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No. 15-0217
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DEBRA LAVERIE, PH.D. v. JAMES WETHERBE, PH.D.

Oral argument was held on September 14, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 7, 2017. It then denied rehearing on April 7, 2017 File Closed

Opinions

April 7, 2017

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

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

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

December 9, 2016

Brown
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:07-13-00348-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable James T. Campbell

Trial Court

Trial Court:99th District Court
County:Lubbock
Trial Judge:Honorable William C. Sowder
Trial Docket:2012-502,988

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-05-17 Mandate issued  
2017-04-12 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-04-07 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed in part, rendered in part, and remanded to trial court
2017-04-07 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-04-07 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2017-04-07 Previous opinion withdrawn  
2017-03-10 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
2017-03-06 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2017-02-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-01-18 Case forwarded to Court
2017-01-18 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-01-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2016-12-09 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2016-12-09 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 December 9, 2016.  
2016-09-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2016-09-14 Oral argument  
2016-08-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-22 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2016-07-22 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-07-21 Miscellaneous Motion  
2016-07-14 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-07-08 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-06-17 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-06-17 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 28, 2016 and June 17, 2016.  
2016-03-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-02-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-02-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-22 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-12-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-12-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-04 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-26 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-10-23 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-10-01 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-09-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-07-10 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-06-09 Case forwarded to Court
2015-05-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-03-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-03-18 Call received  
2015-03-18 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2015-03-18 Response to Motion filed  
2015-03-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Laverie, PhD, Debra
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Allan Kennedy Cook
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Charles E. Roy
Petitioner
Wetherbe, PhD, James
Mr. Matthew N. Zimmerman
Mr. Aaron M. Pier
Mr. Fernando Manuel Bustos
Respondent
 
 
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