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TGS-NOPEC GEOPHYSICAL COMPANY D/B/A TGS-NOPEC CORPORATION v. SUSAN COMBS, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO CAROLE KEETON STRAYHORN, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, AND GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

Oral argument was held on April 15, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 27, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

May 27, 2011

Four decisions, two grants [May 27, 2011]

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The Court has issued opinions:

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.

Opinion

May 27, 2011

Medina
Jefferson
Wainwright
Green
Johnson
Willett
Lehrmann

Justice Medina delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-07-00640-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Jan P. Patterson

Trial Court

Trial Court:126th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Gisela Danette Triana
Trial Docket:GN500637

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-07-14 Case Stored  
2011-07-13 Mandate issued  
2011-05-27 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2011-05-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between August 6, 2010 and May 27, 2011.  
2010-08-06 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between June 9, 2010 and August 6, 2010.  
2010-06-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2010-06-09 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 15, 2010 and June 9, 2010.  
2010-04-15 Oral argument  
2010-04-15 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2010-04-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2010-04-12 Notice of Appearance  
2010-04-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-04-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-04-01 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2010-04-01 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2010-03-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-03-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-03-23 Motion to Argue filed  
2010-03-23 Miscellaneous Motion  
2010-03-12 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2010-03-12 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2010-03-12 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 31, 2009 and March 12, 2010.  
2009-12-31 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2009-12-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-12-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-12-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-11-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-11-12 Call received  
2009-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-10-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-10-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-08-27 Amended Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2009-08-26 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2009-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-07-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2009-06-30 Case Record Filed  
2009-06-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2009-06-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2009-06-11 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2009-06-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-05-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2009-04-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2009-03-31 Letter Received  
2009-03-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2009-03-26 Letter Received  
2009-03-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-24 Case forwarded to Court
2009-02-18 Response Waiver filed  
2009-01-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2009-01-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2008-12-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2008-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Combs, Susan
Mr. C. Andrew Weber
Mr. David S. Morales
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Kevin D. Van Oort
Ms. Christine Monzingo
Mr. William E. Storie
Respondent
TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company
Mr. James Thomas McBride
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Westerngeco LLC
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Renn G. Neilson
International Association of Geophysical Contractors
Mr. Gerard A. Desrochers
 
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