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LUBBOCK COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND TOMMY FISHER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LUBBOCK COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT v. CHURCH & AKIN, L.L.C.

Oral argument was held on January 8, 2014. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on July 3, 2014. It then denied rehearing on August 22, 2014 File Closed

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December 10, 2013

Seven cases granted for argument in January 2014

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

July 3, 2014

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

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

Willett

Justice Willett delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Ren/Pt
COA Docket No.:07-11-00495-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patrick A. Pirtle

Trial Court

Trial Court:237th District Court
County:Lubbock
Trial Judge:Honorable Leslie F. 'Les' Hatch
Trial Docket:2011-558,690

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-09-12 Case Stored  
2014-08-22 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2014-08-22 Mandate issued  
2014-07-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2014-07-18 Case forwarded to Court
2014-07-03 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and dismissed
2014-07-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2014-07-03 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 16, 2014 and July 3, 2014.  
2014-01-16 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
2014-01-14 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2014-01-08 Oral argument  
2013-12-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-12-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-11-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2013-11-22 Petition for Review granted
2013-11-22 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 19, 2013 and November 22, 2013.  
2013-09-19 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2013-09-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2013-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-07-15 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2013-07-02 Case Record Filed  
2013-06-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2013-06-14 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2013-05-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2013-04-04 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2013-04-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-04-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-03-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2013-01-29 Case forwarded to Court
2012-12-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Church & Akin, L.L.C.
Mr. Gary M. Bellair
Mr. Ryan Bigbee
Elizabeth G. Hill
Respondent
Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District
Mr. Jody Dewayne Jenkins
Mr. Brian Benitez
Petitioner
 
 
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