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No. 09-0326
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Oral argument was held on October 14, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 29, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

July 29, 2011

Roccaforte's case against county reinstated

from Southeast Texas Record

The Court has issued opinions:

April 29, 2011

Three decisions, one grant: Fewer valid employment claims for government workers; more immunity for horse owners [Apr. 29, 2011]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 9 other cases.


April 29, 2011


Chief Justice Jefferson delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Wainwright, Justice Medina, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, Justice Guzman, and Justice Lehrmann joined, and in which Justice Willett joined as to parts I through III. PDF


Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion. PDF


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:9th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed as Modified
COA Docket No.:09-08-00420-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David Gaultney

Trial Court

Trial Court:136th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Milton G. Shuffield
Trial Docket:D-177,131

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2011-07-15 Case Stored  
2011-06-10 Mandate issued  
2011-04-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2011-04-29 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2011-04-29 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2011-03-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-10 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2011-03-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-02 Supplemental Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2011-02-25 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-02-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2011-02-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-02-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 14, 2010 and February 11, 2011.  
2010-10-14 Oral argument  
2010-09-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2010-08-27 Petition for Review granted
2010-08-27 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2010-08-27 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 13, 2009 and August 27, 2010.  
2009-10-13 Waiver of Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2009-09-21 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2009-09-14 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2009-08-31 Case Record Filed  
2009-08-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2009-08-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 22, 2009 and August 21, 2009.  
2009-06-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2009-05-22 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2009-05-05 Case forwarded to Court
2009-05-04 Response Waiver filed  
2009-04-21 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2009-04-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2009-04-21 Call received  


Party Counsel Role
Roccaforte, Larry
Mr. Laurence W. Watts
Mr. Brandon David Mosley
Jefferson County
Mr. Thomas F. Rugg
Mr. Steven L. Wiggins
Honorable Thomas E. Maness

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Dallas County, Texas
Mr. Todd K. Sellars