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No. 17-0365
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CHAMBERS-LIBERTY COUNTIES NAVIGATION DISTRICT, ET AL. v. THE STATE OF TEXAS

A petition was filed on May 10, 2017. Oral argument was held on January 23, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 10, 2019.

Opinion

May 10, 2019

Blacklock
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Busby

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Dismiss/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-15-00744-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:200th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Rhonda G. Hurley
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-15-003093

Upcoming

Date Event  
2019-05-28 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-10 Opinion issued Issued
2019-05-10 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-05-10 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 7, 2019 and May 10, 2019.  
2019-02-07 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-29 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2019-01-23 Oral argument  
2019-01-23 Oral argument  
2019-01-22 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2018-12-14 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-12-07 Submission reset   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2018-12-05 Oral Argument Cancelled  
2018-11-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-11-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 31, 2018 and November 1, 2018.  
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-08-31 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-31 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 28, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-28 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-05-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-11 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-04-27 Reply Brief  
2018-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-04-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-21 Brief on the Merits  
2018-02-21 Brief on the Merits  
2018-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-03 Case Record Filed  
2017-12-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-12-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between September 14, 2017 and December 22, 2017.  
2017-09-14 Reply to Response  
2017-09-14 Reply to Response  
2017-08-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-08-30 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-07-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-07-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-06-06 Letter Filed  
2017-06-02 Opinion from the Court of Appeals filed.  
2017-05-30 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-30 Case forwarded to Court
2017-05-24 Response Waiver filed  
2017-05-22 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2017-05-16 Response Waiver filed  
2017-05-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Mr. Brantley David Starr
Ms. Linda B. Secord
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Mr. Craig J. Pritzlaff
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Steven Lord Jr.
Mr. James E. Davis
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Respondent
Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management, L.L.C.
Mr. Richard G. Baker
Mr. Craig T. Enoch
Ms. Shelby L. O'Brien
Petitioner
Ken Mitchell, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner
Dave Wilcox, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner
Ken Coleman, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner
Terry Haltom, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner
Allen Herrington, in his Individual Capacity as District Commissioner
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner
The Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District
Mr. Nathan E. Vassar
Mr. R. Lambeth Townsend
Mr. James F. Parker III
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Coastal Conservation Association
Mr. P. M. Schenkkan
Mr. Ben F. Vaughan III
Ms. Natasha John
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