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HAL RACHAL, JR. v. JOHN W. REITZ

Oral argument was held on November 7, 2012. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 3, 2013. It then denied rehearing on August 23, 2013 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

May 10, 2013

Catching up on orders: A beneficiary of a trust can be forced to arbitrate; parental rights case set for June argument

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
  • IN THE INTEREST OF K.M.L., A CHILD
  • The Court has issued opinions:

    May 9, 2013

    Texas Supreme Court Holds Trust Dispute Must be Arbitrated

    from Disputing

    June 25, 2012

    Texas Supreme Court Grants Petition for Review in Trust Arbitration Case

    from Disputing

    Opinion

    May 3, 2013

    Guzman
    Jefferson
    Hecht
    Green
    Johnson
    Willett
    Lehrmann
    Boyd
    Devine

    Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Affirmed
    COA Docket No.:05-09-01422-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:Probate Court No 2
    County:Dallas
    Trial Judge:Honorable Robert E. Price
    Trial Docket:PR09-3183-2

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
    2013-10-25 Case Stored  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between August 23, 2013 and October 25, 2013.  
    2013-08-23 Mandate issued  
    2013-08-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
      This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between May 29, 2013 and August 23, 2013.  
    2013-05-29 Motion for Rehearing  
    2013-05-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
    2013-05-29 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2013-05-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
    2013-05-23 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
    2013-05-23 Corrected judgment issued  
    2013-05-23 Call received  
    2013-05-03 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
    2013-05-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 7, 2012 and May 3, 2013.  
    2012-11-07 Oral argument  
    2012-09-28 Notice of Appearance  
    2012-09-27 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2012-09-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between July 9, 2012 and September 26, 2012.  
    2012-07-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2012-06-22 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
    2012-06-08 Petition for Review granted
    2012-06-08 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2012-04-27 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2012-04-16 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2012-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2012-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2012-03-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2012-03-15 Case Record Filed  
    2012-02-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2012-02-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2012-01-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2011-11-28 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2011-11-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
    2011-11-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
    2011-10-11 Case forwarded to Court
    2011-10-10 Response Waiver filed  
    2011-10-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2011-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
    2011-09-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
    2011-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
    2011-09-08 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Reitz, John W.
    Mr. Casey Lee Blair
    Mr. Paul R. Leake
    Mr. Charles (Chad) E. Baruch
    Mr. Jordan O. S. Holt
    Ms. Cariann Abramson
    Respondent
    Rachal, Jr., Hal
    Mr. B. Prater Monning III
    Ms. Catherine A. Brandt
    Petitioner
     
     
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