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No. 14-1057
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JIM P. BENGE, MD AND KELSEY-SEYBOLD MEDICAL GROUP PLLC v. LAUREN WILLIAMS

Oral argument was held on January 11, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 25, 2018. File Closed

Opinion

May 25, 2018

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

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:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:01-12-00578-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Harvey G. Brown

Trial Court

Trial Court:164th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Alexandra Ilana Smoots-Hogan
Trial Docket:1052657

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-07-06 Mandate issued  
2018-05-25 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-05-25 Opinion issued Issued
2018-05-25 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-05-25 Motion to strike disposed   Denied
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 12, 2018 and May 25, 2018.  
2018-02-12 Motion to Strike filed  
2018-02-12 Response to Brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-01-29 Letter Filed  
2018-01-26 Post submission brief filed  
2018-01-11 Oral argument  
2018-01-11 Oral argument  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 6, 2017 and January 11, 2018.  
2017-09-06 Motion to postpone submission date disposed   Filing granted
2017-09-01 Motion to postpone submission date filed  
2017-08-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-08-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between March 10, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  
2017-03-10 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-10 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-10 Petition for Review granted
2017-03-10 Petition for Review granted
2017-03-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-20 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2017-02-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-02-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-12-29 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-12-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-11-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-11-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-11-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-08 Case Record Filed  
2016-09-06 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-09-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 27, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-06-27 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-05-25 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-05-25 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-05-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-03-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-02-09 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-09 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-12-08 Response Waiver filed  
2015-12-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-12-07 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-12-07 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2015-11-05 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-05 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-09-24 Abatement Order Lifted  
2015-09-24 Letter Filed  
2015-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review pursuant to 53.7(f) reinstated  
  This case was abated between February 9, 2015 and September 24, 2015.  
2015-02-09 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2015-02-02 Notice received  
2014-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Williams, Lauren
Mr. Randall O. Sorrels
Ms. Lucy H. Forbes
Ms. Chelsie King Garza
Respondent
Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group PLLC
Mr. Earnest W. Wotring
Mr. William David George
Ms. Amy L. Nilsen
Petitioner
Benge, Jim P.
Mr. William David George
Mr. Earnest W. Wotring
Ms. Amy L. Nilsen
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Alliance for Patient Access
Mr. R. Brent Cooper
Mr. Kyle M. Burke
Ms. Diana L. Faust
Texas Osteopathic Medical Associaiton
Mr. Kyle M. Burke
Mr. R. Brent Cooper
Texas Medical Association
Mr. Kyle M. Burke
Mr. R. Brent Cooper
Ms. Diana L. Faust
Memorial Hermann Health System
Ann Seymore
Baylor College of Medicine
Mr. Jeffrey B. McClure
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