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No. 16-0966
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THOMAS A. LALONDE, JR., P.E., INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A LEE ENGINEERING CO., LEE ENGINEERING CO., STANLEY HAROLD PRATHER AND PRATHER ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. v. PAUL GOSNELL AND KIM GOSNELL

Oral argument was held on November 1, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 14, 2019. It then denied rehearing on October 4, 2019 File Closed

Opinions

June 14, 2019

Guzman
Green
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown
Busby

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

Boyd
Hecht
Blacklock

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Hecht and Justice Blacklock joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:02-15-00250-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable LeeAnn Dauphinot

Trial Court

Trial Court:442nd District Court
County:Denton
Trial Judge:Honorable Tiffany Leigh Haertling
Trial Docket:2011-71075-431

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-10-04 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2019-10-04 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between July 19, 2019 and October 4, 2019.  
2019-07-19 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-07-19 Case forwarded to Court
2019-07-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Denied
2019-07-05 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-07-05 Electronic communication received from Party  
2019-07-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-06-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-06-20 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-06-20 Electronic communication received from Party  
2019-06-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-06-14 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
2019-06-14 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2019-06-14 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 1, 2018 and June 14, 2019.  
2018-11-01 Oral argument  
2018-10-26 Submission Schedule  
2018-10-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-10-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 10, 2018 and October 23, 2018.  
2018-08-10 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
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 March 7, 2018 and June 1, 2018.  
2018-03-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-02-08 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2018-02-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-02 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-01-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-10-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-10-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-10-13 Case Record Filed  
2017-09-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-09-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-09-06 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-09-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 11, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-07-11 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2017-07-07 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2017-07-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-06-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-17 Letter Filed  
2017-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-05-16 Notice requesting filing fee  
2017-04-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-03-21 Case forwarded to Court
2017-03-16 Response Waiver filed  
2017-03-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-03-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-02-16 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-01-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-11-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2016-11-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lalonde, Junior, Thomas A.
Mr. Frank W. Hill
Mr. Garrett T. Reece
Mr. Andrew F. Stasio Jr.
Mr. Frank Gilstrap
Petitioner
Gosnell, Paul
Mr. Jeffrey L. Crouch
Respondent
Lee Engineering Co.
Mr. Frank W. Hill
Mr. Andrew F. Stasio Jr.
Mr. Garrett T. Reece
Mr. Frank Gilstrap
Petitioner
Prather, Stanley Harold
Mr. Frank W. Hill
Mr. Garrett T. Reece
Mr. Andrew F. Stasio Jr.
Mr. Frank Gilstrap
Petitioner
Prather Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Frank W. Hill
Mr. Garrett T. Reece
Mr. Andrew F. Stasio Jr.
Mr. Frank Gilstrap
Petitioner
Gosnell, Kim
Mr. Jeffrey L. Crouch
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas
Ms. Amy Fitzgerald Casto
Texas Alliance for Patient Access
Ms. Diana L. Faust
Mr. R. Brent Cooper
Mr. Kyle M. Burke
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