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No. 06-0845
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WAGNER & BROWN, LTD. ET AL. v. JANE TURNER SHEPPARD, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INDEPENDENT EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF SYBIL TURNER, DECEASED

Oral argument was held on December 5, 2007. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on November 21, 2008. It then denied rehearing on June 5, 2009 File Closed

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Opinion

November 21, 2008

Brister
Jefferson
Hecht
Oneill
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Johnson

Justice Brister delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:6th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:06-05-00023-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Donald R. Ross

Trial Court

Trial Court:115th District Court
County:Upshur
Trial Judge:Honorable Joe D. Clayton
Trial Docket:486-97

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2009-07-14 Case Stored  
2009-06-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
2009-06-05 Mandate issued  
2009-04-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-04-08 Surreply filed (Petitioner)  
2009-03-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-03-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-03-20 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
2009-03-19 Motion for leave to file brief  
2009-03-19 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
2009-03-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2009-03-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-12 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2009-02-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-02-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2009-01-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2009-01-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-13 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2009-01-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2009-01-07 Case forwarded to Court
2009-01-07 Motion for Rehearing  
2009-01-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2008-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-11-21 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2008-11-21 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
2008-11-10 Address Change  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between May 29, 2008 and November 10, 2008.  
2008-05-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 5, 2007 and May 29, 2008.  
2007-12-05 Oral argument  
2007-12-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 24, 2007 and December 5, 2007.  
2007-08-24 Petition for Review granted
2007-08-24 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2007-08-24 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between May 9, 2007 and August 24, 2007.  
2007-05-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-02 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2007-04-23 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-04-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2007-03-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-03-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2007-03-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-03-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-03-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-02-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-02-20 Case Record Filed  
2007-02-08 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2007-02-06 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 6, 2006 and February 6, 2007.  
2006-12-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2006-12-05 Case forwarded to Court
2006-11-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2006-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2006-10-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2006-10-02 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-10-02 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Wagner & Brown, Ltd.
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mr. J. Gregory Copeland
Petitioner
C.W. Resourses, Inc.
Mr. Jerry S. Harris
Petitioner
William M. Huffman, P.C.
Mr. William M. Huffman
Petitioner
Westerman, Laura Jane
Ms. Julie Ann Walker
Petitioner
Sheppard, Jane Turner
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Ronald O. Holman
Mr. Alan Edward Wright
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Tri-C Resources, Inc.
Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
XTO Energy Inc. and Louisiana Gas Development Corporation
Ms. Pamela Stanton Baron
Mr. Michael E. McElroy
Texas Civil Justice League, Inc.
Mr. George S. Christian
Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Mr. Michael E. McElroy
Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, P.C.
Mr. Michel E. Curry
Snell, III, George A.
Mr. George A. Snell III
Skeen, Marc L.
Mr. Marc L. Skeen
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
Mr. Rex H. White Jr.
Henry, Herbert W.
Mr. Herbert W. Henry
Bruchez, Ernest V.
Mr. Ernest V. Bruchez
Estes, Harper
Mr. Harper Estes
Watt, Dick
Mr. Dick Watt
Burney, Laura H.
Ms. Laura H. Burney
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