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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES v. OLIVER OKOLI

Oral argument was held on October 9, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 22, 2014. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

June 7, 2013

Three opinions, two grants [Jun. 7, 2013]

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Opinions

August 22, 2014

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Johnson, and Justice Guzman joined. PDF

Devine
Willett
Lehrmann

Justice Devine delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Willett and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:01-07-00103-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Terry Jennings

Trial Court

Trial Court:61st District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable John J. Donovan
Trial Docket:2001-31783

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-11-07 Case Stored  
2014-10-09 Mandate issued  
2014-08-22 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2014-08-22 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and dismissed
2014-08-22 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 9, 2013 and August 22, 2014.  
2013-10-09 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2013-10-09 Oral argument  
2013-10-03 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-10-02 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2013-10-01 Motion to Argue filed  
2013-09-27 Letter Filed  
2013-09-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-08-30 Additional citations received.  
2013-08-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 24, 2013 and August 26, 2013.  
2013-06-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-06-07 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2013-06-07 Petition for Review granted
2013-06-07 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 21, 2013 and June 7, 2013.  
2013-03-21 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 27, 2012 and March 21, 2013.  
2012-01-27 Letter Filed  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 7, 2011 and January 27, 2012.  
2011-10-07 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 3, 2011 and October 7, 2011.  
2011-08-03 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2011-06-28 Letter Filed  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 9, 2011 and June 28, 2011.  
2011-03-09 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2011-03-03 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2011-02-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2011-02-18 Case Record Filed  
2011-02-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2010-12-28 Case Record Filed  
2010-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2010-12-27 Call received  
2010-12-20 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2010-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2010-12-10 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2010-12-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between September 23, 2010 and December 3, 2010.  
2010-09-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-09-21 Case forwarded to Court
2010-09-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2010-09-07 Call received  
2010-09-07 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2010-09-01 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2010-09-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-09-01 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2010-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2010-07-30 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2010-07-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Human Services
Mr. C. Andrew Weber
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Ms. Beth Ellen Klusmann
Mr. Russ Wayne Harris
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. David S. Morales
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Ms. Angela Veronica Colmenero
Ms. Ruth Ruggero Hughs
Mr. William J. "Bill" Cobb III
Mr. David C. Mattax
Mr. Robert B. O'Keefe
Petitioner
Okoli, Oliver
Mr. Okon J. Usoro
Mr. Oliver Okoli
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas State Employees Union
Mr. Philip Durst
Mr. David R. Richards
Mr. Manuel Quinto-Pozos
 
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