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No. 17-0058
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LARRY EDDINGTON, VINCENT J. AURENTZ, AND WILLIAM J. BUTLER v. DALLAS POLICE AND FIRE PENSION SYSTEM AND WILLIAM F. QUINN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS BOARD CHAIR

Oral argument was held on October 11, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 8, 2019. It then denied rehearing on June 14, 2019 File Closed

Opinion

March 8, 2019

Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-15-00839-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Douglas S. Lang

Trial Court

Trial Court:116th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Tonya Parker
Trial Docket:DC-14-12001

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-06-14 Mandate issued  
2019-06-14 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2019-05-01 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2019-05-01 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2019-04-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-03-19 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-03-19 Case forwarded to Court
2019-03-08 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2019-03-08 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 12, 2018 and March 8, 2019.  
2018-10-12 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2018-10-11 Oral argument  
2018-10-10 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2018-10-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 29, 2018 and September 11, 2018.  
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-01 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 26, 2018 and June 1, 2018.  
2018-03-26 Letter Filed  
2018-03-23 Additional citations received. (Respondent)  
2018-03-20 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-02-27 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-11-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-11-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-11-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-11-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-10-23 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2017-10-05 Case Record Filed  
2017-09-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-09-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-08-30 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-07-26 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-07-26 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-06-15 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-06-15 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-06-14 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-02-14 Case forwarded to Court
2017-02-09 Response Waiver filed  
2017-01-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Quinn, William F.
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Ms. Nina Cortell
Mr. Gary B. Lawson
Mr. David N. Kitner
Ms. Kelli B. Bills
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Respondent
Butler, William J.
The Honorable Peter Michael Kelly
Mr. David Ross Feldman
Mr. Cristen D. Feldman
Mr. Kirk L. Pittard
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Petitioner
Eddington, Larry
The Honorable Peter Michael Kelly
Mr. David Ross Feldman
Mr. Cristen D. Feldman
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Mr. Kirk L. Pittard
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Petitioner
Aurents, Vincent J.
The Honorable Peter Michael Kelly
Mr. David Ross Feldman
Mr. Cristen D. Feldman
Mr. Kirk L. Pittard
Mr. Thad D. Spalding
Mr. F. Leighton Durham III
Petitioner
Dallas Police and Fire Pension System
Ms. Kelli B. Bills
Mr. David N. Kitner
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Gary B. Lawson
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Ms. Nina Cortell
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Mr. Kent Hofmann
Mr. Stefan Prentiss Smith
Blythe, Jr., William Bill”)
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Ms. Karlene D. Poll
Stalnaker, George Randall
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Ms. Karlene D. Poll
Walker, Dwight
Ms. Karlene D. Poll
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
City of Dallas
Mr. Steven D. Wolens
Mr. Lewis T. LeClair
Chhunny Chhean
Mr. Christopher J. Caso
City of Fort Worth
Mr. Dee J. Kelly Jr.
Ms. Marianne M. Auld
Irving Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund
Mr. Stefan Prentiss Smith
Ms. Susan A. Kidwell
Mr. Kent Hofmann
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