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EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION v. LAZY R RANCH, LP; HELEN A. MCDANIEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE HELEN WILLIAMS INTER VIVOS TRUST, AND AS GENERAL PARTNER OF LAZY R RANCH, LP; AND JOSEPH WILLIAMS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE HELEN WILLIAMS INTER VIVOS TRUST

Oral argument was held on November 7, 2016. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 24, 2017. File Closed

Opinion

February 24, 2017

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:8th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:08-13-00281-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Yvonne Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:109th District Court
County:Winkler
Trial Judge:Honorable Martin Bert Muncy
Trial Docket:15,727

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-04-07 Mandate issued  
2017-02-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2017-02-24 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
2017-02-16 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-02-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 16, 2016 and February 10, 2017.  
2016-11-16 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-11-07 Oral argument  
2016-11-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-10-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-10-24 Notice of Appearance  
2016-10-12 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2016-10-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-10-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-02 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-09-02 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-02 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 17, 2016 and September 2, 2016.  
2016-03-17 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 30, 2015 and March 17, 2016.  
2015-11-30 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-11-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2015-11-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2015-11-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2015-10-16 Case Record Filed  
2015-10-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2015-09-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2015-09-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2015-08-27 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-08-12 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2015-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-06-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-05-12 Case forwarded to Court
2015-04-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lazy R Ranch
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Mr. Adam Quentin Voyles
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Mr. Andrew Sher
Mr. Justin Ryan Goodman
Respondent
Williams, Joesph
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Respondent
ExxonMobil Corporation
Mr. Michael Lynn Navarre
Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff
Petitioner
McDaniel, Helen A.
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Mr. Peter M. Kelly
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Farm Bureau
Mr. James D. Bradbury
Ms. Courtney Smith
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Mr. John B. McFarland
Robert Park
Mr. Arthur G. Uhl III
Texas Oil & Gas Assoication
Mr. Carlos R. Romo
Mr. Evan Andrew Young
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