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No. 17-0385
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RUBEN ALEMAN, M.D. v. TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD

Oral argument was held on January 22, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 24, 2019. File Closed

Opinions

May 24, 2019

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Devine
Busby

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, and Justice Devine joined, and in which Justice Busby joined except as to footnote 9. PDF

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

Blacklock
Brown

Justice Blacklock delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Brown joined. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-16-00339-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Scott K. Field

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Stephen Yelenosky
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-003480

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-11-01 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
2019-08-27 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-08-22 Response to Motion filed  
2019-08-21 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-08-20 Miscellaneous Motion  
2019-07-11 Mandate issued  
2019-05-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-05-24 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2019-05-24 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2019-05-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/reversed in part/rendered
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 26, 2019 and May 24, 2019.  
2019-02-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-01-28 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-24 Case Record Filed  
2019-01-22 Oral argument  
2019-01-18 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between November 7, 2018 and January 18, 2019.  
2018-11-07 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-09-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-14 Motion to postpone submission date disposed   Filing granted
2018-09-14 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2018-09-04 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-08-31 Motion to postpone submission date filed  
2018-08-31 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-14 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 14, 2018 and August 14, 2018.  
2018-06-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-06-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-06-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-25 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-23 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-04-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-21 Case Record Filed  
2018-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-06 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-02-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between September 26, 2017 and February 16, 2018.  
2017-09-26 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-09-12 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-09-12 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-08-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-07-28 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-06-27 Case forwarded to Court
2017-06-23 Response Waiver filed  
2017-06-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-05-30 Electronic communication received from Party  
2017-05-30 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-26 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-05-26 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Medical Board
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Mr. James Edward Davis
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Nichole Beth Bunker-Henderson
Mr. Ted A. Ross
Respondent
Aleman, M.D., Ruben
Mr. Ronald G. Hole
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Medical Association
Ms. Kelly M. Walla
Mr. Donald P. Wilcox
Ms. Laura Thetford
 
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