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No. 15-0993
TAMES

THE HONORABLE MARK HENRY, COUNTY JUDGE OF GALVESTON COUNTY v. THE HONORABLE LONNIE COX, JUDGE OF THE 56TH DISTRICT COURT OF GALVESTON COUNTY

Oral argument was held on March 9, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 19, 2017. File Closed

Opinion

May 19, 2017

Willett
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:01-15-00583-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Terry Jennings

Trial Court

Trial Court:56th District Court
County:Galveston
Trial Judge:Honorable Lonnie Cox
Trial Docket:15-CV-0583

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-06-30 Mandate issued  
2017-05-26 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
2017-05-25 Letter Filed  
2017-05-25 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-05-19 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-05-19 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2017-05-19 Stay Order lifted  
2017-05-19 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 16, 2017 and May 19, 2017.  
2017-03-16 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-03-14 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-03-09 Oral argument  
2017-02-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-20 Petition for Review granted
2017-01-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-01-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-01-19 Notice received  
2016-12-20 Reply to Response to Motion  
2016-12-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-12-20 Motion to Stay Disposed   Denied
2016-12-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-12-19 Response to Motion filed  
2016-12-19 Motion to Stay Filed  
2016-12-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-12-19 Response to Motion filed  
2016-11-04 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-10-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-10-25 Response to Motion filed  
2016-10-25 Call received  
2016-10-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-10-11 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-10-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-10-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-09-07 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-08-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-18 Response to Motion filed  
2016-08-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-21 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-07-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-07-13 Response to Motion filed  
2016-07-11 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-07-06 Case Record Filed  
2016-07-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-06-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-06-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-05-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-05-18 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-05-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-05-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-05-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-05-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-05-02 Response to Motion filed  
2016-05-02 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-04-29 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-04-29 Call received  
2016-04-29 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-04-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-04-18 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-04-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-03-18 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-03-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-02-16 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-09 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-01-18 Reply to Response to Motion  
2016-01-15 Response to Motion filed  
2016-01-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-12 Reply to m/e/t to file petition for review filed  
2016-01-11 Motion to lift stay filed  
2016-01-11 Amendment to Motion filed  
2016-01-11 Response to Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review  
2016-01-07 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-01-07 Call received  
2016-01-06 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2016-01-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-01-06 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
2016-01-06 Stay Order issued
2016-01-05 Motion to Expedite Filed  
2016-01-05 Call received  
2015-12-23 Motion to Stay Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Henry, Honorable Mark
Mr. Nicholas D. Stepp
Mr. Joseph M. Nixon
Mr. Edward L. Friedman
Mr. N. Terry Adams Jr.
Petitioner
Cox, Honorable Lonnie
Mr. Mark W. Stevens
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Jensen, Nathan
Mr. Nathan Jensen
North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association
Mr. Stan Reid
South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association
Mr. Stan Reid
West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association
Mr. Stan Reid
County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
Mr. Stan Reid
Texas Association of Counties
Mr. Stan Reid
Collin County, Texas
Mr. J. Gregory Hudson
County of El Paso
Kevin P. McCary
Mr. Manuel Romero Jr.
Ms. Jo Anne Bernal
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Mr. John B. Dahill
Brazoria County, Texas
Ms. Jerilynn Yenne
Texas Conference of Urban Counties
Mr. John B. Dahill
Harris County
Mr. Bruce S. Powers
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