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IN RE FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Oral argument was held on December 3, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on July 3, 2014. It then denied rehearing on October 3, 2014 File Closed

In the news...

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September 20, 2013

Five grants today; one opinion [Sep. 20, 2013]

from SCOTXblog

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

July 3, 2014

Willett
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann

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

Johnson
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Devine and Justice Brown joined, and in Part III of which Justice Boyd joined. PDF

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:13-12-00624-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Nelda V. Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:93rd District Court
County:Hidalgo
Trial Judge:Honorable Rodolfo Delgado
Trial Docket:C-1581-11-B

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-11-10 Case Stored  
2014-10-03 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
2014-10-03 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2014-09-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-09-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2014-08-18 Case forwarded to Court
2014-08-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2014-07-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2014-07-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2014-07-03 Opinion issued   Denied
2014-07-03 Stay Order lifted  
2014-07-03 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2014-07-03 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 3, 2013 and July 3, 2014.  
2013-12-03 Oral argument  
2013-11-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-09-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-09-20 Mandamus Set to Argue
2013-09-20 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2013-09-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2013-08-16 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2013-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-07-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-07-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-07-17 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2013-07-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-07-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-06-27 Electronic communication received from Party  
2013-06-11 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-11 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-11 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-11 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-06-07 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2013-05-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-05-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-04-22 Redrafted response to petition filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2013-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-04-10 Response to Petition   Filed document is struck by the Court
2013-03-29 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 29, 2013 and March 29, 2013.  
2013-01-29 Case forwarded to Court
2013-01-25 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-25 Stay Order issued
2013-01-11 Supplement to Motion filed  
2013-01-11 Reply to Response to Motion  
2013-01-03 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2012-12-28 Response to Motion filed  
2012-12-19 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2012-12-12 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2012-12-12 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-11-30 Case Record Filed  
2012-11-30 Motion to Stay Filed  
2012-11-30 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Uranga, Melva L.
Mr. Bradford Parker Klager
Mr. Douglas A. Allison
Real Party In Interest
Estate of Cesar Mendez
Mr. Larry W. Lawrence
Mr. Michael Lawrence
Real Party In Interest
Michelin North America, Inc.
Mr. Richard Harley Grafton
Mr. Thomas M. Bullion III
Real Party In Interest
Mendez, Juan Tueme
Mr. Gregory Lamar Gowan
Real Party In Interest
Ford Motor Company
Mr. Wade Caven Crosnoe
Ms. Alison Kennamer
Mr. Jaime A. Saenz
Mr. Michael W. Eady
Mr. Gregory G. Garre
Mr. Michael E. Bern
Relator

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
John C. Sullivan
Ms. Allyson Newton Ho
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Justice David J. Schenck
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