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No. 13-0199
TAMES

KCM FINANCIAL LLC, R.J. SIKES, ROGER SIKES, KATHY SIKES, GREG LOUVIER, PAM LOUVIER, CHRISTY ROME, R. CRIST VIAL, DACOTA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, L.L.P. A/K/A DACOTA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, L.P., RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION, AND RANGE PRODUCTION I, L.P. v. BETTY LOU BRADSHAW

Oral argument was held on October 15, 2014. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 6, 2015. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

March 6, 2015

Two opinions: Texas’s limits on arbitration clauses in medical contracts struck down; the duty of good faith within oil and gas royalty interests [Mar. 6, 2015]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • BCCA APPEAL GROUP, INC. v. CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    September 26, 2014

    A day for certified questions [Sep. 26, 2014]

    from SCOTXblog

    The article also mentions:
  • RANDY AUSTIN v. KROGER TEXAS, L.P.
  • U.S. METALS, INCORPORATED v. LIBERTY MUTUAL GROUP, INCORPORATED, DOING BUSINESS AS LIBERTY INSURANCE CORPORATION
  • Opinion

    March 6, 2015

    Guzman
    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine
    Brown

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

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
    COA Docket No.:02-10-00369-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Bob McCoy

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:355th District Court
    County:Hood
    Trial Judge:Honorable Ralph H. Walton
    Trial Docket:C2007009

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2015-05-13 Case Stored  
    2015-04-16 Mandate issued  
    2015-03-06 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
    2015-03-06 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2015-03-06 Opinion issued Issued
    2015-03-06 Opinion issued Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 19, 2014 and March 6, 2015.  
    2014-12-19 Electronic communication sent to Party  
    2014-11-03 Notice received  
    2014-10-15 Oral argument  
    2014-10-15 Oral argument  
    2014-10-15 Oral argument  
    2014-10-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
    2014-10-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
    2014-09-26 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2014-09-18 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2014-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2014-09-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2014-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between July 2, 2014 and September 4, 2014.  
    2014-07-02 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review granted
    2014-06-27 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review granted
    2014-06-27 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
    2014-06-27 Petition for Review granted
    2014-06-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2014-06-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2014-06-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2014-06-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-06-17 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2014-06-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2014-06-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2014-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-06-05 Letter Filed  
    2014-05-21 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
    2014-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-05-02 Response to Motion filed  
    2014-04-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-04-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-04-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2014-04-24 Call received  
    2014-04-23 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2014-04-23 Call received  
    2014-04-22 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2014-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-03-31 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2014-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-03-31 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2014-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2014-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2014-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2014-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2014-01-21 Response to Motion filed  
    2014-01-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2014-01-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-12-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2013-12-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2013-11-27 Case Record Filed  
    2013-11-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2013-11-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2013-10-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2013-10-29 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-10-28 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2013-10-28 Reply to Response  
    2013-10-28 Reply to Response  
    2013-09-30 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-09-30 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2013-09-25 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-09-25 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2013-09-20 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2013-09-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2013-09-20 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2013-09-12 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2013-09-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2013-08-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2013-08-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2013-07-26 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2013-06-25 Case forwarded to Court
    2013-06-25 Case forwarded to Court
    2013-06-25 Case forwarded to Court
    2013-06-18 Response Waiver filed  
    2013-06-18 Response Waiver filed  
    2013-06-18 Response Waiver filed  
    2013-05-31 Petition for Review #2  
    2013-05-31 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2013-05-31 Petition for Review #3  
    2013-04-30 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-04-30 Call received  
    2013-04-30 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-04-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2013-04-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2013-04-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2013-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
    2013-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2013-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Range Resources Corporation
    Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
    Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
    Mr. Russell R. Barton
    Mr. Andrew D. Sims
    Petitioner
    Bradshaw, Betty Lou
    Mr. Raymond B. Kelly III
    Mr. Gary M. Moates
    Mr. Daniel L. Bates
    Mr. Robert J. Glasgow
    Respondent
    Bennis, Peter G.
    Ms. Paige A. Lueking
    Other Interested Party
    Korb, Ronny D.
    Mr. Graigory Fancher
    Mr. William R. Korb
    Other Interested Party
    Sikes, R. J.
    Mr. Edwin J. Seilheimer
    Mr. R. Crist Vial
    Mr. Craig T. Enoch
    Ms. Melissa Prentice Lorber
    Petitioner
    KMC Financial LLC
    Mr. R. Crist Vial
    Mr. Edwin J. Seilheimer
    Ms. Melissa Prentice Lorber
    Mr. Craig T. Enoch
    Petitioner

    Amicus Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas Oil & Gas Association
    Ms. Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
    Mr. Kurt Howard Kuhn

    Duties between participants in an oil-and-gas royalty interest

    A summary will be added in the next few days

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