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No. 10-0429
TAMES

SHELL OIL COMPANY; SWEPI LP D/B/A SHELL WESTERN E&P, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO SHELL WESTERN E&P, INC. v. RALPH ROSS

Oral argument was held on October 4, 2011. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 16, 2011. It then denied rehearing on February 17, 2012 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

March 26, 2012

Why Texans Are Chasing Millions in Oil and Gas Royalties

from State Impact NPR

The Court has issued opinions:

December 28, 2011

Annals of Oil and Gas: Royalty Owners May Have to Check Public Records, Texas Supreme Court Rules

from Blawgletter

October 6, 2011

Issues in the October sitting; new Fifth Circuit blog; first report on the 2012 SCOTX elections

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 8 other cases.

July 22, 2011

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

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 25 other cases.

February 11, 2011

The Court decides to look more closely at the statute of limitations on royalty payments [Feb. 11, 2011]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • TEXAS RICE LAND PARTNERS, LTD. AND MIKE LATTA v. DENBURY GREEN PIPELINE-TEXAS, LLC
  • Opinion

    December 16, 2011

    Lehrmann
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman

    Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:01-08-00713-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Terry Jennings

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:133rd District Court
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Lamar McCorkle
    Trial Docket:200317162

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2012-03-16 Case Stored  
    2012-02-17 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2012-02-17 Mandate issued  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between December 28, 2011 and February 17, 2012.  
    2011-12-28 Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-12-28 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-12-16 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
    2011-12-16 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2011-10-31 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-10-31 Reply Brief (Respondent)  
    2011-10-17 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2011-10-13 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-10-04 Oral argument  
    2011-10-04 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2011-09-13 Returned document/s to attorney. See Remarks.  
    2011-09-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-08-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2011-07-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2011-06-24 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2011-06-24 Petition for Review granted
    2011-06-10 Motion for leave to file supplemental brief disp.   Filing granted
    2011-06-10 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2011-06-02 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Brief filed  
    2011-06-02 Supplemental Brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2011-05-31 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-05-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2011-05-24 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-05-23 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2011-05-19 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2011-05-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2011-04-25 Address Change  
    2011-04-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2011-03-30 Address Change  
    2011-03-11 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2011-02-23 Case Record Filed  
    2011-02-11 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
    2011-02-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2011-02-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2011-02-11 Petition Reinstated
    2011-02-11 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between November 10, 2010 and February 11, 2011.  
    2010-11-10 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-11-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2010-11-03 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2010-11-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2010-10-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2010-10-07 Letter Filed  
    2010-09-28 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-09-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2010-09-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received
    2010-09-27 Motion for Rehearing  
    2010-09-02 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2010-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2010-08-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2010-08-27 Petition for Review disposed Denied
    2010-07-26 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2010-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-07-09 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2010-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2010-06-15 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2010-06-07 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
    2010-06-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2010-06-04 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-06-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Shell Oil Company
    Mr. Gregory S. Friend
    Mr. Dan Miller
    Ms. Marie R. Yeates
    Mr. Michael Andrew Heidler
    Petitioner
    Ross, Ralph
    Mr. David W. Scott
    Mr. Carl Brooks Schuelke
    Mr. Mark L. Perlmutter
    Respondent

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.
    Mr. Jesse R. Pierce
    American Petroleum Institute
    Mr. Charles Lawrence Stinneford
    Texas Oil & Gas Association
    Mr. Everard A. Marseglia Jr.
    The Independent Petroleum Association of America
    Mr. Charles Lawrence Stinneford
    ...
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