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DENBURY GREEN PIPELINE-TEXAS, LLC v. TEXAS RICE LAND PARTNERS, LTD., ET AL.

Oral argument was held on September 15, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 6, 2017. It then denied rehearing on April 7, 2017 File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 2 articles about this case.

April 6, 2016

Texas Supreme Court To Rehear "Bizarre" Pipeline Case

from Texas Tribune

The Court has issued opinions:

Green Hecht Willett Guzman Lehrmann Boyd Devine Brown

Opinion
*Corrected Opinion (Apr 7, 2017)

February 22, 2016

Denbury Case Returns to Texas Supreme Court

from Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Opinions

April 7, 2017

Green
Hecht
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

The Court's opinion issued January 6, 2017 is revised. PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

January 6, 2017

Green
Hecht
Willett
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:9th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:09-14-00176-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Steve McKeithen

Trial Court

Trial Court:172nd District Court
County:Jefferson
Trial Judge:Honorable Donald J. Floyd
Trial Docket:E-181,923

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-04-07 Mandate issued  
2017-04-07 Revised issued   Issued
2017-04-07 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2017-02-21 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2017-02-16 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-02-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-02-06 Case forwarded to Court
2017-02-06 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-06 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-01-06 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, trial court judgment reinstated
2016-12-13 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 15, 2016 and December 13, 2016.  
2016-09-15 Oral argument  
2016-09-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 19, 2016 and September 14, 2016.  
2016-07-19 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
2016-07-08 Supplemental Brief filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between April 1, 2016 and July 8, 2016.  
2016-04-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-04-01 Petition for Review granted
2016-03-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-03-07 Amicus Curiae Letter Received   Filing granted
2016-02-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-02-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-01-22 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2015-12-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-12-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-12-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-11-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-10-16 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-10-09 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-09-30 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-09-25 Motion to dismiss disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-18 Miscellaneous Motion  
2015-09-14 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-09-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-09-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-08-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-07-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-07-07 Case forwarded to Court
2015-07-02 Response Waiver filed  
2015-06-29 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-06-17 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-06-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2015-06-03 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between March 23, 2015 and June 3, 2015.  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2015-03-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC
Mr. Michael A. Heidler
Ms. Marie R. Yeates
Mr. J. Eric Pardue
Mr. Thomas A. Zabel
Mr. George R. Murphy
Ms. Nancy Hahn Elliott
Petitioner
Texas Rice Land Partners, Inc.
Mr. William Gerow Christian
Mr. Terry W. Wood
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Respondent
Latta, Mike
 
Respondent
Holland, David C.
Mr. William Gerow Christian
Mr. Terry W. Wood
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Respondent
Holland, James E.
Mr. William Gerow Christian
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Mr. Terry W. Wood
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
White, Junior, Rex H.
Mr. Rex H. White Jr.
Baker | Moran
Edwin L. Meador
Lipsitz, Melvin
Ms. Amy Warr
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
Mr. James Marion Wright Jr.
Barron & Adler, LLP
Mr. Christopher M. Clough
Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association (TMLA)
Mr. Ricardo E. Morales
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP
Stacey Van Camp
Texas Pipeline Association
Ms. Marnie Ann McCormick
Mr. James E. Mann
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
EnLink Midstream Operating, LP
Mr. James Bristow
Enterprise Products Operating LLC
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
Sunoco Pipeline L.P.
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
Valero Refining – Texas, L.P.
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
Shell Pipeline Company LP
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
Explorer Pipeline Company
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
Gas Processors Association
Mr. Robert R. Reis
Plains Pipeline L.P.
Ms. Jane Langdell Robinson
Mr. Foster Calhoun Johnson
Texas Oil & Gas Association
Mr. Jason Everett Boatright
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
Mr. James Marion Wright Jr.
Koch Pipeline Company, L.P.
Mr. Stephen K. Carroll
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