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ALLEN MARK DACUS, ELIZABETH C. PEREZ, AND REV. ROBERT JEFFERSON v. ANNISE D. PARKER AND CITY OF HOUSTON

Oral argument was held on February 24, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 12, 2015. It then denied rehearing on September 11, 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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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

June 12, 2015

Devine
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Lehrmann
Boyd

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Guzman
Willett

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Willett joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-11-00688-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Tracy K. Christopher

Trial Court

Trial Court:234th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Buddie J. Hahn
Trial Docket:2010-81591

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2015-09-11 Motion to Expedite disposed   Denied
2015-09-11 Mandate issued  
2015-09-11 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied with Justice not sitting.
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between July 15, 2015 and September 11, 2015.  
2015-07-15 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2015-07-15 Motion to Expedite Filed  
2015-07-14 Case forwarded to Court
2015-07-14 Motion for Rehearing  
2015-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2015-06-29 Reply to Response to Motion  
2015-06-26 Response to Motion filed  
2015-06-26 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-06-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2015-06-12 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2015-06-12 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2015-06-12 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 27, 2015 and June 12, 2015.  
2015-02-27 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2015-02-24 Oral argument  
2015-02-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-02-23 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2015-02-23 Miscellaneous Motion  
2015-02-20 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-02-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-02-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-01-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2015-01-30 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2015-01-30 Petition for Review granted
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between November 14, 2014 and January 30, 2015.  
2014-11-14 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2014-11-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-11-03 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2014-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-10-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-10-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-09-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2014-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-08-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-06-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-04-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2014-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-04-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-03-26 Case Record Filed  
2014-03-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2014-03-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2014-03-21 Petition Reinstated
2014-03-21 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2014-03-21 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2014-02-10 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Respondent)  
2014-01-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-01-06 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2013-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2013-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-11-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2013-10-15 Case forwarded to Court
2013-10-11 Motion for Rehearing  
2013-10-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2013-10-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2013-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2013-08-23 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 6, 2013 and August 23, 2013.  
2013-06-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2013-05-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2013-04-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2013-03-05 Case forwarded to Court
2013-02-27 Response Waiver filed  
2013-02-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2013-01-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Perez, Elizabeth C.
Mr. Dylan B. Russell
Mr. Joseph O. Slovacek
Petitioner
Dacus, Allen Mark
Mr. William A. 'Andy' Taylor
Mr. Dylan B. Russell
Mr. Joseph O. Slovacek
Petitioner
Parker, Annise D.
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
Mr. John B. Wallace
Mr. David M. Feldman
Ms. Lynette Fons
Mr. C. Robert Heath
Mr. Gunnar Seaquist
Ms. Donna Lynn Edmundson
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Little Nell Apartment, LP
Mr. Brandon M. Barchus
Houston Area Pastor Council
Mr. Robert B. Gilbreath
Texas Municipal League
Mr. Scott N. Houston
Texas City Attorneys Association
Mr. Scott N. Houston
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Houston
Mr. Shane A. Pennington
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Houston Building Owners and Managers Association
Mr. Shane A. Pennington
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
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