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No. 12-0728
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IN THE INTEREST OF K.M.L., A CHILD

Oral argument was held on June 24, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 29, 2014. File Closed

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May 10, 2013

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  • Opinions

    August 29, 2014

    Green
    Hecht
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine
    Brown

    Justice Green delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, and Justice Brown joined, and in which Justice Johnson and Justice Boyd joined except as to Parts II.B, II.D, and IV, and in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Devine joined except as to Parts III and IV. PDF

    Johnson
    Boyd

    Justice Johnson delivered an opinion dissenting in part, in which Justice Boyd joined. PDF

    Lehrmann
    Devine

    Justice Lehrmann delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Devine joined. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:9th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:09-11-00083-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable H. Hollis Horton

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:258th District Court
    County:San Jacinto
    Trial Judge:Honorable Sam Bournias
    Trial Docket:CV12,547

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2015-12-09 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2015-02-06 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between October 9, 2014 and February 6, 2015.  
    2014-10-09 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
    2014-10-09 Mandate issued  
    2014-10-08 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2014-09-29 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2014-08-29 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
    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; cause remanded to trial court
    2014-08-29 Opinion issued Issued
    2014-08-29 Opinion issued Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 19, 2013 and August 29, 2014.  
    2013-07-19 Post submission brief filed  
    2013-06-26 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
    2013-06-26 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
    2013-06-24 Oral argument  
    2013-06-24 Oral argument  
    2013-06-24 Oral argument  
    2013-05-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-24 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2013-05-17 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
    2013-05-17 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
    2013-05-17 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
    2013-05-16 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2013-05-15 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2013-05-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review granted
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review granted
    2013-05-03 Case set for oral argument  
    2013-05-03 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2013-05-03 Case set for oral argument  
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2013-05-03 Petition for Review granted
    2013-04-05 Reply Brief  
    2013-04-05 Reply Brief  
    2013-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-03-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-03-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2013-03-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2013-03-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2013-03-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-03-15 Waiver of Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2013-03-14 Certification (various) in case received  
    2013-03-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-03-14 Brief on the Merits  
    2013-03-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2013-03-13 Waiver of Brief on the Merits  
    2013-02-27 Case Record Filed  
    2013-02-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2013-02-26 Record Requested in Petition for Review
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between December 6, 2012 and February 26, 2013.  
    2012-12-06 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2012-11-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2012-11-13 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2012-11-07 Redrafted Petition for Review  
    2012-11-02 Petition for Review disposed   Filed document is struck by the Court
    2012-11-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2012-10-26 Redrafted Petition for Review  
    2012-10-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filed document is struck by the Court
    2012-10-15 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
    2012-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2012-09-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2012-09-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2012-09-25 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2012-09-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2012-09-10 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
    2012-09-10 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
    2012-09-10 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2012-09-07 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
    2012-09-06 Petition for Review (Parental Termination) (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Attorney ad Litem
    Ms. Melissa Leanne Hannah
    Other Interested Party
    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
    Mr. Mark Thomas Zuniga
    Ms. Luisa P. Marrero
    Mr. Michael Shulman
    Ms. Susan Marie Wolfe
    Mr. Eric Tek Tai
    Respondent
    Anderson, Teressa
    Ms. Teressa Anderson
    Other Interested Party
    Levalley, Melissa
    Ms. Kathleen E. Matheu
    Petitioner
    James, John Andrew
    Mr. Michael L. Davis
    Ms. Diane Macfarlane
    Petitioner
    Tarneja, Angali
    Mr. Kerry C. Hagan
    Petitioner
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