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HOMER MERRIMAN v. XTO ENERGY, INC.

Oral argument was held on February 5, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 21, 2013. It then denied rehearing on June 15, 2012 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

June 21, 2013

Four sets of opinions; one grant; one rehearing granted [Jun. 21, 2013]

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December 16, 2012

Property owner testimony about value; five new grants [Dec. 14, 2012]

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Opinion

June 21, 2013

Johnson
Jefferson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:10th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:10-09-00276-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Al Scoggins

Trial Court

Trial Court:77th District Court
County:Limestone
Trial Judge:Honorable Patrick H. Simmons
Trial Docket:28596-A

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2013-10-25 Case Stored  
2013-09-26 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between July 10, 2013 and September 26, 2013.  
2013-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2013-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2013-06-21 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
2013-06-21 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 24, 2013 and June 21, 2013.  
2013-04-24 Post submission brief filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2013-04-17 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2013-03-27 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-02-05 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2013-02-05 Oral argument  
2013-01-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-12-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-12-14 Petition for Review granted
2012-12-14 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2012-12-14 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between October 24, 2012 and December 14, 2012.  
2012-10-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-10-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-10-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-10-05 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2012-08-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-08-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-07-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2012-07-02 Case Record Filed  
2012-06-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2012-06-15 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2012-06-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2012-06-15 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2012-06-15 Petition Reinstated
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between March 22, 2012 and June 15, 2012.  
2012-03-22 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2012-02-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2012-02-09 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-01-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-01-10 Case forwarded to Court
2012-01-05 Motion for Rehearing  
2012-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2012-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2012-01-04 Description of document returned to Supreme Court  
2011-12-16 Petition for Review disposed Denied
2011-11-18 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2011-11-08 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2011-11-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-11-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2011-10-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2011-10-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2011-09-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2011-08-09 Case forwarded to Court
2011-08-08 Response Waiver filed  
2011-07-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2011-07-28 Supplemental appendix (Petitioner)  
2011-07-27 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2011-07-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2011-06-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2011-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Merriman, Homer
Mr. Steven Greg White
Mr. Wesley David Lloyd
Mr. Joe Cannon
Petitioner
XTO Energy Inc.
Mr. Bobby L. Reed
Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
Mr. John Sjoberg
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Oil & Gas Association
Ms. Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
Texas Farm Bureau
Mr. Andy McSwain
 
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