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No. 17-0444
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SUNSTATE EQUIPMENT CO., LLC v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

A petition was filed on July 24, 2017. Oral argument was held on October 9, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 3, 2020.

Opinion

April 3, 2020

Green
Hecht
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:03-15-00738-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable David E. Puryear

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Timothy M. Sulak
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-14-000281

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2020-04-20 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2020-04-03 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2020-04-03 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 9, 2019 and April 3, 2020.  
2019-10-09 Oral argument  
2019-10-04 Submission Schedule
2019-10-04 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-17 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2019-09-17 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2019-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 28, 2019 and September 4, 2019.  
2019-06-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-06-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-06-28 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 11, 2018 and June 28, 2019.  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-08-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 14, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-03-14 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-03-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-03-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-02-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-01-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-01-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2017-12-18 Case Record Filed  
2017-12-11 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2017-12-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between October 16, 2017 and December 8, 2017.  
2017-10-16 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-10-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-09-01 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-08-01 Case forwarded to Court
2017-07-27 Amended Petition (Petitioner)  
2017-07-26 Response Waiver filed  
2017-07-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-07-07 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-07-06 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-06-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted in part

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
Mr. Arthur Val Perkins
Mr. Zachary T. Jones
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Petitioner
Glenn Hegar, Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas
Ms. Lisa A. Bennett
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Charles K. Eldred
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Respondent
Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas
Ms. Lisa A. Bennett
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Charles K. Eldred
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Herc Rentals Inc.
Ms. Autumn Hamit Patterson
Ms. Margaret I. Lyle
The American Rental Association
Mr. Farley P. Katz
Mr. Forrest M. Seger III
Mr. Daniel L. Butcher
United Rentals, Inc.
Mr. F. Michael Stenglein
Rebecca Matsumura
Ms. Martha Daniels
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