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AMERICAN K-9 DETECTION SERVICES, LLC AND HILL COUNTRY DOG CENTER, LLC v. LATASHA FREEMAN

A petition was filed on February 8, 2016. Oral argument was held on December 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 29, 2018. A motion for rehearing was filed on August 15, 2018.

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

June 29, 2018

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Lehrmann
Boyd
Brown
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Green, Justice Johnson, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Boyd, Justice Brown, and Justice Blacklock joined. PDF

Devine
Guzman

Justice Devine delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Guzman joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

Guzman

Justice Guzman delivered a dissenting opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:13-14-00726-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Dori Contreras

Trial Court

Trial Court:198th District Court
County:Bandera
Trial Judge:Honorable Melvin Rex Emerson
Trial Docket:CV-13-246

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-08-15 Case forwarded to Court
2018-08-15 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-08-08 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-06-29 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2018-06-29 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2018-06-29 Opinion issued Issued
2018-06-29 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 26, 2018 and June 29, 2018.  
2018-02-26 Post submission brief filed  
2018-02-05 Post submission brief filed  
2018-01-22 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-12-07 Oral argument  
2017-12-07 Oral argument  
2017-12-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-11-30 Letter Filed  
2017-11-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-11-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-08 Notice of Appearance  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and November 8, 2017.  
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 9, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-03-09 Reply Brief  
2017-02-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-02-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-01-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-01-06 Reply Brief  
2016-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-12-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-02 Brief on the Merits  
2016-11-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-11-02 Brief on the Merits  
2016-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-23 Case Record Filed  
2016-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-12 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-09-06 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-09-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-08-08 Surreply filed  
2016-08-05 Reply to Response  
2016-08-05 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2016-08-03 Reply to Response  
2016-07-14 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-07-14 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-07-13 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-07-13 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-06-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-04-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-04-26 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2016-04-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-02-23 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-23 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-17 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-11 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2016-02-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-01-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-01-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-04 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-01-04 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2015-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Hill Country Dog Center, L.L.C.
Mr. Wayne Calloway Huffaker Jr.
Ms. Deborah Smith McClure
Mr. Albert D. Pattillo
Petitioner
American K-9 Detection Services, L.L.C.
Ms. Rachel A. Ekery
Mr. James M. Parker Jr.
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Ms. Amy Warr
Petitioner
Freeman, LaTasha
Mr. Javier Herrera
Mr. David M. Gunn
Mr. Charles 'Chad' R. Flores
Ms. Shannon K. Dunn
Ms. Beth E. Watkins
Ms. Mary Alice McLarty
Mr. Amos Louis Barton
Mr. Bryan D. Pope
Mr. Frank Herrera Jr.
Respondent
 
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