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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
22-0238 USAA CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY v. SUNNY LETOT, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED 2023-01-27
22-0291 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY v. HANNAH R. TANNER 2023-01-27
22-0987 THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR THE BEST INTEREST AND PROTECTION OF A.R.C. 2023-01-27
22-0978 IN THE INTEREST OF R.R.A., H.G.A., H.B.A., CHILDREN 2023-01-27
22-0938 IN RE STEVEN HOTZE, M.D. 2023-01-27
22-0912 IN RE REYNOLDS ENERGY TRANSPORT, LLC AND REYNOLDS TRANSPORTATION, INC. 2023-01-27
22-0859 IN RE THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE INTERGOVERNMENTAL RISK POOL 2023-01-27
22-0844 THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM v. IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC. 2023-01-27
22-0802 IN RE CHARLES STANLEY CHURCHWELL, JR., TRUSTEE OF THE CHRISTOPHER J. MERLO REVOCABLE TRUST 2023-01-27
22-0678 RACHEL LAUREN GOLDSTEIN v. JAMES SABATINO 2023-01-27
22-0797 IN RE KENDALL MERLO 2023-01-27
22-0751 CHRISTINA MITCHELL BUSBEE, IN HER CAPACITY AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE 38TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS (UVALDE & REAL COUNTIES) v. COUNTY OF MEDINA, TEXAS 2023-01-27
22-0726 MARY JENNETTE JACKSON HUNNICUTT v. THE CITY OF WEBSTER 2023-01-27
22-0675 IN RE KURARAY AMERICA, INC. 2023-01-27
22-0499 SURFVIVE, ANUBIS AVALOS, AND ADONAI RAMSES AVALOS v. CITY OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND 2023-01-27
22-0667 JASPER CHEN v. LI "LILY" CAI 2023-01-27
22-0638 BLUESTONE RESOURCES, INC. v. FIRST NATIONAL CAPITAL, LLC 2023-01-27
22-0585 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. MARK SELF AND BIRGIT SELF 2023-01-27
22-0481 CAMPBELLTON ROAD, LTD. v. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO BY AND THROUGH THE SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM 2023-01-27
22-0451 IN THE INTEREST OF R.J.G., R.J.G., D.G.M., CHILDREN 2023-01-27
22-0359 VICTOR GARCIA AND WANDA GARCIA v. MARLONIA IVY 2022-12-20
22-0459 SEALY EMERGENCY ROOM, L.L.C. AND KANNAPPAN KRISHNASWAMY, M.D. v. FREE STANDING EMERGENCY ROOM MANAGERS OF AMERICA, L.L.C., DR. ATUL DHINGRA, DR. SWAPAN DUBEY, AND DR. SANJEEV DUBEY 2022-12-16
21-0930 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY v. ANNE D. KERN, ET AL. 2022-12-16
22-0321 IN RE LIBERTY COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY AND MARIANNE MICHELE CAGLE 2022-12-16
22-0400 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY v. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, JESSE L. MYROW, AND WESLEY R. MYROW 2022-12-16
22-0427 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND CASSIE BROWN, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE v. STONEWATER ROOFING, LTD. CO. 2022-12-16
22-0558 SCOTT & WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL D/B/A BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE MCLANE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER A/K/A BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH v. DAWN M. THOMPSON, RN 2022-12-16
22-0649 SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY v. CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS AND CITY OF MAGNOLIA, TEXAS 2022-12-16
22-0730 ANNA DICKSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 2022-12-16
22-0872 IN RE ILLINOIS NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL 2022-12-16
22-0431 LONESTAR RESOURCES, INC., EZRA ALDERMAN RANCHES, INC., AND UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY v. ELSA PRADO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF ROLANDO PRADO, JR., DECEASED, AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF A.P., MINOR; ELIZABETH PRADO; ROLANDO PRADO; AND MARIA PRADO 2022-12-16
22-0168 BAY, LTD. v. THE MOST REVEREND WM. MICHAEL MULVEY, S.T.L., D.D. BISHOP OF CORPUS CHRISTI 2022-12-16
22-0188 TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS v. CITY OF SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS 2022-11-18
22-0437 TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION v. ESTATE OF CLYDE L. BURT, LINDA S. WALLACE, EXECUTOR, AND LINDA S. WALLACE 2022-11-18 2023-01-19
22-0493 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM v. GROUND TEXAS CONSTRUCTION, INC. 2022-11-18 2023-01-30
22-0317 JESSE URIEGAS, AS GUARDIAN OF BRANDON URIEGAS, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON v. KENMAR RESIDENTIAL HCS SERVICES, INC. 2022-11-18
22-0628 ESI/EMPLOYEE SOLUTIONS, LP v. NCH CORPORATION AND RPG INNOVATIONS, LLC 2022-11-18
22-0668 IN RE MAMA FU'S LAKELINE, LLC 2022-11-18
22-0394 IN RE UNITY NATIONAL BANK 2022-11-18 2023-01-17
22-0393 UNITY NATIONAL BANK v. JOHN SCROGGINS 2022-11-18 2023-01-17
22-0419 IN THE INTEREST OF J.N., L.N., K.N., M.N., CHILDREN 2022-11-18 2023-01-09
22-0410 MICHIEL NOE, M.D., INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA SUN CITY WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE v. GRISSEL A. VELASCO 2022-10-21
22-0424 NATHAN D. ALBERT AND CHISHOLM TRAIL REDI-MIX, LLC v. FORT WORTH & WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY 2022-10-21
22-0435 DOROTHY HAMPTON v. LEONARD THOME 2022-10-21 2023-01-11
22-0609 ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC. ET AL. v. GARY LEW MAYPOLE, SR., ET AL. 2022-10-21 2023-01-11
22-0308 IMAGE API, LLC v. CECILE YOUNG, EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION 2022-10-21
22-0547 J. MICHAEL TINER AND MARTHA TINER v. CYNTHIA TINER JOHNSON 2022-10-21 2023-01-10
22-0656 IN RE METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY, L.P. AND MET WATER VISTA RIDGE, L.P. 2022-10-21 2023-01-10
22-0288 ANDREW JACKSON v. KRISTEN C. HITCHCOCK TAKARA, AS REPRESENTATIVE AND INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATIX OF THE ESTATE OF REUBEN BLAIR HITCHCOCK 2022-10-21
22-0166 GEORGE FLEMING AND FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. REBECCA WILSON, ET AL. 2022-10-21
22-0053 HNMC, INC. v. FRANCIS S. CHAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF LENY REY CHAN, JONATHAN CHAN AND JUSTIN CHAN 2022-10-21
21-1116 AMERICAN BANK OF TEXAS, HHH FARMS, L.L.C., HARTWELL FARMS, LLC, AND WAYMON SCOTT HARTWELL v. FANNIN BANK 2022-10-21
22-0425 NATHAN D. ALBERT AND CHISHOLM TRAIL REDI-MIX, LLC v. FORT WORTH & WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY, DAVOIL, INC AND WILLIAM S. DAVIS 2022-10-21
22-0559 IN RE THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY & ROBERTO HERNANDEZ 2022-10-14 2022-12-05
22-0486 TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT AND JOHN SILOVSKY, WILDLIFE DIVISION DIRECTOR v. RW TROPHY RANCH, LTD., AND ROBERT WILLIAMS 2022-09-30 2022-12-21
22-0375 TERRILL W. PUTNAM v. CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS; DALE ROSS, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN; AND DAVID MORGAN, CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN 2022-09-30 2022-12-21
22-0050 MARK BOOZER, JERROD RAYMOND, AND CTMI, LLC v. RAY FISCHER AND CORPORATE TAX MANAGEMENT, INC. N/K/A RY FISCHER & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2022-09-30 2022-12-20
22-0104 JOHN P. KOTTS AND BOUMATIC, LLC v. M.A. MILLS, P.C. 2022-09-30
22-0367 FALLS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT, ALLEN MCKINLEY AND ANDREW J. HAHN v. WALLY R. AND VONCYLE RUSTY BURNS 2022-09-30 2022-12-12
21-1097 AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. v. SARAH MILBURN, JOHN MILBURN, AND CAROLYN MILBURN 2022-09-30
22-0454 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23 v. JOHN LANDER 2022-09-30 2022-11-21
22-0322 IN RE STEVE SWARTZMAN, ANDY NORTH, AND LUCY DOAN 2022-09-02 2022-11-23
22-0103 POLK COUNTY PUBLISHING COMPANY AND VALERIE REDDELL v. TOMMY LAMAR COLEMAN 2022-09-02 2022-11-18
22-0149 WEEKS MARINE, INC. v. MARIO CARLOS 2022-09-02 2023-01-06
22-0164 RANCHO VIEJO CATTLE COMPANY, LTD. AND RANCHO VIEJO WASTE MANAGEMENT, LLC. v. ANB CATTLE COMPANY, LTD. 2022-09-02 2022-12-12
22-0186 CITY OF KILLEEN – KILLEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT v. AAMIR TERRY, INDIVIDUALLY, AND A/N/F TO A.T., MINOR CHILD 2022-09-02 2022-11-22
22-0215 SAMSON EXPLORATION, LLC v. JOE A. BORDAGES JR., ET AL 2022-09-02 2023-01-23
22-0202 CITY OF AUSTIN v. IRENE QUINLAN 2022-09-02 2022-12-13
22-0242 EVE LYNN BAKER v. TERRY LEE BIZZLE 2022-09-02 2022-11-21
21-1035 AMMONITE OIL & GAS CORPORATION v. RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS; EOG RESOURCES, INC. 2022-09-02 2023-01-05
22-0274 IN RE EMPLOYEE FUNDING OF AMERICA, LLC 2022-09-02 2022-11-23
22-0314 STOREY MINERALS, LTD, MALTSBERGER/STOREY RANCH, LLC, AND RENE R. BARRIENTOS, LTD. v. EP ENERGY E&P COMPANY L.P. 2022-09-02 2022-12-22
22-0388 IN THE MATTER OF T.V.T. 2022-09-02 2023-01-20
22-0398 EDWARD VAN HUIS IV v. MARINE VENTURES, LTD 2022-09-02 2022-11-22
22-0453 IN RE UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2022-09-02 2023-01-23
21-0717 TJFA, L.P.; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE INTEREST OF CALDWELL COUNTY; JAMES ABSHIER; AND BRYON FRIEDRICH v. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND 130 ENVIRONMENTAL PARK, LLC 2022-09-02
21-0994 LG CHEM AMERICA, INC. AND LG CHEM, LTD. v. TOMMY MORGAN 2022-09-02 2022-12-21
21-1117 THE DUNCAN HOUSE CHARITABLE CORPORATION v. HARRIS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2022-09-02 2023-01-04
22-0169 MIKE MORATH, THE HONORABLE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS; BELLPAS, INC.; AND COPPERAS COVE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. LAMPASAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2022-09-02 2023-01-23
22-0269 SYLVIA LUNA v. LUIS CASTILLO 2022-09-02 2022-10-25
22-0102 THE CITY OF DALLAS v. THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT FUND OF THE CITY OF DALLAS 2022-09-02 2022-12-22
22-0286 IN RE CHEFS' PRODUCE OF HOUSTON, INC., AND MARIO ALBERTO RANGEL 2022-09-02 2022-10-24
22-0093 CITY OF KILLEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT v. GLORIA FONSECA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF JULIA FONSECA; AND ALBERTO FONSECA, AS NEXT FRIEND OF JULIA FONSECA 2022-09-02 2022-11-21
22-0295 CITY OF HOUSTON v. CRYSTAL GREEN 2022-09-02 2022-12-07
22-0296 CONSTANTINO MEZA, PLUTARCO MEZA, DANIELA MEZA AND ALEJANDRA MEZA v. THE CITY OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS 2022-09-02 2022-10-24
22-0024 SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS, INC. v. VISA INC. 2022-09-02
21-1021 MSW CORPUS CHRISTI LANDFILL, LTD. v. GULLEY-HURST L.L.C. 2022-06-17
21-0437 USA LENDING GROUP, INC. v. WINSTEAD PC AND JAMES RUIZ 2022-06-17 2022-11-07
21-0072 TAYLOR MORRISON OF TEXAS, INC. AND TAYLOR WOODROW COMMUNITIES-LEAGUE CITY, LTD. v. ANDREW KOHLMEYER AND APRIL KOHLMEYER 2022-06-17 2022-08-08
21-0955 FRANK THOMAS SHUMATE JR. D/B/A F.T.S. TRUCKING v. BERRY CONTRACTING, L.P. D/B/A BAY, LTD. 2022-06-17 2022-10-06
21-1104 B. GREGG PRICE, P.C. AND B. GREGG PRICE v. SERIES 1- VIRAGE MASTER LP 2022-06-03 2022-09-23
22-0044 CITY OF GRAPEVINE v. LUDMILLA B. MUNS, RICHARD MUELLER, KARI PERKINS, KEVIN PERKINS, PAMELA HOLT, AND A-1 COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. 2022-06-03 2022-09-26
21-0853 JNM EXPRESS, LLC, ANCA TRANSPORT, INC., OMEGA FREIGHT LOGISTICS, LLC, JORGE MARIN, AND SILVIA MARIN v. LAURO LOZANO JR. AND IRENE LOZANO 2022-05-27 2022-08-19
21-0797 LEVINSON ALCOSER ASSOCIATES, L.P. AND LEVINSON ASSOCIATES, INC. v. EL PISTOLON II, LTD. 2022-05-27 2022-11-16
21-0966 PEPPER LAWSON HORIZON INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC v. TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 2022-05-27 2022-09-16
21-1027 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. JAMES BLAKE BRICKMAN, J. MARK PENLEY, DAVID MAXWELL, AND RYAN M. VASSAR 2022-05-27 2022-09-15
21-0676 STEVE HUYNH, INDIVIDUALLY, YVONNE HUYNH, INDIVIDUALLY HUYNH POULTRY FARM, LLC D/B/A STEVE THI HUYNH POULTRY FARM D/B/A HUYNH POULTRY FARM, T & N POULTRY FARM, LLC, THINH BAO NGUYEN, INDIVIDUALLY, TIMMY HUYNH POULTRY FARM, TIMMY HUYNH, INDIVIDUALLY AND SANDERSON FARMS, INC. v. FRANK BLANCHARD, ANGELIA SNOW, TANYA BERRY, KIMBERLY RILEY, JOHN MILLER, AMY MILLER, CHAD MARTINEZ, EMILY MARTINEZ, MERSINI BLANCHARD, MALAKOFF PROPERTIES, LLC, AND RONNY SNOW 2022-05-27 2022-10-28
21-1000 IN RE BRAD LARSEN, RENT WERX LLC D/B/A LARSEN PROPERTIES AND LEAH LARSEN 2022-04-01 2022-08-04
21-0711 ANDREW M. THOMSON; CDG PEELER FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; CYNTHIA L. LITTLEFIELD; THE DICK FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST; GORDON G. THOMSON; JANE ELIZABETH ERZEN; LARRY WAYNE MCCARTY; LINDA M. BALL; MICHAEL DAVID DICK; NORTH THOMSON OIL AND GAS LP; PATRICIA P. FLEMING; PAUL W. PEELER FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; SANDRA SHANNON COLLINS; SHANNON FAMILY TRUST; THOMSON OIL & GAS INVESTMENTS LP; COCONUT POINT ST, LLC; COCONUT POINT OE, LLC.; v. KENT B. HOFFMAN, SUSAN HOFFMAN BINIECK, E. PETER HOFFMAN JR., AND MARNI H. COONEY 2022-04-01 2022-06-22
21-0631 SUNNOVA ENERGY CORP. v. SPRUCE LENDING, INC., KILOWATT SYSTEMS, LLC, AND CPF ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC 2022-03-11 2022-07-29
21-0865 DEWEY M. MOORE, JR. v. WINSTEAD PC 2022-02-18 2022-04-27
21-1008 GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ AND IRENE RODRIGUEZ v. CITY OF ROBINSON, TEXAS 2022-02-18 2022-05-10
21-0643 VIRENDRA PATEL, PREMIER WEST HOSPITALITY CORP., ZEAL HOTELS GROUP LLC, THE COLONY HOSPITALITY CORP., HUNTLEY CONSTRUCTION, LLC v. NATIONS RENOVATIONS, LLC 2022-01-28 2022-05-04
21-0344 WERNER CO. v. J. DEVALLEE 2022-01-28 2022-06-30
21-0595 ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP, LP; ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP, LP, LLP; ROUND ROCK HOSPITAL, INC.; ST. DAVID’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INC.; ST. DAVID’S PARTNERSHIP, LP, LLP; AND ST. DAVID’S MEDICAL CENTER v. KRISTI ELAINE FULLER F/K/A KRISTI ELAINE BAEZETERO 2021-12-10 2022-03-30
21-0157 IMT PAVILION III LP AND INVESTORS MANAGEMENT TRUST REAL ESTATE GROUP, INC. D/B/A IMT RESIDENTIAL v. VICTOR MENDEZ, FOR HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED 2021-09-24 2022-01-18