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No. 09-0306
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BETTY YVON LESLEY, ET AL. v. VETERANS LAND BOARD OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on September 15, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 26, 2011. It then denied rehearing on December 16, 2011 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

September 19, 2011

Frack Attack: Oil and Gas Caseload Gushes as Supreme Court Backlog Trickles Out

from Texas Lawyer

The article also mentions:
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  • The Court has issued opinions:

    July 2, 2010

    Busy orders list before the summer break: 8 sets of opinions, 2 new grants [Jul. 2, 2010]

    from SCOTXblog

    This article also mentions 9 other cases.

    Opinion

    August 26, 2011

    Hecht
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Guzman
    Lehrmann

    Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:11th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:REVERSED REND'D REMD'D
    COA Docket No.:11-07-00034-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Terry McCall

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:266th District Court
    County:Erath
    Trial Judge:Honorable Charles C. Cooke
    Trial Docket:CV-28,679

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2012-01-05 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2011-12-21 Case Stored  
    2011-12-16 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
    2011-12-16 Mandate issued  
    2011-11-23 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2011-10-18 Address Change  
    2011-10-17 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2011-10-13 Address Change  
    2011-10-12 Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-10-12 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2011-09-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2011-08-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
    2011-08-26 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 12, 2010 and August 26, 2011.  
    2010-10-12 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2010-09-27 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-09-15 Oral argument  
    2010-08-25 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2010-08-25 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Denied
    2010-08-16 Miscellaneous Motion  
    2010-08-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-08-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-08-11 Notice of Appearance  
    2010-08-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-08-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2010-07-19 Address Change  
    2010-07-16 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2010-07-02 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2010-07-02 Petition for Review granted
      This case was pending on merits briefs between March 30, 2010 and July 2, 2010.  
    2010-03-30 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2010-03-15 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2010-03-02 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2010-03-02 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2010-02-23 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
    2010-02-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-02-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2010-02-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2010-01-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-01-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2010-01-15 Document filed (see remarks)  
    2010-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2010-01-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2010-01-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2010-01-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2009-11-25 Motion for extension of length of brief disposed   Denied
    2009-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-11-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-11-09 Case Record Filed  
    2009-11-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2009-11-09 Motion for Extension of Length of Brief filed  
    2009-11-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-10-27 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2009-10-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2009-10-05 Designation of Lead Counsel  
    2009-09-24 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2009-09-14 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2009-09-10 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2009-08-27 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
    2009-08-26 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
    2009-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-08-13 Letter Filed  
    2009-08-13 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2009-08-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2009-07-14 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2009-06-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-06-23 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-06-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-05-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
    2009-05-18 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-05-18 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2009-04-21 Amended Certificate  
    2009-04-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2009-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Lesley, Betty Yvon
    Mr. Joseph A. Baker
    Mr. Robert C. Bledsoe
    Mr. Harold Leroy Hensley Jr.
    Mr. Charles Christopher Aycock
    Mr. Charles L. Tighe
    Ms. Susan R. Richardson
    Mr. David Wayne Lauritzen
    Petitioner
    Landowner
    Mr. Lawrence I. Fleishman
    Mr. Robert J. Glasgow
    Mr. Byron L. Woolley
    Mr. Darrell E. Haynes
    Mr. Stephen Edward Haynes
    Respondent
    Veterans Land Board of the State of Texas (VLB)
    Mr. C. Andrew Weber
    Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
    Mr. William (Bill) J. Cobb III
    Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
    Mr. David S. Morales
    Ms. Barbara Bryant Deane
    Mr. David Preister
    Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
    Respondent
    Bauer & Christine L. Johnson
    Mr. James P. McGowen
    Mr. Donald Prichard Bevis Jr.
    Respondent
    Ginn, Rebecca
    Ms. Mary Therese Sullivan
    Mr. David C. McCue
    Respondent
    McDermott, Kevin M.
    Mr. Darrell E. Haynes
    Respondent
    Chandler & Ken
    Mr. Michael T. Donohue
    Mr. Steven R. Shaver
    Respondent
    Meierhofer, Angela
    Ms. Katherine D. Woodruff
    Respondent
    Bluegreen Southwest One, L.P.
    Ms. Laura H. Burney
    Mr. Thomas H. Crofts Jr.
    Mr. Brian Conway Hamilton
    Mr. Matthew D. Bradley
    Mr. Michael J. Murray
    Ms. Sharon E. Callaway
    Respondent
    Mayo, Ann S.
    Ms. Amy Mayo McLin
    Respondent

    Amici Curiae

    Amicus Curiae Counsel
    Texas General Land Office
    Mr. Larry Grady Borella
    Courtney, Maston C.
    Mr. Maston C. Courtney
    Kramer, Bruce M.
    Mr. Bruce M. Kramer
    ...
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