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No. 08-0836
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Oral argument was held on March 31, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 28, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 8 articles about this case.

July 13, 2010

Appeals court issues second ruling in suit brought by Anna Nicole Smith’s mother

from Texas Lawyer

The Court has issued opinions:

September 18, 2009

Another Rare Appellate Decision Vacating E-Discovery

from Maine Evidence and Electronic Discovery

September 16, 2009

Case about a freelance journalist’s hard drive reaches the Texas Supreme Court

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • August 31, 2009

    Texas Supremes Deny Email Search, Set Test for e-Discovery

    from Blawgletter

    August 28, 2009

    Texas Supreme Court addresses electronic discovery

    from Texas Lawyer

    April 7, 2009

    How Far Is Too Far in E-Discovery?

    from Texas Lawyer

    February 13, 2009

    Order List for February 13, 2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 12 other cases.


    August 28, 2009


    Justice O'Neill delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF


    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Denied
    COA Docket No.:05-08-01249-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Joseph Morris

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:134th District Court
    Trial Judge:Honorable Anne Ashby
    Trial Docket:06-07736

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2010-02-04 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 12, 2009 and February 4, 2010.  
    2009-11-12 Call received  
    2009-10-09 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
    2009-08-28 Opinion issued Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 17, 2009 and August 28, 2009.  
    2009-04-17 Letter Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2009-04-09 Letter Filed (Relator)  
    2009-04-03 Letter brief (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2009-03-31 Oral argument  
    2009-03-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Relator)  
    2009-02-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2009-02-13 Mandamus Set to Argue
    2009-02-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2009-02-13 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
    2009-01-21 Reply brief filed (Relator)  
    2009-01-05 Brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2008-12-15 Brief filed (Relator)  
    2008-11-14 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2008-11-03 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
    2008-10-17 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2008-10-17 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2008-10-07 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-10-06 Emergency stay disposed   Filing granted
    2008-10-06 Stay Order issued
    2008-10-06 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2008-10-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-10-03 Motion for emergency stay filed (Relator)  
    2008-10-03 Court reporter/recorder's record (Relator)  
    2008-10-03 Case Record Filed (Relator)  
    2008-10-03 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
    2008-10-03 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  


    Party Counsel Role
    Weekley Homes, L.P.
    Mr. David Fowler Johnson
    Mr. Joel Wilson Reese
    Mr. Craig T. Enoch
    HFG Enclave Land Interests, Ltd.
    Mr. Robert Marvin Castle III
    Mr. Christopher H. Rentzel
    Real Party In Interest