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No. 15-0232
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LEVINSON ALCOSER ASSOCIATES, L.P. AND LEVINSON ASSOCIATES, INC. v. EL PISTOLÓN II, LTD.

Oral argument was held on November 7, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 24, 2017. It then denied rehearing on April 21, 2017 File Closed

Opinions

February 24, 2017

Devine
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd

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

Brown

Justice Brown delivered a concurring opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:13-13-00723-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

Trial Court

Trial Court:370th District Court
County:Hidalgo
Trial Judge:Honorable Noe Gonzalez
Trial Docket:C-3460-10-G

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-04-21 Mandate issued  
2017-04-21 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2017-03-09 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-03-09 Case forwarded to Court
2017-02-24 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2017-02-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2017-02-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 17, 2016 and February 24, 2017.  
2016-11-17 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-11-07 Oral argument  
2016-11-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2016-10-21 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-10-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 19, 2016 and October 17, 2016.  
2016-08-19 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-08-19 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing granted
2016-08-12 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-06-17 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-17 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 29, 2016 and June 17, 2016.  
2016-03-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-03-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-01-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-15 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-21 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2015-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-09 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-26 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-10-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-09-29 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-09-09 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-07-10 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-06-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-06-09 Case forwarded to Court
2015-05-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-04-14 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-04-14 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-24 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2015-03-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
El Pistolon II, LTD.
Mr. Charles Randall 'Chad' Flores
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Micajah Daniel Boatright
Mr. Gilberto Hinojosa
Mr. Noah Michael Wexler
Mr. Cory D. Itkin
Mr. Russell S. Post
Mr. Parth S. Gejji
Respondent
Levinson Associates, Inc.
Mr. Boris A. Hidalgo
Mr. Edmundo O. Ramirez
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Petitioner
Levinson Alcoser Associates, L.P.
Mr. Edmundo O. Ramirez
Mr. Boris A. Hidalgo
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Ms. Diana L. Faust
Texas Society of Architects
Ms. Amy M. Emerson
Will W. Allensworth
Mr. Matthew C. Ryan
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