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No. 07-0697
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PAUL H. SMITH, ET AL. v. THOMAS O'DONNELL, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF CORWIN DENNEY

Oral argument was held on September 10, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 26, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

August 31, 2009

Malpractice Outside of Estate Planning Context

from Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

The Court has issued opinions:

July 8, 2009

Texas Supreme Court Resurrects Executor's Legal Malpractice Claim

from Texas Lawyer

June 26, 2009

Order List for June 26, 2009

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 13 other cases.

Opinions

June 26, 2009

Oneill
Jefferson
Brister
Medina
Johnson

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

Willett
Wainwright

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff,part & Rev & Rem/prt
COA Docket No.:04-04-00108-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Phylis J. Speedlin

Trial Court

Trial Court:288th District Court
County:Bexar
Trial Judge:Honorable Andy Mireles
Trial Docket:2002-CI-00925

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2009-12-02 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between August 7, 2009 and December 2, 2009.  
2009-08-07 Mandate issued  
2009-06-26 Opinion issued   Issued
2009-06-26 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2009-06-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2009-06-26 Opinion issued Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 10, 2008 and June 26, 2009.  
2008-09-10 Oral argument  
2008-09-10 Oral argument  
2008-08-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2008-08-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2008-08-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2008-08-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 3, 2008 and August 13, 2008.  
2008-06-03 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-05-16 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2008-05-16 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2008-05-16 Petition for Review granted
2008-05-16 Petition for Review granted
2008-04-30 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-30 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-30 Reply Brief  
2008-04-29 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-04-29 Reply Brief  
2008-04-14 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-04-14 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2008-03-31 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-24 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-24 Brief on the Merits  
2008-03-19 Brief on the Merits  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-04 Case Record Filed  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-03-04 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
2008-02-27 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2008-02-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-01-17 Reply to Response  
2008-01-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2008-01-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2007-12-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2007-11-20 Response Waiver filed  
2007-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2007-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2007-11-02 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2007-11-02 Appendix Filed  
2007-11-01 Response Waiver filed  
2007-10-09 Addendum to brief filed  
2007-10-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-10-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2007-10-05 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2007-09-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2007-09-06 Call received  
2007-09-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2007-08-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
O'Donnell, Thomas
Mr. Larry J. Doherty
Mr. Mark W. Long
Mr. Brett Wagner
Mr. Vincent L. Marable III
Respondent
Smith, Paul H.
Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
Ms. Paige Arnette Amstutz
Mr. Casey L. Dobson
Petitioner
 
 
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