Supreme Court of Texas Blog: Legal Issues Before the Texas Supreme Court

No. 15-0819
TAMES

HORIZON HEALTH CORPORATION v. ACADIA HEALTHCARE COMPANY, INC.; PSYCHIATRIC RESOURCE PARTNERS, INC.; MICHAEL A. SAUL; TIMOTHY J. PALUS; PETER D. ULASEWICZ; BARBARA H. BAYMA; AND JOHN M. PIECHOCKI

A petition was filed on January 4, 2016. Oral argument was held on March 1, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 26, 2017.

Opinion

May 26, 2017

Green
Hecht
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Green delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Rev & Rend/Rev & Rem
COA Docket No.:02-13-00339-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable E. Lee Gabriel

Trial Court

Trial Court:16th District Court
County:Denton
Trial Judge:Honorable Sherry L. Shipman
Trial Docket:2011-10846-16

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2017-06-12 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-05-26 Opinion issued Issued
2017-05-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-05-26 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirm and reverse in part; remand to court of appeals
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 15, 2017 and May 26, 2017.  
2017-03-15 Post submission brief filed  
2017-03-01 Oral argument  
2017-03-01 Oral argument  
2017-02-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-01-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-01-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-01-20 Petition for Review granted
2017-01-20 Petition for Review granted
2017-01-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-13 Corrected Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-12-12 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-12-12 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-12-02 Call received  
2016-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-11-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-10-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-10-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-09-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-13 Case Record Filed  
2016-06-24 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-06-24 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-05-31 Reply to Response  
2016-05-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-05-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-04-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-04-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-04-07 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-03-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-02-09 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-09 Case forwarded to Court
2016-01-07 Letter Filed  
2016-01-05 Call received  
2016-01-04 Petition for Review #2  
2016-01-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-12-02 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-02 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-02 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-12-02 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-11-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-11-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2015-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Ulasewicz, Peter D.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Alia Susan Wynne
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Saul, Michael A.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Alia Susan Wynne
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Psychiatric Resource Partners, Inc.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Alia Susan Wynne
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Horizon Health Corporation
Ms. Natalie D. Thompson
Mr. Alan W. Hersh
Ms. Kendyl T. Hanks
Ms. Mary Olga Lovett
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Victor D. Vital
Petitioner
Piechocki, John M.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Alia Susan Wynne
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Alia Susan Wynne
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Bayma, Barbara H.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Alia Susan Wynne
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent
Palus, Timothy J.
Mr. R. William (Bill) Wood
Ms. Grace Ann Weatherly
Alia Susan Wynne
Mr. Jesse L. Cromwell
Mr. Stephen J. Roppolo
Mr. Richard D. Hayes
Mr. Jeffery T. Nobles
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Balcombe, Jeff D.
Darren Lee McCarty
...
...