Supreme Court of Texas Blog: Legal Issues Before the Texas Supreme Court

No. 15-0921
TAMES

UNITED SCAFFOLDING, INC. v. JAMES LEVINE

Oral argument was held on March 2, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 30, 2017. It then denied rehearing on January 26, 2018 File Closed

Opinions

January 26, 2018

Green
Hecht
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Brown

The Court's opinion issued June 30, 2017 is corrected. PDF

June 30, 2017

Boyd
Lehrmann
Devine

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Devine joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

Withdrawn Opinions

The opinions below have been withdrawn by order of the Court.

June 30, 2017

Green
Hecht
Johnson
Willett
Guzman
Brown

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

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:13-14-00377-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Nelda V. Rodriguez

Trial Court

Trial Court:172nd District Court
County:Jefferson
Trial Judge:Honorable Donald J. Floyd
Trial Docket:E-177,607

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-01-26 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied
2018-01-26 Mandate issued  
2018-01-26 Corrected opinion  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between August 30, 2017 and January 26, 2018.  
2017-08-30 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2017-08-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-08-14 Motion for Rehearing  
2017-08-14 Case forwarded to Court
2017-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2017-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-30 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2017-06-30 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2017-06-30 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 7, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  
2017-03-07 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2017-03-03 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-03-02 Oral argument  
2017-02-28 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2017-02-23 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-02-13 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-01-31 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-01-26 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2016-12-23 Petition for Review granted
2016-12-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2016-12-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between October 17, 2016 and December 23, 2016.  
2016-10-17 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2016-09-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-09-28 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-08-15 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2016-07-27 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2016-07-01 Case Record Filed  
2016-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2016-06-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2016-05-31 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-05-27 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between February 24, 2016 and May 27, 2016.  
2016-02-24 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2016-02-16 Case forwarded to Court
2016-02-09 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-01-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2016-01-11 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2015-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2015-12-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
United Scaffolding, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen M. Kennedy
Mr. David M. Gunn
Ms. Erin H. Huber
Petitioner
Levine, James
Mr. Christopher M. Portner
Mr. J. Trenton Bond
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Mr. Roger W. Hughes
 
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