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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
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
16-0956 KENNETH L. HAEDGE, DALE C. TIUPPIT, DENVER TIPPIT, CASE S. JONES AND CLINTON H. SHED v. CENTRAL TEXAS CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION, DOUG ALLEN, BRANDON BELT, MARK CAROTHERS, K.T. BOTKIN, LARRY FRY, JACKIE HYMAN, JR., RANDY PATTERSON, JUST TATUM AND SANDRA TATUM 2017-03-31
16-0900 BONNIE ALLEN-PIERONI v. MARC JOHN PIERONI 2017-03-31
16-1038 IN RE DUNG CHI NGUYEN, M.D., DUNG CHI NGUYEN, M.D., P.A. AND NEUROLOGY CONSULTANTS 2017-03-31
16-0877 IN RE MCCLELLAND & HINE, INC. 2017-03-31
16-0865 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, ACTING BY AND THROUGH CITY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (CPS ENERGY) v. TOMMY HARRAL CONSTRUCTION, INC. 2017-03-31
16-0971 BASTROP COUNTY v. REBEKHA MONTIE 2017-03-10
16-0795 GREAT AMERICAN LLOYDS INSURANCE COMPANY AND MID-CONTINENT CASUALTY COMPANY v. VINES-HERRIN CUSTOM HOMES, L.L.C., HERRIN CUSTOM HOMES, INC., AND EMIL G. CERULLO 2017-03-10
16-0935 BILL YOUNGKIN v. BILLY G. HINES, JR. 2017-03-10
16-0836 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, BELLA PATEL, M.D., F.C.C.P., RICHARD W. SMALLING, M.D. PHD., RUCKSHANDA MAJID, M.D. AND FRANCISCO FUENTES, M.D. v. TOMAS G. RIOS, M.D. 2017-03-10
16-0925 ADAN PEREZ, JR. v. WESLACO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-03-10
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
16-0775 HERSHALL JOSEPH SHELLEY v. COLORADO BOARD OF GOVERNORS, ET AL. 2017-03-10
16-0897 NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, INC. v. DOREATHA WALKER 2017-03-10
16-0715 IN THE INTEREST OF H.S., A MINOR CHILD 2017-03-10
16-0676 THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND MARC A. OTT, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY v. REAGAN NATIONAL ADVERTISING OF AUSTIN, INC. 2017-03-10
17-0044 IN THE INTEREST OF M.M., A CHILD 2017-03-03 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
16-0663 ARGONAUT INSURANCE COMPANY AND ARGONAUT GREAT CENTRAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-02-17
16-0611 ROSS MANDEL AND LEA MANDEL v. LEWISVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNTY OF DENTON, CITY OF PLANO AND CLAUSSNER HOLDINGS, LLC 2017-02-17 2017-04-10
16-0626 WILLACY COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. SEBASTIAN COTTON & GRAIN, LTD. 2017-02-17
16-0786 JOHN DAVID ADAMS v. STARSIDE CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC 2017-02-17
16-0814 8 MILE PARK, L.P. v. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 2017-02-17 2017-04-10
16-0700 AETC II PRIVATIZED HOUSING, LLC v. TOM GREEN COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 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
16-0651 DUDLEY CONSTRUCTION, LTD., RICHARD MARK DUDLEY, AND HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY v. ACT PIPE & SUPPLY, INC. 2017-02-17 2017-04-20
16-0726 TONI COMBEST v. MUSTANG MINERALS, LLC 2017-02-17
16-0668 FREESE & GOSS, PLLC, RICHARD A. FREESE, TIM K. GOSS, SHEILA M. BOSSIER, DENNIS C. SWEET, AND SWEET & FREESE, PLLC v. DON A. MITCHELL 2017-02-17
16-0752 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. STOCKTON BEND 100 JOINT VENTURE, A TEXAS JOINT VENTURE 2017-02-17
16-0804 GARY DON PERRYMAN, NANCY K. PERRYMAN, AND LEASHA PERRYMAN BOWDEN v. SPARTAN TEXAS SIX CAPITAL PARTNERS, LTD., SPARTAN TEXAS SIX-CELINA, LTD. AND DION MENSER; AND EOG RESOURCES INC. 2017-02-17
16-0748 CITY OF LAREDO, TEXAS v. LAREDO MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION 2017-02-17
16-0549 DR. BEHZAD NAZARI, D.D.S., ET AL. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS; XEROX CORPORATION; AND XEROX STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC, F/K/A ACS STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC 2017-02-17
16-0206 WHITE LION HOLDINGS, L.L.C. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-02-17
16-0891 BRIAN O’GRADY, M.D. AND THE O’GRADY FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, LTD. v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, P.A. 2017-02-17
16-0457 STATE OF TEXAS v. BERNARD MORELLO 2017-02-17
16-0455 DR. JAMES JONES v. ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY 2017-02-17
16-0468 IN THE MATTER OF J.G. 2017-02-17
16-0547 KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. THE CITY OF CARROLLTON, TEXAS 2017-02-17
16-0763 GALVESTON COUNTY JUDGE MARK HENRY, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER RYAN DENNARD, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOE GIUSTI, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER STEPHEN HOLMES, ET AL. v. KIMBERLY SULLIVAN, JUDGE, PROBATE COURT OF GALVESTON COUNTY 2017-02-17 2017-04-24
16-0854 HIAWATHA HENRY, ADDIE HARRIS, MONTRAY NORRIS, AND ROOSEVELT COLEMAN, JR., ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND FOR ALL OTHER SIMILARLY SITUATED v. CASH BIZ, LP, CASH ZONE, LLC D/B/A CASH BIZ and REDWOOD FINANCIALS, LLC 2017-02-17 2017-04-20
16-0851 IN RE NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER OPERATING CO., LTD. 2017-02-17 2017-04-10
16-0519 HONORS ACADEMY, INC., D/B/A HONORS ACADEMY; AZLEWAY, INC. D/B/A AZLEWAY CHARTER SCHOOL; AND AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS, INC., D/B/A AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS CHARTER SCHOOL v. TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AND MICHAEL MORATH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION 2017-02-17
16-0558 IN THE INTEREST OF K.S.L., A CHILD 2017-01-27 2017-02-23
16-0648 UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION v. PERRY JONES, ET AL. 2017-01-20 2017-03-13
16-0336 URI, INC. v. KLEBERG COUNTY 2017-01-20 2017-04-12
16-0544 HARLINGEN MEDICAL CENTER, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. ROSA ANDRADE, ET AL. 2017-01-20
16-0344 BRAD AERY, LLOYD HOUSE, ET AL. v. C. CLIFTON HOSKINS, ET AL. 2017-01-20
16-0556 IN RE ACCIDENT FUND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY AND KRISTE HENDERSON 2017-01-20 2017-04-03
16-0571 THE CAMPBELL GROUP, LLC AND CROWN PINE TIMBER 1, L.P. v. TARA HOKE 2017-01-20 2017-04-12
16-0563 YAN BENJAMIN WILHELM ASSOUN v. ANAIS AMBER GUSTAFSON (A.K.A. ANAIS AMBER ASSOUN) AND JOHN CHARLES GUSTAFSON, JR. 2017-01-20 2017-04-12
16-0480 RASHEED RAFAEY v. WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY AND GARY SPEARS 2017-01-20 2017-04-11
16-0639 DENNIS RAYNER AND JOE TEX XPRESS, INC. v. KRISTA DILLON 2017-01-20
16-0647 THE STATE OF TEXAS EX REL. GEORGE DARRELL BEST v. PAUL REED HARPER 2017-01-20 2017-03-13
16-0656 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN v. BEVERLY KEARNEY 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
16-0369 STATE FARM LLOYDS v. CANDELARIO FUENTES AND MARIA FUENTES 2017-01-20
16-0347 RICHARDSON EAST BAPTIST CHURCH v. PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE COMPANY AND JAMES GREENHAW 2017-01-20
16-0542 FORT WORTH TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, MCDONALD TRANSIT ASSOCIATES, INC., MCDONALD TRANSIT, INC. AND LESHAWN VAUGHN v. MICHELE RODRIGUEZ AND NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 2017-01-20 2017-03-13
16-0888 HENRY AND SONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. v. PABLO CAMPOS 2017-01-20 2017-03-10
16-0623 RICHARD FAWCETT, KEVIN ROBERTS, DARREN PITTS, GEORGE LILLARD, CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS, ARMANDO FLORIDO, DAVID VUKOVIC, KEN PATRICK, JAMES LEMONS, DOUGLAS HISSONG AND DANNY FULLER, SR. v. BOGDAN GROSU 2017-01-20
16-0418 SHERI DURHAM AND DENISE JENKINS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JESSICA HALEY DURHAM v. CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER OF DALLAS, AMY HOLLAND, CPNP, DAVID W. KINES, FNP, LAWSON COPLEY, M.D., J. PATRICK HIEBER, M.D. AND TIMOTHY J. RUPP, M.D. 2017-01-20
16-0485 FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORPORATION, FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, AND FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION v. THE ESTATE OF SANDRA BROUGHTON, DECEASED, ET AL. 2017-01-20
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
16-0543 IN THE INTEREST OF D.C., A CHILD 2016-12-16 2017-03-02
16-0637 THE COUNTY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS v. TRIPLE B SERVICES, LLP 2016-12-16 2017-04-07
16-0607 IN RE MARION SHIPMAN 2016-12-16 2017-04-06
16-0356 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. ROXANA TENORIO, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF PEDRO TENORIO, DECEASED 2016-12-16 2017-04-06
16-0444 ROBERT HOVEL AND TANIA HOVEL v. GAL BATZRI 2016-12-16 2017-04-20
16-0337 STATE OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT v. EDNA A. MARTINEZ 2016-12-16 2017-02-08
16-0671 IN RE XEROX CORPORATION AND XEROX STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC F/K/A ACS STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC 2016-12-16 2017-04-21
16-0434 DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES LIMITED AND DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES COMPANY v. WILLIE DAVID WILLIAMS 2016-12-16 2017-04-13
16-0682 IN RE ANDREW SILVER 2016-12-16 2017-02-06
16-0710 JOHN HERBERT MATTHEWS v. COLORADO COUNTY 2016-12-16 2017-03-08
16-0217 ELLEN CHESLOFF v. NICK YEH, INDIVIDUALLY, ASHDON, INC. D/B/A IMPRESSION BRIDAL AND EMME BRIDAL, INC. 2016-12-16 2017-04-21
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
16-0431 STARWOOD MANAGEMENT, LLC BY AND THROUGH NORMA GONZALEZ v. DON SWAIM AND ROSE WALKER, L.L.P. 2016-12-02 2017-03-07
16-0323 JOHN A. LANCE, DEBRA L. LANCE, F.D. FRANKS AND HELEN FRANKS v. JUDITH AND TERRY ROBINSON, GARY AND BRENDA FEST, VIRGINIA GRAY, BUTCH TOWNSEND AND BEXAR-MEDINA-ATASCOSA COUNTIES WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1 2016-12-02 2017-03-13
16-0727 2012 PROPERTIES, LLC v. DALLAS COUNTY, CITY OF GARLAND, GARLAND ISD, CHARLES HOBBS, TONYA BROYLES, LISA GREUNKE, AND CROW’S NEST, INC. 2016-12-02 2017-03-01
16-0046 WENDY KYLE v. H.T. STRASBURGER, SHIRLEY STRASBURGER, TERRY WHITLEY, FIDELITY BANK OF TEXAS AND TUITION LLC 2016-12-02 2017-03-14
16-0617 IN THE GUARDIANSHIP OF EDWIN WOOLEY 2016-12-02 2017-02-21
16-0297 SCI TEXAS FUNERAL HOME SERVICES, INC. v. CODY NELSON 2016-12-02 2017-04-07
16-0662 CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY AND BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS CO., L.P. v. RALPH WADE KOOPMANN, KAREN MARIE KOENIG, LORENE H. KOOPMANN, AND LOIS STRIEBER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF JERRY STRIEBER 2016-12-02 2017-02-21
16-0587 MOAB CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. v. ALS 88 DESIGN BUILD, LLC 2016-12-02 2017-02-22
16-0453 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS AND NUECES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, TEXAS 2016-12-02 2017-03-15
16-0560 LEE NICK MCFADIN, III v. BROADWAY COFFEEHOUSE, LLC AND MARCUS ROGERS, TRUSTEE FOR THE SAKS CHILDREN TRUST A/K/A ATFL&L, A TEXAS TRUST 2016-12-02 2017-02-22
16-0466 GARY DAVID BRAY, DAVID STEPHEN LITTLEFIELD AND THE TEXAS DIVISION, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, INC. v. GREGORY L. FENVES, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 2016-12-02 2017-02-22
16-0412 TRO-X, L.P. v. ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2016-12-02 2017-04-10
16-0401 EMMERT INDUSTRIAL CORP. v. HULCHER SERVICES, INC. 2016-12-02 2017-03-08
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
16-0341 LARRY BOS AND MARY BOS v. CRAIG S. SMITH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF M.W.F.S., A MINOR, C.S.S., A MINOR, J.E.S., A MINOR, AND V.A.S., A MINOR 2016-12-02
16-0680 ORION MARINE CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. INOCENTE CEPEDA 2016-12-02 2017-02-23
16-0723 IN RE FRANK COPPOLA AND BRIDGET COPPOLA 2016-12-02 2017-03-23
16-0282 ENTERGY TEXAS, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITY COUNSEL AND TEXAS INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS 2016-10-21 2017-03-30
16-0373 AD VILLARAI, LLC, THE ASHLEY NICOLE WILLIAMS TRUST, VILLAS ON RAIFORD CARROLLTON SENIOR HOUSING, LLC AND VILLAS ON RAIFORD, LLC v. CHAN IL PAK 2016-10-21 2016-12-27
16-0098 THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, INC. AND STEVE BLOW v. JOHN TATUM AND MARY ANN TATUM 2016-10-21 2017-04-12
16-0229 STEPHEN NOLAN BEDFORD, ALSO KNOWN AS NOLAN BEDFORD v. DARIN SPASSOFF AND 6 TOOL, LLC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS DALLAS DODGERS BASEBALL CLUB LLC, D/B/A DALLAS DODGERS BASEBALL 2016-10-21
16-0343 VICTOR ALARCON v. ALCOLAC, INC. AND RHODIA, INC. 2016-10-21 2017-01-27
16-0263 PROVIDENCE IMAGING CONSULTANTS, P.A., AND SCOTT BLUMENFELD, M.D. v. GUADALUPE C. CORONEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF VERONICA CORONEL, DECEASED 2016-10-21 2017-01-02
16-0385 ENTERGY TEXAS, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND TEXAS INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS 2016-10-21
16-0320 CHARLES LESNIAK v. THE UNITED HEALTHCARE CHOICE PLUS PLAN FOR CITY OF AUSTIN EMPLOYEES AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN 2016-10-21 2017-03-01
16-0382 PHI, INC. v. DEREK LEBLANC AND AMERICAN INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY 2016-09-23 2017-02-13
16-0186 IN RE CENTURY SURETY COMPANY 2016-09-23 2017-02-10
16-0214 PAUL GREEN v. DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS 2016-09-23 2016-12-13
16-0179 CENTURY SURETY COMPANY v. JANE DOE 2016-09-23 2017-02-10
15-0971 LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EXLP LEASING, LLC AND EES LEASING, LLC. 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
16-0054 BARTUSH-SCHNITZIUS FOODS CO. v. CIMCO REFRIGERATION, INC. 2016-09-02 2016-11-22
15-0932 AMERICAN K-9 DETECTION SERVICES, LLC AND HILL COUNTRY DOG CENTER, LLC v. LATASHA FREEMAN 2016-09-02 2017-01-23
16-0227 IN RE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. MCNUTT, DECEASED 2016-09-02 2017-02-22
15-0717 LUZ CHAVEZ, INDIVIDUALLY, ET AL. v. KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, ET AL. 2016-09-02 2016-12-21
16-0107 ALBERT G. HILL, JR. v. SHAMOUN & NORMAN, LLP 2016-09-02 2017-01-23
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
16-0256 RICHARD T. ARCHER, DAVID B. ARCHER, CAROL ARCHER BUGG, JOHN V. ARCHER, KAREN ARCHER BALL, AND SHERRI ARCHER v. T. MARK ANDERSON AND CHRISTINE ANDERSON, AS CO-EXECUTORS OF THE ESTATE OF TED ANDERSON 2016-09-02 2016-12-06
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
15-0669 GRAPHIC PACKAGING CORPORATION v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2016-06-17 2017-01-13
16-0034 EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER D/B/A EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES v. JODY DELAUNE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CRYSTAL DELAUNE, DECEASED; AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF D.D., D.D., AND D.A.D., MINORS 2016-05-27 2016-08-17