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No. 15-0935
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XOG OPERATING, LLC AND GERONIMO HOLDING CORPORATION v. CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C.

Oral argument was held on January 9, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 13, 2018. It then denied rehearing on September 28, 2018 File Closed

Opinion

April 13, 2018

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht 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.:07-13-00439-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patrick A. Pirtle

Trial Court

Trial Court:31st District Court
County:Wheeler
Trial Judge:Honorable Steven Ray Emmert
Trial Docket:12,375

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-09-28 Mandate issued  
2018-09-28 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between May 30, 2018 and September 28, 2018.  
2018-05-30 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-05-30 Case forwarded to Court
2018-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-13 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-04-13 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-03-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2018-02-12 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-01-31 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-09 Submission Schedule
2018-01-09 Oral argument  
2018-01-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-08 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-01-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-13 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2017-11-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-10-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-10-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-10-27 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
2017-10-27 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-15 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-09-01 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2017-09-01 Petition Reinstated
2017-08-09 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2017-07-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-07-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-05-23 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-31 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between February 6, 2017 and March 31, 2017.  
2017-02-06 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-11-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-14 Case Record Filed  
2016-09-06 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-09-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 16, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-06-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-06-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
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  
2016-04-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-02-23 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-18 Response Waiver filed  
2016-01-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-12-08 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
Geronimo Holding Corporation
Mr. Michael T. Morgan
Ms. Vanessa G. Buzzard
Ms. Alicia Ringuet French
Mr. John R. Hays Jr.
Petitioner
Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.
Mr. Jacob M. Davidson
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Mr. Dusty Joe Stockard
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Respondent
Chesapeake Exploration Limited Partnership
Mr. Dusty Joe Stockard
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Mr. Jacob M. Davidson
Respondent
XOG Operation, LLC
Mr. Michael T. Morgan
Mr. J. Bruce Bennett
Ms. Alicia Ringuet French
Ms. Vanessa G. Buzzard
Mr. John R. Hays Jr.
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Oil and Gas Association
Mr. Cory Pomeroy
Pennington Resources, LLC
Mr. Brandon Durrett
Ms. Melanie L. Fry
Redwood Exploration Company, LLC
Mr. Brandon Durrett
Ms. Melanie L. Fry
Tyner Energy, LP
Mr. Brandon Durrett
Ms. Melanie L. Fry
Browning Oil Company, Inc.
Ms. Pamela Stanton Baron
Mr. Michael E. McElroy
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