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No. 11-0228
TAMES

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.

Oral argument was held on September 13, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 28, 2013. It then denied rehearing on January 31, 2014 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 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:
  • 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
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    July 1, 2013

    Texas Supreme Court reinstates libel lawsuit, rejects rule on reporting of third-party allegations

    from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

    June 28, 2013

    Six sets of opinions; four grants [Jun. 28, 2013]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 10 other cases.

    June 15, 2012

    The line between contract and tort; grants about libel and if local governments can regulate clean air [Jun. 15]

    from SCOTXblog

    The article also mentions:
  • EL PASO MARKETING, L.P. AND ENTERPRISE TEXAS PIPELINE LLC v. WOLF HOLLOW I, L.P.
  • HOMER MERRIMAN v. XTO ENERGY, INC.
  • SOUTHERN CRUSHED CONCRETE, LLC v. CITY OF HOUSTON
  • April 14, 2011

    Texas Neurosurgeon Loses Libel Suit Against Local TV Reporter & Station

    from Outpatient Surgery Magazine

    Opinions

    January 31, 2014

    Guzman
    Johnson
    Willett
    Boyd
    Devine

    The Court's opinion issued June 28, 2013 is corrected. PDF

    Lehrmann

    Justice Lehrmann dissents to the denial of the motion for rehearing. PDF

    June 28, 2013

    Jefferson
    Green
    Lehrmann

    Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green and Justice Lehrmann joined PDF

    Withdrawn Opinions

    The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

    June 28, 2013

    Guzman
    Johnson
    Willett
    Boyd
    Devine

    Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, Justice Boyd, and Justice Devine joined. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:03-08-00495-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Robert Harrison Pemberton

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:200th District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
    Trial Docket:D-1-GN-04-001858

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2014-01-31 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
    2014-01-31 Corrected opinion  
    2014-01-31 Mandate issued  
    2014-01-31 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between October 29, 2013 and January 31, 2014.  
    2013-10-29 Reply to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
    2013-10-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2013-10-17 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2013-09-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2013-09-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Petitioner)  
    2013-09-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2013-08-30 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
    2013-08-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2013-08-14 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
    2013-08-14 Case forwarded to Court
    2013-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
    2013-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed (Respondent)   Filing granted
    2013-06-28 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
    2013-06-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2013-06-28 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 13, 2012 and June 28, 2013.  
    2012-09-13 Oral argument  
    2012-09-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Petitioner)  
    2012-09-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2012-09-07 Notice of Appearance (Petitioner)  
    2012-08-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Petitioner)  
    2012-08-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received (Respondent)  
    2012-06-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2012-06-15 Petition for Review granted
    2012-06-15 Notice of vacation dates. (Petitioner)  
    2012-06-15 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between December 20, 2011 and June 15, 2012.  
    2011-12-20 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2011-12-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2011-12-09 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-12-05 Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2011-10-26 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between September 1, 2011 and October 26, 2011.  
    2011-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
    2011-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
    2011-08-31 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Respondent)  
    2011-08-25 Case Record Filed  
    2011-08-23 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Petitioner)  
    2011-08-23 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
    2011-08-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2011-08-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
      This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 21, 2011 and August 19, 2011.  
    2011-06-21 Reply filed (Petitioner)  
    2011-06-09 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2011-06-09 Motion to extend time to file reply (Petitioner)  
    2011-05-31 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-05-27 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
    2011-04-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2011-04-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
    2011-03-28 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
    2011-03-28 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Wilson, Nanci
    Mr. Matthew Ploeger
    Mr. Thomas S. Leatherbury
    Ms Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
    Mr. Daniel Jude Kelly
    Mr. Marc A. Fuller
    Respondent
    Neely, Byron D.
    Ms. Cindy Olson Bourland
    Mr. James D. Baskin III
    Mr. J. Bruce Bennett
    Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
    Ms. Laura Lee Prather
    A.H. Belo Corporation
    Mr. Paul C. Watler
    Dallas Morning News
    Mr. Paul C. Watler
    ...
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