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No. 16-0353
TAMES

BENEDICT G. WENSKE AND ELIZABETH WENSKE v. STEVE EALY AND DEBORAH EALY

Oral argument was held on March 22, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 23, 2017. File Closed

Opinions

June 23, 2017

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Boyd
Willett
Lehrmann
Devine

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Willett, Justice Lehrmann, and Justice Devine joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-15-00012-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rogelio Valdez

Trial Court

Trial Court:25th District Court
County:Lavaca
Trial Judge:Honorable William D. Old
Trial Docket:13-10-22530CV

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-08-03 Mandate issued  
2017-06-23 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2017-06-23 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2017-06-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 22, 2017 and June 23, 2017.  
2017-03-22 Oral argument  
2017-03-21 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2017-02-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-02-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-01-20 Petition for Review granted
2017-01-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 29, 2016 and January 20, 2017.  
2016-11-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-11-14 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-10-24 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-10-03 Case Record Filed  
2016-09-26 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-09-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-08-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-07-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-07-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-07-08 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-06-07 Case forwarded to Court
2016-06-01 Response Waiver filed  
2016-06-01 Call received  
2016-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-05-16 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-05-16 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-05-13 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-05-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Penn Virginia Oil & Gas, L.P.
Mr. Thomas F. Lillard
Other Interested Party
Wenske, Elizabeth
Ms. Shannon Taylor Moore
Mr. Adam T. Uszynski
Petitioner
Ealy, Steve
Mr. Robert M. Maiden
Mr. Robert C. McKay
Respondent
Wenske, Benedict G.
Mr. Adam T. Uszynski
Ms. Shannon Taylor Moore
Petitioner
Ealy, Deborah
Mr. Robert M. Maiden
Mr. Robert C. McKay
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Fischer, Rollin L.
Mr. Rollin L. Fischer
Burford, William B.
William B. Burford
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