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MICHAEL JOE SORRELL AND SORRELL FAMILY, LTD PARTNERS v. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN HARDY CARLTON, III

Oral argument was held on September 12, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 3, 2019. File Closed

Opinion

May 3, 2019

Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-15-00361-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable William J. Boyce

Trial Court

Trial Court:239th District Court
County:Brazoria
Trial Judge:Honorable Patrick Edward Sebesta
Trial Docket:70579

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-06-13 Mandate issued  
2019-05-03 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2019-05-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 14, 2018 and May 3, 2019.  
2018-09-14 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-09-12 Oral argument  
2018-09-07 Submission Schedule  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between July 12, 2018 and September 7, 2018.  
2018-07-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-07-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-01 Petition for Review granted
2018-06-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between August 8, 2017 and June 1, 2018.  
2017-08-08 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-07-24 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-06-30 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-06-05 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-06-05 Case Record Filed  
2017-06-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 27, 2017 and June 2, 2017.  
2017-03-27 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-03-13 Notice of Appearance  
2017-03-13 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-02-10 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-01-10 Case forwarded to Court
2016-12-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2016-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-10-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Sorrell, Michael Joe
Ms. Anna E. Fredrickson
Petitioner
Sorrell Family, Ltd. Partners
Ms. Anna E. Fredrickson
Mr. Lynn J. Klement
Mr. Byron C. Keeling
Petitioner
Estate of Benjamin Hardy Carlton, III
Mr. R.P. Matthew Allen
Mr. Jason M. Cordoba
Mr. Matthew B. Edquist
Respondent
 
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