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No. 11-0441
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Oral argument was held on October 17, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 23, 2013. It then denied rehearing on October 18, 2013 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

August 23, 2013

8 Decisions, 10 Grants, and More [Aug. 23, 2013]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 17 other cases.

The Court has issued opinions:

August 23, 2013

Exoneree, Still in Prison, Denied Compensation

from Texas Tribune


August 23, 2013


Justice Hecht announced the decision of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which Justice Green, Justice Guzman, and Justice Devine joined. PDF


Justice Lehrmann delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Johnson, and Justice Willett joined. PDF


Justice Boyd delivered an opinion concurring in the decision, in Part IV of which Justice Willett and Justice Lehrmann joined. PDF

Court of Appeals


Trial Court


Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2013-11-18 Case Stored  
2013-10-18 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2013-10-18 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2013-10-18 Certified cys of cost bill sent to attys of record  
2013-09-06 Motion for Extension of Length of Brief filed  
2013-09-06 Case forwarded to Court
2013-09-06 Motion for Rehearing  
2013-08-27 Notice of Appearance  
2013-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2013-08-23 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Denied
2013-08-23 Dissenting opinion issued. Issued
2013-08-23 Concurring Opinion issued. Issued
2013-08-23 Opinion issued   Denied
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 17, 2012 and August 23, 2013.  
2012-10-17 Oral argument  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 7, 2012 and October 17, 2012.  
2012-08-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-07-19 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-07-02 Call received  
2012-06-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2012-05-18 Mandamus Set to Argue
2012-05-18 Case set for oral argument   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2012-05-18 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 6, 2011 and May 18, 2012.  
2011-12-06 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2011-11-17 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2011-10-13 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2011-09-29 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2011-09-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2011-08-16 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2011-08-08 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2011-08-08 Case Record Filed  
2011-07-21 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2011-07-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-06-14 Case forwarded to Court
2011-06-09 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
2011-06-09 Case Record Filed  
2011-06-09 Appendix Filed (Relator)  
2011-06-09 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  


Party Counsel Role
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Mr. Daniel T. Hodge
Mr. Kevin D. Van Oort
Mr. David C. Mattax
Mr. William J. "Bill" Cobb III
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Attorney General Greg W. Abbott
Mr. Philip A. Lionberger
Blair, Michael N.
Mr. Michael G. Lockwood
Mr. Philip Alan Wischkaemper
Mr. Roy E. Greenwood Jr.
Mr. David A. Schulman