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No. 09-0941
TAMES

SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL AND SCI TEXAS FUNERAL SERVICES, INC., D/B/A MONT META MEMORIAL PARK v. JUANITA G. GUERRA, JULIE ANN RAMIREZ, GRACIE LITTLE AND MARY ESTHER MARTINEZ

Oral argument was held on December 9, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 17, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

September 4, 2012

Does groping count as medical malpractice? That, plus issues about condemnation law, civil commitment, proving negligence, and overturning default judgments [more from Friday's orders]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 6 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

February 9, 2012

Objection to Opening Statement Not Required to Preserve Error in Admission of Evidence

from Texas Appellate Watch

June 24, 2011

State Supreme Court overturns cemetery ruling

from Brownsville Herald

December 16, 2010

After Grave Is Moved, Regulations Are Scrutinized

from New York Times

October 22, 2010

Six merits decisions (including the Robinson asbestos case); an improvident grant; and three new grants [Oct. 22, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

Opinion

June 17, 2011

Johnson
Jefferson
Hecht
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed as Modified
COA Docket No.:13-07-00707-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Nelda V. Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:404th District Court
County:Cameron
Trial Judge:Honorable Abel C. Limas
Trial Docket:2003-01-20-G

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-11-02 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between July 29, 2011 and November 2, 2011.  
2011-07-29 Mandate issued  
2011-06-17 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2011-06-17 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 21, 2011 and June 17, 2011.  
2011-04-21 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2011-04-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-25 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-24 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 10, 2010 and March 24, 2011.  
2010-12-10 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2010-12-09 Oral argument  
2010-12-07 Motion to supplement filed  
2010-10-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-10-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-10-22 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2010-10-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2010-10-22 Petition for Review granted
2010-09-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-09-17 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2010-08-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2010-08-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2010-07-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-07-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2010-06-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-06-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2010-06-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2010-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-05-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2010-04-23 Case Record Filed  
2010-04-12 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2010-04-09 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2010-03-23 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2010-03-08 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2010-02-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2010-01-26 Case forwarded to Court
2010-01-22 Response Waiver filed  
2009-12-23 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2009-12-23 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2009-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2009-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Guerra, Juanita G.
Mr. J. Scott McLain
Mr. Richard G. Roth
Ms. Elizabeth Rose Von Kreisler
Ms. Kristin Ann Gaston
Mr. Mark L. Kincaid
Respondent
Service Corporation International
Ms. Kirsten M. Castañeda
Ms. Sarah B. Duncan
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Ms. Adriana Hernandez Cardenas
Ms. Lisa D. Powell
Mr. Charles C. Murray
Ms. Molly H. Hatchell
Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
Petitioner
 
 
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