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No. 16-0851
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IN RE NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER OPERATING CO., LTD.

A mandamus petition was filed on October 20, 2016. Oral argument was held on November 9, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 27, 2018.

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April 27, 2018

Texas Supreme Court decision could help uninsured patients negotiate excessive hospital bills

from Texas Tribune

The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

April 27, 2018

Lehrmann
Johnson
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Boyd, Justice Devine, Justice Brown, and Justice Blacklock joined. PDF

Hecht
Green
Guzman

Chief Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green and Justice Guzman joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:14-16-00671-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:234th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Wesley R. Ward
Trial Docket:2016-17517

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-07-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-07-13 Supplemental Letter Brief (Amicus Curiae)  
2018-06-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-13 Case forwarded to Court
2018-06-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-06-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-06-06 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-06 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-05 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-06-05 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2018-05-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-27 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2018-04-27 Opinion issued   Case denied with opinion
2018-03-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2018-03-14 Letter Filed  
2018-03-07 Additional citations received. (Relator)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 14, 2017 and March 7, 2018.  
2017-12-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-11-09 Oral argument  
2017-11-08 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-11-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-11-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-11-03 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-11-02 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-11-02 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-11-02 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-11-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-11-02 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-10-31 Letter Filed  
2017-10-20 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2017-10-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-10-11 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-10-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2017 and October 11, 2017.  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-23 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed   Case set for oral argument
2017-06-23 Mandamus Set to Argue
2017-05-26 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-05-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-04-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-04-24 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2017-04-10 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2017-03-20 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2017-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 13, 2016 and February 17, 2017.  
2016-12-13 Case forwarded to Court
2016-12-07 Reply to Response (Relator)  
2016-12-07 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2016-12-06 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2016-11-29 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-11-29 Motion to Stay Disposed   Denied
2016-11-17 Letter Filed  
2016-11-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-11-01 Letter Filed  
2016-10-25 Motion to Stay Filed  
2016-10-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2016-10-20 Case Record Filed  
2016-10-20 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Roberts, Crystal Ann
Mr. R. James Amaro Jr.
Real Party In Interest
North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co., Ltd.
Ms. Shelli M.J. Morrison
Mr. Byron L. Kelley
Mr. Chad M. Ruback
Relator

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Mr. Douglas D. Turek
Erin Ruth Hartung
Amy Kogan
Hunt Regional Medical Center
Amy Kogan
Mr. Douglas D. Turek
Erin Ruth Hartung
Texas Hospital Association
Mr. Cesar Javier Lopez
Mr. Stephen Gregory Wohleb
Americans for Patient Access
Mr. D. Todd Smith
Shannon Medical Center
Andrew Garrett
Mr. Andrew H. Garrett
Terry J. Garrett
Research & Planning Consultants, LP
Mr. David A. King
Mr. Matthew B. Baumgartner
Mr. P. M. Schenkkan
The Fuentes Firm, P.C.
Mr. Juan Roberto Fuentes
The Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals
Charles W. Bailey Jr.
Mr. George Nation III
Memorial Hermann Health System
Mr. Geoffrey A. Gannaway
CHRISTUS Health and Texas Health Resources
Mr. R. Brent Cooper
Ms. Diana L. Faust
Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Amici Health and Hospital System and Hunt Memorial Hospital District d/b/a Hunt Regional Medical Center
Erin Ruth Hartung
Amy Kogan
Mr. Douglas D. Turek
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