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CARLA STRICKLAND v. KATHRYN AND JEREMY MEDLEN

Oral argument was held on January 10, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 5, 2013. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 14 articles about this case.

June 1, 2013

George Will: Texas' Supreme Court avoids tort circus

from Topeka Capital-Journal

The Court has issued opinions:

April 9, 2013

Texas Supreme Court Rejects Loss of Companion Damages For Pets

from Res Ipsa Loquitur

April 8, 2013

Summaries of the Texas Supreme Court's five opinions from 4/5/13

from Texas Appellate Watch

This article also mentions 4 other cases.

April 5, 2013

Sorry Your Dog Died

from Blawgletter

April 5, 2013

Texas Supreme Court rules against Fort Worth family whose dog accidentally euthanized

from Fort Worth Star-Telegram

April 5, 2013

Puppy love = priceless, but not compensable: Texas Supreme Court will not allow plaintiffs to recover “emotion-based” damages for dogs

from Tex Parte

April 5, 2013

No compensation for sentimental value of dead dog

from Austin American-Statesman

April 5, 2013

Texas rejects emotional damages for the negligent killing of a family pet

from SCOTXblog

April 5, 2013

Five opinions today, no grants [Apr. 5, 2013]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 5 other cases.

January 14, 2013

Texas Supreme Court to determine ‘sentimental’ value of pets

from Southeast Texas Record

January 11, 2013

SCOTEX arguments on recovering a dog's sentimental value veer into taxidermy hypotheticals

from Tex Parte

January 10, 2013

"Texas court asks: Is man's best friend priceless?"

from How Appealing

December 30, 2012

Court to decide if dogs have sentimental value under the law

from Austin American-Statesman

September 21, 2012

Six cases chosen for oral argument [Sep. 21, 2012]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 7 other cases.

Opinion

April 5, 2013

Willett
Jefferson
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

Justice Willett delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Boyd, and Justice Devine joined, and in which Chief Justice Jefferson joined as to all parts except footnote 58 and Part II-C, and in which Justice Johnson joined as to all parts except Part II-C. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:02-11-00105-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable E. Lee Gabriel

Trial Court

Trial Court:County Court at Law No 1
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Donald R. Pierson
Trial Docket:2009-75521-1

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2014-05-16 Case Stored - stored case location updated  
2013-06-21 Case Stored  
2013-05-16 Mandate issued  
2013-04-05 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2013-04-05 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2013-03-20 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2013-02-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received (Amicus Curiae)  
2013-01-22 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2013-01-10 Oral argument  
2013-01-09 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-01-09 Response to Motion filed  
2013-01-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-01-09 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-09 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2013-01-09 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-08 Motion to Argue filed  
2013-01-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-01-08 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2013-01-08 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-01-08 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2013-01-08 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-01-03 Letter Filed  
2013-01-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-11-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-10-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2012-09-21 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2012-09-21 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2012-09-21 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between July 31, 2012 and September 21, 2012.  
2012-07-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-07-25 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2012-07-25 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2012-07-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-07-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2012-07-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2012-06-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-06-26 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2012-06-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2012-06-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2012-05-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-05-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-04-24 Case Record Filed  
2012-04-23 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2012-04-20 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2012-03-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2012-03-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-03-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2012-03-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2012-02-21 Case forwarded to Court
2012-02-17 Motion for Leave to File Amended Petition disposed   Filing granted
2012-02-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2012-02-07 Response to Motion filed  
2012-02-03 Call received  
2012-02-02 Motion for Leave to File Amended Petition filed  
2012-02-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2012-02-02 Amended Petition for Review filed (Petitioner)  
2012-01-17 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
2012-01-17 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Strickland, Carla
Mr. John H. Cayce Jr.
Mr. Paul Boudloche
Ms. Mallory Ann Beagles
Ms. Alison M. Rowe
Petitioner
Medlen, Kathryn
Mr. Randall E. Turner
Ms. Susan Bleil
Ms. Sondrea King
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Ms. Elizabeth Ellen Holmes 'Liz' Choate
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Robert H. Fugate
American Kennel Club
Mr. Manuel López
Law Professors - South Texas College of Law; St. Mary's Univ. School of Law; Texas Southern Univ. Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Texas Tech Univ. of Law School; Texas Wesleyan School of Law; and the Univ. of Texas at Austin School of Law
Francesca Ortiz
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
Texas Dog Commission
Ms. Zandra Anderson
No Kill Advocacy Center
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Ms. Sandra L. Weiherer
No Kill Advocacy Center
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Property Casualty Insurers
Ms. Linda Jene Burgess
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