Supreme Court of Texas Blog: Legal Issues Before the Texas Supreme Court

No. 16-0120
TAMES

STEVEN PAINTER; TONYA WRIGHT, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF EARL A. WRIGHT, III, DECEASED; VIRGINIA WEAVER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF A.A.C., A MINOR; AND TABITHA R. ROSELLO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ALBERT CARILLO, DECEASED v. AMERIMEX DRILLING I, LTD.

A petition was filed on February 19, 2016. Oral argument was held on December 6, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 13, 2018.

Opinions

April 13, 2018

Lehrmann
Hecht
Johnson
Guzman
Boyd
Devine

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Johnson, Justice Guzman, Justice Boyd, and Justice Devine joined. PDF

Green
Brown

Justice Green delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Brown joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:8th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:08-14-00134-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Ann Crawford McClure

Trial Court

Trial Court:83rd District Court
County:Pecos
Trial Judge:Honorable Robert E. Cadena
Trial Docket:P-6666B-86-CV

Upcoming

Date Event  
2018-05-29 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-04-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-16 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2018-04-13 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2018-04-13 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2018-04-13 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 6, 2017 and April 13, 2018.  
2017-12-06 Oral argument  
2017-12-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2017-11-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 8, 2017 and November 22, 2017.  
2017-09-08 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing granted
2017-09-07 Call received  
2017-09-07 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2017-08-25 Letter Filed  
2017-08-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-07-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-07-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between March 10, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  
2017-03-10 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-10 Petition for Review granted
2017-02-06 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-12-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-12-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-12-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-11-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-11-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-11-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-10-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-10-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-09-15 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 22, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-06-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-06-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-05-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-04-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-04-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-03-08 Case forwarded to Court
2016-03-01 Response Waiver filed  
2016-02-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-02-23 Case Record Filed  
2016-02-19 Clerk's Record  
2016-02-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Painter, Steven
Mr. David W. Lauritzen
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Mr. Jon Robert Hanna
Petitioner
Amerimex Drilling I, Ltd.
Mr. S. Anthony Safi
Ms. Karen Crook Burgess
Respondent
Rosello, Tabitha R.
Mr. David W. Lauritzen
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Ms. Rachel M.C. Ambler
Petitioner
Weaver, Virginia
Mr. David W. Lauritzen
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Ms. Rachel M.C. Ambler
Petitioner
Wright, Tonya
Mr. David W. Lauritzen
Mr. Jon Robert Hanna
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Mr. Roger W. Hughes
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Jeffrey Blake Simon
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