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No. 06-0714
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BARBARA ROBINSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN ROBINSON, DECEASED v. CROWN CORK & SEAL COMPANY, INC., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR TO MUNDET CORK CORPORATION

Oral argument was held on February 7, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 22, 2010. It then denied rehearing on April 29, 2011 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 9 articles about this case.

December 6, 2010

A Texas concurrence makes the Washington op-ed pages

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

December 5, 2010

The case for engaged justices

from Washington Post

October 29, 2010

Texas Supreme Court Holds Statute Limiting Successor Liability for Asbestos Claims Unconstitutional As Applied To Claim Pending During Its Enactment

from Product Liability Monitor

October 26, 2010

Texas Supreme Court: Crown Cork asbestos suit protection unconstitutional

from Southeast Texas Record

October 25, 2010

H.B. 4 provision limiting liability for one company in asbestos-related cases ruled unconstitutional

from Tex Parte

October 24, 2010

Texas Supreme Court rejects provision in law that protects one company from asbestos claims

from How Appealing

October 22, 2010

Six merits decisions (including the Robinson asbestos case); an improvident grant; and three new grants [Oct. 22, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.

October 22, 2010

Justices reject tort reform provision

from Houston Chronicle

October 8, 2009

Currently pending cases involving new Justice Eva Guzman

from SCOTXblog

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  • Opinions

    October 22, 2010

    Hecht
    Jefferson
    Medina
    Green
    Willett
    Lehrmann

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

    Wainwright
    Johnson

    Justice Wainwright delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Johnson joined. PDF

    Medina

    Justice Medina delivered a concurring .opinion PDF

    Willett
    Lehrmann

    Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:14-04-00658-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Wanda McKee Fowler

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:55th District Court
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Jeffrey Vincent Brown
    Trial Docket:2002-50324

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-07-11 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between April 29, 2011 and July 11, 2011.  
    2011-04-29 Mandate issued  
    2011-04-29 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between February 23, 2011 and April 29, 2011.  
    2011-02-23 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
    2011-01-31 Letter Filed  
    2011-01-28 Call received  
    2011-01-26 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
    2010-12-30 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-12-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2010-12-13 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2010-12-09 Motion for Rehearing  
    2010-12-09 Case forwarded to Court
    2010-11-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2010-11-17 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
    2010-11-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2010-11-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
    2010-11-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2010-11-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2010-10-22 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
    2010-10-22 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
    2010-10-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2010-10-22 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
    2010-10-22 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 10, 2008 and October 22, 2010.  
    2008-09-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-09-03 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2008-08-22 Response to Brief filed (Petitioner)  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 29, 2008 and August 22, 2008.  
    2008-05-29 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2008-05-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-05-14 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 19, 2008 and May 14, 2008.  
    2008-02-19 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-02-11 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
    2008-02-07 Oral argument  
    2008-02-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-02-05 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
    2008-02-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-01-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2008-01-31 Motion to Argue filed  
    2008-01-28 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2008-01-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2008-01-11 Call received  
    2008-01-11 Petition for Review granted
    2008-01-11 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2008-01-11 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
      This case was pending on merits briefs between November 5, 2007 and January 11, 2008.  
    2007-11-05 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-10-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2007-10-17 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-09-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2007-08-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed. Form Letter sent in response to motion for extension of time
    2007-08-07 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-08-07 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2007-08-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
    2007-08-03 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2007-07-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-07-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-06-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-06-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-06-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-05-30 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2007-04-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-04-09 Case Record Filed  
    2007-04-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2007-03-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2007-03-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-03-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2007-03-26 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2007-03-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2007-02-20 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2007-02-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2007-01-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2007-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2006-12-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
    2006-12-12 Case forwarded to Court
    2006-12-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2006-11-06 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2006-11-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2006-09-18 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2006-09-18 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2006-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2006-08-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.
    Ms. Stacy Rogers Sharp
    Mr. Joshua Klein
    Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
    Mr. David Crump
    Ms. Kimberly Rose Stuart
    Mr. Frank G. Harmon III
    Mr. C. W. "Rocky" Rhodes
    Mr. Michael Sean Royall
    Mr. Theodore B. Olson
    Ms. Ashley Elizabeth Jones Johnson
    Mr. Lawrence J.C. VanDyke
    Respondent
    Robinson, Barbara
    Mr. Michael C. Singley
    Mr. Jeffery Mundy
    Ms. Elana S. Einhorn
    Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
    Mr. Brett David Kutnick
    Ms. Jennifer Alane Stagen
    Petitioner
    The Estate of John Robinson, Deceased
    Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
    Petitioner

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas Civil Justice League
    Mr. Manuel López
    Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
    Mr. O. Rey Rodriguez
    The State of Texas
    Mr. Bill Davis
    Mr. Rafael Edward Cruz
    3M Company
    Mr. Kevin F. Risley
    Texans for Lawsuit Reform
    Mr. E. Lee Parsley
    ...
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