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No. 08-0740
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The Court requested full merits briefing on December 5, 2008. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on September 25, 2009. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 4 articles about this case.

October 5, 2009

Texas Supreme Court Agrees With Railroad - Trade Secrets Needn't Be Disclosed

from Womble Carlyle Trade Secrets Blog

The Court has issued opinions:

October 1, 2009

Justices: No reason for railroad to share trade secrets with plaintiff

from Southeast Texas Record

September 26, 2009

Plaintiffs dealt setback in derailment lawsuit

from San Antonio Express-News


September 25, 2009


Per Curiam Opinion PDF


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:04-08-00388-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:288th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Karen H. Pozza
Trial Docket:2005-CI-18347 & 2006-CI-08844

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2010-02-09 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 13, 2009 and February 9, 2010.  
2009-11-13 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
2009-10-05 Letter Filed (Relator)  
2009-09-25 MANDAMUS GRANT - 52.8
2009-09-25 Opinion issued Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
2009-09-25 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 52.8(c)
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 23, 2009 and September 25, 2009.  
2009-03-23 Letter Filed (Relator)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 15, 2009 and March 23, 2009.  
2009-01-15 Waiver of Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2009-01-05 Brief filed (Relator)  
2008-12-05 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2008-11-19 Reply filed (Relator)  
2008-11-07 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2008-10-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2008-09-16 Case forwarded to Court
2008-09-10 Case Record Filed (Relator)  
2008-09-10 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
2008-09-10 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  


Party Counsel Role
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Ms. Deborah A. Newman
Mr. Kent Rutter
Ms. Lynne Liberato
Pavelka, Johnny
Mr. Darrin M. Walker
Mr. Dana G. Kirk
Mr. Arthur Stanley Bernstein
Mr. Robert M. Tramuto
Mr. George LeGrand
Real Party In Interest