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No. 16-0626
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WILLACY COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. SEBASTIAN COTTON & GRAIN, LTD.

A petition was filed on September 28, 2016. Oral argument was held on January 10, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 27, 2018. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since June 13, 2018.

Opinion

April 27, 2018

Green
Hecht
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Green delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Rev & Ren/Pt and Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:13-14-00574-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Nelda V. Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:197th District Court
County:Willacy
Trial Judge:Honorable Migdalia Lopez
Trial Docket:2012 CV-0126-A

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-20 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2018-06-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-13 Case forwarded to Court
2018-06-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-04-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-04-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 19, 2018 and April 27, 2018.  
2018-01-19 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-01-10 Submission Schedule
2018-01-10 Oral argument  
2017-12-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-12-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 1, 2017 and December 14, 2017.  
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 5, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-06-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-05-30 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2017-05-19 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-04-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-30 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-03-29 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-28 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-03-28 Call received  
2017-03-28 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-03-24 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-03-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-03-24 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-03-03 Case Record Filed  
2017-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-01-09 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-12-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-11-08 Case forwarded to Court
2016-10-04 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-10-04 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-09-30 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-09-28 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-09-28 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-09-28 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-09-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-08-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-08-22 Electronic communication sent to Party  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Sebastian Cotton & Grain, Ltd.
Mr. Thomas M. Michel
Ms. Lorri Michel
Respondent
Willacy County Appraisal District
Ms. Judith A. Hargrove
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Harris County Appraisal District
Mr. Eric C. Farrar
Mr. G. Todd Stewart
The Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mr. Robert Earl Henneke
 
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