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No. 05-0171
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SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, L.P., D/B/A SBC TEXAS v. WILLIAM C. MITCHELL, BENEFICIARY OF LOUISE MITCHELL, DECEDENT

Oral argument was held on March 23, 2006. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on December 19, 2008. It then denied rehearing on February 27, 2009 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 1 article about this case.

December 19, 2008

Order List for December 19, 2008

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 5 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

December 19, 2008

Hecht
Wainwright
Brister
Johnson
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Wainwright, Justice Brister, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett joined. PDF

Jefferson
Oneill
Medina

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice O'Neill and Justice Medina joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-04-00466-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Catherine Stone

Trial Court

Trial Court:150th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Lori Massey
Trial Docket:2003-CI-10437

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2009-04-06 Case Stored  
2009-04-01 Mandate issued  
2009-02-27 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2009-02-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-11 Case forwarded to Court
2009-02-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2009-02-09 Document received (See Remarks)  
2009-02-09 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
2009-02-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2009-02-06 Motion for Rehearing  
2009-02-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2009-01-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2009-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-12-19 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2008-12-19 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2008-12-19 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 13, 2006 and December 19, 2008.  
2006-04-13 Letter Received  
2006-03-31 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2006-03-23 Oral argument  
2006-03-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2006-03-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-03-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-03-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-03-03 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-02-24 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2006-02-24 Petition for Review granted
2006-02-24 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2006-01-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-01-02 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-12-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2005-12-14 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2005-12-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-12-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-12-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2005-12-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-11-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-11-08 Document filed (see remarks)  
2005-11-08 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-11-07 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2005-11-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-10-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-10-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-09-30 Case Record Filed  
2005-09-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-09-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-09-13 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-09-07 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2005-09-06 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 14, 2005 and September 6, 2005.  
2005-07-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-07-07 Petitioner's reply brief  
2005-06-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2005-05-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2005-05-17 Case forwarded to Court
2005-05-12 Response Waiver filed  
2005-04-12 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2005-04-12 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2005-03-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2005-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company L.P.
Mr. Lawrence D. Smith
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Ms. Molly H. Hatchell
Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
Petitioner
Mitchell, Louise
Mr. Alan D. Tysinger
Respondent
Mitchell, William C.
Mr. Kevin B. Miller
Mr. Alan D. Tysinger
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Flores, George
Mr. Kenneth W. Howell
Texas Municipal League-u
Mr. Robert D. Stokes
Texas Mutual Insurance Co.
Mr. P. M. Schenkkan
Ms. Mary Barrow Nichols
Mr. Peter D. Kennedy
Mr. Jack W. Latson
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