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ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY, & WILLIAMS, LLP v. FRANCISCO "FRANK" LOPEZ

Oral argument was held on March 26, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 26, 2015. It then denied rehearing on September 11, 2015 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 3 articles about this case.

June 28, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Finds Arbitration Clause in Attorney-Client Contract Was Not Unconscionable, Against Public Policy or Illusory

from SCOTXblog

The Court has issued opinions:

February 20, 2015

Eight grants of review for oral argument in March [Feb. 20, 2015]

from SCOTXblog

This article also mentions 7 other cases.

February 20, 2015

Supreme Court of Texas agrees to consider whether attorney-client arbitration agreement is unconscionable

from Disputing

Opinions

June 26, 2015

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Justice Johnson delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring 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:Denied
COA Docket No.:13-11-00757-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Georgina M. Benavides

Trial Court

Trial Court:148th District Court
County:Nueces
Trial Judge:Honorable Guy Williams
Trial Docket:10-02857-00-0-E

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2015-09-11 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2015-09-11 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between July 13, 2015 and September 11, 2015.  
2015-07-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2015-07-13 Case forwarded to Court
2015-06-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2015-06-26 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2015-06-26 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 26, 2015 and June 26, 2015.  
2015-03-26 Oral argument  
2015-03-23 Notice of Appearance  
2015-03-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-03-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2015-02-20 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2015-02-20 Petition for Review granted
2015-02-20 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 29, 2014 and February 20, 2015.  
2014-12-29 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2014-11-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-11-10 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2014-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-10-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 20, 2014 and October 31, 2014.  
2014-08-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-07-14 Case Record Filed  
2014-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-06-12 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2014-06-06 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2014-05-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-05-13 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2014-05-06 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2014-05-06 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2014-04-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-03-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-02-18 Case forwarded to Court
2014-02-11 Response Waiver filed  
2014-01-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2013-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2013-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lopez, Francisco Frank
Mr. Rene D. Rodriguez
Mr. Ross A. Sears II
Mr. Jimmy Williamson
Ms. Cindy Lynn Rusnak
Respondent
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
Mr. D. Todd Smith
Ms. Sarah Pierce Cowen
Ms. Brandy Wingate Voss
Mr. Michael S. Lee
Laura Haley
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Fisk, R. Carson
Mr. Robert Carson Fisk
 
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