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No. 10-0121
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THE FINANCE COMMISSION OF TEXAS, THE CREDIT UNION COMMISSION OF TEXAS, AND TEXAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION v. VALERIE NORWOOD, ELISE SHOWS, MARYANN ROBLES-VALDEZ, BOBBY MARTIN, PAMELA COOPER, AND CARLOS RIVAS

Oral argument was held on September 13, 2011. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 21, 2013. It then denied rehearing on January 31, 2014 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 8 articles about this case.

January 31, 2014

No defamation immunity for third-party allegations; SCOTX clarifies what’s allowed in home equity loans [Jan. 31, 2014]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • BYRON D. NEELY, INDIVIDUALLY, AND BYRON D. NEELY, M.D., P.A. v. NANCI WILSON, CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS, L.P., D/B/A KEYE-TV AND VIACOM, INC.
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    June 21, 2013

    Four sets of opinions; one grant; one rehearing granted [Jun. 21, 2013]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 7 other cases.

    June 21, 2013

    Texas Supreme Court further tightens some of Texas’s home-equity lending rules

    from SCOTXblog

    September 5, 2012

    Cases argued last year that are still waiting on a decision

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 6 other cases.

    September 30, 2011

    New cases about age discrimination, actual innocence in juvenile cases, and condemnation by electric utilities [Sep. 30, 2011]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 5 other cases.

    September 13, 2011

    Argument preview: Home-equity lending rules in Texas

    from SCOTXblog

    The article also mentions:
  • BASITH GHAZALI, M.D. v. PATRICIA BROWN
  • July 22, 2011

    Fall oral argument calendar released [Jul. 22, 2011]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 25 other cases.

    February 27, 2011

    Four opinons, three grants (including appellate attorneys fees and home-equity lending) [Feb. 25, 2011]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 6 other cases.

    Opinions

    January 31, 2014

    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine
    Brown

    Supplemental Opinion on Motion for Rehearing PDF

    June 21, 2013

    Hecht
    Jefferson
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine

    Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Green, Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Boyd, and Justice Devine joined, and in Parts I and II of which Justice Johnson joined. The Court affirms in part and reverses in part the court of appeals' judgment and renders judgment. PDF

    Johnson

    Justice Johnson delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, and dissenting from the judgment. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Ren/Pt
    COA Docket No.:03-06-00273-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Diane M. Henson

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:126th District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Scott H. Jenkins
    Trial Docket:GN400269

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2014-01-31 Supplemental Opinion Issued
    2014-01-31 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied
    2014-01-31 Mandate issued  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between October 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.  
    2013-10-01 Reply to Motion for Rehearing filed  
    2013-09-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2013-09-19 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2013-09-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2013-08-16 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-08-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2013-08-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2013-08-12 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2013-08-12 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
    2013-08-07 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
    2013-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2013-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2013-06-21 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered Issued
    2013-06-21 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/reversed in part/rendered
    2013-06-21 Opinion issued Issued
    2013-06-21 Opinion issued Issued
    2013-06-21 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 31, 2011 and June 21, 2013.  
    2011-10-31 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-10-31 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-10-31 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-10-20 Brief filed  
    2011-10-20 Brief filed  
    2011-10-20 Brief filed  
    2011-09-30 Supreme Court requests parties to file additonal briefs  
    2011-09-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2011-09-13 Oral argument  
    2011-09-13 Oral argument  
    2011-09-13 Oral argument  
    2011-08-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-08-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-08-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
    2011-07-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2011-07-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2011-07-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
      This case was waiting for oral argument between February 25, 2011 and July 22, 2011.  
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-02-25 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review granted
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review granted
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review granted
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-02-25 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-02-17 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
    2011-01-28 Reply brief filed  
    2011-01-28 Surreply Filed (Respondent)  
    2011-01-07 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-01-07 Reply brief filed  
    2011-01-07 Reply brief filed  
    2011-01-07 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2010-12-07 Brief filed  
    2010-12-07 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2010-11-18 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2010-11-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-11-05 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Joint motion filed)  
    2010-10-27 Brief filed  
    2010-10-27 Brief filed  
    2010-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time filed (Joint motion filed)  
    2010-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-09-14 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Petitioner)  
    2010-08-30 Case Record Filed  
    2010-08-30 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2010-08-27 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2010-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-06 Response to Petition for Review filed  
    2010-07-06 Response to Petition for Review filed  
    2010-06-25 Reply filed  
    2010-06-25 Reply filed  
    2010-06-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Amicus Curiae)  
    2010-06-15 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2010-06-10 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
    2010-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
    2010-05-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
    2010-05-07 Appendix Filed  
    2010-05-07 Petition for Review #3 filed  
    2010-04-21 Miscellaneous motion filed. (Respondent)  
    2010-04-07 Petition for Review #2 filed  
    2010-04-07 Appendix Filed  
    2010-03-26 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-03-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-03-24 Appendix Filed  
    2010-03-24 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-03-23 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2010-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Joint motion filed)  
    2010-02-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2010-02-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Respondent)  
    2010-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Texas Bankers Association
    Mr. Alexander Shin Valdes
    Ms. Melissa Prentice Lorber
    Mr. Craig T. Enoch
    Petitioner
    Assoc'n of Community Orgnizations for Reform Now
    Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
    Mr. John Paul Salmon
    Mr. Robert L. Wharton
    Mr. Nelson H. Mock
    Mr. Bruce Everett Priddy
    Ms. Jean Constance Davis
    Mr. Stephen Gardner
    Mr. Robert W. Doggett
    Respondent
    The Finance Commission of Texas
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. Jack Hohengarten
    Mr. Evan S. Greene
    Mr. Daniel Tekstar Hodge
    Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
    Mr. David S. Morales
    Mr. Arthur Cleveland D'Andrea
    Mr. Clarence Andrew Weber
    Mr. James C. Ho
    Mr. William J. "Bill" Cobb III
    Ms. Ann Hartley
    Mr. David C. Mattax
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Primelending, A Plains Capital Company
    Mr. Barry D. Johnson
    Ms. Bradley E. McLain
    United Services Automobile Association
    Mr. David F. Johnson
    Texas Mortgage Bankers Association
    Thomas F. Vetters II
    Independent Bankers Assocation of Texas
    Ms. Karen M. Neeley
    Wisner, Robert R.
    Mr. Robert R. Wisner
    Beal, Ron
    Mr. Ron Beal
    ...
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