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No. 16-0542
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FORT WORTH TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, MCDONALD TRANSIT ASSOCIATES, INC., MCDONALD TRANSIT, INC., AND LESHAWN VAUGHN v. MICHELE RODRIGUEZ AND NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

Oral argument was held on November 8, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 27, 2018. It then denied rehearing on June 22, 2018 File Closed

Opinions

June 22, 2018

Johnson
Lehrmann
Boyd

The dissenting opinion issued April 27, 2018 is corrected. PDF

April 27, 2018

Green
Hecht
Guzman
Devine
Brown

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

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

April 27, 2018

Johnson
Lehrmann
Boyd

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Boyd joined. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Rev & Ren/Pt and Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:02-14-00340-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable LeeAnn Dauphinot

Trial Court

Trial Court:67th District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Donald J. Cosby
Trial Docket:067-258065-12

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-22 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2018-06-22 Mandate issued  
2018-06-22 Corrected opinion  
2018-05-14 Response Waiver filed  
2018-05-11 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-05-11 Case forwarded to Court
2018-04-27 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2018-04-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
2018-04-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 8, 2017 and April 27, 2018.  
2017-11-08 Oral argument  
2017-11-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2017-10-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-10-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-10-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2017 and October 5, 2017.  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-16 Motion to Amend disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-16 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-16 Petition for Review granted
2017-05-02 Motion to Amend Filed  
2017-03-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-03-13 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-03-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-01-25 Case Record Filed  
2017-01-23 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-01-20 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between November 21, 2016 and January 20, 2017.  
2016-11-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-11-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-10-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-09-20 Case forwarded to Court
2016-09-15 Response Waiver filed  
2016-09-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-09-06 Response Waiver filed  
2016-09-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-07-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-07-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
Mr. Mark G. Creighton
Mr. Timothy G. Chovanec
Petitioner
Vaughn, Leshawn
Mr. Mark G. Creighton
Mr. Timothy G. Chovanec
Petitioner
McDonald Transit, Inc.
Mr. Mark G. Creighton
Mr. Timothy G. Chovanec
Petitioner
Rodriguez, Michele
Mr. J. Mark Sudderth
Respondent
New Hampshire Insurance Company
Mr. John V. Fundis
Respondent
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Mr. Mark G. Creighton
Mr. Timothy G. Chovanec
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
John Scott Carlson
Janith Lewis-Bryant
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