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No. 16-0498
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Oral argument was held on November 7, 2017. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 13, 2018. It then denied rehearing on June 15, 2018 File Closed

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April 20, 2018

SCOTX Upholds Arbitrator's Award in Favor of Jefferson County Constables

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The Court has issued opinions:


April 13, 2018


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


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


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:13-14-00188-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Gregory Thomas Perkes

Trial Court

Trial Court:60th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Gary Sanderson
Trial Docket:B-191,390

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-06-15 Mandate issued  
2018-06-15 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2018-04-30 Case forwarded to Court
2018-04-30 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-04-13 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-04-13 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-04-13 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 7, 2017 and April 13, 2018.  
2017-11-07 Oral argument  
2017-11-03 Notice of Appearance  
2017-11-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-11-02 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2017-10-24 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2017-10-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2017-09-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2017 and September 15, 2017.  
2017-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for oral argument between March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  
2017-03-31 Petition for Review granted
2017-03-31 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-02-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-02-06 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-01-17 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-01-10 Case Record Filed  
2016-12-19 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2016-12-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2016-10-28 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2016-10-28 Call received  
2016-09-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2016-08-30 Case forwarded to Court
2016-08-25 Response Waiver filed  
2016-08-22 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-07-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-07-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  


Party Counsel Role
Jefferson County, Texas
Ms. Kathleen M. Kennedy
Jefferson County Constables Association
Mr. Lance P. Bradley
Andrew Lipton

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)
Mr. Matthew Bradley Bachop
Mr. B. Craig Deats