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No. 15-0403
TAMES

VIRGINIA O. KINSEL, AS ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR J. FRANK KINSEL, J. FRANK KINSEL, JR., CAROLE K. EDWARDS, AND CATHERINE K. COLLINS v. JANE O. LINDSEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CO-TRUSTEE OF THE LESEY B. KINSEL TRUST, ROBERT N. OLIVER, KEITH BRANYON AND JACKSON WALKER, LLP

A petition was filed on August 19, 2015. Oral argument was held on February 16, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 26, 2017.

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:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Ren/Pt
COA Docket No.:07-13-00130-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Brian P. Quinn

Trial Court

Trial Court:153rd District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Ken Curry
Trial Docket:153-232668-08

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2017-07-06 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-06-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-05-26 Opinion issued Issued
2017-05-26 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
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 16, 2017 and May 26, 2017.  
2017-02-16 Oral argument  
2017-02-16 Oral argument  
2017-02-15 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2017-02-15 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2017-01-27 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-27 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-27 Motion to expand time for oral argument disposed   Filing granted in part
2017-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-23 Response to Motion filed  
2017-01-19 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-13 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-01-13 Motion to expand time for oral argument  
2016-12-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-12-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-12-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-12-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-12-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-11-07 Reply Brief  
2016-11-07 Reply Brief  
2016-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-23 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-09-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-08-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-26 Case Record Filed  
2016-07-15 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-07-15 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2016-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-07 Miscellaneous Motion  
2016-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-06 Notice received  
2016-07-01 Brief on the Merits  
2016-07-01 Brief on the Merits  
2016-06-13 Call received  
2016-05-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-05-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-04-12 Case Record Filed  
2016-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-04-04 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-04-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-03-15 Letter Filed  
2016-03-04 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2016-02-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-02-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-01-11 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-01-08 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-12-31 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-12-31 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-12-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-12-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-10-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-10-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-09-15 Case forwarded to Court
2015-09-15 Case forwarded to Court
2015-09-08 Response Waiver filed  
2015-09-03 Response Waiver filed  
2015-08-26 Response Waiver filed  
2015-08-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-08-19 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2015-07-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-07-29 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between June 3, 2015 and July 29, 2015.  
2015-06-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-06-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Edwards, Carole K.
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
J. Lyndell Kirkley
Sean R. Looney
Petitioner
Oliver, Robert N.
Ms. Shelly K.A. Messerli
Mr. William L. Kirkman
Ms. Susanna Johnson
Respondent
Branyon, M. Keith
Ms. Rachel A. Ekery
Mr. Joseph "Joe" R. Greenhill III
Mr. John H. Cayce Jr.
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Mr. Frank Pierce Greenhaw IV
Mr. Matthew David Stayton
Mr. Marshall M. Searcy Jr.
Respondent
Kinsel, Jr., J. Frank
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
Ms. Lindy D. Jones
Mr. Ty J. Jones
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Ms. Laura L. Worsham
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Petitioner
Lindsey, Jane O.
Ms. Shelly K.A. Messerli
Mr. William L. Kirkman
Ms. Susanna Johnson
Respondent
Kinsel, Virginia O.
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Ms. Lindy D. Jones
Ms. Laura L. Worsham
J. Lyndell Kirkley
Mr. Ty J. Jones
Sean R. Looney
Petitioner
Collins, Catherine K.
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
J. Lyndell Kirkley
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Sean R. Looney
Petitioner
Jackson Walker LLP
Mr. Joseph "Joe" R. Greenhill III
Mr. Matthew David Stayton
Mr. Frank Pierce Greenhaw IV
Mr. John H. Cayce Jr.
Mr. Marshall M. Searcy Jr.
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Respondent
Kinsel, Jr., Joe Bob
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
J. Lyndell Kirkley
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Amy L. Saberian
Sean R. Looney
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Rivera, Jo Ann
Mr. Raul Javier Guerra
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Schaefer, Matthew
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Schaefer, Junior, Ronald
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Kulik, Hilary
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Thompson, Gretchen
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Schaefer, John
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Schaefer, Jessica
Mr. Philip M. Ross
Archer, John V.
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
Archer, David B.
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
Archer, Sherri
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
Bugg, Carol Archer
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
Ball, Karen Archer
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
Archer, Richard T.
Ms. Laurie E. Ratliff
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