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ROSEMARIE PORRETTO AND RANDY W. WILLIAMS, AS CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE OF THE BANKRUPTCY ESTATE OF SONYA PORRETTO v. TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE AND JERRY PATTERSON, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER

Oral argument was held on November 5, 2013. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on July 3, 2014. It then denied rehearing on December 19, 2014 File Closed

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June 7, 2013

Three opinions, two grants [Jun. 7, 2013]

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinion

July 3, 2014

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:01-09-00520-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Jane Nenninger Bland

Trial Court

Trial Court:212th District Court
County:Galveston
Trial Judge:Honorable Susan Criss
Trial Docket:02CV0295

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2015-01-23 Case Stored  
2014-12-19 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2014-12-19 Mandate issued  
2014-12-19 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2014-10-30 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2014-10-29 Reply to Response to Motion  
2014-10-20 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2014-10-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-10-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-08-18 Case forwarded to Court
2014-08-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2014-08-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2014-08-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2014-07-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-07-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2014-07-18 Case forwarded to Court
2014-07-03 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
2014-07-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 5, 2013 and July 3, 2014.  
2013-11-05 Oral argument  
2013-11-04 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2013-10-30 Letter Filed  
2013-10-21 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2013-09-27 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2013-09-03 Motion to Argue filed  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 12, 2013 and September 3, 2013.  
2013-07-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-07-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2013-06-14 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Filing granted
2013-06-10 Letter Filed  
2013-06-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-06-07 Petition for Review granted
2013-06-07 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2013-06-07 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2013-06-07 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2013-06-07 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
2013-06-05 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2013-05-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-04-23 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2013-04-08 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2013-03-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-02-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-02-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-01-24 Response to Motion filed  
2013-01-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2013-01-16 Miscellaneous Motion  
2012-12-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2012-11-20 Case Record Filed  
2012-11-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2012-11-16 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2012-11-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2012-10-17 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2012-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2012-09-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2012-08-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2012-07-17 Case forwarded to Court
2012-07-17 Notice of Appearance  
2012-07-12 Response Waiver filed  
2012-07-11 Resubmitted Document  
2012-07-09 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2012-06-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2012-06-12 Motion to substitute disposed   Filing granted
2012-06-11 Motion to Substitute filed  
2012-06-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas General Land Office
Mr. Kenneth Cross
Mr. Bruce E. Ramage
Ms. Liz Bills
Mr. Leonard H. Simon
Mr. Levon G. Hovnatanian
Ryan Fite
Ms. Barbara Bryant Deane
Respondent
Williams, Randy W.
Lucie Margaret Tredennick
Stephen G. Schulz
Ms. Angela Olalde
Austin Webber
Mr. Andrew J. Mytelka
Ms. Kelly Ann Fayette Clarke
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Pacific Legal Foundation
Mr. Ted Hirtz
Mr. J. David Breemer
Maceo, Frank T.
Mr. Frank T. Maceo
Staudt, Charles
Mr. Charles Staudt
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