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No. 15-0882
TAMES

IN RE DEAN DAVENPORT, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on March 23, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 16, 2017. File Closed

Opinions

June 16, 2017

Willett
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Devine
Brown

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

Boyd
Lehrmann

Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:04-15-00231-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:225th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Peter Sakai
Trial Docket:2012-CI-03086

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-07-28 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
2017-06-26 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-06-16 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
2017-06-16 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 23, 2017 and June 16, 2017.  
2017-03-23 Oral argument  
2017-03-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-03-21 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Relator)  
2017-03-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-17 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2017-02-17 Mandamus Set to Argue
2017-02-17 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 15, 2016 and February 17, 2017.  
2016-09-15 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2016-08-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-08-01 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2016-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-27 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2016-05-27 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 17, 2016 and May 27, 2016.  
2016-03-17 Reply to Response (Relator)  
2016-02-26 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2016-01-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-01-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-11-24 Case forwarded to Court
2015-11-17 Case Record Filed  
2015-11-17 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Davenport, Dean
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Relator
5D Water Resources, LLC f/k/a Davenport Oper., LLC
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Relator
Dietzmann, Blake
Mr. Mark W. Kiehne
Ms. Nissa M. Dunn
Mr. Brian Lee Lewis
Mr. Ricardo G. Cedillo
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. L. J. Strieber
Real Party In Interest
Blue Gold Development, LLC
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Relator
Blue Gold Resources Management, LLC
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Relator
Hall, Tom
Mr. Mark W. Kiehne
Mr. Brian Lee Lewis
Ms. Nissa M. Dunn
Mr. Ricardo G. Cedillo
Mr. L. J. Strieber
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Real Party In Interest
5D Drilling and Pump Service, Inc. f/k/a Davenport Drilling & Pump Service, Inc.
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Relator
Blue Gold Properties, LLC
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Relator
Water Exploration Co., Ltd.
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Relator
Dillon Water Resources, Ltd.
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Relator
Water Investment Leasing Company, LLC
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Relator
WAD, Inc.
Ms. Leslie S. Hyman
Mr. Elliott S. Cappuccio
Mr. Alexander Lyle Kaplan
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Harry Paul Susman
Mr. Brett David Kutnick
Mr. Joseph B. Morris
Ms. Kristen Schlemmer
Relator
Thomas C. Hall, P.C.
Mr. Mark W. Kiehne
Ms. Nissa M. Dunn
Mr. Ricardo G. Cedillo
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Brian Lee Lewis
Mr. L. J. Strieber
Real Party In Interest
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