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No. 05-0311
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IN RE AUTONATION, INC. AND AUTO M. IMPORTS NORTH, LTD. D/B/A MERCEDES-BENZ OF HOUSTON-NORTH

Oral argument was held on October 19, 2006. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 29, 2007. File Closed

Opinions

June 29, 2007

Willett
Jefferson
Hecht
Wainwright
Brister
Medina
Green
Johnson

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

Oneill

Justice O'Neill delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:14-05-00362-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:189th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable William R. Burke
Trial Docket:2005-14917

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2007-11-15 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between September 12, 2007 and November 15, 2007.  
2007-09-12 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between June 29, 2007 and September 12, 2007.  
2007-06-29 Opinion issued Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
2007-06-29 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2007-06-29 Stay Order lifted  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 19, 2006 and June 29, 2007.  
2006-10-19 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2006-10-19 Oral argument  
2006-09-28 Status report filed (Relator)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 17, 2006 and September 28, 2006.  
2006-07-17 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks (Relator)  
2006-07-14 Notice of Appearance (Relator)  
2006-07-07 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2006-06-02 Status report filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2006-05-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Real Parties in Interest)  
2006-05-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Relator)  
2006-05-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Relator)  
2006-05-08 Status report filed (Relator)  
2006-05-05 Status report requested  
2006-05-05 Mandamus Set to Argue
2006-05-05 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2006-05-04 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 5, 2005 and May 4, 2006.  
2005-12-05 Stay Order issued  
2005-12-05 Motion to Stay Disposed (Stay Granted with Response Requested)   Filing granted
2005-12-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2005-12-02 Supplement to Motion filed (Relator)  
2005-11-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Relator)  
2005-11-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Relator)  
2005-11-23 Response to Motion filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-11-23 Document received (See Remarks) (Relator)  
2005-11-23 Document filed (see remarks) (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-11-21 Call received  
2005-11-21 Amendment to motion (Relator)  
2005-11-16 Letter Filed (Relator)  
2005-11-14 Additional citations received. (Real Parties in Interest)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 30, 2005 and November 14, 2005.  
2005-08-30 Reply brief filed (Relator)  
2005-08-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-08-15 Brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-07-25 Brief filed (Relator)  
2005-06-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2005-06-13 Reply filed (Relator)  
2005-06-10 Call received  
2005-06-09 Amended response to petition for review filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-06-09 Call received  
2005-06-07 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-05-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2005-04-26 Case forwarded to Court
2005-04-25 Reply filed (Relator)  
2005-04-22 Document filed (see remarks)  
2005-04-20 Response to Motion filed (Respondent)  
2005-04-19 Letter Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-04-19 Call received (Real Parties in Interest)  
2005-04-19 Motion to Stay Filed (Relator)  
2005-04-19 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
2005-04-19 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Auto M. Imports North LTD
Ms. Amanda Maxine Inabnett
Relator
Autonation Inc.
Ms. Ruth Ann Norton Daniels
Ms. Jonni Lynn Walls
Ms. Amanda Maxine Inabnett
Mr. Charles T. Frazier Jr.
Relator
Mercedes Benz of Houston-North
Ms. Amanda Maxine Inabnett
Relator
A-Rod OC, L.P.
Mr. Andrew S. Golub
Real Party In Interest
Hatfield, Garrick
Mr. Andrew S. Golub
Ms. Amy Elizabeth Hawk
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Mr. J. W. Beverly
Mr. Geoffrey Alan Berg
Real Party In Interest
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