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The Court requested full merits briefing on August 19, 2011. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 5, 2012. It then denied rehearing on October 5, 2012 File Closed

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October 5, 2012

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October 5, 2012


Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing oral argument, the Court affirms in part and reverses in part the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to the trial court. PDF


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
COA Docket No.:13-09-00255-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Georgina M. Benavides

Trial Court

Trial Court:24th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Juergen Skipper Koetter
Trial Docket:07-1-65,323-A

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-21 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2013-01-14 Case Stored  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 16, 2012 and January 14, 2013.  
2012-11-16 Mandate issued  
2012-10-05 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2012-10-05 Petition Reinstated
2012-10-05 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2012-10-05 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2012-10-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2012-10-05 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2012-10-05 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed in part, reversed in part
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between June 7, 2012 and October 5, 2012.  
2012-06-07 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2012-06-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-05-01 Case forwarded to Court
2012-04-25 Motion for Rehearing  
2012-04-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2012-04-16 Call received  
2012-04-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2012-04-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2012-03-09 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 25, 2011 and March 9, 2012.  
2011-10-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2011-10-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2011-09-23 Case Record Filed  
2011-09-22 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-09-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2011-08-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2011-08-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2011-06-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2011-06-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2011-05-02 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-03-22 Case forwarded to Court
2011-03-17 Response Waiver filed  
2011-03-14 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2011-03-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-03-07 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
2011-03-02 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2011-03-02 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2011-03-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  


Party Counsel Role
Wood, Lucy
Mr. Stephen A. Cihal
Other Interested Party
Shook, Ann Wood
Mr. Jack W. Marr
Ms. Cynthia T. Sheppard
Gray, David
Mr. William A. Dudley
Ms. Audrey Mullert Vicknair
Mr. David S. Kidder