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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS v. THE ESTATE OF IRENE ESTHER ARANCIBIA BY ITS BENEFICIARY VICTOR HUGO VASQUEZ-ARANCIBIA, VICTOR HUGO VASQUEZ-ARANCIBIA, INDIVIDUALLY, AND CECILIA VASQUEZ-ARANCIBIA, INDIVIDUALLY

Oral argument was held on September 10, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 22, 2010. It then denied rehearing on June 26, 2009 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

October 22, 2010

Six merits decisions (including the Robinson asbestos case); an improvident grant; and three new grants [Oct. 22, 2010]

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The Court has issued opinions:

June 26, 2009

Order List for June 26, 2009

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Opinions

October 22, 2010

Jefferson
Hecht
Medina
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann

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

Johnson
Wainwright

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Wainwright joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-07-00499-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Douglas S. Lang

Trial Court

Trial Court:192nd District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable James R. Jordan
Trial Docket:04-07439

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-01-27 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between December 3, 2010 and January 27, 2011.  
2010-12-03 Mandate issued  
2010-12-03 Corrected Cost Bill sent  
2010-10-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2010-10-22 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
2010-10-22 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 10, 2009 and October 22, 2010.  
2009-09-10 Oral argument  
2009-08-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-07-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2009-07-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2009-06-26 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2009-06-26 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2009-06-26 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2009-06-26 Petition Reinstated
2009-06-26 Petition for Review granted
2009-05-15 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2009-05-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-05-12 Case forwarded to Court
2009-05-07 Motion for Rehearing  
2009-05-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2009-05-04 Call received  
2009-05-04 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-05-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2009-04-17 Petition for Review disposed Denied
2009-03-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-03-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-03-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-03-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-02-25 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2009-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-02-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-01-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-12-31 Case Record Filed  
2008-12-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-12-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2008-12-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-11-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-11-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-10-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-09-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2008-09-25 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2008-08-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-08-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-07-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2008-07-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-06-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-05-23 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2008-05-06 Case forwarded to Court
2008-04-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2008-04-04 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2008-03-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2008-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Ms. Elsa Girón Nava
Mr. C. Andrew Weber
Mr. Daniel L. Geyser
Mr. James C. Ho
Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. John P. Giberson
Ms. Nelly R. Herrera
Mr. David S. Morales
Petitioner
The Estate of Irene Esther Arancibia
Mr. Lance Eric Caughfield
Mr. Stephen A. Khoury
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Dallas County, Texas
Mr. Todd K. Sellars
 
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