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No. 13-0042
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GENIE INDUSTRIES, INC. v. RICKY MATAK, BELINDA MATAK AND MISTY SONNIER, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF WALTER PETE LOGAN MATAK, DECEASED

Oral argument was held on September 17, 2014. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 8, 2015. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 1 article about this case.

March 23, 2014

Two opinions, one rehearing grant, and six grants [Mar. 21, 2014]

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Opinions

May 8, 2015

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Green, Justice Johnson, Justice Willett, Justice Guzman, and Justice Brown joined. PDF

Boyd
Lehrmann
Devine

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Devine joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:13-11-00050-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Georgina M. Benavides

Trial Court

Trial Court:60th District Court
County:Jefferson
Trial Judge:Honorable Gary Sanderson
Trial Docket:B-184,038

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2015-07-16 Case Stored  
2015-06-18 Mandate issued  
2015-05-08 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2015-05-08 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2015-05-08 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 26, 2014 and May 8, 2015.  
2014-11-26 Letter Filed  
2014-10-21 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2014-09-26 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2014-09-17 Oral argument  
2014-09-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2014-08-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2014-08-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 13, 2014 and August 13, 2014.  
2014-06-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between March 21, 2014 and June 13, 2014.  
2014-03-21 Petition for Review granted
2014-03-21 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-02-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2014-01-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-12-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2013-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-12-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-10-25 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2013-10-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-10-02 Sealed document filed in case  
2013-10-02 Case Record Filed  
2013-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2013-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-08-27 Record Requested in Petition for Review
2013-08-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2013-08-20 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2013-08-15 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2013-08-15 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2013-07-15 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2013-07-15 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2013-07-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2013-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2013-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2013-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-04-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2013-04-17 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2013-04-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-03-19 Case forwarded to Court
2013-03-12 Response Waiver filed  
2013-02-28 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2013-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-02-20 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2013-01-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Matak, Ricky
Mr. Edward D. Fisher
Mr. James Erick Payne
Ms. Jennifer Job
Respondent
Genie Industries, Inc.
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Mr. Clifford L. Harrison
Mr. Stephan Daniel Selinidis
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Mr. Roger W. Hughes
 
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