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ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND ANADARKO E&P COMPANY, L.P. v. HOUSTON CASUALTY COMPANY, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on September 17, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 25, 2019. It then denied rehearing on May 31, 2019 File Closed

Opinion

January 25, 2019

Boyd
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:9th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:09-14-00459-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Charles Kreger

Trial Court

Trial Court:284th District Court
County:Montgomery
Trial Judge:Honorable Cara Cordell Wood
Trial Docket:12-08-08760-CV

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-31 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2019-05-31 Mandate issued  
2019-05-01 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2019-05-01 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2019-03-29 Miscellaneous Motion  
2019-03-29 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-03-29 Surreply filed (Petitioner)  
2019-03-29 Motion for Extension of Length of Brief filed  
2019-03-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-03-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-03-25 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Respondent)  
2019-03-19 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Petitioner)  
2019-03-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-03-13 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-03-13 Case forwarded to Court
2019-01-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-01-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-01-25 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
2019-01-25 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing dismissed as moot
2019-01-25 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed, rendered in part, remanded in part
2019-01-25 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 27, 2018 and January 25, 2019.  
2018-09-27 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-09-20 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-09-17 Oral argument  
2018-09-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-09-14 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2018-09-14 Submission Schedule  
2018-09-13 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-06 Miscellaneous Motion  
2018-08-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-06 Miscellaneous Motion  
2018-08-01 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
2018-06-01 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between November 7, 2017 and June 1, 2018.  
2017-11-07 Reply Brief  
2017-10-26 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-09-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-08-28 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2017-08-24 Letter Filed  
2017-08-22 Letter Filed  
2017-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-08-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 22, 2017 and August 16, 2017.  
2017-06-22 Case Record Filed  
2017-06-20 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-06-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-06-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-06-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-06-02 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-05-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-05-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-04-21 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-04-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-04-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-03-14 Case forwarded to Court
2017-03-10 Response Waiver filed  
2017-03-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between January 10, 2017 and March 6, 2017.  
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2017-01-10 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2016-12-23 Electronic communication received from Party  
2016-12-22 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2016-12-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2016-12-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Mr. Zachary J. Howe
Mr. John D. Shugrue
Mr. Kevin B. Dreher
Mr. Michael A. Heidler
Ms. Marie R. Yeates
Mr. Joe Michels Jr.
Petitioner
Hudson Insurance Company
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Mr. George H. Lugrin IV
Ms. Rachel A. Ekery
Mr. Roger D. Townsend
Mr. William P. Maines
Ms. Allyson Lind Wilkinson
Mr. Neil E. Giles
Mr. Robert B. Dubose
Mr. J. Clifton Hall III
Mr. Charles T. Frazier Jr.
Respondent
Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent
Anadarko E&P Company, L.P.
Mr. Zachary J. Howe
Mr. Kevin B. Dreher
Mr. John D. Shugrue
Mr. Michael A. Heidler
Ms. Marie R. Yeates
Mr. Joe Michels Jr.
Petitioner
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent
Underwriters at Lloyd’s Syndicate Nos. 33, 457, 510, 609, 623, 958, 1036, 1084, 1183, 1919, 1209, 1221, 1225, 2003, 2007, 2121, 2623, 3000, 4020, 5000
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent
Houston Casualty Company
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent
Clearwater Insurance Company
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent
Navigators Insurance Company
Mr. Jeffrey T. Bentch
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Fieldwood Energy LLC
Mr. Glenn Richard Legge
Mr. Cade White
Lloyd's Market Association
Mr. Cade White
Mr. Glenn Richard Legge
Ms. Karen Ann Conticello
American Institute of Marine Underwriters
Mr. Cade White
Mr. Glenn Richard Legge
Ms. Karen Ann Conticello
International Underwriting Association
Mr. Cade White
Mr. Glenn Richard Legge
Ms. Karen Ann Conticello
United Policyholders
Mr. G. Andrew Veazey
American Petroleum Institute (API)
Mr. Sean Daniel Jordan
Mr. Adam W. Aston
Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
Mr. Philip D. Nizialek
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
Mr. Philip D. Nizialek
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