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No. 16-0434
TAMES

DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES LIMITED AND DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES COMPANY v. WILLIE DAVID WILLIAMS

Oral argument was held on December 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 2, 2018. File Closed

Opinion

March 2, 2018

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Guzman 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.:01-13-01068-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sherry Radack

Trial Court

Trial Court:164th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Alexandra Ilana Smoots-Hogan
Trial Docket:2011-31922

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-04-12 Mandate issued  
2018-03-02 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-03-02 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2018-02-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 7, 2017 and February 7, 2018.  
2017-12-07 Oral argument  
2017-12-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-12-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-11-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and November 7, 2017.  
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 6, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-06-06 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-05-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-04-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-19 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-04-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-04-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-02-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-01-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-01-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-01-10 Case Record Filed  
2016-12-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-12-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-11-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-10-27 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-10-27 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-10-18 Case forwarded to Court
2016-10-12 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-10-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2016-10-03 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2016-10-03 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2016-10-03 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2016-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-08-12 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-07-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-06-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Williams, Willie David
Mr. Michael Patrick Doyle
Mr. Walter Z. Steinman
Mr. Jeffrey L. Oldham
Respondent
Diamond Offshore Services Limited
Mr. Kyle A. Lawrence
Mr. David M. Gunn
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Petitioner
Diamond Offshore Services Company
Mr. Kyle A. Lawrence
Mr. David M. Gunn
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Mr. Roger W. Hughes
 
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