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No. 16-0323
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JOHN A. LANCE, DEBRA L. LANCE, F.D. FRANKS, AND HELEN FRANKS v. JUDITH AND TERRY ROBINSON, GARY AND BRENDA FEST, VIRGINIA GRAY, BUTCH TOWNSEND AND BEXAR-MEDINA-ATASCOSA COUNTIES WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1

Oral argument was held on November 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 23, 2018. File Closed

Opinion

March 23, 2018

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-14-00758-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Jason Kenneth Pulliam

Trial Court

Trial Court:198th District Court
County:Bandera
Trial Judge:Honorable Melvin Rex Emerson
Trial Docket:CV-12-0100209

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-05-04 Mandate issued  
2018-03-23 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
2018-03-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 14, 2017 and March 23, 2018.  
2017-11-14 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-11-07 Oral argument  
2017-11-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-11-03 Letter Filed  
2017-10-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-15 Supplemental Letter Brief (Respondent)  
2017-08-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-23 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-23 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between April 25, 2017 and June 23, 2017.  
2017-04-25 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-04-20 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2017-04-17 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-03-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-03-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-02-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-02-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-02-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-02-06 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2017-01-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-01-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-01-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-12-15 Case Record Filed  
2016-12-07 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2016-12-05 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-12-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-11-16 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2016-11-07 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-10-14 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-10-14 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-10-03 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-10-03 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-12 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-07-12 Case forwarded to Court
2016-06-20 Letter Filed  
2016-06-20 Reply to Amicus Curiae Brief  
2016-06-20 Letter Filed  
2016-06-16 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-06-15 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-06-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2016-06-06 Response Waiver filed  
2016-06-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-05-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lance, JohnA.
Mr. Dan V. Pozza
Mr. John D. Payne
Ms. Cynthia Cox Payne
Petitioner
Robinson, Terry
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent
Lance, Debra L.
Mr. Dan V. Pozza
Mr. John D. Payne
Ms. Cynthia Cox Payne
Petitioner
Townsend, Butch
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent
Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
Mr. Edward T. Hecker
Respondent
Fest, Brenda
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent
Fest, Gary
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent
Robinson, Judith
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent
Franks, Helen
Mr. Dan V. Pozza
Mr. John D. Payne
Ms. Cynthia Cox Payne
Petitioner
Franks, F.D.
Mr. Dan V. Pozza
Mr. John D. Payne
Ms. Cynthia Cox Payne
Petitioner
Gray, Virginia
Mr. Ross S. Elliott
Ms. Kelly P. Rogers
Mr. Stephan B. Rogers
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Patton, Timothy
Mr. Timothy Patton
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