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PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY v. TORCH ENERGY ADVISORS INCORPORATED

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 October 23, 2015 File Closed

Opinions

June 12, 2015

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Willett
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

Johnson

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:01-12-00698-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Laura C. Higley

Trial Court

Trial Court:269th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Daniel Earle Hinde
Trial Docket:2010-50535

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2015-10-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2015-10-23 Mandate issued  
2015-10-19 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-10-19 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2015-10-08 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2015-09-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-09-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-08-31 Letter Filed  
2015-08-28 Case forwarded to Court
2015-08-28 Motion for Rehearing  
2015-07-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2015-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2015-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2015-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2015-06-12 Opinion issued Issued
2015-06-12 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2015-06-12 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2015-06-12 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 24, 2015 and June 12, 2015.  
2015-02-24 Oral argument  
2015-02-24 Oral argument  
2015-02-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2015-02-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2015-02-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-02-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-02-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-02-05 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-01-30 Petition for Review granted
2015-01-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
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 disposed Filing granted
2015-01-30 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 15, 2014 and January 30, 2015.  
2014-10-15 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-09-29 Reply Brief  
2014-09-29 Reply Brief  
2014-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-08-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-08-13 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-08-13 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-06-23 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-06-23 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-05-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-04-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-04-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2014-04-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-03-28 Case Record Filed  
2014-03-25 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2014-03-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 17, 2014 and March 21, 2014.  
2014-01-17 Reply to Response  
2014-01-07 Case forwarded to Court
2014-01-07 Case forwarded to Court
2014-01-03 Call received  
2014-01-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-01-02 Reply to Response  
2013-11-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2013-11-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-11-20 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2013-11-20 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2013-11-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-11-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2013-11-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2013-11-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2013-10-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2013-08-30 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-29 Response to Motion filed  
2013-08-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-08-28 Call received  
2013-08-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2013-08-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-08-06 Response to Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review  
2013-08-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2013-08-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated
Mr. Michael D. Conner
Mr. Eric Scott Lipper
Mr. Kevin H. Dubose
Mr. Barry F. Cannaday
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Ms. Whitney N. Rawlinson
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Ms. Rachel Anne Ekery
Respondent
Plains Exploration & Production Company
Mr. Billy Shepherd
Mr. William Robert Peterson
Mr. David Wayne Clawater
Mr. Stephen R. Bailey
Mr. David M. Gunn
Mr. Scott A. Brister
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Pacific Legal Foundation
Wencong Fa
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
Ratliff, Shannon
Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff
Keeton, Richard P.
Mr. Richard P. Keeton
Faulk, Richard O.
Mr. Richard O. Faulk
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