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No. 10-0491
TAMES

HEARTS BLUFF GAME RANCH, INC. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Oral argument was held on October 5, 2011. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 31, 2012. It then denied rehearing on November 16, 2012 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

August 31, 2012

Year-End Orders – 18 sets of opinions, 5 new cases set for argument [Aug. 31, 2012]

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October 6, 2011

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

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July 22, 2011

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

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August 4, 2010

Denied Wetlands Permit Raises Property Rights Issues

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Opinions

August 31, 2012

Wainwright
Jefferson
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann

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

Hecht
Medina
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Medina and Justice Willett joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Dismiss
COA Docket No.:03-09-00598-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable J. Woodfin 'Woodie' Jones

Trial Court

Trial Court:201st District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Gus J. Strauss
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-08-002450

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2012-11-16 Mandate issued  
2012-11-16 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2012-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-10-17 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2012-10-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
2012-09-28 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-09-24 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
2012-09-24 Case forwarded to Court
2012-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2012-09-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2012-08-31 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2012-08-31 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2012-08-31 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 10, 2012 and August 31, 2012.  
2012-02-10 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2012-02-01 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 5, 2011 and February 1, 2012.  
2011-10-05 Oral argument  
2011-09-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
2011-08-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Petitioner)  
2011-07-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2011-06-17 Petition for Review granted
2011-06-17 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 9, 2011 and June 17, 2011.  
2011-03-09 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
2011-02-23 Brief filed (Respondent)  
2011-02-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
2011-02-11 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
2011-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
2011-01-18 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
2011-01-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Petitioner)  
2011-01-03 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2010-12-20 Case Record Filed  
2010-12-10 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2010-12-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2010-10-29 Reply filed (Petitioner)  
2010-10-18 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2010-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-09-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
2010-08-27 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2010-08-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2010-08-03 Case forwarded to Court
2010-07-28 Response to Petition for Review waived (Respondent)  
2010-07-22 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2010-07-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Petitioner)  
2010-07-19 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2010-07-19 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2010-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2010-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
State of Texas
Mr. Clarence Andrew Weber
Mr. Thomas Haines Edwards
Mr. Arthur Cleveland D'Andrea
Mr. James C. Ho
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Mr. David S. Morales
Ms. Kellie Elizabeth Billings-Ray
Mr. William J. "Bill" Cobb III
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Respondent
Hearts Bluff Game Ranch, Inc.
Mr. Terry L. Jacobson
Mr. Greg White
Mr. James E. Wren
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Farm Bureau ("TFB"), Texas Association of Dairymen ("TAD"), T\ry
Mr. Edward C. Small
 
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