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No. 14-0743
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SOUTHWEST ROYALTIES, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

Oral argument was held on March 8, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 17, 2016. It then denied rehearing on October 21, 2016 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

June 17, 2016

Texas Supreme Court ruling saves state $4.4 billion

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

Johnson Hecht Green Willett Guzman Lehrmann Boyd Devine Brown

Opinion
*Corrected Opinion (Oct 21, 2016)

March 8, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Grapples With Billion-Dollar Question

from Texas Tribune

January 30, 2016

Oil Driller's Lawsuit Could Cost Texas Billions in Tax Refunds

from Texas Tribune

Opinions

October 21, 2016

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

The Court's opinion issued June 17, 2016 is corrected. PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

June 17, 2016

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-12-00511-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:353rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable John K. Dietz
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-09-004284

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2016-10-21 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2016-10-21 Mandate issued  
2016-10-21 Corrected opinion  
2016-09-06 Case forwarded to Court
2016-09-06 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-06-17 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2016-06-17 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2016-06-15 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-06-14 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 8, 2016 and June 14, 2016.  
2016-03-08 Oral argument  
2016-03-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2016-02-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-02-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-02-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-01-22 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-01-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-01-22 Petition for Review granted
2015-12-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-12-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-12-10 Amended Brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-12-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-10-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-10-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-09-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-08-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 25, 2015 and August 19, 2015.  
2015-06-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-06-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-06-24 Case Record Filed  
2015-06-23 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-06-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-06-04 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-05-01 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-05-01 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-04-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-03-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-03-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-01-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-01-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-12-16 Case forwarded to Court
2014-12-12 Response Waiver filed  
2014-12-11 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-11-25 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2014-11-25 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-10-16 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-10-15 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2014-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-09-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Southwest Royalties, Inc.
Mr. Doug Sigel
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Quentin Doug Sigel
Mr. Mark W. Eidman
Mr. Bryan A. Garner
Mr. Ray H. Langenberg
Ms. Karolyne H.C. Garner
Petitioner
Paxton, Ken
Atty. Gen. Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Michael P. Murphy
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Charles E. Roy
Respondent
Hegar, Glenn
Atty. Gen. Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Michael P. Murphy
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Charles E. Roy
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Ms. Allegra Dayle Hill
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
Texas Association of Business
Amanda Martin
Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association
Mr. Christopher Pepper
Texas Mining and Reclamation Association
Mr. Chesley N. Blevins
EOG Resources, Inc.
Mr. Everard A. Marseglia Jr.
Ms. Jillian Marullo
Texas Oil & Gas Association
Lisa Erin Hobbs

oil and gas
Johnson Hecht Green Willett Guzman Lehrmann Boyd Devine Brown

Opinion
*Corrected Opinion (Oct 21, 2016)

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