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No. 15-0005
TAMES

ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC, ET AL. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on September 13, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 6, 2017. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 1 article about this case.

February 19, 2016

Four grants for future argument (likely in the fall); rehearing granted in the Houston takings case between home owners and a flood-control district [Feb. 19, 2016]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

Opinion

January 6, 2017

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-11-00072-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:98th District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Lora J. Livingston
Trial Docket:D-1-GV-10-000137

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-02-16 Mandate issued  
2017-01-06 Opinion issued Issued
2017-01-06 Opinion issued   tc aff in pt; rev in pt; rem to PUC
2017-01-06 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-01-06 Opinion issued Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 15, 2016 and January 6, 2017.  
2016-11-15 Post submission brief filed  
2016-11-04 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-10-18 Post submission brief filed  
2016-09-28 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-09-23 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-09-13 Oral argument  
2016-09-13 Oral argument  
2016-09-13 Oral argument  
2016-09-12 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2016-09-12 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2016-09-12 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2016-08-19 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2016-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-11 Miscellaneous Motion  
2016-08-11 Call received  
2016-08-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-09 Notice of change of counsel  
2016-07-22 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between February 26, 2016 and July 8, 2016.  
2016-02-26 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-02-03 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-01-26 Corrected Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-01-25 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-01-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-01-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-01-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-01-14 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-01-14 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-01-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-01-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-23 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-09 Case Record Filed  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-09-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-09-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-04 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-08-14 Fully hyperlinked brief filed  
2015-08-06 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2015-08-05 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2015-07-30 Reply to Response  
2015-07-30 Reply to Response  
2015-07-30 Reply to Response  
2015-07-29 Miscellaneous Motion  
2015-07-29 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2015-07-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-07-06 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-07-06 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-06-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-25 Response to Petition  
2015-06-02 Notice of Appearance  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-04-24 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-03-24 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-24 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-24 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-19 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-16 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-11 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-06 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-02 Notice received  
2015-02-26 Response Waiver filed  
2015-02-26 Response Waiver filed  
2015-02-25 Response Waiver filed  
2015-02-24 Response Waiver filed  
2015-02-24 Response Waiver filed  
2015-02-19 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
2015-02-19 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2015-02-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-01-08 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2015-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2015-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-01-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-01-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
State of Texas’ Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. James Edward Davis
Mr. Brantley D. Starr
Todd Lawrence Disher
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Bryan L. Baker
Ms. Susan M. Kelley
Katherine Ann Harris Farrell
Mr. Charles Roy
Mr. David A. Talbot Jr.
Mr. David C. Mattax
Respondent
TEX-LA Electric Cooperative of Texas, Inc.
Ms. Elizabeth R. B. Sterling
Mr. John Thomas Wright
Mr. Mark C. Davis
Respondent
Office of Public Utility Counsel
Christiaan Siano
Tonya Rae Baer
Respondent
Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Mr. Campbell McGinnis
Shawn P. St. Clair
Respondent
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Ms. Kellie Elizabeth Billings-Ray
Ms. Elizabeth R. B. Sterling
Respondent
Texas Industrial Energy Consumers
Mr. Phillip Glynn Oldham
Mr. Benjamin Blake 'Ben' Hallmark
Tammy Austiff Cooper
Mr. Lino Mendiola
Ms. Debora B. Alsup
Joseph Younger
Respondent
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Mr. Stephen Gilstrap
Mr. Jonah D. Jackson
Mr. Matthew C. Henry
Mr. Howard V. Fisher
Mr. Thomas S. Leatherbury
Mr. Travis R. Wimberly
Mr. Matthew B. Ploeger
Petitioner
Alliance of TXU/Oncor Customers
Mr. Alfred R. Herrera
Mr. James G. Boyle
Mr. Jason Marcelo Wakefield
Respondent
Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mr. Jason M. Ryan
Respondent
Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor
Mr. Thomas Lane Brocato
Christopher Lee Brewster
Ms. Georgia N. Crump
Melissa A. Gage
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Prairie View A&M Nursing School
Mr. Steven Baron
Texas Engineering Extension Service at Galveston
Mr. Steven Baron
The University of Houston System
Mr. Steven Baron
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Mr. Steven Baron
Texas A&M Health Science Center - Institute of Biosciences &Technology
Mr. Steven Baron
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Mr. Steven Baron
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Mr. Steven Baron
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mr. Steven Baron

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