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No. 04-0247
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THE COUNTY OF DALLAS v. LINDA L. WILAND, AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF STANLEY GAINES, JIM GILLIAND, AND SONIA AVINA

Oral argument was held on March 22, 2005. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 16, 2007. File Closed

Opinions

February 16, 2007

Hecht
Wainwright
Green
Johnson
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justice Wainwright, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett PDF

Brister
Jefferson
Oneill
Medina

Justice Brister delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, joined by Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice O'Neill, and Justice Medina PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-03-00077-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Douglas S. Lang

Trial Court

Trial Court:95th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Karen Gren Scholer
Trial Docket:01-4784-D

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2007-05-09 Call received  
2007-04-11 Case Stored  
2007-04-05 Mandate issued  
2007-02-16 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to trial court
2007-02-16 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2007-02-16 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 1, 2006 and February 16, 2007.  
2006-05-01 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2006-03-15 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 8, 2005 and March 15, 2006.  
2005-04-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-03-29 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2005-03-22 Oral argument  
2005-03-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2005-03-17 Call received  
2005-03-04 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-02-11 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2005-02-11 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2005-02-11 Petition for Review granted
2005-02-11 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2005-01-24 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2005-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2004-12-29 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 8, 2004 and December 29, 2004.  
2004-11-08 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2004-10-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2004-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2004-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2004-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2004-09-15 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2004-09-07 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2004-09-07 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2004-07-19 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2004-07-16 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Brief filed  
2004-07-16 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2004-07-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2004-06-22 Case forwarded to Court
2004-06-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2004-06-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2004-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2004-05-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2004-04-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2004-04-21 Notice requesting filing fee  
2004-04-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2004-04-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2004-03-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2004-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
The County of Dallas
Mr. William Richard (Rick) Thompson II
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. Marc H. Richman
Mr. Grant Hugh Brenna
Mr. Bart Bevers
Petitioner
Estate of Stanley Gaines
Mr. Steven K. DeWolf
Respondent
Gilliand, Jim
Mr. Steven K. DeWolf
Respondent
Avina, Sonia
Mr. Steven K. DeWolf
Respondent
Wiland, Linda L.
Mr. Haakon Thomas Donnelly
Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
Ms. Alexandra Wilson Albright
Mr. Todd R. Hixon
Mr. Steven K. DeWolf
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Mr. Richard W. Carter
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