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No. 15-0197
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UDR TEXAS PROPERTIES, L.P. D/B/A THE GALLERY APARTMENTS, UNITED DOMINION REALTY TRUST, INC., ASR OF DELAWARE, L.L.C., AND UDR WESTERN RESIDENTIAL, INC. v. ALAN PETRIE

Oral argument was held on September 15, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 27, 2017. File Closed

Opinions

January 27, 2017

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Willett
Boyd

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Boyd joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:14-13-00123-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable John J. Donovan

Trial Court

Trial Court:295th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Caroline E. Baker
Trial Docket:2006-74656

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2017-05-17 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between February 10, 2017 and May 17, 2017.  
2017-02-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-02-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-27 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2017-01-27 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2017-01-27 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 15, 2016 and January 27, 2017.  
2016-09-15 Oral argument  
2016-09-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-08 Motion to Amend disposed   Denied
2016-08-31 Response to Motion filed  
2016-08-30 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-08-30 Amended Brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-08-30 Motion to Amend Filed  
2016-08-30 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-08-26 Call received  
2016-08-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between May 3, 2016 and July 8, 2016.  
2016-05-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-04-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-01 Petition for Review granted
2016-03-03 Corrected Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-02-18 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-01-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-04 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-10-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
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 June 1, 2015 and September 11, 2015.  
2015-06-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-05-19 Case forwarded to Court
2015-05-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-05-01 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-04-29 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-04-15 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Petrie, Alan
Mr. David E. Chapin
Respondent
ASR of Delaware, L.L.C.
Mr. Jeffrey L. Diamond
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Mr. R. Russell Hollenbeck
Petitioner
United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Jeffrey L. Diamond
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Mr. R. Russell Hollenbeck
Petitioner
UDR Texas Properties, L.P. d/b/a The Gallery Apartments
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Jeffrey L. Diamond
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Mr. R. Russell Hollenbeck
Petitioner
UDR Western Residential, Inc.
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Jeffrey L. Diamond
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Mr. R. Russell Hollenbeck
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Pacific Legal Foundation
Wencong Fa
Texas Apartment Association, Inc.
Mr. John Sepehri
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
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