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HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY AND HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA, INC. v. VICTOR MANUEL VASQUEZ, AND BRENDA SUAREZ VASQUEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF ALYSSA AMBER VASQUEZ

Oral argument was held on February 15, 2006. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 10, 2006. It then denied rehearing on May 26, 2006 File Closed

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

March 10, 2006

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Hecht
Oneill
Brister
Willett

Justice Bland delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justice Hecht, Justice O'Neill, Justice Brister, Justice Willett, and Justice Cayce PDF

Wainwright
Johnson

Justice Wainwright delivered a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Johnson PDF

Medina
Wainwright
Johnson

Justice Medina delivered a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Wainwright and Justice Johnson PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse/ Remand
COA Docket No.:04-01-00554-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Paul W. Green

Trial Court

Trial Court:408th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Phylis J. Speedlin
Trial Docket:1999-CI-14064

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2006-06-08 Case Stored  
2006-06-08 Case remanded and record returned to the Court of Appeals.  
2006-06-08 Mandate issued  
2006-05-26 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between March 27, 2006 and May 26, 2006.  
2006-03-27 Case forwarded to Court
2006-03-27 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
2006-03-13 Document(s) sent; see remarks  
2006-03-10 Dissenting opinion issued.
2006-03-10 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2006-03-10 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
2006-03-10 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2006-02-23 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2006-02-15 Oral argument  
2006-01-20 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 20, 2005 and January 20, 2006.  
2005-09-20 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between July 12, 2005 and September 20, 2005.  
2005-07-12 Response to Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2005-06-29 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 24, 2005 and June 29, 2005.  
2005-01-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Amicus Curiae)  
2005-01-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-01-06 Oral argument  
2004-12-03 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2004-12-03 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing granted
2004-12-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2004-11-30 Motion to re-set submission date filed. (Petitioner)  
2004-11-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Amicus Curiae)  
2004-11-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2004-11-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2004-10-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2004-10-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2004-10-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Amicus Curiae)  
2004-10-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2004-10-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2004-10-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2004-10-15 Petition for Review granted  
2004-10-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 19, 2004 and October 15, 2004.  
2004-08-19 Reply filed (Respondent)  
2004-08-09 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2004-08-06 Response to Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2004-07-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2004-07-23 Surreply Filed (Respondent)  
2004-07-12 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
2004-06-25 Brief filed (Respondent)  
2004-05-11 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
2004-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2004-05-06 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2004-04-30 Letter Filed  
2004-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2004-03-26 Notice requesting filing fee (Petitioner)  
2004-03-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office (Petitioner)  
2004-03-26 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Petitioner)  
2004-03-10 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2004-03-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2004-03-08 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2004-03-02 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2004-02-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2004-01-20 Case forwarded to Court
2004-01-15 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2003-12-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2003-12-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response (Respondent)  
2003-12-04 Notice requesting filing fee  
2003-11-12 Notice requesting filing fee  
2003-11-12 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2003-11-12 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2003-10-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2003-10-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Vasquez, Alyssa Amber
Mr. Michael A. Caddell
Respondent
Hyundai Motor America, Inc.
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Petitioner
Hyundai Motor Company
Mr. David M. Prichard
Mr. Brendan K. McBride
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Thomas H. Crofts Jr.
Mr. Kevin M. Young
Petitioner
Vasquez, Victor Manuel
Mr. Ricardo G. Cedillo
Mr. Michael A. Caddell
Ms. Cynthia Bodendieck Chapman
Mr. Ezequiel Reyna Jr.
Mr. James Juranek
Mr. L. J. Strieber
Respondent
Vasquez, Brenda Suarez
Mr. Michael A. Caddell
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Tex-Abota, Inc.
Mr. Brent M. Rosenthal
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Mr. G. Alan Waldrop
Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
Mr. O. Rey Rodriguez
Mr. Vincent S. Walkowiak
Mr. Hugh F. Young Jr.
American Honda Motor Company Inc.
Mr. Harvey G. Brown Jr.
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