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No. 15-0502
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NOBLE ENERGY, INC. v. CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY

Oral argument was held on January 12, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 23, 2017. It then denied rehearing on December 15, 2017 File Closed

Opinions

June 23, 2017

Hecht
Willett
Boyd
Devine
Brown

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

Johnson
Green
Guzman

Justice Johnson delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green and Justice Guzman joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Rev & Ren/Pt and Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:14-13-00884-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Marc W. Brown

Trial Court

Trial Court:113th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Michael L. Landrum
Trial Docket:2011-46437A

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2017-12-15 Mandate issued  
2017-12-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between September 21, 2017 and December 15, 2017.  
2017-09-21 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-09-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-09-21 Case forwarded to Court
2017-09-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-07-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-07-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-06-23 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2017-06-23 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2017-06-23 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 31, 2017 and June 23, 2017.  
2017-03-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-03-21 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-03-20 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-02-28 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-01-30 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-01-13 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-01-12 Oral argument  
2017-01-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-01-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between November 8, 2016 and January 11, 2017.  
2016-11-08 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2016-11-07 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-11-07 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-11-04 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2016-10-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-10-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-10-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-09-02 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2016-09-02 Petition for Review granted
2016-09-02 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-07-25 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-07-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-06-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-06-08 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2016-05-27 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-04-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-04-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-04-07 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-01-27 Case Record Filed  
2016-01-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-01-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-01-08 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2015-12-07 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2015-12-07 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2015-11-24 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between September 29, 2015 and November 24, 2015.  
2015-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2015-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2015-09-25 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2015-08-25 Case forwarded to Court
2015-08-24 Response Waiver filed  
2015-08-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2015-08-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2015-08-19 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
ConocoPhillips Company
Ms. Lara Pringle
Mr. Joshua Alexander Norris
Mr. Richard Warren Mithoff
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Benjamin A. Geslison
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mrs. Sherie Potts Beckman
Mr. Omar Jesus Alaniz
Respondent
Noble Energy, Inc.
Mr. Manuel López
Mr. Daniel William Davis
Mr. Jay L. Westbrook
Mr. Robert M. 'Randy' Roach Jr.
Ms. Elizabeth H. Rivers
Ms. Jane Langdell Robinson
Mr. Foster Calhoun Johnson
Ms. Wanda McKee Fowler
Mr. John Zavitsanos
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
CECO Pipeline Services
Mr. Jared R. Woodfill
Mr. Jonathan F. Mitchell
Chevron USA, Inc.
Leif M. Clark
ExxonMobil Corporation
Leif M. Clark
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
D. Michael Lynn
Joshua Eppich
Brandon Tittle
Mr. Joshua W. Wolfshohl
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Ms. Christine R. Raborn
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