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HIGHLAND HOMES LTD. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS

Oral argument was held on November 7, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 29, 2014. It then denied rehearing on December 19, 2014 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

November 7, 2013

Texas Supreme Court holding session at Texas A&M

from The Eagle

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 29, 2014

Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, and Justice Brown joined. PDF

Devine
Johnson
Willett
Boyd

Justice Devine delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, and Justice Boyd joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:8th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:08-10-00215-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Ann Crawford McClure

Trial Court

Trial Court:166th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Barbara H. Nellermoe
Trial Docket:2006-CI-18132

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2015-01-23 Case Stored  
2014-12-19 Mandate issued  
2014-12-19 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between September 22, 2014 and December 19, 2014.  
2014-09-22 Case forwarded to Court
2014-09-22 Motion for Rehearing  
2014-09-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2014-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2014-08-29 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2014-08-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2014-08-29 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment affirm
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 7, 2013 and August 29, 2014.  
2013-11-07 Oral argument  
2013-11-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2013-10-21 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2013-09-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-09-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-08-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2013-08-23 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-23 Petition for Review granted
2013-07-24 Surreply filed (Petitioner)  
2013-07-02 Call received  
2013-06-25 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2013-06-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-06-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-06-03 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2013-05-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2013-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-03-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2013-03-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-03-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-02-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-02-01 Case Record Filed  
2013-01-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2013-01-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2012-12-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-12-05 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2012-11-26 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2012-11-20 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2012-10-26 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-10-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-09-25 Case forwarded to Court
2012-09-20 Response Waiver filed  
2012-09-12 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2012-08-31 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2012-08-24 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2012-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2012-07-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Highland Homes Ltd.
Ms. Jamie Richards Whitney
Mr. John W. Weber Jr.
Ms. Marcy Hogan Greer
Ms. Rosemarie Kanusky
Mr. Zachary Spratt Smith
Petitioner
The State of Texas
Ms. Lesli G. Ginn
Mr. Joseph David 'Jody' Hughes
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Appleseed
Mr. David E. Sharp
Texas Access Justice Foundation
Mr. Thomas S. Leatherbury
Texas Legal Services Center
Mr. Bruce P. Bower
The Nature Conservancy
Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
Texas Legal Services Center
Mr. Bruce P. Bower
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