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THE CITY OF ROCKWALL, TEXAS v. VESTER T. HUGHES, AS SOLE INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF W. W. CARUTH, DECEASED

Oral argument was held on January 25, 2006. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 25, 2008. It then denied rehearing on April 4, 2008 File Closed

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Opinions

January 25, 2008

Johnson
Jefferson
Wainwright
Medina
Green

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

Willett
Hecht
Oneill
Brister

Justice Willett filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Hecht, Justice O'Neill, and Justice Brister joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reversed/Remanded
COA Docket No.:05-04-01562-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Douglas S. Lang

Trial Court

Trial Court:382nd District Court
County:Rockwall
Trial Judge:Honorable E. Paul Banner
Trial Docket:1 04 734

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2008-04-16 Case Stored  
2008-04-07 Mandate issued  
2008-04-04 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-03-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-02-14 Case forwarded to Court
2008-02-14 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-01-25 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2008-01-25 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2008-01-25 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 26, 2006 and January 25, 2008.  
2006-01-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-25 Oral argument  
2006-01-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-01-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-10 Call made to request electronic copies of briefs  
2006-01-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-12-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-12-09 Petition for Review granted
2005-12-09 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2005-12-09 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2005-10-26 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2005-10-19 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2005-10-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-10-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-10-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-10-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-09-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2005-08-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-08-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-08-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-08-15 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2005-08-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-07-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-07-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-07-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-07-07 Case Record Filed  
2005-07-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-06-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2005-06-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2005-06-10 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2005-05-26 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2005-04-26 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2005-04-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-04-04 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2005-03-29 Case forwarded to Court
2005-03-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-03-22 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2005-03-22 Response Waiver filed  
2005-03-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-02-28 Amended Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2005-02-23 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2005-02-23 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
City of Rockwall, Texas
Mr. Terry D. Morgan
Mr. F. Dayton Eckert Jr.
Mr. James W. Morris Jr.
Mr. Bob E. Shannon
Mr. Joseph R. Knight
Ms. Alice G. McAfee
Petitioner
Hughes, Vester T.
Mr. Dwight A. Shupe
Mr. James A. Baker
Mr. R. Matthew Molash
Mr. Garon R. Horton
Mr. Robert H. Mow Jr.
Mr. Matthew R. Miller
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
City of Fate, Texas
Mr. L. Stanton Lowry
Texas Association of Builders
Mr. M. Scott Norman Jr.
Mr. Gregory A. Harwell
City of Denton
Mr. Edwin M. Snyder
The City of Fort Worth
Mr. Theodore Paul Gorski Jr.
City of Denton, Texas
Mr. Edwin M. Snyder
The Texas Municipal League
Mr. Scott N. Houston
The City of Pearland
Mr. Darrin M. Coker
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Scott N. Houston
Shannon, Brian D.
Mr. Brian D. Shannon
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