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WAL-MART STORES, INC. v. CHARLES T. MERRELL, SR., AS WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARY OF CHARLES THOMAS MERRELL, II, DECEASED, AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES THOMAS MERRELL, II AND JANE CEVERNY, AS WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARY OF CHARLES THOMAS MERRELL II, DECEASED

The Court requested full merits briefing on August 21, 2009. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 18, 2010. File Closed

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Tracking 3 articles about this case.

July 1, 2010

Plaintiff Expert Must Exclude Other Plausible Causation Theories

from Mass Tort Defense

The Court has issued opinions:

June 21, 2010

Wal Mart Stores, Inc. v. Merrell: The Elephant in the Room

from Appellate Record

June 18, 2010

Child forced into prostitution below the legal age of consent is a victim, not an offender; net-worth discovery [June 18, 2010]

from SCOTXblog

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  • Opinion

    June 18, 2010

    Percuriam

    Per Curiam Opinion PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:6th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Reversed and Remanded
    COA Docket No.:06-07-00122-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Jack Carter

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:336th District Court
    County:Fannin
    Trial Judge:Honorable Jim D. Lovett
    Trial Docket:35159

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2010-11-12 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between September 7, 2010 and November 12, 2010.  
    2010-09-07 Mandate issued  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between June 18, 2010 and September 7, 2010.  
    2010-06-18 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
    2010-06-18 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2010-06-18 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
    2010-06-18 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
      This case was pending on merits briefs between January 26, 2010 and June 18, 2010.  
    2010-01-26 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2010-01-11 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2009-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-12-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-11-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2009-10-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-10-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-09-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-09-01 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-08-27 Case Record Filed  
    2009-08-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2009-08-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2009-07-28 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2009-07-13 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2009-06-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2009-05-27 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2009-05-26 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-05-21 Response Waiver filed  
    2009-05-08 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-05-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2009-04-13 Call received  
    2009-04-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2009-04-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-04-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-04-07 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2009-03-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2009-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Merrell, Sr., Charles T.
    Mr. Robert Lee Galloway
    Mr. Gary D. Corley
    Respondent
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Ms. Susan S. Vance
    Mr. Edward Andrew Davis
    Mr. Jeffrey Cox
    Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
    Petitioner
     
     
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