
    2009-09-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
    2009-09-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Petitioner)  
    2009-08-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2009-08-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2009-08-28 Petition for Review granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between March 20, 2009 and August 28, 2009.  
    2009-03-20 Designation of Lead Counsel (Petitioner)  
    2009-03-13 Amended Brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-03-13 Call received (Petitioner)  
    2009-03-12 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-02-25 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2009-02-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
    2009-02-10 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
    2009-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
    2009-01-06 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
    2008-12-22 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-11-26 Case Record Filed  
    2008-11-24 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2008-11-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2008-11-10 Reply filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-10-30 Letter brief (Respondent)  
    2008-10-24 Motion to reinstate case disposed   Filing granted
    2008-10-24 Petition Reinstated
    2008-10-24 Abatement Order Lifted  
    2008-10-06 Correction of brief filed. See Remarks & Description. (Relator)  
    2008-10-06 Motion to Reinstate Case filed (Joint motion filed)  
    2008-08-22 Order of the Court Issued Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
    2008-08-22 Petition for Review disposed Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
    2008-08-13 Letter Filed (Respondent)  
    2008-08-12 Notice of Bankruptcy (Petitioner)  
    2008-08-05 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
    2008-07-17 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2008-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2008-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
    2008-06-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2008-05-14 Notice from Counsel of a change in address (Petitioner)  
    2008-05-07 Response to Petition for Review waived (Respondent)  
    2008-05-06 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-04-04 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-04-04 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-03-06 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2008-03-05 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-01-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2008-01-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Reynolds, Randy
    Mr. David E. Keltner
    Mr. Darrel Dwayne Spinks
    Mr. John Thomas Wilson IV
    Mr. Richard T. Miller
    Ms. Marianne M. Auld
    Respondent
    Bennett, Jr., Thomas O.
    Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
    Ms. Susan S. Vance
    Mr. Jimmy Nixon Shook
    Mr. Keith Woodley
    Petitioner

    Amicus Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Pacific Legal Foundation
    Mr. Paul M. Terrill III
     
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