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No. 17-0409
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CHARLES J. HUGHES v. TOM GREEN COUNTY

A petition was filed on July 5, 2017. Oral argument was held on October 30, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on March 8, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed and has now been pending since March 25, 2019.

Opinions

March 8, 2019

Devine
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Blacklock

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, and Justice Blacklock joined. PDF

Boyd
Lehrmann
Brown

Justice Boyd delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Lehrmann and Justice Brown joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument | Video PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:03-16-00132-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Melissa Young Goodwin

Trial Court

Trial Court:51st District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Jay F. Gibson
Trial Docket:A130194C

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing.  
2019-03-25 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-03-25 Case forwarded to Court
2019-03-08 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause remanded to trial court
2019-03-08 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
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 30, 2018 and March 8, 2019.  
2018-10-30 Oral argument  
2018-10-26 Submission Schedule  
2018-10-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-21 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 29, 2018 and September 21, 2018.  
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-26 Notice of Appearance  
2018-06-26 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2018-06-25 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2018-06-22 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-22 Petition for Review granted
2018-06-01 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-05-24 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-04-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-04-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-03-09 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-01-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-12-14 Case Record Filed  
2017-12-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-12-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-12-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-11-02 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-11-01 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-11-01 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-10-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-09-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-09-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2017-08-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-07-11 Case forwarded to Court
2017-07-07 Response Waiver filed  
2017-07-05 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Tom Green County
Mr. James D. Walker
Respondent
Hughes, Charles J.
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Mr. David H. Smith
Mr. Daniel J. Harper
Petitioner
 
 
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