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No. 15-0056
TAMES

WADE BRADY v. LEAANNE KLENTZMAN AND CARTER PUBLICATIONS, INC. D/B/A THE WEST FORT BEND STAR, INC.

Oral argument was held on September 13, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 27, 2017. It then denied rehearing on June 2, 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:

Opinions

January 27, 2017

Devine
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd

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

Hecht
Green
Willett
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green, Justice Willett, and Justice Brown joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:01-11-00765-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Evelyn Keyes

Trial Court

Trial Court:240th District Court
County:Fort Bend
Trial Judge:Honorable Thomas R. Culver
Trial Docket:03-CV-129531

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-06-02 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2017-06-02 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between March 15, 2017 and June 2, 2017.  
2017-03-15 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-03-15 Case forwarded to Court
2017-03-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-01-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-01-27 Opinion issued Issued
2017-01-27 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2017-01-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 13, 2016 and January 27, 2017.  
2016-09-13 Oral argument  
2016-09-13 Oral argument  
2016-08-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-08-16 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
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 19, 2016 and July 8, 2016.  
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-02-19 Call received  
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review granted
2016-02-19 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 9, 2015 and February 19, 2016.  
2015-12-09 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-12-09 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-11-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits  
2015-11-04 Brief on the Merits  
2015-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-09-24 Case Record Filed  
2015-09-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-04 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 2, 2015 and September 4, 2015.  
2015-07-02 Reply to Response  
2015-06-17 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-06-17 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-04-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-04-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-04-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-03-17 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-17 Case forwarded to Court
2015-03-13 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-12 Response Waiver filed  
2015-03-04 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2015-03-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Klentzman, LeaAnne
Mr. Luke J. Gilman
Mr. John Kiley Edwards
Ms. Amanda L. Bush
Respondent
Carter Publications, Inc.
Mr. Luke J. Gilman
Mr. John Kiley Edwards
Ms. Amanda L. Bush
Respondent
Brady, Wade
Ms. Jane Langdell Robinson
Mr. John Zavitsanos
Mr. Todd William Mensing
Ms. Megan L. Bibb
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Media Law Resource Center
Mr. Roderick P. Hatch
Mr. Stephen R. Clarke
Mr. Thomas J. Forestier
Texas Press Association
Mr. Roderick P. Hatch
Mr. Stephen R. Clarke
Mr. Thomas J. Forestier
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Mr. Stephen R. Clarke
Mr. Roderick P. Hatch
Mr. Thomas J. Forestier

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