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Oral argument was held on April 15, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 3, 2010. It then denied rehearing on February 25, 2011 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

December 23, 2010

Texas Supreme Courts Addresses Workers’ Compensation Issue

from New York Injury News

The Court has issued opinions:

May 1, 2010

Workers' comp claim denied because of home office

from Austin American-Statesman

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.


December 3, 2010


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


Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reversed & Rendered
COA Docket No.:03-06-00529-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Alan Waldrop

Trial Court

Trial Court:201st District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Margaret A. Cooper
Trial Docket:GN401199

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-07-13 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between March 2, 2011 and July 13, 2011.  
2011-03-02 Mandate issued  
2011-02-25 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2011-01-19 Motion for Rehearing  
2011-01-19 Case forwarded to Court
2010-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2010-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2010-12-03 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2010-12-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2010-12-03 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment affirm
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 20, 2010 and December 3, 2010.  
2010-05-20 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2010-05-05 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2010-04-15 Oral argument  
2010-03-19 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 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 October 27, 2009 and March 12, 2010.  
2009-10-27 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2009-10-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-09-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2009-09-01 Case Record Filed  
2009-08-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2009-08-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 1, 2009 and August 21, 2009.  
2009-07-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-06-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2009-05-22 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2009-05-12 Case forwarded to Court
2009-05-05 Response Waiver filed  
2009-04-22 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2009-04-22 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  


Party Counsel Role
American Protection Insurance Co.
Mr. Robert D. Stokes
Mr. Jack W. Latson
Leordeanu, Liana
Mr. Wade Fisher Stewart
Mr. Bradley Dean McClellan

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Mr. Gary L. Kilgore
Ms. Elaine M. Chaney