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No. 05-0466
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COASTAL OIL & GAS CORPORATION AND COASTAL OIL & GAS USA, L.P. v. GARZA ENERGY TRUST, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on September 28, 2006. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 29, 2008. It then denied rehearing on November 14, 2008 File Closed

Opinions

August 29, 2008

Hecht
Jefferson
Brister
Medina
Green
Johnson
Willett

Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Brister, Justice Green, Judge Christopher, and Justice Pemberton joined, and in all but Part II-B of which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Medina, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett joined. PDF

Johnson
Jefferson
Medina

Justice Johnson delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Chief Justice Jefferson joined, and in Part I of which Justice Medina joined. PDF

Willett

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion. PDF

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-02-00136-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Dori Contreras Garza

Trial Court

Trial Court:332nd District Court
County:Hidalgo
Trial Judge:Honorable Mario Ramirez
Trial Docket:C-1313-97-F

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2008-12-19 Case Stored  
2008-11-14 Mandate issued  
2008-11-14 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2008-10-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-09-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-09-18 Case forwarded to Court
2008-09-17 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2008-08-29 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered Issued
2008-08-29 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2008-08-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2008-08-29 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
2008-08-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between June 11, 2008 and August 18, 2008.  
2008-06-11 Address Change  
2008-05-30 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2008-05-07 Case Record Filed  
2008-05-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-03-28 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-02-15 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2008-01-23 Letter Filed  
2008-01-08 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 28, 2006 and January 8, 2008.  
2006-09-28 Oral argument  
2006-09-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 17, 2006 and September 25, 2006.  
2006-07-17 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2006-07-07 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2006-05-24 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2006-05-17 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2006-04-21 Petition for Review granted
2006-04-21 Case set for oral argument   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2006-04-21 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between February 21, 2006 and April 21, 2006.  
2006-02-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-02-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-02-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-02-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-02-07 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-02-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-01-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-01-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-01-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-01-18 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2006-01-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2005-12-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-12-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2005-12-19 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2005-11-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-11-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2005-11-28 Case Record Filed  
2005-11-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2005-10-25 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2005-10-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2005-09-21 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2005-09-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-09-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2005-08-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2005-08-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2005-07-19 Response Waiver filed  
2005-07-19 Case forwarded to Court
2005-07-18 Response Waiver filed  
2005-07-18 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2005-07-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2005-07-05 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2005-06-20 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2005-06-20 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation
Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
Ms. Elizabeth N. Miller
Petitioner
Garza Energy Trust
Mr. Roy R. Barrera III
Mr. Clarence E. Reed
Mr. Bennett Stahl
Mr. George L. Willingham
Mr. Michael D. Jones
Mr. Ramon Garcia
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Harding Company
Mr. John R. Hays
Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas
Mr. Jerry Patterson
Texas Oil & Gas Association (TxOGA)
Mr. Everard A. Marseglia Jr.
BJ Services Company
Mr. Raymond B. Roush
Mr. Charles C. Smith
General Counsel of Chief Oil & Gas LLC
Mr. David M. Hundley
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
Mr. Rex H. White Jr.
Emeritus Corporation
Mr. W. Wendell Hall
Railroad Commission of Texas
Mr. Lindil Carol Fowler
American Royalty Council
Mr. Richard Keith Strama
Watt, Dick
Mr. Dick Watt
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