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No. 06-0178
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FOREST OIL CORPORATION AND DANIEL B. WORDEN v. JAMES ARGYLE MCALLEN, EL RUCIO LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, INC., SAN JUANITO LAND PARTNERSHIP, AND MCALLEN TRUST PARTNERSHIP

Oral argument was held on October 16, 2007. 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

Willett
Hecht
Oneill
Wainwright
Brister
Green
Johnson

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

Jefferson
Medina

Chief Justice Jefferson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Medina joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-05-00419-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Nelda V. Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:206th District Court
County:Hidalgo
Trial Judge:Honorable Rose Guerra Reyna
Trial Docket:C-203-05-D

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2008-12-19 Case Stored  
2008-11-14 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-11-14 Mandate issued  
2008-10-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-10-16 Certification (various) in case received  
2008-10-15 Supplement to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2008-09-24 Case forwarded to Court
2008-09-24 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2008-09-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-08-29 Stay Order lifted  
2008-08-29 Dissenting 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; cause remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 21, 2007 and August 29, 2008.  
2007-12-21 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
2007-12-20 Reply to Response to Motion  
2007-12-14 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-12-14 Response to Motion filed  
2007-12-11 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-12-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2007-12-06 Motion to lift stay filed  
2007-11-02 Stay Order issued
2007-11-02 Cases consolidated by Supreme Court  
2007-10-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2007-10-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2007-10-16 Oral argument  
2007-10-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 20, 2007 and October 16, 2007.  
2007-07-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between April 27, 2007 and July 20, 2007.  
2007-04-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2007-04-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2007-04-27 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 6, 2006 and April 27, 2007.  
2006-09-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-09-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2006-08-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-08-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2006-08-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2006-07-21 Case Record Filed  
2006-07-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-11 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2006-07-03 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2006-06-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2006-05-09 Case forwarded to Court
2006-05-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2006-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2006-03-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2006-03-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2006-03-06 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-03-06 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2006-03-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Forest Oil Corporation
Mr. Aaron Pena Jr.
Mr. Neil E. Norquest
Mr. Mitchell C. Chaney
Mr. Richard Wolf Hess
Mr. Johnny W. Carter
Mr. Geoffrey L. Harrison
Petitioner
El Rucio Land and Cattle Company, Inc.
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Respondent
San Juanito Land Partnership
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Respondent
McAllen Trust Partnership
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Respondent
McAllen, James Argyle
Ms. Larissa Janee Hood
Mr. John F. Carroll
Mr. Rolando Cantu
Mr. David Scott Morris
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Mr. Jon Christian Amberson
Respondent
Worden, Daniel B.
Mr. Geoffrey L. Harrison
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Celotex Corporation
Mr. Joseph R. Knight
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