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SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANY v. TOBY BERRY-HELFAND AND GERY MUNCEY

Oral argument was held on October 13, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 10, 2016. File Closed

Opinion

June 10, 2016

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:12th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:12-11-00370-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Bill Bass

Trial Court

Trial Court:123rd District Court
County:Shelby
Trial Judge:Honorable Guy W. Griffin
Trial Docket:06CV-29005

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2016-07-22 Mandate issued  
2016-06-10 Opinion issued Issued
2016-06-10 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2016-06-10 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 13, 2015 and June 10, 2016.  
2015-10-13 Oral argument  
2015-10-13 Oral argument  
2015-10-12 Exhibits in case/cause filed  
2015-09-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-09-22 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-09-04 Petition for Review granted
2015-09-04 Petition for Review granted
2015-09-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2015-09-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2015-09-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2015-09-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 12, 2015 and September 4, 2015.  
2015-06-12 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-01 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-05-07 Reply Brief  
2015-05-07 Reply Brief  
2015-04-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-04-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-04-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-03-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-03-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-02-26 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2015-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-02-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-02-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-12-29 Brief on the Merits  
2014-12-29 Brief on the Merits  
2014-12-23 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2014-11-24 Case Record Filed  
2014-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-11-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-11-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-10-27 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2014-10-24 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2014-10-13 Reply to Response  
2014-10-13 Reply to Response  
2014-09-17 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2014-09-11 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2014-09-10 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2014-09-10 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2014-08-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-08-27 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-07-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2014-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2014-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-06-27 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-05-27 Case forwarded to Court
2014-05-27 Case forwarded to Court
2014-04-23 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2014-03-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2014-03-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-03-19 Response Waiver filed  
2014-02-20 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-01-16 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2014-01-16 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-12-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-12-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Berry-Helfand, Toby
Mr. George Chandler
Mr. Scott Hanson Mclemore
Mr. Darrin M. Walker
Mr. Walter Perry Zivley Jr.
Ms. C. Zan Turcotte
Mr. Daniel M. Downey
Mr. Percy L. Isgitt
Mr. Michael T. Gallagher
Mr. Gregory D. Smith
Mr. Don Wheeler
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Mr. Nolan Duane Smith
Respondent
Southwestern Energy Production Company
Mr. David M. Gunn
Mr. Mike A. Hatchell
Mr. Bradley A. Waters
Mr. F. Lee Butler
Ms. Constance H. Pfeiffer
Mr. John S. Adcock
Mr. William Bart Davis
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
America's Natural Gas Alliance
Frank Macchiarola
Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Ms. Gloria Leal
 
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