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No. 15-0123
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PEDERNAL ENERGY, LLC v. BRUINGTON ENGINEERING, LTD.

Oral argument was held on September 14, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 28, 2017. It then denied rehearing on June 23, 2017 File Closed

Opinions

April 28, 2017

Johnson
Hecht
Green
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Brown

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

Devine

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:04-13-00558-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patricia O. Alvarez

Trial Court

Trial Court:49th District Court
County:Zapata
Trial Judge:Honorable Jose Antonio 'Joe' Lopez
Trial Docket:7,767

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-06-23 Mandate issued  
2017-06-23 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2017-05-16 Response Waiver filed  
2017-05-15 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-15 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-05-03 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-05-02 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-04-28 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2017-04-28 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment reinstated
2017-04-28 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 14, 2016 and April 28, 2017.  
2016-09-14 Oral argument  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 11, 2016 and September 14, 2016.  
2016-07-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-05-27 Petition for Review granted
2016-05-27 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 4, 2016 and May 27, 2016.  
2016-03-04 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-03-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-14 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-10-16 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time filed  
2015-09-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 15, 2015 and September 11, 2015.  
2015-07-15 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-06-30 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-06-30 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-06-23 Case forwarded to Court
2015-06-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-05-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-05-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-15 Corrected Petition (Petitioner)  
2015-04-14 Fourth Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-04-13 Electronic communication received from Party  
2015-04-13 Fourth Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-04-06 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-04-06 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-03-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-13 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Bruington Engineering, Ltd.
Mr. Ewing Edben Sikes III
Mr. Brian Charles Miller
Mr. Robert L. Guerra Jr.
Respondent
Pedernal Energy, LLC
Mr. Sean M. Reagan
Mr. Carlos M. Zaffirini Sr.
Mr. Guadalupe Castillo
Petitioner
Schlumberger Technology Corp.
Mr. Michael G. Terry
Other Interested Party
 
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