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No. 17-0724
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REY GARZA v. ROXANA REGALADO HARRISON AND JOSEPH SANTELLANA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS RESPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JONATHEN ANTHONY SANTELLANA, DECEASED

A petition was filed on September 25, 2017. Oral argument was held on January 10, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 24, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since July 1, 2019.

Opinions

May 24, 2019

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock
Busby

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Boyd
Lehrmann

Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-16-00615-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable William J. Boyce

Trial Court

Trial Court:80th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Lawrence David Weiman
Trial Docket:2014-32961

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-07-08 Response Waiver filed  
2019-07-01 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-07-01 Case forwarded to Court
2019-06-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-06-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-05-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2019-05-24 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2019-05-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 29, 2019 and May 24, 2019.  
2019-01-29 Response to Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-01-14 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2019-01-10 Oral argument  
2018-12-19 Notice of Appearance  
2018-12-19 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-12-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 31, 2018 and December 18, 2018.  
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-08-31 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 4, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-04 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-05-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-04-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-26 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-01-31 Case Record Filed  
2018-01-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-01-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-12-18 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-12-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-12-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-11-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-10-31 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-10-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-10-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-10-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-10-03 Case forwarded to Court
2017-09-27 Response Waiver filed  
2017-09-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-09-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-09-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Santellana, Joseph (Ind And As Rep Of The Estate Of Jonathen Anthony Santellana, Deceased)
The Honorable Peter Michael Kelly
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Ms. Dana Brooke Levy
Mr. George K. Farah
Mr. Geoffrey A. Borschow
Respondent
Harrison, Roxana Regalado (Ind And As Rep Of The Estate Of Jonathen Anthony Santellana, Deceased)
The Honorable Peter Michael Kelly
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Ms. Dana Brooke Levy
Mr. Geoffrey A. Borschow
Mr. George K. Farah
Respondent
Garza, Rey
Mr. William S. Helfand
Mr. Norman R. Giles
Petitioner
JRK Property Holdings, Inc. and CH Condominiums, GP LLC
Ms. Angela Bongat
Other Interested Party

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
State Prosecuting Attorney
Ms. Stacey M. Soule
People for the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Mr. Michael Lee Rickman
Ms. Arianna Lee Smith
The Houston Police Officers' Union
Mr. Robert Anthony Armbruster
Texas Municipal Police Association
Mr. Randy C. Doubrava
The Texas City Attorneys Association
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Ramon G. Viada III
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