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No. 15-0569
TAMES

BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY v. RED DEER RESOURCES, LLC

Oral argument was held on January 12, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 28, 2017. It then denied rehearing on September 22, 2017 File Closed

Opinion

April 28, 2017

Green
Hecht
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:07-14-00032-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable James T. Campbell

Trial Court

Trial Court:31st District Court
County:Lipscomb
Trial Judge:Honorable John B. Board
Trial Docket:12-08-4372

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-09-25 Mandate issued  
2017-09-22 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2017-09-21 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-09-19 Reply to Amicus Curiae Brief (Respondent)  
2017-09-12 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-09-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-09-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-09-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-09-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-08-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-24 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-08-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-08-03 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2017-07-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-07-13 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
2017-07-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-07-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-07-03 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2017-06-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-06-05 Case forwarded to Court
2017-06-05 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-04-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-04-28 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 10, 2017 and April 28, 2017.  
2017-02-10 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-02 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-01-26 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2017-01-26 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2017-01-12 Oral argument  
2017-01-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between November 8, 2016 and January 11, 2017.  
2016-11-08 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-11-07 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-11-07 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-10-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-02 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-02 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-09-02 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-02 Petition for Review granted
2016-08-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 1, 2016 and August 11, 2016.  
2016-06-01 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-06-01 Response to Motion filed  
2016-06-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-05-31 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-05-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-05-03 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-05-02 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-04-11 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-03-25 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-03-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-03-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-14 Case Record Filed  
2016-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-29 Notice of Appearance  
2015-12-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-12-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-11-24 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-11-16 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-11-16 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-11-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-10-02 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-09-01 Case forwarded to Court
2015-08-31 Response Waiver filed  
2015-07-31 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
BP America Production Company
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Conrad D. Hester
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Mr. Robert C. Vartabedian
Mr. John Ben Blanchard
Mr. Michael A. Hatchell
Petitioner
Red Deer Resources, LLC
Ms. Courtney D'lynn Miller
Mr. Brian W. Farabough
Mr. John H. Lovell
Mr. Joe L. Lovell
Mr. John T. Smithee
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Price, Four
Mr. Four Price
Henry, Clayton M.
Mr. Clayton M. Henry
State Representative Ken King
Mr. Ken King
Canadian River Municipal Water Authority
Mr. Douglas G. Caroom
Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
Ms. Monique Milisci Norman
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Mr. Arthur G. Uhl III
Mr. Robert Park
Scharbauer, Chris
Mr. Arthur G. Uhl III
Mr. Robert Park
Ladd, Thomas
Ms. Gloria Leal
Peyton, Bailey
Mr. Bailey Peyton
McCown, James
Ms. Gloria Leal
Snell, III, George A.
Mr. George A. Snell III
Brady, Danna Kay Archer
Ms. Danna Kay Archer Brady
Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Mr. John B. McFarland
Saunders, III, HowardF. (Buddy)
Mr. Howard F. (Buddy) Saunders III
North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
Mr. F. Keith Good
Jaten Oil Company
Mr. Edward L. Morris
Pickens, T. Boone
Mr. T. Boone Pickens
McMordie, Charles
Mr. Marty L. Rowley
Texas Oil and Gas Association
Mr. Scott A. Brister
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