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CITY OF NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS v. LAURA FRIEND, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SARAH FRIEND, DECEASED AND LUTHER FRIEND, INDIVIDUALLY

Oral argument was held on February 28, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 29, 2012. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

June 29, 2012

Twelve decisions and two cases granted for argument this fall [Jun. 29, 2012]

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The Court has issued opinions:

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

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This article also mentions 5 other cases.

Opinion

June 29, 2012

Lehrmann
Jefferson
Hecht
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev/Pt
COA Docket No.:02-09-00166-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Anne Gardner

Trial Court

Trial Court:342nd District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Robert S. McGrath
Trial Docket:342-218419-06

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-21 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2012-09-14 Case Stored  
2012-08-09 Mandate issued  
2012-06-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2012-06-29 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2012-06-04 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 11, 2012 and June 4, 2012.  
2012-04-11 Post submission brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2012-03-12 Post submission brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2012-03-01 Address Change  
2012-02-28 Oral argument  
2012-02-24 Letter Filed  
2012-02-24 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2012-02-23 Motion to Argue filed  
2012-02-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-02-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-01-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-01-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2012-01-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2012-01-27 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 7, 2011 and January 27, 2012.  
2011-12-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2011-11-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2011-10-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2011-10-28 Case Record Filed  
2011-09-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2011-09-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2011-09-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-09-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2011-08-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2011-07-22 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-06-21 Case forwarded to Court
2011-06-16 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2011-06-16 Response Waiver filed  
2011-05-18 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2011-05-18 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Friend, Laura
Ms. Courtney Shannon Keith
Mr. Darrell L. Keith
Ms. Arin K. Schall
Respondent
Torres, Richard
Mr. Frederick Wayne 'Fritz' Quast
Mr. George A. Staples Jr.
Mr. Daniel R. Barrett
Other Interested Party
Yamada, M.D., Roy Kenji
Mr. J. Kevin Carey
Other Interested Party
Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Russell Ramsey
Other Interested Party
City of North Richland Hills, Texas
Mr. Daniel R. Barrett
Mr. George A. Staples Jr.
Mr. Frederick Wayne 'Fritz' Quast
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The State of Texas
Mr. Rance L. Craft
The City of Houston, Texas
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
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