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ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION, CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION, AND TEXAS GAS SERVICE COMPANY v. THE CITIES OF ALLEN, ET AL. AND RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

Oral argument was held on September 15, 2011. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on November 18, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

November 18, 2011

Opinion about gas rates; Upcoming argument about how direct-to-consumer advertising affects drug-maker liability [Nov. 18, 2011]

from SCOTXblog

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  • CENTOCOR, INC. v. PATRICIA HAMILTON AND THOMAS HAMILTON v. MICHAEL G. BULLEN, M.D.
  • IN RE LARRY CHARLES FULLER
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    September 14, 2011

    Argument preview: Appellate attorney fees, drivers license revocation hearings

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 4 other cases.

    July 22, 2011

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

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 25 other cases.

    May 13, 2011

    Fraudulent concealment in oil and gas cases; tax liens don’t fail on technicalities; grant about gas-utility rates [May 13, 2011]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 4 other cases.

    Opinion

    November 18, 2011

    Wainwright
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann

    Justice Wainwright delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:03-06-00691-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Diane M. Henson

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:53rd District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Gisela Danette Tr...
    Trial Docket:D-1-GV-05-005221

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-12-29 Case Stored  
    2011-12-28 Mandate issued  
    2011-11-18 Opinion issued Issued
    2011-11-18 Opinion issued Issued
    2011-11-18 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
    2011-11-18 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 15, 2011 and November 18, 2011.  
    2011-09-15 Oral argument  
    2011-09-15 Oral argument  
    2011-09-15 Oral argument  
    2011-08-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-08-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-08-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    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 May 13, 2011 and July 22, 2011.  
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review granted
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review granted
    2011-05-13 Petition for Review granted
    2011-04-08 Reply Brief  
    2011-04-08 Reply Brief  
    2011-03-30 Address Change  
    2011-03-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2011-03-09 Reply Brief  
    2011-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-02-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2011-02-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2011-02-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2011-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2011-02-02 Brief on the Merits  
    2011-02-02 Brief on the Merits  
    2011-02-02 Brief on the Merits  
    2010-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-12-14 Case Record Filed  
    2010-12-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2010-12-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2010-12-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 11, 2010 and December 3, 2010.  
    2010-10-11 Reply to Response  
    2010-09-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2010-09-13 Adopt by Reference pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. 9.7  
    2010-09-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-09-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2010-08-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2010-08-10 Reply to Response  
    2010-08-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-08-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-08-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2010-07-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2010-07-06 Response Waiver filed  
    2010-06-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2010-06-29 Supplemental appendix  
    2010-06-28 Appendix Filed  
    2010-06-28 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2010-06-28 Appendix Filed  
    2010-06-28 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
    2010-06-25 Appendix Filed  
    2010-06-25 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
    2010-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2010-05-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
    2010-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2010-05-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Cities of Allen
    Ms. Georgia N. Crump
    Mr. Geoffrey M. Gay
    Mr. Jose E. De La Fuente
    Petitioner
    City of Longview
    Mr. Alfred R. Herrera
    Mr. Daniel Joseph Lawton
    Mr. James G. Boyle
    Respondent
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    Ms. Liz Bills
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
    Mr. William (Bill) J. Cobb III
    Ms. Barbara Bryant Deane
    Mr. David Preister
    Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
    Respondent
    CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
    Mr. Patrick Joseph Pearsall
    Ms. Marnie Ann McCormick
    Mr. David C. Duggins
    Petitioner
    Atmos Energy Corporation
    Mr. James W. Checkley Jr.
    Mr. John Kenneth Arnold
    Ms. Catherine Welbes Norman
    Ms. Ann Marie Coffin
    Ms. Julie Caruthers Parsley
    Petitioner
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