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No. 16-0836
TAMES

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, BELLA PATEL, M.D., F.C.C.P., RICHARD W. SMALLING, M.D., PH.D., RUCKSHANDA MAJID, M.D., AND FRANCISCO FUENTES, M.D. v. TOMAS G. RIOS, M.D.

A petition was filed on October 17, 2016. Oral argument was held on October 12, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 15, 2017. A motion for rehearing was filed on February 2, 2018.

Opinion

December 15, 2017

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht 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.:01-15-01071-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Laura C. Higley

Trial Court

Trial Court:165th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Debra Ibarra Mayfield
Trial Docket:2015-23764

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-02-02 Case forwarded to Court
2018-02-02 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-01-05 Call received  
2017-12-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-12-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-12-15 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-12-15 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed in part, rendered in part, and remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 12, 2017 and December 15, 2017.  
2017-10-12 Oral argument  
2017-09-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2017 and September 6, 2017.  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-23 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-23 Petition for Review granted
2017-05-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-05-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-04-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-03-15 Case Record Filed  
2017-03-13 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-03-10 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-02-21 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-02-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-01-06 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-11-22 Case forwarded to Court
2016-10-17 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Majid, Ruckshanda
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Frank A. King
Mr. Douglas D. Geyser
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Petitioner
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Douglas D. Geyser
Mr. Frank A. King
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Petitioner
Smalling, Richard W.
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Douglas D. Geyser
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Frank A. King
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Petitioner
Fuentes, Francisco
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Frank A. King
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Douglas D. Geyser
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Petitioner
Rios, Tomas G.
Mr. Jeremy D. Saenz
Respondent
Patel, Bella
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Frank A. King
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Douglas D. Geyser
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Petitioner
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