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SUSAN COMBS, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS v. ROARK AMUSEMENT AND VENDING, L.P.

Oral argument was held on October 15, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 8, 2013. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

June 10, 2013

The Texas Supreme Court has once again applied a "plain text" analysis to interpreting the Tax Code

from Texas State and Local Tax Law Blog

The article also mentions:
  • SUSAN COMBS, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS v. HEALTH CARE SERVICE CORPORATION
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    February 3, 2012

    Motions to reset oral argument – No opinions today [Feb. 3, 2012]

    from SCOTXblog

    The article also mentions:
  • ASHFORD PARTNERS, LTD. v. ECO RESOURCES, INC.
  • IN RE STEPHANIE LEE
  • IN RE THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
  • January 27, 2012

    Chosen for argument: Oil and gas duties, valuing property taken by a pipeline company, child support enforcement, tort claims act, and family law mediation

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 5 other cases.

    Opinion

    March 8, 2013

    Willett
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Guzman
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine

    Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
    COA Docket No.:03-10-00105-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable J. Woodfin 'Woodie' Jones

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:98th District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Suzanne Covington
    Trial Docket:D-1-GN-06-004725

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
    2013-05-22 Case Stored  
    2013-04-18 Mandate issued  
    2013-03-08 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2013-03-08 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 15, 2012 and March 8, 2013.  
    2012-10-15 Oral argument  
    2012-10-12 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2012-09-14 Call received  
    2012-09-14 Letter Filed  
    2012-09-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2012-09-11 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2012-09-11 Letter Filed  
    2012-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2012-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between June 22, 2012 and September 10, 2012.  
    2012-06-22 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
      This case was waiting for oral argument between February 3, 2012 and June 22, 2012.  
    2012-02-03 Motion to postpone submission date disposed   Filing granted
    2012-01-27 Motion to postpone submission date filed  
    2012-01-27 Petition for Review granted
    2012-01-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2012-01-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between November 28, 2011 and January 27, 2012.  
    2011-11-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2011-11-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between September 19, 2011 and November 9, 2011.  
    2011-09-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2011-09-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-08-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2011-08-24 Case Record Filed  
    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 22, 2011 and August 19, 2011.  
    2011-06-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2011-06-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2011-05-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2011-04-19 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-04-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2011-04-13 Response Waiver filed  
    2011-04-12 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
    2011-04-12 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-04-11 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2011-04-11 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Roark Amusement & Vending L.P.
    Ms. Amanda Marie Traphagan
    Mr. James F. Martens
    Ms. Amanda Garrett Taylor
    Respondent
    Combs, Susan
    Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
    Mr. Kevin D. Van Oort
    Mr. Jeff M. Graham
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. David C. Mattax
    Mr. Ronald R. Del Vento
    Mr. William J. "Bill" Cobb III
    Mr. Marc Alan Barenblat
    Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
    Petitioner

    Amicus Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Beal, Ron
    Mr. Ron Beal
     
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