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No. 04-1004
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HOOVER SLOVACEK L.L.P., FORMERLY HOOVER, BAX & SLOVACEK, L.L.P. v. JOHN B. WALTON, JR.

Oral argument was held on December 1, 2005. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 30, 2006. It then denied rehearing on November 3, 2006 File Closed

Opinions

November 3, 2006

Jefferson
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Green
Johnson

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justice O'Neill, Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, Justice Green, and Justice Johnson PDF

Hecht
Medina
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Medina and Justice Willett PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

June 30, 2006

Jefferson
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Green
Johnson

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justice O'Neill, Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, Justice Green, and Justice Johnson PDF

Hecht
Medina
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Medina and Justice Willett PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:8th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reversed and Rendered
COA Docket No.:08-03-00366-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Susan Larsen

Trial Court

Trial Court:109th District Court
County:Winkler
Trial Judge:Honorable James L. Rex
Trial Docket:13,201-A

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2007-01-29 Letter Received  
2007-01-23 Case Stored  
2006-12-27 Mandate issued  
2006-12-27 Case remanded and record returned to the Court of Appeals.  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 3, 2006 and December 27, 2006.  
2006-11-03 Rehearing of cause granted
2006-11-03 New majority opinion substituted for prior opinion   Court of Appeals' judgment affirm and reverse in part; remand to court of appeals
2006-11-03 Judgment Withdrawn   Withdrawn
2006-11-03 Previous opinion withdrawn   Withdrawn
2006-11-03 Previous opinion withdrawn   Withdrawn
2006-11-03 Dissenting Opinion substituted for prior dissent   Issued
2006-11-03 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied
2006-11-03 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2006-11-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record   Issued
2006-09-22 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-09-21 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2006-09-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2006-09-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-08-22 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2006-07-25 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-25 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-21 Response to Motion for Rehearing  
2006-07-19 Motion for Rehearing for pet #2  
2006-07-19 Case forwarded to Court
2006-07-17 Case forwarded to Court
2006-07-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2006-06-30 Opinion issued   Withdrawn
2006-06-30 Dissenting opinion issued.   Withdrawn
2006-06-30 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record   Withdrawn
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 23, 2006 and June 30, 2006.  
2006-01-23 Notice received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 1, 2005 and January 23, 2006.  
2005-12-01 Oral argument  
2005-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-14 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2005-10-14 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2005-10-14 Petition for Review granted
2005-09-26 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2005-09-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-09-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-08-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-08-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-08-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-08-11 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2005-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-06-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-06-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-06-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2005-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-05-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-04-29 Case Record Filed  
2005-04-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2005-04-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2005-03-07 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2005-02-22 Case forwarded to Court
2005-02-18 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2005-01-18 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2005-01-18 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2004-12-17 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2004-12-16 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2004-11-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2004-11-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Hoover Slovacek LLP
Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
Ms. Molly H. Hatchell
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Steven L. Hughes
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Petitioner
Walton, Jr., John B.
Mr. Michael L. Atchley
Mr. Daniel J. Sheehan Jr.
Mr. John M. Phalen Jr.
Respondent
 
 
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