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VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT v. CURTIS MECK

A petition was filed on August 6, 2018. Oral argument was held on February 25, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 26, 2020. A motion for rehearing was filed on September 11, 2020.

Opinions

June 26, 2020

Boyd
Green
Lehrmann
Blacklock
Busby

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Green, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Blacklock, and Justice Busby joined. PDF

Hecht
Guzman
Devine
Bland

Chief Justice Hecht delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Guzman, Justice Devine, and Justice Bland joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-17-00108-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Marialyn Price Barnard

Trial Court

Trial Court:County Court at Law No 3
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable David J. Rodriguez
Trial Docket:2014CV01188

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-09-14 Response Waiver filed  
2020-09-11 Case forwarded to Court
2020-09-11 Motion for Rehearing  
2020-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-07-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-06-26 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2020-06-26 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2020-06-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 25, 2020 and June 26, 2020.  
2020-02-25 Oral argument  
2020-02-14 Submission Schedule
2020-02-06 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2020-02-04 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2020-01-24 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-01-24 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2020-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between November 15, 2019 and January 23, 2020.  
2019-11-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-11-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-11-15 Petition for Review granted
2019-10-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-09-05 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2019-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-07-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-06-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-05-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-05-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-04-24 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-04-12 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-04-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-04-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-04-02 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2019-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-03-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-02-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-01-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-01-24 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-01-11 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-12-12 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2018-12-12 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2018-11-14 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2018-11-14 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2018-11-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-10-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-10-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-09-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-08-21 Case forwarded to Court
2018-08-14 Response Waiver filed  
2018-08-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-06-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2018-06-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-22 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-05-22 Clerk's Record
2018-05-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2018-05-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-22 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-05-22 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-05-22 Court reporter/recorder's record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Ms. Amy Warr
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Mr. Ricardo R. Reyna
Ms. Alexandra W. Albright
Mr. Joshua Nicholls
Mr. David A. DuBois
Mr. R. E. (Felix) Cox
Petitioner
Meck, Curtis
Mr. Darby Riley
Mr. Charles Anthony Riley
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Ms. Janith Lewis-Bryant
Mr. Harold R. McKeever Jr.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas
Mr. Gene L. Locke
Denton County Transportation Authority
Mr. Peter G. Smith
Ms. Victoria W. Thomas
Ms. Margaret Shelby Pearcy
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool
Mr. David W. Reagan
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Scott Houston
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