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No. 07-1026
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LOUIS M. DITTA, GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS L. CONTE, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON v. SUSAN C. CONTE AND JOSEPH P. CONTE, JR.

Oral argument was held on January 13, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 5, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

June 18, 2009

May 2009 Cases Impacting Houston Appellate Lawyers

from HBA Appellate Lawyer

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  • The Court has issued opinions:

    June 15, 2009

    No statute of limitations on trustee removal

    from Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

    June 5, 2009

    Order List for June 5, 2009

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 8 other cases.

    Opinion

    June 5, 2009

    Willett
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Oneill
    Wainwright
    Brister
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson

    Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reverse & Remanded
    COA Docket No.:01-05-00603-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable George C. Hanks

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:Probate Court No 1
    County:Harris
    Trial Judge:Honorable Russell P. Austin
    Trial Docket:284,968-402

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2009-09-21 Case Stored  
    2009-08-04 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2009-07-21 Record returned to Court of Appeals  
    2009-07-17 Mandate issued  
    2009-06-23 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2009-06-05 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
    2009-06-05 Motion to strike disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
    2009-06-05 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 13, 2009 and June 5, 2009.  
    2009-02-13 Response to Brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-01-29 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2009-01-13 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2009-01-13 Oral argument  
    2009-01-09 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
    2009-01-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-01-07 Call received  
    2008-12-17 Notice of Appearance  
    2008-12-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2008-12-17 Letter Received  
    2008-12-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2008-12-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-12-04 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-11-21 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2008-11-21 Petition for Review granted
    2008-11-21 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
      This case was pending on merits briefs between September 10, 2008 and November 21, 2008.  
    2008-09-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-09-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-09-09 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-09-08 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2008-09-05 Response to Motion filed  
    2008-08-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2008-08-22 Motion to Strike filed  
    2008-08-18 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-08-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2008-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2008-07-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2008-06-20 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-06-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2008-06-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-06-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2008-06-09 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-05-27 Case Record Filed  
    2008-05-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2008-05-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2008-04-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2008-04-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2008-04-03 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-04-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2008-03-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2008-02-19 Case forwarded to Court
    2008-01-28 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2008-01-16 Response Waiver filed  
    2008-01-14 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2008-01-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2007-12-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2007-12-14 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2007-12-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Conte, Susan C.
    Mr. Steven J. Watkins
    Ms. Karen L. Watkins
    Respondent
    Conte, Jr., Joseph P.
    Mr. Joseph P. Conte Jr.
    Respondent
    Ditta, Louis M.
    Ms. Caroline Stephenson Marciano
    Mr. Bradley Wayne Snead
    Mr. Thomas C. Wright
    Mr. Louis M. Ditta
    Mr. Michael J. Cenatiempo
    Petitioner
     
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