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No. 14-0459
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HOUSTON BELT & TERMINAL RAILWAY CO., BNSF RAILWAY CO., AND UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. v. CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS AND DANIEL KRUEGER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING

Oral argument was held on October 13, 2015. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 1, 2016. File Closed

Opinions

April 1, 2016

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Lehrmann

Justice Lehrmann delivered a concurring opinion.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:14-13-00273-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Marc W. Brown

Trial Court

Trial Court:61st District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Alfred H. Bennett
Trial Docket:2012-62909

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2016-05-13 Mandate issued  
2016-04-01 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2016-04-01 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2016-04-01 Opinion issued Issued
2016-04-01 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 13, 2015 and April 1, 2016.  
2015-10-13 Oral argument  
2015-10-13 Oral argument  
2015-09-24 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 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
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 Petition for Review granted
2015-09-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 26, 2015 and September 4, 2015.  
2015-06-26 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-06-26 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-06-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-06-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-05-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-05-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-03-23 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-03-16 Case Record Filed  
2015-03-13 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-03-13 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-02-27 Reply to Response  
2015-02-12 Response to Petition  
2015-02-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2014-12-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2014-10-28 Case forwarded to Court
2014-10-28 Case forwarded to Court
2014-10-24 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2014-10-01 Response Waiver filed  
2014-09-29 Letter Filed  
2014-09-24 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2014-08-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2014-08-25 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-08-25 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2014-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review pursuant to 53.7(f) reinstated  
2014-07-11 Abatement Order Lifted  
2014-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review pursuant to 53.7(f) reinstated  
2014-07-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-07-10 Notice received  
2014-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review #2 filed  
2014-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-06-13 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2014-06-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2014-06-10 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2014-06-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
The City of Houston
Mr. Robert W. Higgason
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
Mr. David M. Feldman
Ms. Lynette Fons
Ms. Donna L. Edmundson
Respondent
Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Co.
Mr. James B. Harris
Mr. Stephen F. Fink
Ms. Debora B. Alsup
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Petitioner
BNSF Railway Co.
Mr. Stephen F. Fink
Mr. James B. Harris
Ms. Debora B. Alsup
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Petitioner
Krueger, Daniel
Mr. Robert W. Higgason
Ms. Judith Lee Ramsey
Mr. David M. Feldman
Ms. Lynette Fons
Ms. Donna Lynn Edmundson
Respondent
Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Mr. James B. Harris
Mr. Stephen F. Fink
Ms. Debora B. Alsup
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Petitioner
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