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Cases at the Merits Briefing Stage

 

These are cases in which the Supreme Court of Texas has requested that the parties file complete briefs on the merits. Generally, the Court considers these briefs before deciding whether the grant the case for oral argument, to issue an opinion without oral argument, or to deny review.

Docket Case Name Briefing Requested Respondent Brief
17-0242 CITY OF HOUSTON, ANNISE D. PARKER, KELLY DOWE, RONALD C.GREEN, BRENDA STARDIG, JERRY DAVIS, ELLEN COHEN, DWIGHT BOYKINS, DAVE MARTIN, RICHARD NGUYEN, OLIVER PENNINGTON, ED GONZALEZ, ROBERT GALLEGOS, MIKE LASTER, LARRY GREEN, STEPHEN COSTELLO, ET AL. v. HOUSTON MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE PENSION SYSTEM 2017-09-22
17-0306 WILLIAM R. AND SUSAN M. KNODERER v. STATE FARM LLOYDS, PENNI PERKINS, AND TOM ROBERTS 2017-09-22
17-0291 D.A. AND R.A. v. R.H. 2017-09-22
17-0264 IN RE FORD MOTOR COMPANY 2017-09-22
17-0046 SCRIPPS NP OPERATING, LLC, A WISCONSIN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO SCRIPPS TEXAS NEWSPAPERS, LP D/B/A CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES v. TERRY CARTER 2017-09-22
17-0256 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL OF DENTON, MARC WILSON, M.D. AND ALLIANCE OB/GYN SPECIALISTS, PLLC D/B/A OB/GYN SPECIALISTS, PLLC v. D.A. AND M.A., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF A.A., A MINOR 2017-09-22
17-0263 CRAIG PERKINS AND KIMBERLY PERKINS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CODY PERKINS, DECEDENT v. STEPHEN X. SKAPEK, M.D., DANIEL BOWERS, M.D., PAUL DAVID HARKER-MURRAY, M.D., JEFFREY SCOTT KAHN, M.D., LAURA KLESSE, M.D., PATRICK LEAVEY, M.D. 2017-09-22
17-0151 JBS CARRIERS, INC. AND JAMES LUNDRY v. TRINETTE L. WASHINGTON, SOPHIA RENEE LENZY, THOMAS CHARLES LENZY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF MARY L. TURNER, DECEASED 2017-09-22
17-0462 WAUSAU UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY v. JAMES WEDEL AND MICHELLE WEDEL 2017-09-22
17-0348 R.E. JANES GRAVEL COMPANY v. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICHARD A. HYDE; ITS COMMISSIONERS BRYAN SHAW, TOBY BAKER, AND JON NIERMANN; AND THE CITY OF LUBBOCK 2017-09-22
17-0323 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. T.S.N. 2017-09-22
17-0058 LARRY EDDINGTON, VINCENT J. AURENTZ AND WILLIAM J. BUTLER v. DALLAS POLICE AND FIRE PENSION SYSTEM AND SAMUEL L. FRIAR, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS BOARD CHAIR 2017-09-22
17-0122 IN RE MELISSA DAWSON v. TWO FOR FREEDOM, LLC 2017-09-22
17-0062 JODY JAMES FARMS, JV v. THE ALTMAN GROUP, INC. AND LAURIE DIAZ 2017-09-22
17-0049 STEPHEN MORALE D/B/A ACTION COLLISION REPAIR AND KIMBERLY MORALE v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-09-22
17-0026 BP PIPELINES (ALASKA) INC., CONOCOPHILLIPS TRANSPORTATION ALASKA, INC. AND EXXONMOBIL PIPELINE CO. v. UNOCAL PIPELINE COMPANY 2017-09-22
17-0374 COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 6215 AFL-CIO AND BONNIE MATHIAS v. TARSHA HARDY 2017-09-22
17-0592 IN RE MATIAS PENA JR. D/B/A PENA FARMS 2017-09-22
17-0370 THE CITY OF DALLAS v. TRINITY EAST ENERGY, LLC 2017-09-22
17-0182 JEFFORY BLACKARD v. ATTORNEY PRO TEM KENT A. SCHAFFER, ET AL. 2017-09-01
17-0149 NATIONAL SECURITY FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY v. RENE LAMPSON AND JUSTINA HENRIQUEZ 2017-09-01
17-0140 SKY VIEW AT LAS PALMAS, LLC AND ILAN ISRAELY v. ROMAN GERONIMO MARTINEZ MENDEZ AND SAN JACINTO TITLE SERVICES OF RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC 2017-09-01
17-0141 KAPPA SIGMA FRATERNITY AND PHILIP L. THAMES v. W.W. COLLINS, JR 2017-09-01
17-0103 CHRISTOPHER HOSKINS v. PERRY FUCHS 2017-09-01
17-0095 TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT v. RICHARD JOHNSON AND SHARKARA JOHNSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF BRANDY JOHNSON 2017-09-01
17-0041 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. AUSPRO ENTERPRISES, LP 2017-09-01
17-0197 IN RE PAUL & CYNTHIA ELIZONDO AND EAGLE FABRICATORS, INC. 2017-09-01
16-0990 SSB HOLDINGS, INC., D/B/A PROTEC LABORATORY v. BLAIRE REID 2017-09-01
17-0330 ABIGAIL GARZA v. DANE R. FLIEDNER, M.D. 2017-09-01
17-0093 CARL M. ARCHER TRUST NO. THREE AND MARY FRANCES G. ARCHER TRUST NO. THREE, MARY ARCHER DIXON AND CARLA ARCHER JOHNSON, TRUSTEES v. RONALD RALPH TREGELLAS, AND WIFE DONNITA TREGELLAS 2017-09-01
17-0482 IN RE GERMAN TREVINO CERVANTES AND JOSE LOREDO GARZA 2017-09-01
16-0966 THOMAS A. LALONDE, JR., P.E., INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A ENGINEERING CO., LEE ENGINEERING CO., STANLEY HAROLD PRATHER AND PRATHER ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. v. PAUL GOSNELL AND KIM GOSNELL 2017-09-01
17-0111 U.S. SHALE ENERGY II, LLC, RAYMOND B. ROUSH, RUTHIE ROUSH DODGE AND DAVID E. ROUSH v. LABORDE PROPERTIES, L.P. AND LABORDE MANAGEMENT, LLC 2017-09-01
17-0262 ANNETTE KNOPF AND STANLEY GRAY v. WILLIAM R. GRAY, KAREN A. GRAY AND POLASEK FARMS, LLC 2017-09-01
17-0329 HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS v. LORI ANNAB 2017-09-01
17-0225 TRIYAR COMPANIES, LLC, ET AL. v. FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE COMPANY 2017-09-01
17-0094 CARL M. ARCHER TRUST NO. THREE AND MARY FRANCES G. ARCHER TRUST NO. THREE, MARY ARCHER DIXON AND CARLA ARCHER JOHNSON, TRUSTEES v. RONALD RALPH TREGELLAS, AND WIFE DONNITA TREGELLAS 2017-09-01
17-0233 IN RE THE GUARDIANSHIP OF SYDNEY AYN LAROE, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2017-09-01
17-0128 MICHAEL RYERSON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2017-09-01
17-0130 TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION v. WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS 2017-09-01
17-0231 SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION v. MICHAEL PASKO AND PEGGY PASKO 2017-09-01
17-0028 DEBORAH J. GREER, DIANA MACY, MARVIN GREER, JR. AND MAP2004, LLC, D/B/A MAP2004-OK v. GLEN DAVID SHOOK, ET AL. 2017-09-01
17-0110 RAHUL K. NATH, M.D. v. TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 2017-09-01
17-0230 THE ROGERS AGENCY, C. MICHAEL ROGERS, AND NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. MICHAEL D. LEE 2017-09-01
17-0245 OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, AS SUBROGEE OF CHITRA CHANDRASEKARAN v. LISA SIMONE BELL F/K/A LISA SIMONE OVERMAN, F/K/A LISA SIMONE, AND ROBIN W. GOLDSMITH 2017-09-01
17-0146 BOSQUE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, LLC, AGNUS SWD SERVICES, L.P., GORDON SWD SERVICES, L.P., AND BOB PHILLIPS D/B/A PHILLIPS WATER HAULING v. PARKER COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2017-09-01
16-0937 KAREN AYERS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DARYL LYNN AYERS, DECEASED, AND ETHAN AYERS v. ADAM M. BOROWSKI, M.D., BRIAN D. BULL, M.D. AND HILLCREST FAMILY HEALTHCARE CENTER 2017-09-01
17-0395 IN RE CAROLINA GARZA 2017-08-29
16-0998 RSL FUNDING, LLC AND RSL SPECIAL-IV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. RICKEY NEWSOME 2017-08-18
17-0104 PLAINSCAPITAL BANK v. WOODS MFI, LLC AND JOHN S. WOODS 2017-06-23
17-0108 IN RE KIMBERLEY A. GUNNARSON AND GUNNARSON OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, INC. 2017-06-23 2017-09-20
17-0040 JOSE GEORGE, MATILDE GEORGE AND ELAINE GEORGE v. COMPASS BANK 2017-06-23
16-0958 AECOM USA, INC. AND TCB, INC. v. JOSE MARIA MATA, INDIVIDUALLY, AS NEXT FRIEND OF MONICA GABRIEL MATA AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA ALICIA JIMENEZ-MATA; JUAN GIL MATA, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF JUAN GILARDO MATA, GILBERTO MATA, JOSE M. MATA JIMENEZ AND SAIRA MORENO 2017-06-23
17-0023 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY v. ROSA OBREGON PEREZ, ET AL. 2017-06-23 2017-09-18
17-0072 LAKOTA ENERGY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. MERIT MANAGEMENT PARTNERS I, L.P.; MERIT ENERGY PARTNERS III, L.P.; AND MERIT ENERGY COMPANY, LLC 2017-06-23
17-0099 IN RE BERTRAM TURNER AND REGULATORY LICENSING & COMPLIANCE, LLC 2017-06-23 2017-08-14
17-0200 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION v. THE INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA 2017-06-23 2017-09-08
17-0088 IN RE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2017-06-23 2017-10-12
17-0064 CAROLYN P. AUSTIN v. COFACE SEGURO DE CREDITO MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., AS ATTORNEY BY ENDORSEMENT FOR BANCO MONEX, S.A., INSTITUCION DE BANCO MULTIPLE, AND MONEX GRUPO FINANCIERO 2017-06-23 2017-08-30
17-0033 BRIAN DEROECK, MELINDA YOUNG, AND KATHRYN BOYKIN, CO-TRUSTEES OF THE WALTER A. DEROECK QTIP TRUST, ASSIGNEE OF TEXAS CAPITAL BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v. DHM VENTURES, LLC, JAMES W. MORITZ, AND NATHAN W. HALSEY 2017-06-23
16-1013 ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND ANADARKO E&P COMPANY, L.P. v. HOUSTON CASUALTY COMPANY, ET AL. 2017-06-16
16-1039 IN RE BOBBY JIM RAMIREZ 2017-06-16 2017-08-21
16-0328 AMANDA BRADSHAW v. BARNEY SAMUEL BRADSHAW 2017-06-16 2017-10-03
16-0917 CITY OF MANSFIELD v. JOSH AND KELLI SAVERING, CHATTANYA CHAVDA, PANNABEN NANCHA, PHILLIP AND LISA KLOTZ, PAUL ARESENEAU, ALLISON BLACKSTEIN AND JACK A. MUHLBEIER 2017-06-09
17-0155 BART DALTON v. CAROL DALTON 2017-06-09 2017-09-28
16-1019 MARK KEN TAFEL v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-06-09 2017-08-29
16-1020 MARK KEN TAFEL v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-06-09 2017-08-29
17-0176 IN RE SERAFIN GARCIA, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A CHAPO'S AUTO SALES 2017-06-09 2017-09-13
17-0105 W.A. "ANDY" MEYERS, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN HIS CAPACITY AS FORT BEND COUNTY COMMISSIONER v. JDC/FIRETHORNE, LTD., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2017-06-09 2017-08-14
17-0080 IN RE WAL-MART STORES, INC., WAL-MART STORES TEXAS, L.P., WAL-MART ASSOCIATES, INC., AND WAL-MART STORES TEXAS, LLC 2017-06-09
16-0993 MJS AND ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. v. JUDY MASTER, RN AND MATTHEW MASTER 2017-06-09 2017-08-29
17-0081 CITY OF KRUM, TEXAS v. TAYLOR RICE 2017-06-09 2017-07-31
17-0107 C. BORUNDA HOLDINGS, INC. v. LAKE PROCTOR IRRIGATION AUTHORITY 2017-06-09 2017-07-31
16-0849 IN RE THE ESTATE OF GLENDA RHOADES, DECEASED 2017-06-09 2017-09-25
16-0911 FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. JOSEPH PALAZZOLO 2017-06-09 2017-09-28
17-0198 WASSON INTERESTS, LTD. v. CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS 2017-06-09 2017-09-05
16-0842 ANDREW ANDERSON v. JERRY V. DURANT, JERRY V. DURANT, INC. D/B/A DURANT TOYOTA AND D/B/A JERRY DURANT TOYOTA, JERRY DURANT HYUNDAI, LLC, DOYLE MAYNARD, AND ROBERT G. COTE, SR., GARY MICHAEL DEERE, JERRY RASH AND ELLIOT “SCOOTER” MICHELSON 2017-06-09 2017-09-27
17-0020 IN RE CITY OF DICKINSON 2017-06-02
17-0032 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING CONTRACTORS v. ORION DRILLING COMPANY, LLC AND INTEGRATED DRIVE SYSTEMS, LLC 2017-06-02 2017-08-25
16-0969 IN RE FREDERICK R. MALLICK 2017-06-02 2017-08-07
16-0964 IN RE MICHAEL CHARLES MCDERMOTT 2017-06-02 2017-09-22
16-0909 IN THE INTEREST OF C.J.N.-S. AND J.C.N.-S. 2017-06-02 2017-08-23
16-0875 NEWSOM, TERRY & NEWSOM, L.L.P. AND STEVEN TERRY v. HENRY S. MILLER COMMERCIAL COMPANY 2017-06-02
16-0874 MICHAEL JOE SORRELL AND SORRELL FAMILY, LTD PARTNERS v. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN HARDY CARLTON, III 2017-06-02 2017-07-24
16-0861 IN THE MATTER OF A.F., A CHILD 2017-06-02 2017-09-06
16-0301 ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC v. CHAPARRAL ENERGY, LLC 2017-06-02 2017-09-21
16-0776 SAMSON LONE STAR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP N/K/A SAMSON EXPLORATION LLC v. CHARLES G. HOOKS III, ET AL. 2017-06-02 2017-10-06
16-0770 IN THE INTEREST OF S.C. AND K.C., CHILDREN 2017-06-02 2017-09-21
16-0644 MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC, JACK L. HOLT, CRAIG W. DEARING AND FRANK J. OSWALD, JR. v. CARDUCO, INC. D/B/A CARDENAS METROPLEX 2017-06-02 2017-09-29
16-0986 KAREN MILLER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY RUTH HATHCOCK; AND BETTY CROCKETT, INDIVIDUALLY v. JSC LAKE HIGHLANDS OPERATIONS, LP D/B/A VILLAGES OF LAKE HIGHLANDS AND VILLAGES OF LAKE HIGHLANDS ASSISTED LIVING; METROSTAT DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES, INC.; RICHARD M. WILLIAMS, M.D., AND RICHARD M. WILLIAMS, M.D., PLLC 2017-06-02 2017-08-14
16-0922 ALTESSE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SHAWNA BOUDREAUX v. ALLEN WILSON AND BECKY WILSON 2017-06-02 2017-07-24
16-1018 ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND LLP v. CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY, L.P. 2017-06-02 2017-08-23
16-0890 SHAMROCK PSYCHIATRIC, P.A. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KYLE JANEK, MD, EXECUTIVE COMM’R AND DOUGLAS WILSON, INSPECTOR GENERAL 2017-03-31 2017-08-28
16-0900 BONNIE ALLEN-PIERONI v. MARC JOHN PIERONI 2017-03-31 2017-05-22
16-0877 IN RE MCCLELLAND & HINE, INC. 2017-03-31 2017-07-20
16-0588 ALBERT LUJAN D/B/A TEXAS WHOLESALE FLOWER CO. v. NAVISTAR, INC., NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CORP., INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION AND SANTEX TRUCK CENTERS, LTD. 2017-03-10 2017-07-31
16-0925 ADAN PEREZ, JR. v. WESLACO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-03-10 2017-05-01
17-0044 IN THE INTEREST OF M.M., A CHILD 2017-03-03 2017-04-10
16-0206 WHITE LION HOLDINGS, L.L.C. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-02-17
16-0718 CITY OF MAGNOLIA 4A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND CITY OF MAGNOLIA 4B COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION v. DAVID SMEDLEY 2017-02-17 2017-04-10
16-0574 U.T. PHYSICIANS v. SHIRLEY LENOIR, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHANA LENOIR AND CHRISTOPHER MCKNIGHT, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF NAYLA MCKNIGHT 2017-02-17 2017-06-08
16-0547 KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. THE CITY OF CARROLLTON, TEXAS 2017-02-17 2017-08-09
16-0468 IN THE MATTER OF J.G. 2017-02-17 2017-05-22
16-0455 DR. JAMES JONES v. ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY 2017-02-17 2017-06-08
16-0369 STATE FARM LLOYDS v. CANDELARIO FUENTES AND MARIA FUENTES 2017-01-20 2017-05-12
16-0556 IN RE ACCIDENT FUND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY AND KRISTE HENDERSON 2017-01-20 2017-04-03
16-0749 IN THE INTEREST OF A.E.R. AND E.N.R., CHILDREN 2017-01-20 2017-03-17
16-0639 DENNIS RAYNER AND JOE TEX XPRESS, INC. v. KRISTA DILLON 2017-01-20 2017-04-26
16-0356 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. ROXANA TENORIO, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF PEDRO TENORIO, DECEASED 2016-12-16 2017-04-06
16-0125 DEBRA C. GUNN, OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, P.A., AND OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES P.L.L.C. v. ANDRE MCCOY, AS PERMANENT GUARDIAN OF SHANNON MILES MCCOY, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2016-12-16 2017-04-10
16-0607 IN RE MARION SHIPMAN 2016-12-16 2017-04-06
16-0543 IN THE INTEREST OF D.C., A CHILD 2016-12-16 2017-03-02
16-0723 IN RE FRANK COPPOLA AND BRIDGET COPPOLA 2016-12-02 2017-03-23
16-0355 JOSLYN M. JOHNSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX FOR THE ESTATE OF RODNEY JOHNSON, DECEASED v. CITY OF HOUSTON 2016-12-02 2017-02-21
16-0505 MURPHY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY—USA, A DELAWARE CORPORATION v. SHIRLEY ADAMS, CHARLENE BURGESS, WILLIE MAE HERBST JASIK, WILLIAM ALBERT HERBST, HELEN HERBST AND R. MAY OIL & GAS COMPANY, LTD. 2016-12-02 2017-03-06
15-0971 LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EXLP LEASING, LLC AND EES LEASING, LLC. 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
15-0970 REEVES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL v. VALERUS COMPRESSION SERVICES, A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, VALERUS COMPRESSION SERVICES MANAGEMENT, LLC, A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, GENERAL PARTNER 2016-09-02
15-0965 WARD COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EES LEASING LLC AND EXLP LEASING LLC 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
15-0969 REEVES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. MIDCON COMPRESSION, L.L.C. 2016-09-02
16-0006 ROHRMOOS VENTURE, ERIC LANGFORD, DAN BASSO AND TOBIN GROVE v. UTSW DVA HEALTHCARE, LLP 2016-06-24 2016-09-09