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No. 04-0138
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UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW COMMITTEE v. AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY, INC. AND THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY

Oral argument was held on September 28, 2005. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 28, 2008. It then denied rehearing on September 26, 2008 File Closed

Opinions

March 28, 2008

Hecht
Jefferson
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Medina
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice O'Neill, Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, Justice Medina, and Justice Willett joined. PDF

Johnson
Green

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:11th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:REV'D/REN'D/REM'D
COA Docket No.:11-02-00212-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Terry McCall

Trial Court

Trial Court:68th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Gary Hall
Trial Docket:DV-99-08673-C

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2008-10-22 Case Stored  
2008-09-26 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-09-26 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between July 11, 2008 and September 26, 2008.  
2008-07-11 Supplement to Amicus Curiae  
2008-07-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-06-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-06-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-05-15 Case forwarded to Court
2008-05-15 Motion for Rehearing - Filed  
2008-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2008-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2008-03-28 Opinion issued judgments of the courts below modified & affirmed
2008-03-28 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2008-03-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 8, 2007 and March 28, 2008.  
2007-05-08 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2007-04-09 Address Change (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 21, 2005 and April 9, 2007.  
2005-11-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-10-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2005-09-28 Oral argument  
2005-09-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-09-20 Appendix to any instrument (Respondent)  
2005-09-20 Call received  
2005-09-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-09-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-09-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-08-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 10, 2005 and August 29, 2005.  
2005-06-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between April 18, 2005 and June 10, 2005.  
2005-04-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2005-04-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Respondent)  
2005-04-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2005-04-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Petitioner)  
2005-04-08 Petition for Review granted
2005-04-08 Petition Granted/Date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined. The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2005-04-08 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 25, 2005 and April 8, 2005.  
2005-01-25 Reply brief filed (Petitioner)  
2005-01-10 Brief filed (Respondent)  
2004-11-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Respondent)   Filing granted
2004-11-22 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Respondent)  
2004-11-17 Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2004-10-12 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2004-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2004-09-29 Motion for extension of time to file brief. (Petitioner)  
2004-09-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2004-09-16 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 29, 2004 and September 16, 2004.  
2004-06-29 Reply filed (Petitioner)  
2004-06-17 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2004-06-14 Response to Petition for Review filed (Respondent)  
2004-06-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2004-05-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2004-04-27 Case forwarded to Court
2004-04-26 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2004-04-15 Response to Petition for Review waived (Respondent)  
2004-04-09 Letter Filed  
2004-04-05 Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2004-04-05 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2004-03-11 Correction of brief filed. See Remarks & Description. (Petitioner)  
2004-03-08 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2004-03-08 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2004-02-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed (Petitioner)   Filing granted
2004-02-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Mr. Roger M. Tafel
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Mark A. Ticer
Petitioner
The Travelers Indemnity Company
Ms. Suellen Ratliff Perry
Mr. Thomas T. Rogers
Mr. Richard A. Smith
Mr. William V. Dorsaneo III
Respondent
American Home Assurance Company Inc.
William T. Barker
Mr. Mark S. Whitburn
Mr. R. Michael Northrup
Mr. Jim E. Cowles
Ms. Lucy H. Forbes
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Julia Pendery, Attorney at Law
Ms. Julia F. Pendery
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc.
Mr. Stephen E. McConnico
Mr. J. Dennis Chambers
Lively, John R.
Mr. David F. Farris
Texas Medical Association
Mr. Donald P. Wilcox
Insurers Who Hire Both Inside & Outside Counsel of Defend Insure
Mr. Calvin R. "Rod" Phelan II
Mr. Maurice Joseph Meynier IV
Mr. John L. Hill Jr.
Mr. Robert C. Walters
Mr. Jerry P. Campbell
American Insurance Association
Mr. Fred C. Bosse
The State Bar of Texas
Ms. Patricia Anne Moore
Staff Counsel Attorneys
Mr. Thomas S. Leatherbury
The Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Mr. Guy D. Choate
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
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