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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
23-0875 CINDY THOMPSON INDIVIDUALLY AND AS HEIR OF CHARLES THOMPSON, CHARLES THOMPSON AND CC & T INVESTMENTS, LLC v. MAE LANDRY 2024-06-14
23-0877 JASON A. GIBSON, P.C. D/B/A THE GIBSON LAW FIRM AND JASON A. GIBSON v. ALEJANDRO L. PADUA AND THE PADUA LAW FIRM, PLLC 2024-06-14
24-0426 IN RE DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS AND MARIAN BROWN, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF v. CECILE ERWIN, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION; AND MICHELLE HILLSTROM, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE REGION 3 DIRECTOR FOR COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION 2024-06-14
23-0808 TENARIS BAY CITY INC. v. RICKY ELLISOR; JOSE L. AVILA; WILLIAM JOHNSON; ELIZABETH JOHNSON; MATTIE HALBISON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES HALBISON; DORENE TABARES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS HEIR AT LAW TO ARMANDO TABARES; ARMANDO GARCIA, FOR THE ESTATE OF MARIA GARCIA; RAQUEL SOLIS; SAMUEL TREVINO; GLORIA TREVINO; DONNIE WEST; GLORIA WEST; ELLA ALLINIECE; JOSEPH HUERTA; RICHARD ALVARADO; CAROLYN ALVARADO; SANDRA JOYNER; CLAYTON JOYNER; WILLIAM JAHNSEN; SUE JAHNSEN; HELEN PADILLA; RUDY PADILLA, ET AL 2024-06-14
23-0778 HOUSECANARY, INC., F/K/A CANARY ANALYTICS, INC. v. TITLE SOURCE, INC., REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, AND HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES 2024-06-14
23-0564 ROXO ENERGY COMPANY, LLC; ROXO ENERGY, LLC; REC MINERALS, LLC; ROXO FW, LLC; AND VORTUS INVESTMENT ADVISORS, LLC v. BAXSTO, LLC 2024-06-14
23-0707 REME, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2024-06-14
24-0058 IN THE INTEREST OF S.D.T., A CHILD 2024-06-14
23-0711 SIX BROTHERS CONCRETE PUMPING, LLC v. TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION AND MARTIN TOMCZAK 2024-06-14
23-0918 ENVIRODIGM, INC.; MICRO SPACE INNOVATIONS, LLC D/B/A GREEN POLYMER SYSTEMS; AND KORNODO FIRE SYSTEMS, INC. v. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED 2024-06-14
23-0724 JOHN CARROZZELLA, MD AND JCMD MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. v. BIOTE MEDICAL, LLC 2024-06-14
23-0593 COCKRELL INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P. v. MIDDLE PECOS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, TY EDWARDS, IN HIS CAPACITY AS GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MIDDLE PECOS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT, FORT STOCKTON HOLDINGS, L.P. 2024-06-14
23-0742 COCKRELL INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P. v. MIDDLE PECOS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AND ITS BOARD PRESIDENT JERRY MCGUAIRT, REPUBLIC WATER COMPANY OF TEXAS, LLC AND FORT STOCKTON HOLDINGS, L.P. 2024-06-14
23-0780 COBB DEVELOPMENT AND VANCE COBB v. TIMOTHY FRANCIS MCCABE 2024-06-14
23-0848 THIRD COAST SERVICES, LLC AND SPAWGLASS CIVIL CONSTRUCTION, INC., v. FELICITAS CASTANEDA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF PEDRO CASTANEDA, DECEASED, IRVING CASTANEDA, EVELYN CASTANEDA, AND LIZZIE CASTANEDA 2024-06-14
23-0842 PDT HOLDINGS, INC., AND PHILLIP THOMPSON HOMES, INC. D/B/A PHILLIP THOMPSON CUSTOM HOMES v. CITY OF DALLAS AND THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF DALLAS 2024-06-14
23-0676 CACTUS WATER SERVICES, LLC v. COG OPERATING, LLC 2024-05-31
23-0679 FORT BEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2024-05-31
23-0858 CITY OF HOUSTON v. MARIA CHRISTINA GOMEZ 2024-05-31
23-0671 CALE ANDREW CLIFTON, CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW CLIFTON, PAMELA PARKER CLIFTON,COG OPERATING, LLC, DESERT PARTNERS IV, LP, KELLI CLIFTON GOSSMANN, LAMBERT LAND CO., LLC, KMF LAND, LLC, MCCAMEY FARM & RANCH, LP, KATHY PARKER IN HER CAPACITY AS INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF J. LOYD PARKER, III, SPRINGWOOD MINERAL 4, LP, ROBIN LEE YOUNG, YOUNG OIL AND GAS, LP AND LAKE RANCH, LP/SCOTT W. JOHNSON AND FLORENCE H. CUMMINGS v. SCOTT W. JOHNSON AND FLORENCE H. CUMMINGS 2024-05-31
23-0693 TOM OIL MONCRIEF, GLORIA MARIE MONCRIEF, AND GARY R. ALLEN v. RICHARD W. MONCRIEF AND MARSHALL M. SEARCY, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CAPACITIES AS SUCCESSOR GENERAL PARTNERS OF MONCRIEF FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, L.P. AND TRUSTEES OF THE W.A. MONCRIEF, JR. MANAGEMENT TRUST, AND ON BEHALF OF THE MANAGEMENT TRUST AND MFP 2024-05-31
23-0670 BARRON PROPERTIES LTD, KNACKWURST PROPERTIES LLC, AND E. DON POAGE v. PERMICO ROYALTIES, LLC AND ALDEN OESTREICH 2024-05-31
24-0073 IN RE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 2024-04-05
23-0423 PBEX II, LLC; PBEX OPERATIONS, LLC; PBEX OPERATING, LTD.; WORD B. WILSON INVESTMENTS, LP; PRIMERO ENERGY, LLC; CHEL-TRAND HOLDINGS, LLC; WPW PERMIAN LLC; AND CBS PERMIAN, LLC; AND TORCH OIL & GAS COMPANY v. DORCHESTER MINERALS, L.P. AND DORCHESTER MINERALS OPERATING, L.P. 2024-03-08
23-0864 ROSARIO Y. MENDOZA, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF MARCO A. HOYOS MARTINEZ v. RUSH TRUCK CENTERS OF TEXAS, L.P. D/B/A RUSH ENTERPRISES INC. A/K/A RUSH TRUCK CENTER- EL PASO 2024-03-08
23-0701 VOLVO CARS OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC N/K/A VOLVO CAR USA, LLC v. STAR HOUSTON, INC. D/B/A STAR MOTOR CARS AND THE BOARD OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES 2024-03-08
23-0704 CHAD SEWARD, HOME DEPOT U.S.A., INC., AND POINT 2 POINT GLOBAL SECURITY, INC. v. ROGELIO SANTANDER SR. AND JULIA GARCIA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CO-ADMINISTRATORS OF THE ESTATE OF ROGELIO SANTANDER JR., AND CRYSTAL ALMEIDA 2024-03-08
23-1028 IN THE MATTER OF J.J.T. 2024-03-08
23-0644 KENSINGTON TITLE-NEVADA, LLC v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES 2024-03-08
23-0568 SADOK FERCHICHI AND MARTINA CORONADO v. WHATABURGER RESTAURANTS LLC AND CRYSTAL KRUEGER 2024-03-08 2024-06-07
23-0692 HAPPY STATE BANK v. JAMIE LYNN WILLIAMS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED 2024-03-08
23-0810 GLENN ALLEN HEGAR, JR., TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS v. ARNULFO P. ALCORTA, ET AL. 2024-03-08 2024-06-11
23-0993 HAVEN AT THORPE LANE, LLC v. JERRETTA PATE AND APRIL BURKE 2024-03-08 2024-06-12
23-0840 BRIAN GAGE; JASON COGBURN; EPIC ENERGY SERVICES, L.P.; AND EPIC HOLDINGS, LLC v. BOBBY SIMMONS; CATHERINE SIMMONS; JODY FINLEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A J&W SERVICES; AND ORBIT PLASTIC PIPE, INC. D/B/A ORBIT CONSTRUCTION 2024-03-08 2024-05-28
23-0944 IN RE TRENT BROOKSHIRE 2024-03-08
23-0408 NAUTILUS INSURANCE COMPANY v. HOF PARTNERS LLC 2024-03-08
23-0767 SHANA ELLIOTT AND LAWRENCE KALKE v. CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS; KARL MOONEY, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION; AND BRYAN WOODS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION 2024-03-08 2024-05-20
23-0703 SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY AND PAUL J. WARD v. SOUTH CENTRAL JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND BISHOP SCOTT JONES 2024-03-08
23-0067 CHRISTINE LENORE STARY v. BRADY NEAL ETHRIDGE 2024-03-01
23-0885 GEORGIA VERHALEN AND CINDY VERHALEN v. ADRIANA AKHTAR AND EVAN JOHNSTON 2024-02-16 2024-05-03
23-0634 FIRST SABREPOINT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P., SABREPOINT CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P., SABREPOINT CAPITAL PARTICIPATION, L.P., GEORGE BAXTER, AND DONALD MARCHIONY v. FARMLAND PARTNERS INC. 2024-02-16 2024-06-04
23-0662 RAOGER CORPORATION v. BARRIE MYERS 2024-02-16
23-0910 IN RE NFI INTERACTIVE LOGISTICS, LLC 2024-02-16 2024-04-29
23-0933 CITY OF BUFFALO AND JERROD JONES v. GREGORY MOLIERE 2024-02-16 2024-04-05
23-0474 THE COMMONS OF LAKE HOUSTON LTD v. CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 2024-01-26 2024-05-28
23-0845 IN RE FLOOR & DECOR OUTLETS OF AMERICA, INC 2024-01-26 2024-04-17
23-0830 IN RE EULESS PIZZA, LP; SF, GP, MANAGEMENT, LLC; AND STORY GLEN, INC. 2024-01-26 2024-04-08
23-0446 DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANY, L.P. v. PERDIDO PROPERTIES, LLC, ON BEHALF OF AND AS ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR PAUL H. BREMER, JR. AND LEON C. SMITHERMAN, JR. 2024-01-26 2024-05-09
23-0758 IN RE GLENN ALLEN HEGAR, JR., TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS 2024-01-26 2024-06-12
23-0341 DALLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT D/B/A PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM v. SHERI KOWALSKI 2024-01-26 2024-05-30
23-0577 THE CITY OF HOUSTON v. FRANK NICOLAI AND DEBORA NICOLAI AS PARENTS OF CAROLINE NICOLAI, DECEASED 2024-01-26 2024-05-29
23-0607 RENAISSANCE MEDICAL FOUNDATION v. REBECCA LUGO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF XXXXX XXXXX, A MINOR 2024-01-26 2024-05-21
23-0637 FRANK ELMER LANE, M.D. v. TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD 2024-01-26 2024-06-07
23-0384 AMERICAN MIDSTREAM, LLC v. RAINBOW ENERGY MARKETING CORPORATION 2024-01-26
23-0468 TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE AND JOHN SEAGO v. ALLISON VAN STEAN; PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER TEXAS SURGICAL HEALTH; PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOUTH TEXAS SURGICAL CENTER; PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTER FOR CHOICE; BHAVIK KUMAR, M.D; NORTH TEXAS EQUAL ACCESS FUND; LILITH FUND FOR REPRODUCTIVE EQUITY, INC.; THE AFIYA CENTER; FUND TEXAS CHOICE; WEST FUND; FRONTERA FUND; CLINIC ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK; THE BRIDGE COLLECTIVE; MONICA FAULKNER; MICHELLE TUEGEL; GHAZALEH MOAYEDI, D.O.; AND JANE DOE 2023-12-15 2024-05-06
23-0099 MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE, LP, MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO, LP, MOSAIC RESIDENTIAL, INC., MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE GP LLC, MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO GP LLC, ROBERT M. WEBER, VELISSA PARMER, ABID BHIMANI, MOSAIC GP FUND III LLC, EASTHAM CAPITAL FUND III (QP) LP, EASTHAM CAPITAL FUND IV, LP, AUSPAY-BAYBROOK, LLC, AUSPAY-MOSAIC GP, LLC, WILLAMSBURG ENTERPRISES, LLLP, PHILIP SALEM, WIDAD SALEM, BAYBROOK LL, LLC, v. TAMMY CESSOR AND PAUL SIMIEN 2023-12-15 2024-04-04
23-0273 ACCIDENT FUND INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA AND TEXAS COTTON GINNERS’ TRUST v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 2023-12-15 2024-04-26
23-0457 JUANA HERRERA, JOSE LOPEZ-TORRES, BLANCA MARTINEZ, JUAN ZAMORA, SAN JUANITA SOSA, AMERICA RIOS, RUTH GARZA, ANGEL PEREZ ALANIS, JUAN TREVINO, MARIA MARGARITA MARTINEZ, AND THE ASSOCIATION OF THE HOEHN SUBDIVISION v. ESTELLA MATA, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY, ROBERT L. BELL, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, TOMAS GARCIA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, MARK J. FRYER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, WILLIAM DAVIS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, COSME MARTINEZ, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, AND HIDALGO COUNTY IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 1 2023-12-15
23-0460 JARED BUSH, JR. v. COLUMBIA MEDICAL CENTER OF ARLINGTON SUBSIDIARY, L.P. D/B/A MEDICAL CITY ARLINGTON AND HCA INC. 2023-12-15 2024-03-06
23-0507 HANNAH MEHTA v. MANISH MEHTA 2023-12-15 2024-06-07
23-0493 WERNER ENTERPRISES, INC. AND SHIRAZ A. ALI v. JENNIFER BLAKE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR NATHAN BLAKE, AND AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ZACHERY BLAKE, DECEASED; AND ELDRIDGE MOAK, IN HIS CAPACITY AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE OF BRIANA BLAKE 2023-12-15 2024-05-06
23-0192 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES; STEPHANIE MUTH, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DFPS COMMISSIONER; TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; CECILE ERWIN YOUNG, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS HHSC EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER; CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA; AND THE GEO GROUP, INC. v. GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP, INC.; GLORIA VALENZUELA; E.G.S., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR A.E.S.G.; F.D.G., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR N.R.C.D.; Y.E.M.A., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR A.S.A. 2023-12-15 2024-06-05
23-0260 MATIRAAN, LTD., AND MARYLYN HOUSE v. SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM, AN AGENCY OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO 2023-12-15 2024-05-08
23-0721 IN RE ROY J. ELIZONDO, III v. ANDREW SMALLBONE 2023-12-15 2024-05-15
23-0317 MAURICE N. LEIBMAN M.D. v. CLEVERATTA WALDROUP AND JAMES WALDROUP, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF R. W., A MINOR 2023-11-10 2024-03-04
23-0167 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY v. RITA OTEKA 2023-11-10 2024-04-01
23-0095 TOTALENERGIES PETROCHEMICALS & REFINING USA, INC. FKA TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS & REFINING USA, INC. AND ACE PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE CO., v. KINDER MORGAN PETCOKE, LP AND KINDER MORGAN PETCOKE GP LLC 2023-11-10 2024-05-01
23-0611 IN RE TAYLOR BROCK PETERS 2023-10-20 2024-02-08
23-0339 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF JOHN THOMAS ANDERSON 2023-10-20 2024-01-26
23-0443 RICHARD WADE v. LUIZ VALDETARO AND VERTICAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. 2023-10-20 2024-01-09
23-0272 MARY LOUISE SERAFINE v. KARIN CRUMP, IN HER INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITIES AS PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE 250TH CIVIL DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS; AND MELISSA GOODWIN, DAVID PURYEAR, AND BOB PEMBERTON IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITIES AS FORMER JUSTICES OF THE THIRD COURT OF APPEALS AT AUSTIN, TEXAS 2023-10-20 2024-02-02
23-0221 DE MIDLAND III, LLC AND ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOURCES, L.P. v. RUSTIC NATURAL RESOURCES LLC (F/K/A RUSTIC RESOURCES, LLC), RUSTIC LAND HOLDINGS, LLC, AND TORTOISE HOLDINGS, LLC 2023-10-20 2024-04-10
23-0562 THE CITY OF MESQUITE, TEXAS v. ANTHONY WAGNER 2023-10-20 2024-01-10
22-0878 MYERS-WOODWARD, LLC v. UNDERGROUND SERVICES MARKHAM, LLC AND UNITED BRINE PIPELINE COMPANY LLC 2023-09-29 2024-03-21
23-0149 THE GEO GROUP INC. AND GEO CORRECTIONS AND DETENTION, LLC v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2023-09-29 2024-03-21
23-0281 IN THE INTEREST OF J.O.L. AND I.C.L., CHILDREN 2023-09-29 2024-01-17
23-0032 WEEKLEY HOMES, LLC v. JOHN PANIAGUA; AND HERMELINDA MARAVILLA CORONA AND JOSE CAMERINO MARAVILLA, SR., INDIVIDUALLY, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF JOSE CAMERINO MARAVILLA, DECEASED, ET AL. 2023-09-01 2023-12-20
22-1028 SWIFT TRANSPORTATION CO. OF ARIZONA, LLC v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2023-09-01 2024-04-05
22-1005 CITY OF HOUSTON v. ELMER RIVERA, KASSANDRA MORALES RODRIGUEZ, AND ISREAL MORALES 2023-06-23 2023-11-14
22-1026 STEELHEAD MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LLC; STRATEGIC ENERGY INCOME FUND III, LP; EAGLERIDGE ENERGY II, LLC; AND EAGLERIDGE MIDSTREAM, LLC v. CL III FUNDING HOLDING COMPANY, LLC 2023-06-23 2023-10-12
23-0193 CITY OF HOUSTON v. JIMMIE LEE JONES JUNIOR 2023-06-23 2023-09-11
22-0730 ANNA DICKSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 2022-12-16 2023-04-07
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
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
22-0186 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