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No. 08-1003
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KIRBY LAKE DEVELOPMENT, LTD., MITER DEVELOPMENT CO., L.L.C. AND TAYLOR LAKE, LTD. AND FRIENDSWOOD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LTD. v. CLEAR LAKE CITY WATER AUTHORITY

Oral argument was held on January 19, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 27, 2010. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

August 27, 2010

Seven decisions today; the Court revisits last Term’s most divided case (Marks v. St. Luke’s) [Aug. 27, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

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January 18, 2010

On the docket: Does the tow company have a vested property interest in a towed car?

from SCOTXblog

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  • Opinion

    August 27, 2010

    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Lehrmann

    Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Lehrmann joined, and in which Justice Willett joined as to all parts except footnote 7. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reversed & Rendered
    COA Docket No.:14-08-00013-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Adele O. Hedges

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:113th District Court
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Patricia Ann Hancock
    Trial Docket:2005-17524

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-01-27 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between October 8, 2010 and January 27, 2011.  
    2010-10-08 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
    2010-10-08 Mandate issued  
    2010-08-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2010-08-27 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirm and reverse in part; remand to court of appeals
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 11, 2010 and August 27, 2010.  
    2010-02-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2010-01-19 Oral argument  
    2010-01-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-12-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-10-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2009-10-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review granted
    2009-09-08 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2009-08-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2009-07-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-07-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-07-14 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-07-14 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2009-07-06 Case Record Filed  
    2009-06-24 Case Record Filed  
    2009-06-12 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2009-06-12 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2009-06-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2009-05-29 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
    2009-05-29 Motion to Consolidate disposed   Filing granted
    2009-05-22 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2009-05-20 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2009-04-24 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2009-03-19 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
    2009-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-03-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2009-02-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2009-01-27 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-01-23 Response Waiver filed  
    2009-01-20 Motion to Consolidate filed  
    2009-01-16 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-01-16 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2008-12-11 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2008-12-11 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2008-12-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2008-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Clear Lake City Water Authority
    Mr. William E. Schweinle Jr.
    Mr. Barry Abrams
    Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
    Respondent
    Kirby Lake Development, Ltd.
    Ms. Karen B. Jewell
    Mr. Lawrence J. Fossi
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas Municipal League
    Ms. Laura F. Mueller
    Greater Houston Builders Association
    Mr. Murry B. Cohen
     
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