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No. 14-0979
TAMES

FOREST OIL CORPORATION, NOW KNOWN AS SABINE OIL & GAS CORPORATION v. EL RUCIO LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, INC., SAN JUANITO LAND PARTNERSHIP, LTD., MCALLEN TRUST PARTNERSHIP, AND JAMES ARGYLE MCALLEN

Oral argument was held on February 8, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 28, 2017. It then denied rehearing on December 2, 2016 File Closed

Opinion

April 28, 2017

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:01-13-00040-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Laura C. Higley

Trial Court

Trial Court:55th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Jeffrey A. Shadwick
Trial Docket:0523091

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-06-09 Mandate issued  
2017-04-28 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2017-04-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-04-07 Letter Filed  
2017-04-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-03-30 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
2017-03-27 Letter brief (Respondent)  
2017-03-06 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-08 Oral argument  
2017-02-07 Letter Received  
2017-02-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2016-12-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-12-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-12-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-02 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2016-12-02 Case set for oral argument   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2016-12-02 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2016-12-02 Petition Reinstated
2016-12-02 Petition for Review granted
2016-12-02 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-10-27 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2016-10-18 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2016-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-02 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between June 14, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-06-14 Case forwarded to Court
2016-06-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2016-05-27 Petition for Review disposed Denied
2016-05-26 Letter brief (Respondent)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 11, 2016 and May 26, 2016.  
2016-01-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time filed  
2015-12-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-25 Motion to reinstate case disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-25 Abatement Order Lifted  
2015-09-25 Petition Reinstated
2015-09-21 Motion to Reinstate Case filed  
  This case was abated between July 24, 2015 and September 21, 2015.  
2015-07-24 Petition for Review disposed Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2015-07-24 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2015-07-15 Notice of Bankruptcy  
2015-07-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-05-21 Case Record Filed  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-05-04 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-05-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 17, 2015 and May 1, 2015.  
2015-02-17 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-02-10 Case forwarded to Court
2015-02-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-01-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-11-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-11-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Forest Oil Corportation
Mr. Johnny W. Carter
Mr. Roger D. Townsend
Mr. Richard Wolf Hess
Mr. Manmeet Singh Walia
Mr. Geoffrey L. Harrison
Mr. Mitchell C. Chaney
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Petitioner
McAllen Trust Partnership
G. Roland Love
Mr. William M. Parrish
Mr. Warren W. Harris
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Ms. Larissa Janee Hood
Mr. Jeffrey L. Oldham
Respondent
San Juanito Land Partnership, Ltd.
Mr. Warren W. Harris
Mr. William M. Parrish
G. Roland Love
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Ms. Larissa Janee Hood
Mr. Jeffrey L. Oldham
Respondent
McAllen, James Argyle
Mr. Warren W. Harris
G. Roland Love
Mr. William M. Parrish
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Ms. Larissa Janee Hood
Mr. Jeffrey L. Oldham
Respondent
El Rucio Land and Cattle Company, Inc.
G. Roland Love
Mr. Warren W. Harris
Mr. William M. Parrish
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Ms. Larissa Janee Hood
Mr. Jeffrey L. Oldham
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Robert Park
Mr. Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Mr. James D. Bradbury
Texas Forestry Association
Mr. James D. Bradbury
The Landowner Coalition of Texas
Mr. James D. Bradbury
Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association
Mr. James D. Bradbury
South Texans' Property Rights Association
Mr. James D. Bradbury
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