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No. 04-0751
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TEXAS MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, CITY OF DENTON, CITY OF GARLAND, AND GEUS F/K/A GREENVILLE ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND CITY OF BRYAN, TEXAS

Oral argument was held on October 18, 2005. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 14, 2007. It then denied rehearing on June 20, 2008 File Closed

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December 14, 2007

Texas Supreme Court Orders for 12-14-2007

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  • The Court has issued opinions:

    Opinions

    December 14, 2007

    Green
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Oneill
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Johnson

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

    Brister
    Willett

    Justice Brister filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Willett joined. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:03-02-00701-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Jan P. Patterson

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:200th District Court
    County:Travis
    Trial Judge:Honorable Lora J. Livingston
    Trial Docket:99-11127 & 99-14787

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2008-07-14 Case Stored  
    2008-06-24 Mandate issued  
    2008-06-24 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
    2008-06-20 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2008-06-20 Corrected judgment issued Issued
    2008-06-20 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
    2008-06-05 Letter Filed  
    2008-05-30 Surreply filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-05-13 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
    2008-05-09 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
    2008-05-08 Call received  
    2008-05-05 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
    2008-05-05 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
    2008-04-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2008-04-22 Response to Motion filed  
    2008-04-22 Response to Motion filed  
    2008-04-21 Call received  
    2008-04-21 Call received  
    2008-04-21 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-04-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2008-04-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2008-04-03 Letter Filed  
    2008-03-13 Letter Filed  
    2008-02-29 Letter Filed  
    2008-01-31 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-01-31 Motion for Rehearing  
    2008-01-31 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-01-31 Motion for Rehearing  
    2007-12-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2007-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2007-12-14 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2007-12-14 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
    2007-12-14 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; remanded to Court of Appeals
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 27, 2006 and December 14, 2007.  
    2006-09-27 Address Change  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 14, 2006 and September 27, 2006.  
    2006-03-14 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-03-08 Response to Reply filed (Petitioner)  
    2006-03-03 Address Change  
    2006-03-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-02-28 Reply to Response (Respondent)  
    2006-01-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2006-01-11 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2005-12-19 Letter Filed  
    2005-11-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-11-18 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2005-11-02 Letter Filed  
    2005-11-01 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2005-10-18 Oral argument  
    2005-10-17 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2005-10-17 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between August 9, 2005 and October 17, 2005.  
    2005-08-09 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between June 10, 2005 and August 9, 2005.  
    2005-06-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2005-05-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-05-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-05-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-05-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-05-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-05-13 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2005-05-13 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
    2005-05-13 Petition for Review granted  
    2005-05-13 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.
    2005-04-28 Notice received  
    2005-04-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-04-05 Motion for extension of length of brief disposed   Filing granted
    2005-03-31 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2005-03-31 Motion for Extension of Length of Brief filed  
    2005-03-03 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-03-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-02-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2005-02-28 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2005-02-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2005-01-31 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2005-01-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2005-01-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2005-01-27 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-01-25 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2005-01-25 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2005-01-19 Letter Received  
    2005-01-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2005-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2005-01-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2005-01-04 Record Received (See Remarks)  
    2004-12-27 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
    2004-12-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2004-12-02 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
    2004-12-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2004-12-01 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2004-11-18 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2004-10-26 Petitioner's reply brief  
    2004-10-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2004-10-12 Case forwarded to Court
    2004-10-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2004-10-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2004-10-04 Response Waiver filed  
    2004-09-13 Motion to Extend Length of Petition, Response or Reply disposed   Filing granted
    2004-09-10 Appendix to any instrument  
    2004-09-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2004-09-10 Motion to Extend Length of Petition, Response, and Reply filed  
    2004-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2004-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Public Utility Commission of Texas
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Honorable Kent C. Sullivan
    Mr. David Preister
    Mr. Jeffrey L. Rose
    Ms. Karen Watson Kornell
    Mr. Edward D. Burbach
    Mr. Douglas Fraser
    Ms. Elizabeth R. B. Sterling
    Respondent
    Texas Municipal Power Agency
    Mr. W. Wendell Hall
    Mr. William B. Wagner
    Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
    Mr. James R. Bailey
    Petitioner
    City of Bryan, Texas
    Mr. Marc O. Knisely
    Mr. D. L. (Lin) Hughes
    Ms. Brook Bennett Brown
    Respondent
    City of Garland, Texas
    Mr. Lawrence S. Smith
    Petitioner
    City of Denton, Texas
    Mr. Lawrence S. Smith
    Petitioner
    GEUS
    Mr. Lawrence S. Smith
    Petitioner

    Amicus Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    South Texas Electric Cooperative Inc.
    Ms. Jo Campbell
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