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No. 11-0732
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IN RE STEPHANIE LEE

Oral argument was held on February 28, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on September 27, 2013. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 9 articles about this case.

June 20, 2014

Eight sets of opinions, one grant [Jun. 20, 2014]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 10 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

September 27, 2013

Opinion: Can a family court refuse to enter a mediated settlement agreement (MSA) over the best interest of a child? [Sep. 27, 2013]

from SCOTXblog

September 5, 2012

Cases argued last year that are still waiting on a decision

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 6 other cases.

March 16, 2012

CVSG in a Texas Supreme Court case about parental-termination orders

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • IN THE INTEREST OF E.R., J.B., E.G., AND C.L., CHILDREN
  • 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.

    January 26, 2012

    Dueling amicus briefs about the role of mediation in family law

    from SCOTXblog

    January 26, 2012

    Texas Lawyer: Family Law Council Files Rare Amicus Over Mediation Issue

    from Disputing

    January 16, 2012

    Family Law Council Files Rare Amicus Over Mediation Issue

    from Texas Lawyer

    Opinions

    September 27, 2013

    Lehrmann
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Boyd

    Justice Lehrmann announced the Court's decision and delivered the opinion of the Court as to Parts I, II, III, V, and VII, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, and Justice Boyd joined, and delivered an opinion as to Parts IV and VI, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, and Justice Boyd joined. PDF

    Green
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Devine

    Justice Green delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Hecht, and Justice Devine joined. PDF

    Guzman

    Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Denied
    COA Docket No.:14-11-00714-CV
    Opinion Author:Per Curiam

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:309th District Court
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Sherill Youngberg Dean
    Trial Docket:2005-41798

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
    2013-11-22 Case Stored  
    2013-11-07 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
    2013-09-27 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
    2013-09-27 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
    2013-09-27 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 19, 2013 and September 27, 2013.  
    2013-04-19 Post submission brief filed (Relator)  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 28, 2012 and April 19, 2013.  
    2012-02-28 Oral argument  
    2012-02-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2012-02-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2012-02-03 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2012-01-27 Stay Order issued
    2012-01-27 Case set for oral argument   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
    2012-01-27 Mandamus Set to Argue
    2012-01-27 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
    2012-01-27 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
    2012-01-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2012-01-05 Call received  
    2011-12-21 Reply Brief (Relator)  
    2011-12-21 Call received  
    2011-12-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2011-11-23 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2011-11-03 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
    2011-10-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-10-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time filed  
    2011-10-04 Solicitor general invited to file brief  
    2011-10-04 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2011-09-21 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
    2011-09-21 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
    2011-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2011-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-09-16 Call received  
    2011-09-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2011-09-15 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
    2011-09-15 Letter Filed  
    2011-09-15 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-09-15 Motion to Stay Filed  
    2011-09-15 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Redus, Benjamin Jay
    Mr. Clinton Fancher Lawson
    Real Party In Interest
    Lee, Stephanie
    Ms. Marcela Halmagean
    Mr. Scott Rothenberg
    Relator
    State of Texas
    Mr. John A. Ramirez
    Ms. Rande K. Herrell
    Real Party In Interest

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    State Bar of Texas Family Law Council
    Mr. Steven Randall Morris
    Mr. Thomas L. Ausley
    Ms. Georganna L. Simpson
    Mr. Richard R. Orsinger
    Office of the Solicitor General of Texas
    Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
    Mr. Bill Davis
    ...
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