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No. 16-0457
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THE STATE OF TEXAS v. BERNARD MORELLO

Oral argument was held on December 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 23, 2018. It then denied rehearing on June 22, 2018 File Closed

Opinion

February 23, 2018

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:03-15-00428-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:353rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Rhonda G. Hurley
Trial Docket:D-1-GV-06-000627

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-22 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2018-06-22 Mandate issued  
2018-05-14 Document filed (see remarks)  
2018-05-11 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-05-11 Case forwarded to Court
2018-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-03-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-03-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-02-23 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment reinstated
2018-02-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 7, 2017 and February 23, 2018.  
2017-12-07 Oral argument  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 27, 2017 and December 7, 2017.  
2017-09-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-01 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-01 Petition for Review granted
2017-09-01 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 8, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-06-08 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-05-24 Call received  
2017-05-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-04-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-02-24 Case Record Filed  
2017-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-02-03 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-01-10 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-01-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-11-18 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-11-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-11-18 Motion to substitute disposed   Filing granted
2016-11-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-11-17 Motion to Substitute filed  
2016-10-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-09-20 Case forwarded to Court
2016-09-13 Response Waiver filed  
2016-08-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-07-18 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-07-18 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
State of Texas
Mr. James E. Davis
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Linda B. Secord
Petitioner
Morello, Bernard
Ms. Jacqueline Lucci Smith
Taylor L. Shipman
Mr. James M. Juranek
Mr. Stephen A. Doggett
Mr. Keith Walton Lapeze
Ms. Mary W. Koks
Respondent
 
 
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