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No. 11-0394
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LENNAR CORPORATION, LENNAR HOMES OF TEXAS SALES & MARKETING LTD. AND LENNAR HOMES OF TEXAS LAND & CONSTRUCTION, LTD. v. MARKEL AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY

Oral argument was held on October 16, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 23, 2013. It then denied rehearing on December 13, 2013 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

August 27, 2013

Insurer must pay homebuilder for costs of voluntary remediation

from Southeast Texas Record

The Court has issued opinions:

August 23, 2013

8 Decisions, 10 Grants, and More [Aug. 23, 2013]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 17 other cases.

Opinions

August 23, 2013

Hecht
Jefferson
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine

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

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:14-10-00008-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sharon Sue Mccally

Trial Court

Trial Court:270th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Brent C. Gamble
Trial Docket:2000-30034

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-02-13 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between December 13, 2013 and February 13, 2014.  
2013-12-13 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied
2013-12-13 Mandate issued  
2013-12-13 Motion to correct disposed of   Filing granted
2013-12-13 Corrected judgment issued Issued
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between October 10, 2013 and December 13, 2013.  
2013-10-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2013-10-09 Motion for Rehearing  
2013-10-09 Case forwarded to Court
2013-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2013-09-03 Motion to Correct filed  
2013-08-23 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2013-08-23 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment affirm
2013-08-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2013-08-21 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 16, 2012 and August 21, 2013.  
2012-10-16 Oral argument  
2012-09-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-09-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-09-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-09-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-09-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-08-16 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2012-07-12 CD / Flash Drive Filed  
2012-06-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2012-06-26 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2012-06-26 Letter Filed  
2012-06-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2012-06-08 Petition for Review granted
2012-06-08 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2012-05-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-05-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-05-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-05-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-05-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2012-05-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2012-05-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-05-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-05-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-05-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-05-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-05-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-04-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2012-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-03-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-03-05 Corrected Brief (Petitioner)  
2012-03-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-02-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2012-01-12 Case Record Filed  
2012-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-12-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2011-12-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 13, 2011 and December 16, 2011.  
2011-10-13 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2011-09-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2011-08-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2011-07-29 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-07-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-07-12 Case forwarded to Court
2011-07-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-07-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2011-07-05 Response Waiver filed  
2011-07-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2011-07-05 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2011-05-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2011-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lennar Corporation
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. John W. Slates
Ms. Samantha Kay Boutte Trahan
Mr. J. James Cooper
Petitioner
Markel American Insurance Company
Mr. John E. Nelson III
Mr. Chester Dennis Barrow Jr.
Mr. Timothy F. Lee
Ms. Wendy Ware
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
National Assoc. of Home Builders & Tx. Assoc. of Builders
Mr. Manuel (Ned) Munoz, Jr.
Certain Texas Insurance Coverage Lawyers
Mr. Vincent Eugene Morgan
Mr. James L. Cornell
Mr. Lee H. Shidlofsky
Mr. William J. Chriss
Mr. Patrick J. Wielinski
Mr. David Hurst Brown
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Ernest Martin Jr.
Ms. Erika Lea Blomquist
Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association
Mr. M. Addison Draper
Ms. Laura A. Foggan
Mr. Wade Caven Crosnoe
Texas Association of Builders
Mr. Lee H. Shidlofsky
Texas Building Branch
Mr. Patrick J. Wielinski
American Home Assurance Company
Mr. J. Richard Harmon
Ms. Ellen L. Van Meir
Mr. Harrison H. Yoss
Mr. Michael Alan Yanof
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