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ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, AND NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY v. NOKIA, INCORPORATED

Oral argument was held on February 6, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 29, 2008. It then denied rehearing on December 5, 2008 File Closed

Opinions

August 29, 2008

Jefferson
Oneill
Wainwright
Medina
Green
Johnson
Willett

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

Hecht
Brister

Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Brister joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Rev & Rend/Rev & Rem
COA Docket No.:05-04-01729-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers

Trial Court

Trial Court:193rd District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable David W. Evans
Trial Docket:01-06036-L

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2008-12-19 Case Stored  
2008-12-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-12-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-12-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2008-12-05 Mandate issued  
2008-10-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-10-08 Case forwarded to Court
2008-10-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-10-07 Motion for Rehearing for pet #2  
2008-10-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2008-09-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-09-30 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-09-30 Appendix Filed (Respondent)  
2008-09-30 Case forwarded to Court
2008-09-30 Case forwarded to Court
2008-09-30 Motion for Rehearing  
2008-09-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2008-09-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2008-08-29 Opinion issued   Issued
2008-08-29 Opinion issued judgments of the courts below modified & affirmed
2008-08-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2008-08-29 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 5, 2008 and August 29, 2008.  
2008-03-05 Amended Brief filed (Respondent)  
2008-02-06 Oral argument  
2008-02-06 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2008-02-06 Oral argument  
2008-02-06 Oral argument  
2008-02-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2008-01-18 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2008-01-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-01-09 Motion to Argue filed  
2008-01-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-01-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-01-08 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2008-01-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-01-08 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-01-08 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-01-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2007-11-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2007-11-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2007-11-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2007-11-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2007-11-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2007-11-30 Case set for oral argument  
2007-11-30 Petition for Review granted
2007-11-30 Petition for Review granted
2007-11-30 Petition for Review granted
2007-10-16 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-21 Reply Brief  
2007-09-17 Reply Brief  
2007-09-12 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-09-11 Reply Brief  
2007-08-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2007-08-10 Adopt by Reference pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. 9.7  
2007-08-07 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-08-06 Brief on the Merits  
2007-08-06 Brief on the Merits  
2007-08-06 Brief on the Merits  
2007-07-23 Case Record Filed  
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-21 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-06-11 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-11 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-11 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-06-07 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-06-06 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2007-05-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-18 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2007-05-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2007-05-07 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2007-05-04 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-05-04 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2007-04-25 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2007-04-24 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-04-24 Reply to Response  
2007-04-24 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2007-04-24 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-04-23 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2007-04-19 MET to file reply disposed of   Form Letter sent in response to motion for extension of time
2007-04-11 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2007-04-10 Amended Brief filed  
2007-04-10 Address Change  
2007-03-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-03-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-03-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-02-26 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2007-01-23 Case forwarded to Court
2007-01-23 Case forwarded to Court
2007-01-23 Case forwarded to Court
2007-01-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2006-12-22 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
2006-12-22 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-12-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-12-21 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2006-12-20 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2006-12-20 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2006-12-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2006-11-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Zurich American Insurance Company
Ms. Stephanie D. Nelson
Ms. Jennifer Cafferty Patton
Ms. Allyson Newton Ho
Mr. Jerome C. Studer
Mr. Darryl Durham
Mr. Eric D. Stubenvoll
Ms. Rebecca Lynn Visosky
Mr. Jeffrey S. Levinger
Mr. Joseph R. Knight
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Philip R. King
Petitioner
Federal Insurance Company
Mr. Lan Vu
Mr. J. Stephen Gibson
Mr. Michael W. Huddleston
Mr. Kirk C. Chamberlin
Mr. Nicholas R. Andrea
Petitioner
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg, PA
Mr. Russell H. McMains
Robin Howard Wexler
Mr. Kenneth G. Engerrand
Mr. James N. Isbell
Mr. Kevin F. Risley
Petitioner
Nokia, Incorporated
Ms. Alexandra Giselle White
Mr. Ian B. Cosby
Mr. Eric J. Mayer
Mr. Brian D. Melton
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Associaton
Mr. D. Todd Smith
CTIA - The Wireless Association
Ms. Mary Olga Lovett
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