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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
19-0141 IN RE JUAN FERDIN 2019-06-21
18-1176 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. BRIAN MILTON 2019-06-21
18-1223 TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS; PATRICK FORTNER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE BOARD'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; AND TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION v. TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2019-06-21
18-0682 AMERICAN REALTY TRUST, INC. AND ART MIDWEST, INC. v. ANDREWS KURTH, LLP 2019-06-21
18-1200 IN RE MOBILE MINI, INC. 2019-06-21 2019-07-23
19-0113 ROBERT LOWTHER v. BREAKAWAY PRACTICE, LLC 2019-06-21 2019-08-12
19-0497 IN RE ACADEMY, LTD. D/B/A ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS 2019-06-21
19-0306 IN THE INTEREST OF B. C., A CHILD 2019-06-21 2019-07-18
19-0263 BONSMARA NATURAL BEEF COMPANY, LLC & GEORGE CHAPMAN, INDIVIDUALLY v. HART OF TEXAS CATTLE FEEDERS, LLC, JAMES MICHAEL HAYES, INDIVIDUALLY, LYNN LANDRUM, INDIVIDUALLY, & HENRY O. PICKETT II, INDIVIDUALLY 2019-06-21 2019-08-09
18-1209 CRIMSON EXPLORATION INC. AND CRIMSON EXPLORATION OPERATING, INC. v. ALLEN DRILLING ACQUISITION COMPANY AND ADAC II, INC. 2019-06-21
18-1206 IN RE ENERGY TRANSFER FUEL, LP 2019-06-21
19-0257 IN RE MATAGORDA COUNTY 2019-06-21
18-1211 INNOVATIVE BLOCK OF SOUTH TEXAS, LTD. v. VALLEY BUILDERS SUPPLY, INC. D/B/A VALLEY BLOCK & BRICK 2019-06-21
19-0041 PETER BEASLEY v. SOCIETY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DALLAS AREA CHAPTER 2019-06-21
19-0081 ROBERT KUBBERNUS AND BALATON GROUP, INC. v. ECAL PARTNERS, LTD., ET AL. 2019-06-21
19-0117 REGENT CARE OF SAN ANTONIO, L.P. v. ROBERT H. DETRICK AND CAROLYN DART DETRICK 2019-06-21
18-1205 IN RE ENERGY TRANSFER FUEL, LP 2019-06-21
18-1221 LUIS FERNANDO MARTINEZ REYES v. JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS 2019-06-21
19-0180 IN RE MELISSA PSIHOUDAKIS 2019-06-21 2019-08-12
19-0167 CONWAY WAAK JR. AND MARLENE WAAK D/B/A CARMINE CHAROLAIS RANCH AND CARMINE CHAROLAIS RANCH v. RAUL AMPARO ZUNIGA RODRIGUEZ AND ANA MARIA ORTIZ MARTINEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF RAUL AMPARO ZUNIGA ORTIZ JR.; AND JUANA GUADALUPE MARTINEZ, AS NEXT FRIEND OF SEBASTIAN ZUNIGA AND WENDY ZUNIGA, ET AL. 2019-06-21
18-1224 CHELSEA WESSELS, CRS HEALTHCARE, LLC, AND JOEY URRABAZO v. BENJAMIN SCOTT ZERTUCHE 2019-06-21 2019-08-12
19-0077 ANTHONY A. RIEDER, ED RAPEE III, AND CADBURY SOLUTIONS, LLC v. KENNY WOODS, ALAN MEEKER, AND CQUENTIA SERIES, LLC 2019-06-21 2019-07-29
18-1231 THE CITY OF FORT WORTH AND DAVID COOKE, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS FORT WORTH CITY MANAGER v. STEPHANNIE LYNN RYLIE, TEXAS C&D AMUSEMENTS, INC., AND BRIAN AND LISA SCOTT D/B/A TSCA AND D/B/A RIVER BOTTOM PUB 2019-06-21 2019-08-20
19-0202 IN RE FIRETROL PROTECTION SYSTEMS, INC. 2019-06-21
18-1038 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. CPS ENERGY F/K/A CITY PUBLIC SERVICE F/K/A/ SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY 2019-06-14 2019-08-05
18-1115 PATRICK LAMBKIN D/B/A RAW HAPPINESS JUICE BAR v. WONG GROCERY CO., LLC 2019-06-14 2019-08-05
18-1114 IN RE BRIAN EDWARD FRANKLIN 2019-06-14 2019-07-31
18-0987 DAVID NELSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A COLLECTIVE CONTRACTING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP; COLLECTIVE CONTRACTING, INC.; AND E. E. HOOD & SONS, INC. v. VERNCO CONSTRUCTION, INC. 2019-06-14
18-0837 LOYA INSURANCE COMPANY v. OSBALDO HURTADO AVALOS AND ANTONIO HURTADO AS ASSIGNEES OF KARLA FLORES GUEVARA 2019-06-14
18-1167 THE EL PASO EDUCATION INITIATIVE, INC., D/B/A BURNHAM WOOD CHARTER SCHOOL v. AMEX PROPERTIES, LLC 2019-06-14
17-0929 IN THE INTEREST OF K.H., A CHILD 2019-06-14
18-1134 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. v. WESLEY FREDIEU 2019-06-14
18-1047 THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE AND THE MADISONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT v. DAVID SIMS 2019-06-14
18-1150 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. HECTOR R. RAMIREZ 2019-06-14
18-0873 PIVOT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LTD.; PIVOT ACQUISITION CORP.; AND ARC ACQUISITION (US), INC. v. RYAN R. GRANT (INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE RYAN R. GRANT 2007 TRUST); LAURA GRANT; JANA GRIMES; JOHN E. GRIMES (TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN E. GRIMES 2007 TRUST); ANNE FIELDING; SCOTT SIZEMORE; JOHN D. ROWELL; HERSCHEL SOVA; ET AL. 2019-05-31
18-0971 CRAIG MILLER AND TREASA MILLER v. SUPERIOR FORESTRY SERVICES, INC. 2019-05-31
18-0418 XTO ENERGY, INC. AND MOBIL PRODUCING TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO, INC. v. REILLY MCNEEL DILLON, ET AL. 2019-05-31
18-0739 SILICON LABORATORIES INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2019-05-31
18-0932 EX PARTE E.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-1041 IN RE COLTON LESTER 2019-05-31 2019-07-12
18-0983 EAGLE OIL & GAS CO. v. TRO-X, L.P. 2019-05-31
18-0808 EX PARTE: C. D. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-1075 CCI GULF COAST UPSTREAM LLC v. CIRCLE X CAMP COOLEY, LTD. 2019-05-31 2019-08-05
18-0566 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2019-05-31
19-0102 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. S.E.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0969 EX PARTE J.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0781 ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL OF TEXAS v. PANDA POWER GENERATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-04-05 2019-08-01
18-0925 ROBBIE LESA HAMES HORTON v. KIMBERLY A. STOVALL 2019-03-29 2019-06-12
18-0989 CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS; CITY OF MAGNOLIA, TEXAS; AND CITY OF SPLENDORA, TEXAS v. SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS 2019-03-29 2019-06-18
18-1017 IN RE CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS; CITY OF MAGNOLIA, TEXAS; CITY OF SPLENDORA, TEXAS; QUADVEST, L.P., WOODLAND OAKS UTILITY, L.P.; EVERETT SQUARE, INC.; E.S. WATER CONSOLIDATORS, INC.; UTILITIES INVESTMENT CO., INC.; AND T&W WATER SERVICE COMPANY 2019-03-29 2019-06-18
18-1028 CITY OF HIDALGO, TEXAS AND THE CITY OF HIDALGO, TEXAS MUNICIPAL FACILITIES CORPORATION v. MARY LEAH HODGE 2019-03-29 2019-08-19
18-0678 CAROWEST LAND, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS AND Y.C. PARTNERS, LTD., D/B/A YANTIS COMPANY 2019-03-29 2019-07-18
18-0683 CRIMSON EXPLORATION INC., ET AL. v. MAGNUM PRODUCING LP 2019-03-29 2019-08-08
18-0532 ALCOA WORLD ALUMINA L.L.C. AND STEPHEN ALVARADO v. RUSTY MORALES AND OLGA MARIE ORTIZ 2019-03-29 2019-08-02
18-0539 TYLER CRAIG AND TEJAS VENDING, L.P. v. TEJAS PROMOTIONS, LLC 2019-03-29 2019-07-18
18-0841 TOMMY YOWELL, GAIL YOWELL, HARRY GRAFF, EL TERICO, LLC AND CASUARINA INVESTMENTS, LLC (D/B/A LAR RESOURCES, LLC) v. GRANITE OPERATING COMPANY AND APACHE CORPORATION, ET AL. 2019-03-29 2019-07-18
18-0658 BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON, INC. v. BRIAN BURNETT 2019-03-29 2019-08-19
19-0035 CHW-LATTAS CREEK, L.P. v. CITY OF ALICE 2019-03-29 2019-07-01
18-0859 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. v. VINCENT PARTIN 2019-03-29 2019-07-10
18-1034 IN THE INTEREST OF C.W., A CHILD 2019-03-29 2019-04-15
18-0937 JAMES P. NEILL v. CHARLES JONES 2019-03-29 2019-07-11
18-1113 TRACY L. CHILDERS AND MARY RUTH TROUT v. AVPM CORP, D/B/A STONELEIGH PLACE 2019-03-29 2019-05-20
18-1053 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF MAURICE BLUITT 2019-03-29 2019-07-18
18-1207 TEXAS RACQUET & SPA, INC., D/B/A WESTSIDE TENNIS & FITNESS v. GINNY BOGGUS OBO JOHN CASEY 2019-03-29 2019-07-02
18-1065 HOMER HILLIS v. HENRY MCCALL 2019-03-01
18-0986 NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION v. DEHANN RIOU 2019-03-01 2019-06-20
18-0427 LINDA MOODY v. EDNA M. ARCHER, HADEN BEARDSLEY AND SARAH KATHRYN PACHECO 2019-03-01 2019-07-22
18-0792 IN RE PANDA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC, D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-02-15 2019-08-07
18-0282 IN THE INTEREST OF B.D.A., L.A.A.-M., AND J.X.A., CHILDREN 2019-02-08 2019-05-31
18-0352 CHALKER ENERGY PARTNERS III, LLC, ET AL. v. LE NORMAN OPERATING LLC 2019-02-08 2019-06-28
18-0557 JOHNSON COUNTY SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS 2019-02-08 2019-05-30
18-0438 THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH v. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2019-02-08 2019-06-07
18-0458 VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT v. CURTIS MECK 2019-02-08 2019-07-26
18-0611 TEC OLMOS, LLC AND TERRACE ENERGY CORPORATION F/K/A TERRACE RESOURCES, INC. v. CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY 2019-02-08 2019-05-01
18-0703 LANE THOMAS SHINOGLE v. BENJAMIN WHITLOCK & BRIANNA WHITLOCK 2019-02-08 2019-05-14
18-0555 MIKE MORATH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. VIRGINIA DIANE LEWIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND TO C.J.L., ET AL. 2019-02-08
18-0738 HINGA MBOGO, HINGA'S AUTOMOTIVE CO., AND 3516 ROSS AVENUE, DALLAS, TEXAS v. CITY OF DALLAS, AND MICHAEL S. RAWLINGS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS, ET AL 2019-01-25 2019-05-01
18-0659 STATE OF TEXAS v. GLEANNLOCH COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, LP 2019-01-25 2019-06-06
18-0879 COMMISSION FOR LAWYER DISCIPLINE v. MARK A. CANTU, III 2019-01-25 2019-04-16
18-0944 LEMUEL DAVID HOGAN v. STEPHANIE MONTAGNE ZOANNI 2019-01-25 2019-04-09
18-0344 CHRISTOPHER JAMES GLENN, M.D. AND NORTHEAST OB/GYN ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. JOSEPH LEAL AND DAWN LEAL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL PARENTS, NEXT FRIENDS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS OF A.L., A MINOR 2019-01-25 2019-05-16
18-0565 NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RYAN DIRECTIONAL SERVICES, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2019-01-25 2019-04-16
18-0651 TOWN OF NORTHLAKE v. CITY OF JUSTIN 2019-01-25 2019-06-17
18-0905 IN THE INTEREST OF A.M., A CHILD 2019-01-25 2019-02-21
18-0370 LOUISE JENSCHKE v. ELAINE CLAUSSEN 2018-12-14 2019-05-31
18-0498 EC LEWISVILLE, LLC, D/B/A ELITE CARE EMERGENCY CENTER; GREATER HOUSTON EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS, PLLC, D/B/A ELITE CARE EMERGENCY CENTER; AND DR. HARVEY CASTRO v. HERIBERTO MARTINEZ GONZALEZ 2018-12-14 2019-05-06
18-0740 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN v. APRIL GARNER 2018-12-14 2019-04-04
18-0625 DON A. JANSSEN AND DEBRA JANSSEN v. RITA GONZALEZ AS TRUSTEE OF RG FAMILY TRUST AND RAMON GONZALEZ 2018-12-14 2019-04-09
18-0664 PRSI TRADING, LLC v. HARRIS COUNTY 2018-12-14 2019-04-24
18-0403 CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH AND CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC v. CLAYMORE HOLDINGS, LLC 2018-12-14 2019-05-03
18-0309 BERKEL & COMPANY CONTRACTORS, INC. v. TYLER LEE AND LEIGH ANN LEE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF S.R.L., MINOR 2018-12-14 2019-04-12
18-0351 UNIVERSITY OF INCARNATE WORD v. VALERIE REDUS, ET AL. 2018-12-14 2019-04-11
18-0768 SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY v. KENNETH LYNCH, TOMMY BATCHELOR AND TWANT WILSON 2018-12-14 2019-05-08
17-0819 STATE OF TEXAS v. R.R.S., A JUVENILE 2018-11-16 2019-07-31
18-0513 ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, SYMPHUEL ANDERSON, BEVERLY DAVIS, AND PATRICIA MAYS v. MERLE FLAKES, ELOISE SQUARE, MARY JO EVANS, ANNE KATHERINE WHITE, AND ELLA MAE ROLLINS 2018-11-16 2019-01-22
18-0262 CHARLES ROBERT HIGHSMITH v. MEREDITH KATHRYN HIGHSMITH 2018-10-19 2019-01-29
17-0961 HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY, ET AL. v. HUNT CIMARRON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A CIMARRON EXPLORATION CO. 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
17-0971 GENE E. PHILLIPS, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A PHILLIPS OIL INTERESTS, LLC v. CARLTON ENERGY GROUP, LLC 2018-08-31 2019-01-25
18-0092 SHANNON DAVIS v. HUMBLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL, LLC, K & S CONSULTING, LLC D/B/A K+S CONSULTING 2018-06-15 2018-08-06
17-1008 B.C. v. STEAK N SHAKE OPERATIONS, INC. 2018-06-08 2018-08-07
17-0719 OZIER HURST v. NATIONAL SECURITY FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY, ACTION CLAIM SERVICE, INC., AND AARON TIMMINS 2018-06-01 2018-10-22
17-0428 CHERYL WALLACE v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-30
17-0514 RODERIC HORTON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-05
17-0521 E.A. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-04