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No. 14-0122
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LIFE PARTNERS, INC. AND MILKIE/FERGUSON INVESTMENT, INC. v. MICHAEL ARNOLD, JANET ARNOLD, STEVE SOUTH AS TRUSTEE AND ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTH LIVING TRUST, JOHN S. FERRIS, M.D., CHRISTINE DUNCAN, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED

Oral argument was held on January 15, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 8, 2015. File Closed

Opinion

May 8, 2015

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Rev & Ren/Pt and Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:05-12-00092-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Michael O'Neill

Trial Court

Trial Court:14th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Eric V. Moye
Trial Docket:11-02995

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2015-07-27 Case Stored  
2015-06-19 Mandate issued  
2015-05-08 Opinion issued Issued
2015-05-08 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2015-05-08 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 9, 2015 and May 8, 2015.  
2015-02-09 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-01-15 Oral argument  
2015-01-15 Oral argument  
2015-01-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-01-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2014-12-31 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2014-12-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2014-12-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2014-12-22 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2014-12-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2014-12-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2014-12-19 Petition for Review granted
2014-12-19 Petition for Review granted
2014-12-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2014-12-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2014-12-15 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2014-12-15 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2014-12-12 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2014-12-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2014-12-12 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2014-12-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2014-11-07 Reply Brief  
2014-10-24 Motion to substitute disposed   Filing granted
2014-10-24 Call received  
2014-10-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2014-10-20 Motion to Substitute filed  
2014-10-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-10-02 Notice requesting filing fee  
2014-10-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-08-20 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-08-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2014-07-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2014-07-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-07-04 Case Record Filed  
2014-06-20 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2014-06-20 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2014-05-20 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2014-05-06 Case forwarded to Court
2014-05-06 Case forwarded to Court
2014-05-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-05-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2014-04-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2014-03-24 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2014-03-21 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-02-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-02-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Arnold, Michael
Mr. Robert T. Cain Jr.
Mr. Scott C. Skelton
Mr. Keith L. Langston
Respondent
Milkie/Ferguson Investment, Inc.
Mr. Henry J. Ackels
Mr. Samuel H. Ackels
Petitioner
Life Partners, Inc.
Mr. G. Kevin Buchanan
Mr. William R. Daugherty
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Ms. Susan S. Vance
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
North American Securities Administrators Association
Mr. Michael Shaunessy
Christopher M. Staley
Conestoga International, LLC
Mr. Hector De Leon
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