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No. 17-1048
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OSCAR ORTIZ v. STATE FARM LLOYDS

A petition was filed on December 21, 2017. Oral argument was held on February 20, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 28, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since August 14, 2019.

Opinions

June 28, 2019

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock
Busby

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Boyd, Justice Devine, Justice Brown, Justice Blacklock, and Justice Busby joined as to Parts I, II, III(A), III(B), and III(C), and in which Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Devine, and Justice Busby joined as to Part III(D). PDF

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

Hecht
Brown
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Brown and Justice Blacklock joined. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-17-00252-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion

Trial Court

Trial Court:37th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Peter Sakai
Trial Docket:2015CI06130

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-09-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-08-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-08-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-08-14 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-06-28 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
2019-06-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-06-28 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
2019-06-28 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 19, 2019 and June 28, 2019.  
2019-03-19 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2019-02-25 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-02-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-02-20 Oral argument  
2019-02-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-02-06 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2019-02-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-01-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-01-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-01-18 Petition for Review granted
2019-01-18 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-01-18 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 5, 2018 and January 18, 2019.  
2018-11-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-10-22 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-10-22 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-10-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-08-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-08-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-08-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-06-07 Case Record Filed  
2018-06-01 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-06-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-04-20 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2018-04-19 Letter brief (Respondent)  
2018-04-19 Miscellaneous Motion  
2018-04-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 15, 2018 and April 11, 2018.  
2018-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-02-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-01-30 Letter Filed  
2018-01-09 Case forwarded to Court
2018-01-03 Response Waiver filed  
2017-12-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Ortiz, Oscar
Ms. Katherine Mary James
Mr. Joshua P. Davis
Petitioner
State Farm Lloyds
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Melissa A. Lorber
Ms. Amanda Louise Hazleton
Ms. Jennifer Gibbins Durbin
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Mr. E. Lee Parsley
Texas Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Ms. Kimberly A. Yelkin
Mr. Edward D. Burbach
Mr. John Sepehri
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Mr. Jay Thompson
Mr. Wade C. Crosnoe
American Property Casualty Insurance Association
Mr. Jay Thompson
Mr. Wade C. Crosnoe
Insurance Counsel of Texas
Mr. Jay Thompson
Mr. Wade C. Crosnoe
Texas Association of Community Schools
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Texas League of Community Charter Schools
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Texas Hospital Association
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Texas Automobile Dealers Association
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
Mr. Matthew R. Pearson
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Central Mutural Insurance Company
Mr. Russell J. Bowman
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