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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
20-0368 JLB BUILDERS, LLC v. JOSE HERNANDEZ 2020-08-28
20-0252 TAPATIO SPRINGS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION v. OHIO DEVELOPMENT, LLC. 2020-08-28
20-0171 STATE FARM LLOYDS, INC. v. CURTIS DAVIS 2020-08-28
19-1070 PINEDA REO, LLC v. THE LOMIX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL. 2020-08-28
20-0284 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. RODOLFO CANALES 2020-08-28
20-0290 AEROTEK, INC. v. LERONE BOYD, MICHAEL MARSHALL, JIMMY ALLEN, AND TROJUAN CORNETT 2020-08-28
20-0363 IN RE SHELLEY LUTHER 2020-08-28
20-0281 IN RE USAA GENERAL INDEMNITY COMPANY 2020-08-28
20-0214 TOP WIRELESS WHOLESALER v. CEXCHANGE, LLC 2020-08-28
20-0173 WWLC INVESTMENT, L.P. v. SORAB MIRAKI 2020-08-28
20-0167 GREAT WESTERN DRILLING, LTD. v. PATHFINDER OIL & GAS, INC. AND CATHLIND ENERGY, LLC 2020-08-28
20-0033 PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD v. TEXAS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS PROPERTY/CASUALTY JOINT SELF INSURANCE FUND 2020-08-28
20-0099 METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY, LP v. NATHAN AUSLEY 2020-08-28
20-0197 IN RE SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY, ET AL., 2020-08-28
20-0158 RODNEY DRAUGHON v. JOYCIE JOHNSON 2020-08-28
20-0066 HAYNES & BOONE, LLP AND ARTHUR L. HOWARD v. NFTD, LLC F/K/A BERNARDO GROUP, LLC; BERNARDO HOLDINGS, LLC; PETER J. COOPER; AND JACQUILINE MILLER 2020-08-28
20-0384 IN RE CHRISTIANSON AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING, LLC AND CONTINENTAL HOMES OF TEXAS, LP 2020-08-28
20-0140 IN RE THE WOODLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P., THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION, LJA ENGINEERING, INC. F/K/A LJA ENGINEERING & SURVEYING, INC., AND JAMES R. BOWLES 2020-08-28
20-0014 REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, INC., AMC ENTERTAINMENT, INC., AND AMERICAN MULTI-CINEMA, INC. v. IPIC-GOLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC AND IPIC TEXAS, LLC 2020-08-28
20-0079 JAMES CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, PRIMORIS SERVICES CORPORATION v. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION 2020-08-28
20-0270 NICOLE VAN DORN PRESTON AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF LT. J. WESLEY VAN DORN, USN, DECEASED; AMY SNYDER, AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF LT. SEAN CHRISTOPHER SNYDER, USN, DECEASED; CHEYENNE COLLINS, AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS BRIAN ANDREW COLLINS, USN, DECEASED; AND PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS DYLAN MORGAN BOONE, USN v. M1 SUPPORT SERVICES, L.P. 2020-08-28
20-0092 RICHARD D. CRAWFORD v. XTO ENERGY, INC. 2020-08-28
19-0976 MOUNTAIN PURE TX, LLC v. NECHES AND TRINITY VALLEYS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2020-08-28
20-0285 KHOSROW SADEGHIAN v. DAVID JACO 2020-08-28
19-1035 ANGELA DAVIS, AS PRESIDENT OF NEA-DALLAS (A LOCAL AFFILIATE OF TEXAS STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION), ON BEHALF OF ALL AFFECTED MEMBERS AND NAMED INDIVIDUALS v. MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE 2020-08-28
19-1108 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND DOS REPÚBLICAS COAL PARTNERSHIP v. MAVERICK COUNTY; CITY OF EAGLE PASS; ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND; WALTER HERRING; ERNESTO IBARRA; GABRIEL DE LA CERDA; MIKE HERNANDEZ; BOULWARE AND ANSON FAMILY, LTD; AND MAVERICK COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION 2020-08-28
20-0341 GERDAU AMERISTEEL CORPORATION AND GERDAU S.A. v. BRUCE BEARD AND SARAH BROCK 2020-08-28
20-0434 IN RE FACEBOOK, INC. AND FACEBOOK, INC. D/B/A INSTAGRAM 2020-07-03 2020-08-24
19-0829 H. JONATHAN COOKE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ESCROW PARTNERS DALLAS, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS DALLAS, GP, INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS HOUSTON, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS HOUSTON, GP. INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS AUSTIN, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS AUSTIN, GP, INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS SAN ANTONIO, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS SAN ANTONIO, GP, INC.; TITLE PARTNERS, L.L.P.; NORTH AMERICAN MANAGEMENT, L.L.P.; TJ PARTNERS I, LLC; AND TJ PARTNERS II, LLC v. ROBERT C. KARLSENG; KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C.; ASHLEY BRIGHAM PATTEN; PATTEN & KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C.; JACQUES YVES LEBLANC; AND LEBLANC, PATTEN AND KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C. 2020-06-29 2020-09-21
19-1144 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. JIMMY MASPERO AND REGINA MASPERO, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF W.M., W.M., W.M., DECEASED, AND W.M., DECEASED, MINOR CHILDREN 2020-06-19
19-0954 IN THE MATTER OF THE EXPUNCTION OF L. B. 2020-06-19
19-0666 AUDREY NICKERSON v. JULIO PINEDA AND UNIQUE EMPLOYMENT, LLC, UNIQUE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, UNIQUE EMPLOYMENT I, LTD, D/B/A UNIQUE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 2020-06-19 2020-08-31
20-0134 IN RE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS 2020-06-19 2020-09-09
20-0055 IN THE INTEREST OF D.T., A CHILD 2020-06-12 2020-08-10
19-1112 ARMANDO MONTELONGO, JR., REAL ESTATE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, LLC, PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE GROUP, INC., AND LICENSE BRANDING, LLC v. CECIL G. ABREA, ET AL. 2020-06-12
19-0831 COURTNEY N. PHILLIPS, EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER; SYLVIA HERNANDEZ KAUFFMAN, INSPECTOR GENERAL; AND TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION v. JOHN MCNEILL, JR, R.PH.; AND NICHOLS SOUTHSIDE PHARMACY 2020-06-12 2020-09-16
19-1054 SUNDOWN ENERGY LP, SMC 2000 LP, PGP HOLDINGS 1, LLC, SMITH ALLEN OIL & GAS, LLP, TRANSMOUNTAIN EXPLORATION LLC, FORTUNE NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORATION, TEXAS HEAT OF THE PERMIAN BASIN, INC., WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, EAGLE ROCK ACQUISITION PARTNERSHIP II, LP, ODYSSEY ROYALTIES LLC, HORIZON ROYALTIES LLC, PINECONE RESOURCES LLC, BRENDA DORMAN FAUGHT, AND LENA RENEE BRIGMAN v. HJSA NO. 3, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2020-06-12
19-1045 THE STATE OF TEXAS; TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE; AND GEORGE P. BUSH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER v. SIGNAL DRILLING, LLC; JATEN OIL COMPANY; AND RIPARIA, LC 2020-06-12 2020-09-30
19-1109 IN RE PAMELA JANSON 2020-06-12 2020-09-02
19-0962 ODYSSEY 2020 ACADEMY, INC. v. GALVESTON CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2020-06-05 2020-09-02
19-0763 U.S. CONCRETE, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS 2020-06-05
19-0605 JIM OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, D/B/A PHOTOLIVE v. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM 2020-06-05 2020-09-25
19-0973 ANDREW BROWN AND SARA BROWN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF KEARA BROWN, DECEASED v. TRADITIONS OIL & GAS, LLC; TRADITIONS OIL & GAS SERVICES, LLC; AND CHISUM RANCHES, LTD. 2020-06-05
20-0071 IN RE ALLSTATE INDEMNITY COMPANY 2020-06-05 2020-09-22
20-0404 IN RE THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY; MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY; AND DORIS DELANEY, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY 2020-06-05 2020-07-27
20-0005 DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK v. JESUS GUERRERO 2020-06-05 2020-07-27
19-1051 EX PARTE ROBERTO PASQUALE-GUALTIERI PETITTO 2020-06-05 2020-07-27
19-0925 MICHAEL FALLON, M.D. v. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON PHYSICIAN'S NETWORK AND MICHAEL W. BROWN, AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON PHYSICIAN'S NETWORK 2020-06-05 2020-09-25
20-0127 IN RE DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK, RELATOR 2020-06-05 2020-07-27
19-0097 NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, SUNSETS WEST, INC., AND R.M. PERSONNEL, INC. v. LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ 2020-06-05
19-0996 FARMERS GROUP, INC., FARMERS UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION, FIRE UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION, FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE, FIRE INSURANCE EXCHANGE v. SANDRA GETER, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, GERALD HOOKS JR., LESLY K. NOLEN, AND JOSEPH C. BLANKS, P.C. 2020-06-05 2020-08-24
19-0959 IN THE INTEREST OF G.X.H., JR. AND B.X.H., CHILDREN v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2020-05-29 2020-09-08
19-0842 PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK AND NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA v. JOHN HOWARD AND AMY HOWARD 2020-05-29 2020-08-18
19-0793 VIRGINIA ANGEL, TRUSTEE FOR THE GOBSMACK GIFT TRUST, AS ASSIGNEE OF SOUTH STATE BANK, AND SOUTH STATE BANK, N.A., FORMERLY KNOWN AS CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY MERGER TO SOUTH STATE BANK v. KYLE TAUCH 2020-05-29 2020-08-17
19-0787 DELL MARKETING L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, DELL FEDERAL SYSTEMS, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP; AND DELL PRODUCTS, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. INTEGRITY GLOBAL SECURITY, LLC; AND GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE, INC. 2020-05-29 2020-08-18
19-0639 W & T OFFSHORE INC. v. LUKE MEYERS 2020-05-29 2020-09-28
19-0634 RAMONA ROGERS, M. D., MODESTO ZAMBRANO, STEPHANIE CUMPIAN, ROLANDO FLORES, HECTOR ONTIVEROS, PRISCILLA NIETO, SONIA HERNANDEZ-KEEBLE, BLAS ORTIZ, JR., DAVID MORON, M. D., JAIME FLORES AND RIO GRANDE STATE CENTER v. DAVID SAXON BAGLEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JEREMIAH RAY BAGLEY 2020-05-29 2020-08-25
19-1032 IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF ANGELINA SANDOVAL AND ANGEL SANDOVAL AND IN THE INTEREST OF A.M.S., A CHILD 2020-05-29
19-0714 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. GENARO FLORES 2020-05-29
19-1069 IN THE INTEREST OF J.W., A CHILD 2020-05-29 2020-07-10
19-0872 MEMORIAL HERMANN HEALTH SYSTEM v. MIGUEL A. GOMEZ, III, M.D., AND MIGUEL A. GOMEZ, M. D., P.A. 2020-05-29
19-1122 KINDER MORGAN SACROC, LP; KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO., LP; KINDER MORGAN PRODUCTION CO., LP; AND KINDER MORGAN PRODUCTION CO., LLC v. SCURRY COUNTY; SNYDER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; SCURRY COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT D/B/A WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE; SCURRY COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT D/B/A COGDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 2020-04-03 2020-05-26
19-0145 S.V.Z., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF A.Z., HER MINOR CHILD v. GERARDO SOLIS, OSMIN TURCIOS, CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL OF COLORADO, LLC, AND CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, INC. 2020-04-03 2020-08-19
19-0920 MATTHEW M. SPANTON AND ELISHA SPANTON D/B/A HILL COUNTRY KENNELS v. PAMELA S. BELLAH 2020-04-03 2020-06-23
19-1123 IN RE TEXAS PENSION REVIEW BOARD AND STEPHANIE LEIBE, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CHAIR OF THE TEXAS PENSION REVIEW BOARD 2020-04-03 2020-09-17
19-0992 ADDISON EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. ETC TEXAS PIPELINE, LTD.; OASIS PIPE LINE COMPANY; WESTEX ENERGY, LLC; AND ENERGY TRANSFER, LP F/K/A ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS 2020-04-03 2020-07-23
19-1102 ALEX E. JONES; INFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. LEONARD POZNER AND VERONIQUE DE LA ROSA 2020-04-03 2020-07-20
19-1050 ALEX E. JONES; LNFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. SCARLETT LEWIS 2020-04-03 2020-06-19
19-1022 IN RE K&L AUTO CRUSHERS, LLC AND THOMAS GOTHARD, JR. 2020-04-03 2020-07-24
19-1029 INFOWARS, LLC; FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC; AND KIT DANIELS v. MARCEL FONTAINE 2020-04-03
19-0612 MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE, L.P. & MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO, L.P. v. PAUL SIMIEN 2020-03-13 2020-06-01
19-0695 KEN BAILEY AND BRADLEY PETERSON v. CARTER SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; CLAYTON WOLF, WILDLIFE DIVISION DIRECTOR; MITCH LOCKWOOD, BIG GAME PROGRAM DIRECTOR; AND TEXAS PARKS &WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 2020-03-13 2020-08-10
19-0689 KATHLEEN POWELL AND PAUL LUCCIA v. CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 2020-03-13 2020-08-03
19-0709 HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY D/B/A AT&T TEXAS 2020-03-13 2020-08-31
19-0885 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY v. DANIEL WES IRWIN 2020-03-13 2020-08-03
19-0356 MARCO A. DELGADO, ET AL. v. JUAN LINO GARZA, SR., ET AL. 2020-02-14 2020-07-27
19-0805 IN RE KAMI MARTIN GAFFIN 2020-02-14 2020-04-06
19-0343 LION COPOLYMER HOLDINGS, LLC v. LION POLYMERS, LLC 2020-02-14 2020-06-04
19-0754 JACKIE WOMACK, INDIVIDUALLY, AND JACKIE WOMACK DRILLING COMPANY; WILLARD COGDELL AND LA NELL COGDELL; AND JAMES R. CAVENDER, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A JAMES R. CAVENDER INVESTMENT COMPANY, LTD. v. ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC 2020-01-17 2020-04-08
19-0190 CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EL PASO (SAN LORENZO CHURCH) v. RITA PORTER, INDIVIDUALLY & AS MOTHER & NEXT FRIEND OF DAWONE PORTER, A MINOR CHILD; AMANDA GUTIERREZ, INDIVIDUALLY; ARMANDO AND YVONNE GUTIERREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PARENTS AND NEXT FRIENDS OF ARMANDO, A MINOR CHILD; PATTY GORDON; AND DYLON GORDON 2020-01-17
19-0565 IN THE MATTER OF A. M. 2020-01-17 2020-07-27
19-0410 APACHE CORPORATION v. CATHRYN C. DAVIS 2019-12-13 2020-02-19
19-0354 LOGAN INDUSTRIES v. CARGOTEC CORP., MACGREGOR USA, LNC. AND CARGOTEC USA, INC. 2019-12-13 2020-06-03
19-0233 CONCHO RESOURCES, INC., ET AL. v. MARSHA ELLISON, D/B/A ELLISON LEASE OPERATING 2019-12-13 2020-07-01
19-0381 CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY AND TEXTRON AVIATION INC. v. JORGE GARCIA, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-02-21
19-0540 FORD MOTOR CO. v. PETER GARZA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF S. G., A MINOR, AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATES OF STEPHANIE GARZA, TAYLOR GARZA, PETER JAMES GARZA, AND JESSE GARZA, DECEASED, AND JIM FISK AND MARY FISK 2019-10-04 2019-12-27
19-0230 GEORGE FLEMING AND FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. REBECCA WILSON, ET AL. 2019-10-04 2020-01-27
19-0238 CATHAY BANK v. LYDA SWINERTON BUILDERS, INC. 2019-10-04 2019-12-16
18-0678 CAROWEST LAND, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS AND Y.C. PARTNERS, LTD., D/B/A YANTIS COMPANY 2019-03-29 2019-09-18