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No. 15-0968
TAMES

LONGVIEW ENERGY COMPANY v. THE HUFF ENERGY FUND LP, WRH ENERGY PARTNERS LLC, WILLIAM R. "BILL" HUFF, RICK D’ANGELO AND RILEY-HUFF ENERGY GROUP LLC

A petition was filed on February 10, 2016. Oral argument was held on February 9, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 9, 2017. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since July 26, 2017.

Opinion

June 9, 2017

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:04-12-00630-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion

Trial Court

Trial Court:365th District Court
County:Zavala
Trial Judge:Honorable Amado Jose Abascal
Trial Docket:11-09-12583-ZCVAJA

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-09-11 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2017-08-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-08-28 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2017-08-28 Supplement to Amicus Curiae  
2017-08-25 Supplement to Amicus Curiae  
2017-08-18 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-07-26 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-07-26 Case forwarded to Court
2017-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-09 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-06-09 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 22, 2017 and June 9, 2017.  
2017-02-22 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-21 Call received  
2017-02-16 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-02-09 Oral argument  
2017-02-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2017-01-20 Address Change  
2017-01-13 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2017-01-11 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-01-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-02 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2016-12-30 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2016-12-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-12-23 Motion to strike disposed   Denied
2016-12-23 Motion to Extend Length of Petition, Response or Reply disposed   Filing granted
2016-12-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-12-23 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2016-12-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-11-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-11-14 Motion to Extend Length of Petition, Response, and Reply filed  
2016-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-21 Response to Motion filed  
2016-09-21 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-21 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-09-21 Motion to Strike filed  
2016-09-16 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-09-15 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-15 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-15 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-08-30 Case Record Filed  
2016-08-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-08-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-27 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-31 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-05-27 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-05-05 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-04-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-04-15 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-04-14 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-04-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-04-01 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-03-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-03-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-03-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-03-18 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-03-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-03-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-02-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-02-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-02-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-02-16 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-16 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-02-11 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-11 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-11 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-11 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between December 17, 2015 and February 10, 2016.  
2015-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Longview Energy Company
Mr. Craig B. Florence
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Randy D. Gordon
Ms. Rachel Kingrey
Mr. Francisco Guerra IV
Mr. Mikal C. Watts
Mr. P. Brian Berryman
Mr. Claudio Heredia
Mr. Edward William Allred
Mr. Lucas C. Wohlford
Mr. William V. Dorsaneo III
Mr. Rolando M. Jasso
Petitioner
WRH Energy Partners, L.L.C.
Ms. JoAnn Storey
Mr. Alfredo Z. Padilla
Respondent
Huff, William R. "Bill"
Mr. Ricardo R. Reyna
Ms. Sharon E. Callaway
Respondent
Riley-Huff Energy Group, LLC
Mr. Jeffrey A. Webb
Mr. Matthew Carlton Wood
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Michael William O'Donnell
Mr. Dean V. Fleming
Ashley Dahlberg
Respondent
D'Angelo, Rick
Ms. Pamela Stanton Baron
Respondent
The Huff Energy Fund, L.P.
Ms. JoAnn Storey
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
National Association of Corporate Directors
Michael J. Blayney
Godfrey, Cullen M.
Cullen M. Godfrey
Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association
Mr. Gary Wayne McNeil
Mr. Rex H. White Jr.
EnerQuest Oil & Gas, Ltd.
Mr. David Alan Walton
Mr. Sawnie A. McEntire
Gilbreath, Robert B.
Mr. Robert B. Gilbreath
Steward, H. Leighton
 
Whitlock, Brad
Mr. Bradley Lee Whitlock
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