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No. 15-0240
TAMES

EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, WHM CUSTOM SERVICES, INC., AND DISA, INC. v. GILBERTO RINCONES

Oral argument was held on February 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 26, 2017. File Closed

Opinion

May 26, 2017

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Boyd
Devine

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:13-11-00075-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

Trial Court

Trial Court:445th District Court
County:Cameron
Trial Judge:Honorable J. Rolando Olvera
Trial Docket:2009-04-2478-I

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-07-07 Mandate issued  
2017-05-26 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment reverses in part, vacates in part, and reinstates judgment
2017-05-26 Opinion issued Issued
2017-05-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 7, 2017 and May 26, 2017.  
2017-02-07 Oral argument  
2017-02-07 Oral argument  
2017-02-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-12-22 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-12-05 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-05 Motion to re-set submission disposed   Filing granted
2016-12-05 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-02 Amendment to Motion filed  
2016-12-01 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2016-11-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-11-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-11-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-11-04 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2016-10-19 Letter Filed  
2016-10-14 Miscellaneous Motion  
2016-09-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-09-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-08-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-07-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-07-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-07-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-07-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-07-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-03-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-03-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-03-10 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-21 Case Record Filed  
2016-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-11 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-01-08 Letter Filed  
2016-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-08 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-12-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-11-23 Reply to Response  
2015-11-17 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-11-13 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-11-13 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-10-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-10-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-10-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-08-25 Amendment to Motion filed  
2015-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-07-24 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-06-23 Case forwarded to Court
2015-06-23 Case forwarded to Court
2015-05-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-05-28 Notice of Appearance  
2015-05-19 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2015-04-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-03-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2015-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
WHM Custom Services, Inc.
Mr. Clinton Twaddell III
Mr. Keith B. Sieczkowski
Ms. Audrey Mullert Vicknair
Petitioner
Rincones, Gilberto
Mr. Ricardo R. Godinez
Mr. Gilberto Hinojosa
Respondent
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ms. Audrey Mullert Vicknair
Mr. Keith B. Sieczkowski
Ms. Nina Cortell
Ms. Polly B. Fohn
Allen Ryan Paulsen
Petitioner
DISA, Inc.
Ms. Sheri L. Caldwell
Ms. Holly H. Williamson
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Houston Area Safety Council
Mr. David W. Waddell
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