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COYOTE LAKE RANCH, LLC v. THE CITY OF LUBBOCK

Oral argument was held on October 14, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 27, 2016. It then denied rehearing on September 23, 2016 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 5 articles about this case.

June 4, 2016

Lawyers Say Ruling Bad For Landowners

from Texas Tribune

The Court has issued opinions:

May 27, 2016

In Weighty Water Ruling, Texas' High Court Backs Landowner

from Texas Tribune

October 16, 2015

No grants or opinions – but a short outage on the blog [Oct. 16, 2015]

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • PHILADELPHIA INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, A/S/O MIRSAN, L.P., D/B/A SIENNA RIDGE APARTMENTS v. CARMEN A. WHITE
  • October 14, 2015

    High Court Hears From Ranch, Lubbock in Water Case

    from Texas Tribune

    October 14, 2015

    High Court Might Clarify Water and Surface Rights

    from Texas Tribune

    Opinions

    May 27, 2016

    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Guzman
    Devine
    Brown

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

    Boyd
    Willett
    Lehrmann

    Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Willett and Justice Lehrmann joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
    COA Docket No.:07-14-00006-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Mackey K. Hancock

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:287th District Court
    County:Bailey
    Trial Judge:Honorable Gordon H. Green
    Trial Docket:9245

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2016-09-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2016-09-23 Mandate issued  
    2016-09-23 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between August 2, 2016 and September 23, 2016.  
    2016-08-02 Motion for Rehearing  
    2016-08-02 Case forwarded to Court
    2016-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2016-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2016-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2016-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2016-05-27 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
    2016-05-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2016-05-27 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
    2016-04-14 Reply to Amicus Curiae Brief (Petitioner)  
    2016-04-12 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 9, 2016 and April 12, 2016.  
    2016-02-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2015-12-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 20, 2015 and December 22, 2015.  
    2015-10-20 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
    2015-10-19 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2015-10-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed
    2015-10-14 Oral argument  
    2015-10-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2015-10-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2015-10-09 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2015-10-09 Electronic communication sent to Party  
    2015-10-06 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2015-09-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2015-09-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2015-09-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2015-09-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2015-09-04 Petition for Review granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between July 2, 2015 and September 4, 2015.  
    2015-07-02 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
    2015-06-19 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2015-06-12 Notice of Appearance  
    2015-05-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2015-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2015-05-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2015-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2015-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2015-04-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2015-03-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
    2015-02-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2015-02-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2015-02-04 Case Record Filed  
    2015-02-02 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
    2015-01-30 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2015-01-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-12-19 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2014-12-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2014-11-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2014-11-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2014-10-07 Case forwarded to Court
    2014-10-06 Response Waiver filed  
    2014-09-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
      This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between July 24, 2014 and September 24, 2014.  
    2014-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2014-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC
    Ms. Rachel Anne Ekery
    Mr. Roger D. Townsend
    Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
    Ms. Amy Warr
    Mr. Robert B. Dubose
    Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
    Mr. Cullom Brantley Jones
    Mr. Marvin W. Jones
    Petitioner
    The City of Lubbock
    Ms. Lindsay E. Hagans
    Mr. Jeffrey C. Hartsell
    Mr. Richard K. Casner
    Mr. Dale Wainwright
    Respondent

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
    Mr. Arthur G. Uhl III
    Texas Farm Bureau
    Mr. Daniel Nesbitt MacLemore IV
    Mr. Andy McSwain
    Canadian River Municipal Water Authority
    Mr. Doug Caroom
    The Land Owner Coalition of Texas
    Ms. Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
    Ms. Harriet O'Neill
    The Texas City Attorneys Association
    Mr. Dylan O. Drummond
    The Texas Municipal League
    Mr. Dylan O. Drummond
    ...
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