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TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. TIMOTHY J. RUTTIGER

Oral argument was held on April 14, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 22, 2012. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

October 28, 2012

Six per curiam opinions, one grant, a case dismissed as moot, and more [Oct. 26, 2012]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

September 21, 2012

Six cases chosen for oral argument [Sep. 21, 2012]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 7 other cases.

June 22, 2012

State Supreme Court rules injured workers can't sue for bad faith

from Austin American-Statesman

February 17, 2012

SCOTX denies review in the Mike Leach case; grants review in two others

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

March 12, 2010

Opinions in 8 cases; 6 new grants for the April argument calendar [orders of Mar. 12, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

Opinions

June 22, 2012

Johnson
Hecht
Wainwright
Willett
Guzman

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Willett, and Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Jefferson
Medina
Green
Lehrmann

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Medina, Justice Green, and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

Willett

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

August 26, 2011

Johnson
Hecht
Wainwright
Medina
Willett
Guzman

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, II, III, IV, and VI, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Willett and Justice Guzman joined, and an opinion with respect to Part V, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, and Justice Medina joined. PDF

Jefferson
Green
Lehrmann

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

Willett
Guzman

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed as Modified
COA Docket No.:01-06-00897-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Terry Jennings

Trial Court

Trial Court:122nd District Court
County:Galveston
Trial Judge:Honorable Henry G. Dalehite
Trial Docket:05-CV-0796

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-21 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2012-09-27 Case Stored  
2012-09-24 Mandate issued  
2012-09-21 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2012-09-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2012-08-08 Case forwarded to Court
2012-08-08 Motion for Rehearing  
2012-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2012-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2012-06-22 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2012-06-22 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2012-06-22 Opinion issued Issued
2012-06-22 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2012-06-22 Previous opinion withdrawn  
2012-06-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2012-06-22 Previous opinion withdrawn  
2012-06-22 Previous opinion withdrawn  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 17, 2012 and June 22, 2012.  
2012-02-17 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2012-02-17 Motion for Rehearing Granted
2012-02-17 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2012-02-17 Motion for Rehearing Granted
2012-01-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-12-21 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2011-12-15 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
2011-12-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2011-11-30 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2011-11-29 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2011-10-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-10-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-10-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2011-10-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-10-12 Motion for Rehearing  
2011-10-12 Case forwarded to Court
2011-10-11 Motion for Rehearing  
2011-10-11 Case forwarded to Court
2011-09-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2011-09-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2011-09-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2011-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2011-08-26 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2011-08-26 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2011-08-26 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
2011-08-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 25, 2011 and August 26, 2011.  
2011-05-25 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2011-05-11 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 14, 2010 and May 11, 2011.  
2010-10-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 29, 2010 and October 14, 2010.  
2010-07-29 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2010-06-18 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2010-05-10 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2010-04-15 Post submission brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2010-04-14 Oral argument  
2010-03-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-03-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-03-12 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2010-03-12 Petition for Review granted
2010-03-12 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2010-02-08 Additional Copies received  
2010-02-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-02-05 Letter Filed  
2010-01-04 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2009-12-28 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 26, 2009 and December 28, 2009.  
2009-10-26 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2009-10-07 Amicus response received  
2009-10-02 Appendix Filed  
2009-10-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-09-21 Letter Received  
2009-09-18 Letter Filed  
2009-08-18 Amicus response received  
2009-08-10 Reply to Amicus Curiae Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-07-24 Amicus response received  
2009-07-20 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-06-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-06-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-06-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-06-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-05-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-05-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-04-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-04-15 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2009-04-15 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2009-03-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-03-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-02-23 Case Record Filed  
2009-02-13 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2009-02-13 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2009-02-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2008-12-31 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2008-12-30 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2008-12-23 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-12-12 Address Change  
2008-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2008-12-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2008-11-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-10-14 Case forwarded to Court
2008-10-13 Response Waiver filed  
2008-09-25 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2008-09-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2008-09-17 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2008-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2008-09-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-09-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Mr. Dan V. Pozza
Ms. Shannon Simmons Pounds
Mr. Murry B. Cohen
Mr. P. M. Schenkkan
Mr. J. Stephen Barrick
Mr. Matthew B. Baumgartner
Ms. Mary Barrow Nichols
Mr. James Alan Hemphill
Mr. Boyce C. Cabaniss
Mr. William Gerow Christian
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Petitioner
Ruttiger, Timothy J.
Mr. Michael Patrick Doyle
Mr. Byron C. Keeling
Mr. Jeffrey L. Raizner
Ms. Ruth B. Downes
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Mr. George (Tex) Quesada
The American Insurance Association
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Liberty Insurance Corporation
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Rogers, Peter N.
Mr. Peter N. Rogers
Longley, Joe K.
Mr. Joe K. Longley
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