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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
17-0929 IN THE INTEREST OF K.H., A CHILD 2019-06-14
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
18-1047 THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE AND THE MADISONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT v. DAVID SIMS 2019-06-14
18-1134 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. v. WESLEY FREDIEU 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 INITIATIVE FOR EDUCATION, INC., D/B/A BURNHAM WOOD CHARTER SCHOOL v. AMEX PROPERTIES, LLC 2019-06-14
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
18-1114 IN RE BRIAN EDWARD FRANKLIN 2019-06-14
18-1150 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. HECTOR R. RAMIREZ 2019-06-14
18-1115 PATRICK LAMBKIN D/B/A RAW HAPPINESS JUICE BAR v. WONG GROCERY CO., LLC 2019-06-14
18-0418 XTO ENERGY, INC. AND MOBIL PRODUCING TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO, INC. v. REILLY MCNEEL DILLON, ET AL. 2019-05-31
18-1041 IN RE COLTON LESTER 2019-05-31
18-0969 EX PARTE J.H. 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
19-0102 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. S.E.H. 2019-05-31
18-0808 EX PARTE: C. D. 2019-05-31
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
18-0971 CRAIG MILLER AND TREASA MILLER v. SUPERIOR FORESTRY SERVICES, INC. 2019-05-31
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
18-0932 EX PARTE E.H. 2019-05-31
18-1075 CCI GULF COAST UPSTREAM LLC v. CIRCLE X CAMP COOLEY, LTD. 2019-05-31
18-0983 EAGLE OIL & GAS CO. v. TRO-X, L.P. 2019-05-31
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
18-0678 CAROWEST LAND, LTD. v. CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS AND Y.C. PARTNERS, LTD., D/B/A YANTIS COMPANY 2019-03-29
18-1113 TRACY L. CHILDERS AND MARY RUTH TROUT v. AVPM CORP, D/B/A STONELEIGH PLACE 2019-03-29 2019-05-20
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
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
18-1028 CITY OF HIDALGO, TEXAS AND THE CITY OF HIDALGO, TEXAS MUNICIPAL FACILITIES CORPORATION v. MARY LEAH HODGE 2019-03-29
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 2019-05-20
18-0683 CRIMSON EXPLORATION INC., ET AL. v. MAGNUM PRODUCING LP 2019-03-29
19-0035 CHW-LATTAS CREEK, L.P. v. CITY OF ALICE 2019-03-29
18-0532 ALCOA WORLD ALUMINA L.L.C. AND STEPHEN ALVARADO v. RUSTY MORALES AND OLGA MARIE ORTIZ 2019-03-29
18-0539 TYLER CRAIG AND TEJAS VENDING, L.P. v. TEJAS PROMOTIONS, LLC 2019-03-29
18-0658 BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON, INC. v. BRIAN BURNETT 2019-03-29
18-0859 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. v. VINCENT PARTIN 2019-03-29
18-1034 IN THE INTEREST OF C.W., A CHILD 2019-03-29 2019-04-15
18-1207 TEXAS RACQUET & SPA, INC., D/B/A WESTSIDE TENNIS & FITNESS v. GINNY BOGGUS OBO JOHN CASEY 2019-03-29
18-1053 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF MAURICE BLUITT 2019-03-29
18-0925 ROBBIE LESA HAMES HORTON v. KIMBERLY A. STOVALL 2019-03-29 2019-06-12
18-0937 JAMES P. NEILL v. CHARLES JONES 2019-03-29
18-0986 NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION v. DEHANN RIOU 2019-03-01
18-0953 SHARY PRUSKI v. JOSHUA GARCIA 2019-03-01 2019-05-20
18-0427 LINDA MOODY v. EDNA M. ARCHER, HADEN BEARDSLEY AND SARAH KATHRYN PACHECO 2019-03-01
18-1065 HOMER HILLIS v. HENRY MCCALL 2019-03-01
18-0792 IN RE PANDA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC, D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-02-15
18-0896 IN THE MATTER OF BRYANT BARTLEY HOOVER 2019-02-12 2019-05-03
18-0779 EBACKPACK, INC. v. LAMAR CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2019-02-08 2019-05-07
18-0656 CREATIVE OIL & GAS OPERATING, LLC v. LONA HILLS RANCH, LLC 2019-02-08 2019-04-22
18-0721 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE v. CESAR RANGEL 2019-02-08 2019-04-30
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
18-0703 LANE THOMAS SHINOGLE v. BENJAMIN WHITLOCK & BRIANNA WHITLOCK 2019-02-08 2019-05-14
18-0438 THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH v. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2019-02-08 2019-06-07
18-0611 TEC OLMOS, LLC AND TERRACE ENERGY CORPORATION F/K/A TERRACE RESOURCES, INC. v. CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY 2019-02-08 2019-05-01
18-0282 IN THE INTEREST OF B.D.A., L.A.A.-M., AND J.X.A., CHILDREN 2019-02-08 2019-05-31
18-0557 JOHNSON COUNTY SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS 2019-02-08 2019-05-30
18-0458 VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT v. CURTIS MECK 2019-02-08
18-0352 CHALKER ENERGY PARTNERS III, LLC, ET AL. v. LE NORMAN OPERATING LLC 2019-02-08
18-0944 LEMUEL DAVID HOGAN v. STEPHANIE MONTAGNE ZOANNI 2019-01-25 2019-04-09
18-0659 STATE OF TEXAS v. GLEANNLOCH COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, LP 2019-01-25 2019-06-06
18-0905 IN THE INTEREST OF A.M., A CHILD 2019-01-25 2019-02-21
18-0919 IN RE FARMERS TEXAS COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY AND ANGELA NIKLES 2019-01-25
18-0913 IN RE FOX RIVER REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, INC., M. BUCKNER BACCUS, DANIEL T. COOPER, ROSS M. CUMMINGS, WARREN DEMAIO, BRUCE F. DICKSON, KEITH K. DICKSON, EUGENE A. FROST, JR., MARK A. FROST, AND AUGUST J. PELLIZZI 2019-01-25 2019-05-02
18-0515 SANDEL ENERGY, ET AL. v. ARMOUR PIPE LINE COMPANY, MARY PATRICIA CASHMAN, JOAN CASHMAN, NOREEN CASHMAN, CATHLEEN CASHMAN, CAROLINE DECHANT, AND CML EXPLORATION, LLC 2019-01-25 2019-03-22
18-0879 COMMISSION FOR LAWYER DISCIPLINE v. MARK A. CANTU, III 2019-01-25 2019-04-16
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
18-0565 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
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 AN LEGAL GUARDIANS OF AL, A MINOR 2019-01-25 2019-05-16
18-0768 SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY v. KENNETH LYNCH, TOMMY BATCHELOR AND TWANT WILSON 2018-12-14 2019-05-08
18-0370 LOUISE JENSCHKE v. ELAINE CLAUSSEN 2018-12-14 2019-05-31
18-0852 MO-VAC SERVICE COMPANY, INC. v. PRIMITIVO ESCOBEDO, ET AL. 2018-12-14 2019-03-19
18-0664 PRSI TRADING, LLC v. HARRIS COUNTY 2018-12-14 2019-04-24
18-0595 CHERLYN BETHEL, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RONALD J. BETHEL, DECEASED v. QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER, P.C., AND JAMES H. MOODY, III 2018-12-14 2019-03-21
18-0793 BAY OAKS SNF, LLC D/B/A THE LAKES AT TEXAS CITY ALSO D/B/A BAY OAKS HEALTH CARE CENTER v. BARRY CLAYTON LANCASTER, AS AN HEIR OF BARRY LANCASTER 2018-12-14 2019-03-13
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
18-0351 UNIVERSITY OF INCARNATE WORD v. VALERIE REDUS, ET AL. 2018-12-14 2019-04-11
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
18-0403 CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH AND CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC v. CLAYMORE HOLDINGS, LLC 2018-12-14 2019-05-03
18-0264 GEORGE P. BUSH, AS THE LAND COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE v. LONE OAK CLUB, LLC 2018-12-14 2019-04-04
18-0486 BRIAN ERIKSON AND QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER, P.C. v. OSCAR RENDA 2018-12-14 2019-04-04
18-0273 IN THE INTEREST OF R.R.K., A CHILD 2018-11-16 2019-01-11
17-0819 STATE OF TEXAS v. R.R.S., A JUVENILE 2018-11-16
18-0469 FARMERS TEXAS COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. RODNEY BEASLEY 2018-11-16 2019-01-28
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
18-0503 EBS SOLUTIONS, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2018-11-16 2019-03-07
18-0581 PIRANHA PARTNERS, RANDOLPH MUNDT, AND THOMAS H. OWEN, JR., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PARTNERS OF PIRANHA PARTNERS, AND CHARLES RAY OWEN v. JOE B. NEUHOFF AND NANCY M. NEUHOFF; THOMAS H. NEUHOFF AND JUDY A. NEUHOFF; ROBERT V. NEUHOFF AND ANDREA D. NEUHOFF; AND BOCA VAIL, INC. 2018-11-16 2019-03-08
18-0737 IN RE MURRIN BROTHERS 1885, LTD., ERI-BBTX, LLC, AND CONCHO MINICK, INDIVIDUALLY AND DERIVATIVELY ON BEHALF OF BILLY BOB’S TEXAS INVESTMENTS, LLC, PHILIP MURRIN, AND COWTOWN CONCESSIONS, INC., D/B/A RIVER RANCH STOCKYARDS 2018-11-16 2019-02-06
18-0333 CENTRAL PETROLEUM LIMITED v. GEOSCIENCE RESOURCE RECOVERY, LLC 2018-10-19 2019-01-08
18-0262 CHARLES ROBERT HIGHSMITH v. MEREDITH KATHRYN HIGHSMITH 2018-10-19 2019-01-29
18-0504 NATHAN ROBINSON AND MISTI ROBINSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. HOME OWNERS MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A HOME OF TEXAS AND WARRANTY UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY 2018-10-19 2018-12-27
18-0591 COMING ATTRACTIONS BRIDAL AND FORMAL, INC. v. TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES 2018-10-19 2019-01-17
18-0413 TOWN OF SHADY SHORES v. SARAH SWANSON 2018-10-19 2019-03-11
18-0386 GUY JAMES GRAY v. PATRICIA SKELTON 2018-09-28 2018-12-19
18-0159 GTECH CORPORATION v. JAMES STEELE, ET AL. 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
17-0894 GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS v. GULF COPPER AND MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 2018-09-28 2019-02-15
18-0439 IN THE INTEREST OF F.E.N., CHILD 2018-09-28 2018-11-13
17-1010 DAWN NETTLES v. GTECH CORPORATION AND THE TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
18-0228 ATRIUM MEDICAL CENTER, LP AND TEXAS HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE, LLC v. HOUSTON RED C LLC D/B/A IMAGEFIRST HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY SPECIALISTS 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
17-0961 HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY, ET AL. v. HUNT CIMARRON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A CIMARRON EXPLORATION CO. 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
18-0044 COPANO ENERGY, LLC, ET AL. v. STANLEY D. BUJNOCH, LIFE ESTATE, ET AL. 2018-09-28 2019-02-19
18-0068 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., ET AL. v. ROBERT JONES 2018-08-31 2019-01-10
17-0736 TEAL TRADING AND DEVELOPMENT, LP v. CHAMPEE SPRINGS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION 2018-08-31 2019-02-21
18-0426 WILLIAM A. BREWER III v. LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS, LLC; TURNER & WITT PLUMBING, INC.; STRONG CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC; THERMO DYNAMIC INSULATION, LLC; STATE FARM LLOYDS INSURANCE COMPANY; KEN AND BECKY TEEL; ROSS AND MEG RUSHING 2018-08-31
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
17-0253 AUTOHAUS LP, LLP v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2018-06-22 2018-10-15
18-0241 NATHAN DELAMETER AND TRACY DELAMETER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF IAN DELAMETER v. BEAUMONT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2018-06-22 2018-08-13
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
17-0822 CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, RODOLFO C. RAMIREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ILEANA RAMIREZ, AND EL MILAGRO MINERALS, LTD. v. LEON OSCAR RAMIREZ, JR., INDIVIDUALLY, AND JESUS M. DOMINGUEZ, AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE OF MINERVA CLEMENTINA RAMIREZ, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2018-06-08 2018-11-12
17-0862 ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS, L.P. AND ENERGY TRANSFER FUEL, L.P. v. ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. AND ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS OPERATING LLC 2018-06-08 2018-10-29
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
17-0905 SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY v. AUSTIN BRIDGE & ROAD, L.P. AND HAYWARD BAKER INC. 2018-06-01 2018-07-23
17-0754 JESSICA JIMENEZ, JENNIFER GALO, CATHERINE FRANK, IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, AND WILLIAM TYLER II, AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF PAMELA J. KNIGHT, DECEASED v. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 2018-03-30 2018-06-20
17-0521 E.A. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-04
17-0428 CHERYL WALLACE v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-30
17-0464 GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS v. AMERICAN MULTI-CINEMA, INC. 2017-12-15 2018-05-07
17-0514 RODERIC HORTON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-05
17-0444 SUNSTATE EQUIPMENT CO., LLC v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-12-08 2018-02-20
17-0110 RAHUL K. NATH, M.D. v. TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 2017-09-01 2017-12-20