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No. 17-0046
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SCRIPPS NP OPERATING, LLC, A WISCONSIN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO SCRIPPS TEXAS NEWSPAPERS, LP D/B/A CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES v. TERRY CARTER

Oral argument was held on February 20, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 24, 2019. It then denied rehearing on January 18, 2019 File Closed

Opinion

May 24, 2019

Devine
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Brown
Blacklock
Busby

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Ren/Pt
COA Docket No.:13-15-00506-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Dori Contreras

Trial Court

Trial Court:214th District Court
County:Nueces
Trial Judge:Honorable Jose Longoria
Trial Docket:08-1360-F

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-06-21 Mandate issued  
2019-06-21 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2019-06-14 Miscellaneous Motion  
2019-05-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-05-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 20, 2019 and May 24, 2019.  
2019-02-20 Oral argument  
2019-01-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-01-21 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-01-18 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-01-18 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Filing granted
2019-01-18 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2019-01-18 Petition Reinstated
2019-01-18 Petition for Review granted
2019-01-18 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between November 26, 2018 and January 18, 2019.  
2018-11-26 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2018-11-14 Miscellaneous Motion  
2018-11-14 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2018-11-09 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2018-11-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-11-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-10-19 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-09-18 Case forwarded to Court
2018-09-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 27, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-27 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
2018-06-19 Letter brief (Respondent)  
2018-05-24 Letter brief (Petitioner)  
2018-04-27 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-04-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-04-27 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-03-21 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-02-26 Call received  
2018-02-26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-26 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-21 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-11-22 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-10-11 Case Record Filed  
2017-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-09-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-09-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-09-11 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-08-01 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-08-01 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-07-26 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-06-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-12 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-04-11 Case forwarded to Court
2017-03-29 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Petitioner)  
2017-03-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-01-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Scripps NP Operating, LLC, a Wisconsin Limited Liability Company, Successor in Interest to Scripps Texas Newspapers, LP d/b/a Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the E.W. Scripps Company
Mr. Jaime S. Rangel
Ms. Shannon Z. Teicher
Mr. Paul C. Watler
Mr. Joseph M. Marcum
Mr. Jorge C. Rangel
Petitioner
Carter, Terry
Ms. Karolyne Garner
Ms. Angelica Estell Hernandez
Mr. Craig S. Smith
Ms. Carol T. Jackson
Mr. Rene D. Rodriguez
Mr. Bryan A. Garner
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of Broadcasters
Mr. James A. Hemphill
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
Mr. James A. Hemphill
Texas Press Association
Mr. James A. Hemphill
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