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No. 16-0549
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DR. BEHZAD NAZARI, D.D.S., ET AL. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS; XEROX CORPORATION; AND XEROX STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC, F/K/A ACS STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC

A petition was filed on August 29, 2016. Oral argument was held on February 6, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 22, 2018. It then denied rehearing on December 14, 2018

Opinions

June 22, 2018

Brown
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Devine

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

Lehrmann
Johnson

Justice Lehrmann delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Johnson joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Dismiss/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-15-00252-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-005380

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-12-14 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2018-11-15 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2018-10-30 Letter Filed  
2018-10-25 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2018-09-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-09-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-09-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-09-06 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-09-06 Case forwarded to Court
2018-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-07-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-22 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-06-22 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
2018-06-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 16, 2018 and June 22, 2018.  
2018-02-16 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-02-12 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2018-02-06 Submission Schedule
2018-02-06 Oral argument  
2018-02-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-02-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-01-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-01-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-01-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 22, 2017 and January 3, 2018.  
2017-09-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-09-22 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2017-09-22 Petition for Review granted
2017-08-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-07-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-06-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-06-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-04-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-06 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  
2017-01-17 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2016-12-22 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2016-12-22 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2016-12-19 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2016-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2016-11-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-10-04 Case forwarded to Court
2016-09-01 Response Waiver filed  
2016-08-29 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-08-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-07-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Smith, Michelle
Mr. J. A. (Tony) Canales
Petitioner
Antoine Dental Center
 
Petitioner
Dr. Richard F. Herrscher
Mr. Robert M. Anderton
Petitioner
Series LLC d/b/a Harlingen Family Dentistry Group
 
Petitioner
National Orthodontix, Mgmt., PLLC
Mr. J. Woodfin Jones
Mr. J. A. (Tony) Canales
Mr. Jason D. Ray
Petitioner
M & M Orthodontics PA
Mr. J. A. (Tony) Canales
Petitioner
Dr. Wael Kanaan
Mr. William Graham
Philip H. Hilder
Other Interested Party
Harlingen Family Dentistry, P.C. a/k/a Practical Business Solutions
 
Petitioner
Dr. John Vondrak
Mr. Jason D. Ray
Mr. J. Woodfin Jones
Mr. J. A. (Tony) Canales
Petitioner
RGV Smiles by Rocky Salinas, D.D.S. PA
Mr. J. Woodfin Jones
Mr. Jason D. Ray
Mr. Richard Bruce Pecore
Petitioner
Richard F. Herrscher, D.D.S., M.S.D., P.C.
Mr. Robert M. Anderton
Petitioner
Dr. Diana Malone
Mr. J. A. (Tony) Canales
Mr. J. Woodfin Jones
Mr. Jason D. Ray
Petitioner
Juan D. Villarreal D.D.S.
 
Petitioner
Dr. Scott Malone
 
Petitioner
Dr. Vivian Teegardin
Mr. Oscar Xavier Garcia
Other Interested Party
ACS State Healthcare, LLC
Mr. William C. Webb
Mr. Christopher R. Cowan
Mr. Robert C. Walters
Mr. Eric J.R. Nichols
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Respondent
The State of Texas
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. J. Campbell Barker
Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
Mr. Raymond C. Winter
Respondent
Nazari, D.D.S., Behzad
Mr. E. Hart Green
Mr. Mitchell A. Toups
Mr. J. Woodfin Jones
Mr. Jason D. Ray
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Xerox State Healthcare LLC
Mr. David M. Gunn
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Xerox Corporation
Mr. David M. Gunn
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Mr. William R. Peterson
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