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No. 13-0053
TAMES

STATE OF TEXAS v. CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC.

Oral argument was held on September 17, 2014. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 24, 2015. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

April 24, 2015

Thirteen cases decided; no grants [Apr. 24, 2015]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • IN RE BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON v. SANDRA WILLIAMS AND STEVE WILLIAMS
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    August 5, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court To Consider: Are Billboards Movable Property?

    from InverseCondemnation.com

    June 16, 2014

    Three opinions, one grant [Jun. 13, 2014]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 18 other cases.

    May 16, 2014

    Four opinions and one grant [May 16, 2014]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 4 other cases.

    Opinion

    April 24, 2015

    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine
    Brown

    Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:01-11-00197-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Laura C. Higley

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:County Civil Court at Law No 1
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Ed Landry
    Trial Docket:857417

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2015-09-28 Corrected Mandate Issued  
    2015-09-28 Call received  
    2015-08-20 Case Stored  
    2015-07-20 Mandate issued  
    2015-07-01 Notice received  
    2015-06-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2015-06-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2015-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2015-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2015-04-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2015-04-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 17, 2014 and April 24, 2015.  
    2014-09-17 Oral argument  
    2014-09-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2014-08-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2014-08-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2014-07-31 Supplemental Letter Brief (Respondent)  
    2014-07-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-06-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2014-05-16 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2014-05-16 Petition for Review granted
    2014-05-14 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2014-05-14 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2014-05-14 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2014-05-14 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2014-05-09 Electronic communication sent to Party  
    2014-05-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-04-28 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
    2014-04-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-04-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-04-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2014-03-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-02-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-02-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
      This case was pending on merits briefs between December 19, 2013 and February 10, 2014.  
    2013-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-12-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2013-12-05 Letter Filed  
    2013-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-10-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-10-17 Notice of Appearance  
    2013-10-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-10-01 Case Record Filed  
    2013-09-24 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2013-09-20 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2013-08-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2013-08-02 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-08-02 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2013-07-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2013-06-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2013-06-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2013-05-31 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2013-04-30 Case forwarded to Court
    2013-03-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2013-02-19 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-02-19 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2013-01-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-01-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
    Mr. Harold Dixon Montague
    Mr. Richard L. Rothfelder
    Ms. Sydney N. Floyd
    Ms. Marie R. Yeates
    Mr. J. Allen Smith
    Mr. Michael Andrew Heidler
    Respondent
    State of Texas
    Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
    Ms. Susan Desmarais Bonnen
    Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
    Mr. Michael P. Murphy
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Ms. Bonnie Cox Lockhart
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Mr. John R. Hays
    Ms. Kimberly S. Keller
    City of Houston
    Mr. Scott A. Brister
    City of Fort Worth, Texas
    Mr. Christopher Bedford Mosley
    Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
    Eric Rubin
    Mr. J. Allen Smith
    Mr. Bradley E. McLain
    Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas
     

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    In this case, the State (supported by some local governments) challenges how billboards were valued in condemnation. The landowners contend that the installed billboards are part of the realty warranting compensation for their lost income. The State argues that they should, instead, be seen as a type of personal property that can be relocated away from the property being condemned.

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