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SUSAN ELAINE BOSTIC, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HEIRS AND ESTATE OF TIMOTHY SHAWN BOSTIC, DECEASED; HELEN DONNAHOE; AND KYLE ANTHONY BOSTIC v. GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION

Oral argument was held on September 9, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on July 11, 2014. It then denied rehearing on February 15, 2013 File Closed

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October 28, 2012

Six per curiam opinions, one grant, a case dismissed as moot, and more [Oct. 26, 2012]

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

July 11, 2014

Willett
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Brown

Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Brown joined, and in all but Parts II.A.3 and II.B of which Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

Justice Lehrmann delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Boyd and Justice Devine joined. PDF

Guzman

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:05-08-01390-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Robert M. Fillmore

Trial Court

Trial Court:County Court at Law No 1
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable D'Metria Benson
Trial Docket:CC-03-01977-A

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-09-12 Case Stored  
2014-08-22 Mandate issued  
2014-07-11 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2014-07-11 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2014-07-11 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2014-07-11 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 3, 2014 and July 11, 2014.  
2014-04-03 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 5, 2013 and April 3, 2014.  
2013-11-05 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-09-30 Response to Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2013-09-24 Call received  
2013-09-17 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
2013-09-16 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-12 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-09 Oral argument  
2013-09-09 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2013-09-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-09-03 Supplemental Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2013-08-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-28 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-26 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2013-08-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-08-22 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-08-20 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-08-20 Call received  
2013-08-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-08-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-08-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 27, 2013 and August 19, 2013.  
2013-06-27 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-27 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-06-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-06-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-06-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-05-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-05-03 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between February 15, 2013 and May 3, 2013.  
2013-02-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2013-02-15 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2013-02-15 Petition Reinstated
2013-02-15 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2013-02-15 Petition for Review granted
2013-02-15 Call received  
2013-02-15 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-17 Supplemental Letter Brief (Petitioner)  
2013-01-11 Supplemental Letter Brief (Petitioner)  
2012-12-18 Case forwarded to Court
2012-12-12 Motion for Rehearing  
2012-11-12 Letter Filed  
2012-11-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2012-11-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2012-10-26 Petition for Review disposed   Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 5, 2011 and October 26, 2012.  
2011-12-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2011-11-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-10-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-10-19 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2011-09-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-08-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-08-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-06-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2011-06-02 Case Record Filed  
2011-05-18 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
2011-05-16 Letter Filed  
2011-05-13 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
2011-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-05-04 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2011-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-04-29 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2011-04-08 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2011-03-22 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2011-03-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-03-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2011-02-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-01-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2010-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-12-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2010-12-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2010-11-23 Case forwarded to Court
2010-11-16 Response Waiver filed  
2010-11-12 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2010-11-12 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2010-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2010-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Mr. William Richard (Rick) Thompson II
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Melvin David Bailey
Ms. Katherine Mary Warne Ross
Mr. James Bachman Greer
Respondent
Guard-Line, Inc.
Mr. Robert W. Wilkinson
Other Interested Party
Bostic, Susan Elaine
Mr. John Lacoste Langdoc
Mr. Christopher J. Panatier
Ms. Charla G. Aldous
Ms. Denyse Ronan Clancy
Mr. Michael Shane Mills
Mr. Eric Asher Policastro
Christine Tamer
Petitioner
Anchor Hocking, Inc.
Ms. Nancy Bell Scales
Other Interested Party
Crane Co.
Mr. Charles Josef Blanchard
Other Interested Party
3M Company
 
Other Interested Party
Ingersoll-Rand Co.
Ms. Laura A. Frase
Mr. Kyle C. Steele
Other Interested Party
Johns-Manville
 
Other Interested Party
Rapid American Corp.
Mr. Joseph Blizzard
Other Interested Party
Daimler Chrysler Corp.
Mr. Robert E. Thackston
Other Interested Party
Foster Wheeler
Mr. James R. Old Jr.
Other Interested Party
Babcock Borsig Power, Inc.
Mr. Gary D. Elliston
Mr. Paul Edward Hamilton
Ms. Jennifer Judin
Other Interested Party
Henry Vogt Machine Co.
Mr. J. Frank Kinsel Jr.
Other Interested Party
Mid-Valley, Inc.
Mr. Jack Thomas Jamison
Other Interested Party
Champlain Cable Co.
Mr. Raul Calderon
Other Interested Party
Garlock, Inc.
Mr. Raymond P. 'Ray' Harris Jr.
Other Interested Party
Maremont Corp.
Ms. Jill McCarthy Arntz
Mr. Jeffrey Luke Larson
Other Interested Party
Ford Motor Co.
Ms. Dawn Marie Wright
Ms. Tammy Holt Cole
Other Interested Party
Aqua-Chem Congoleum Corp.
Mr. Clay M. White
Other Interested Party
Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
Ms. Laurel A. Fay
Other Interested Party
General Refractories
Mr. W. Neil Rambin
Other Interested Party
Asten Johnson, Inc.
Mr. Robert Mark Willingham
Other Interested Party
Amtek, Inc.
Ms. Karen K. Maston
Other Interested Party

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Honeywell International, Inc.
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Stuart A. Raphael
Pacific Legal Foundation
Mr. J. David Breemer
Ms. Deborah J. La Fetra
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc.
Mr. Manuel Lopez
Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
Ms. Ruth G. Malinas
James M. Beck
American Coatings Association, Inc.
Mr. Richard O. Faulk
Donald D. Evans
Thomas J. Graves
Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc.
Ms. Kay Andrews
Union Carbide Corporation
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Ms. Sharla J. Frost
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