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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
17-0108 IN RE KIMBERLEY A. GUNNARSON AND GUNNARSON OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, INC. 2017-06-23
17-0072 LAKOTA ENERGY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. MERIT MANAGEMENT PARTNERS I, L.P.; MERIT ENERGY PARTNERS III, L.P.; AND MERIT ENERGY COMPANY, LLC 2017-06-23
17-0033 BRIAN DEROECK, MELINDA YOUNG, AND KATHRYN BOYKIN, CO-TRUSTEES OF THE WALTER A. DEROECK QTIP TRUST, ASSIGNEE OF TEXAS CAPITAL BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v. DHM VENTURES, LLC, JAMES W. MORITZ, AND NATHAN W. HALSEY 2017-06-23
17-0023 THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY v. ROSA OBREGON PEREZ, ET AL. 2017-06-23
16-0958 AECOM USA, INC. AND TCB, INC. v. JOSE MARIA MATA, INDIVIDUALLY, AS NEXT FRIEND OF MONICA GABRIEL MATA AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF MARTHA ALICIA JIMENEZ-MATA; JUAN GIL MATA, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF JUAN GILARDO MATA, GILBERTO MATA, JOSE M. MATA JIMENEZ AND SAIRA MORENO 2017-06-23
17-0064 CAROLYN P. AUSTIN v. COFACE SEGURO DE CREDITO MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., AS ATTORNEY BY ENDORSEMENT FOR BANCO MONEX, S.A., INSTITUCION DE BANCO MULTIPLE, AND MONEX GRUPO FINANCIERO 2017-06-23
17-0088 IN RE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2017-06-23
17-0200 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION v. THE INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA 2017-06-23
17-0040 JOSE GEORGE, MATILDE GEORGE AND ELAINE GEORGE v. COMPASS BANK 2017-06-23
17-0104 PLAINSCAPITAL BANK v. WOODS MFI, LLC AND JOHN S. WOODS 2017-06-23
17-0099 IN RE BERTRAM TURNER AND REGULATORY LICENSING & COMPLIANCE, LLC 2017-06-23
16-0328 AMANDA BRADSHAW v. BARNEY SAMUEL BRADSHAW 2017-06-16
17-0158 IN RE C&C ROAD CONSTRUCTION, INC. 2017-06-16
16-1039 IN RE BOBBY JIM RAMIREZ 2017-06-16
16-1013 ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND ANADARKO E&P COMPANY, L.P. v. HOUSTON CASUALTY COMPANY, ET AL. 2017-06-16
17-0148 IN RE NOBLE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC, D/B/A NOBLE BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT, LLC 2017-06-09
16-0983 TODD BRENNAN, ET AL. v. CITY OF WILLOW PARK, ET AL. 2017-06-09
16-0982 CITY OF ALEDO v. TODD BRENNAN, ET AL. 2017-06-09
17-0105 W.A. "ANDY" MEYERS, INDIVIDUALLY AND IN HIS CAPACITY AS FORT BEND COUNTY COMMISSIONER v. JDC/FIRETHORNE, LTD., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2017-06-09
17-0107 C. BORUNDA HOLDINGS, INC. v. LAKE PROCTOR IRRIGATION AUTHORITY 2017-06-09
16-0849 IN RE THE ESTATE OF GLENDA RHOADES, DECEASED 2017-06-09
16-0948 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY v. MERARDO BONILLA 2017-06-09
17-0080 IN RE WAL-MART STORES, INC., WAL-MART STORES TEXAS, L.P., WAL-MART ASSOCIATES, INC., AND WAL-MART STORES TEXAS, LLC 2017-06-09
16-0993 MJS AND ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. v. JUDY MASTER, RN AND MATTHEW MASTER 2017-06-09
16-0911 FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. JOSEPH PALAZZOLO 2017-06-09
16-1020 MARK KEN TAFEL v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-06-09
16-1019 MARK KEN TAFEL v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-06-09
16-1005 KENNETH H. TARR v. TIMBERWOOD PARK OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. 2017-06-09
16-0842 ANDREW ANDERSON v. JERRY V. DURANT, JERRY V. DURANT, INC. D/B/A DURANT TOYOTA AND D/B/A JERRY DURANT TOYOTA, JERRY DURANT HYUNDAI, LLC, DOYLE MAYNARD, AND ROBERT G. COTE, SR., GARY MICHAEL DEERE, JERRY RASH AND ELLIOT “SCOOTER” MICHELSON 2017-06-09
17-0081 CITY OF KRUM, TEXAS v. TAYLOR RICE 2017-06-09
17-0155 BART DALTON v. CAROL DALTON 2017-06-09
16-0917 CITY OF MANSFIELD v. JOSH AND KELLI SAVERING, CHATTANYA CHAVDA, PANNABEN NANCHA, PHILLIP AND LISA KLOTZ, PAUL ARESENEAU, ALLISON BLACKSTEIN AND JACK A. MUHLBEIER 2017-06-09
17-0198 WASSON INTERESTS, LTD. v. CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS 2017-06-09
17-0176 IN RE SERAFIN GARCIA, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A CHAPO'S AUTO SALES 2017-06-09
17-0037 PHIL WILSON, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GENERAL MANAGER OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY; AND TIMOTHY TIMMERMAN; THOMAS MICHAEL MARTINE; J. SCOTT ARBUCKLE; STEVE K. BALAS; LORI A. BERGER; JOSEPH M. CRANE, PAMELO JO ELLISON; JOHN M. FRANKLIN; EL AL. v. NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES 2017-06-09
16-0861 IN THE MATTER OF A.F., A CHILD 2017-06-02
16-0874 MICHAEL JOE SORRELL AND SORRELL FAMILY, LTD PARTNERS v. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN HARDY CARLTON, III 2017-06-02
16-0922 ALTESSE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC. AND SHAWNA BOUDREAUX v. ALLEN WILSON AND BECKY WILSON 2017-06-02
16-0969 IN RE FREDERICK R. MALLICK 2017-06-02
16-0776 SAMSON LONE STAR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP N/K/A SAMSON EXPLORATION LLC v. CHARLES G. HOOKS III, ET AL. 2017-06-02
16-0644 MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC, JACK L. HOLT, CRAIG W. DEARING AND FRANK J. OSWALD, JR. v. CARDUCO, INC. D/B/A CARDENAS METROPLEX 2017-06-02
16-0551 IN RE GAMBLING DEVICES AND PROCEEDS 2017-06-02
16-0301 ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC v. CHAPARRAL ENERGY, LLC 2017-06-02
16-0909 IN THE INTEREST OF C.J.N.-S. AND J.C.N.-S. 2017-06-02
17-0019 IN RE MAHINDRA, USA INC. 2017-06-02
16-0986 KAREN MILLER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY RUTH HATHCOCK; AND BETTY CROCKETT, INDIVIDUALLY v. JSC LAKE HIGHLANDS OPERATIONS, LP D/B/A VILLAGES OF LAKE HIGHLANDS AND VILLAGES OF LAKE HIGHLANDS ASSISTED LIVING; METROSTAT DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES, INC.; RICHARD M. WILLIAMS, M.D., AND RICHARD M. WILLIAMS, M.D., PLLC 2017-06-02
17-0020 IN RE CITY OF DICKINSON 2017-06-02
16-1018 ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND LLP v. CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY, L.P. 2017-06-02
17-0032 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING CONTRACTORS v. ORION DRILLING COMPANY, LLC AND INTEGRATED DRIVE SYSTEMS, LLC 2017-06-02
16-0875 NEWSOM, TERRY & NEWSOM, L.L.P. AND STEVEN TERRY v. HENRY S. MILLER COMMERCIAL COMPANY 2017-06-02
16-0964 IN RE MICHAEL CHARLES MCDERMOTT 2017-06-02
16-0770 IN THE INTEREST OF S.C. AND K.C., CHILDREN 2017-06-02
16-0829 IN RE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-05-12
16-1038 IN RE DUNG CHI NGUYEN, M.D., DUNG CHI NGUYEN, M.D., P.A. AND NEUROLOGY CONSULTANTS 2017-03-31 2017-05-22
16-0865 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, ACTING BY AND THROUGH CITY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (CPS ENERGY) v. TOMMY HARRAL CONSTRUCTION, INC. 2017-03-31 2017-05-22
16-0877 IN RE MCCLELLAND & HINE, INC. 2017-03-31
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
16-0900 BONNIE ALLEN-PIERONI v. MARC JOHN PIERONI 2017-03-31 2017-05-22
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
16-0775 HERSHALL JOSEPH SHELLEY v. COLORADO BOARD OF GOVERNORS, ET AL. 2017-03-10 2017-06-16
16-0676 THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND MARC A. OTT, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY v. REAGAN NATIONAL ADVERTISING OF AUSTIN, INC. 2017-03-10 2017-06-12
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 2017-06-09
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
16-0925 ADAN PEREZ, JR. v. WESLACO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2017-03-10 2017-05-01
16-0971 BASTROP COUNTY v. REBEKHA MONTIE 2017-03-10 2017-05-15
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 2017-06-09
17-0044 IN THE INTEREST OF M.M., A CHILD 2017-03-03 2017-04-10
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 2017-06-09
16-0206 WHITE LION HOLDINGS, L.L.C. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-02-17
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 2017-06-08
16-0547 KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. THE CITY OF CARROLLTON, TEXAS 2017-02-17
16-0468 IN THE MATTER OF J.G. 2017-02-17 2017-05-22
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
16-0748 CITY OF LAREDO, TEXAS v. LAREDO MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION 2017-02-17 2017-05-24
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 2017-06-16
16-0455 DR. JAMES JONES v. ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY 2017-02-17 2017-06-08
16-0786 JOHN DAVID ADAMS v. STARSIDE CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC 2017-02-17 2017-06-02
16-0457 STATE OF TEXAS v. BERNARD MORELLO 2017-02-17 2017-05-24
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 2017-05-10
16-0626 WILLACY COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. SEBASTIAN COTTON & GRAIN, LTD. 2017-02-17 2017-05-19
16-0700 AETC II PRIVATIZED HOUSING, LLC v. TOM GREEN COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2017-02-17 2017-05-10
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
16-0668 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 2017-05-11
16-0752 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. STOCKTON BEND 100 JOINT VENTURE, A TEXAS JOINT VENTURE 2017-02-17 2017-05-09
16-0556 IN RE ACCIDENT FUND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY AND KRISTE HENDERSON 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 2017-05-12
16-0347 RICHARDSON EAST BAPTIST CHURCH v. PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE COMPANY AND JAMES GREENHAW 2017-01-20
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 2017-04-26
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 2017-05-12
16-0639 DENNIS RAYNER AND JOE TEX XPRESS, INC. v. KRISTA DILLON 2017-01-20 2017-04-26
16-0480 RASHEED RAFAEY v. WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY AND GARY SPEARS 2017-01-20 2017-04-11
16-0434 DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES LIMITED AND DIAMOND OFFSHORE SERVICES COMPANY v. WILLIE DAVID WILLIAMS 2016-12-16 2017-04-13
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
16-0710 JOHN HERBERT MATTHEWS v. COLORADO COUNTY 2016-12-16 2017-03-08
16-0444 ROBERT HOVEL AND TANIA HOVEL v. GAL BATZRI 2016-12-16 2017-04-20
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
16-0543 IN THE INTEREST OF D.C., A CHILD 2016-12-16 2017-03-02
16-0671 IN RE XEROX CORPORATION AND XEROX STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC F/K/A ACS STATE HEALTHCARE, LLC 2016-12-16 2017-04-21
16-0412 TRO-X, L.P. v. ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2016-12-02 2017-04-10
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
16-0723 IN RE FRANK COPPOLA AND BRIDGET COPPOLA 2016-12-02 2017-03-23
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
16-0466 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
16-0341 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 2017-05-08
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
16-0385 ENTERGY TEXAS, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND TEXAS INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS 2016-10-21 2017-05-01
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
16-0098 THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, INC. AND STEVE BLOW v. JOHN TATUM AND MARY ANN TATUM 2016-10-21 2017-04-12
15-0969 REEVES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. MIDCON COMPRESSION, L.L.C. 2016-09-02
15-0971 LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EXLP LEASING, LLC AND EES LEASING, LLC. 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
15-0932 AMERICAN K-9 DETECTION SERVICES, LLC AND HILL COUNTRY DOG CENTER, LLC v. LATASHA FREEMAN 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
16-0227 IN RE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. MCNUTT, DECEASED 2016-09-02 2017-02-22
16-0006 ROHRMOOS VENTURE, ERIC LANGFORD, DAN BASSO AND TOBIN GROVE v. UTSW DVA HEALTHCARE, LLP 2016-06-24 2016-09-09