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No. 17-0130
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TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION v. WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS

A petition was filed on March 23, 2017. Oral argument was held on February 28, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 25, 2018.

Opinion

May 25, 2018

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Johnson
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:02-15-00215-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Terrie Livingston

Trial Court

Trial Court:30th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Robert P. Brotherton
Trial Docket:176,514-A

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2018-06-11 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-05-25 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2018-05-25 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 28, 2018 and May 25, 2018.  
2018-02-28 Oral argument  
2018-02-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-02-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-02-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-01-19 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-01-19 Petition for Review granted
2018-01-19 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2017-12-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2017-11-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-10-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-10-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2017-10-13 Case Record Filed  
2017-10-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
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 June 7, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  
2017-06-07 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-05-30 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-23 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-03-23 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Wichita County, Texas
Mr. John Roger Gillespie
Ms. Anna Skupin
Ms. Meredith L. Kennedy
Ms. Maureen Shelton
Mr. Andrew F. Wipke
Respondent
Texas Workforce Commission
Mr. Robert B. O'Keefe
Mr. Peter E. Laurie
Mr. Evan S. Greene
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Association of School Board Legal Assistance Fund
Mr. Eric Enoch Munoz
Ms. Jennifer A. Powell
 
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