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No. 17-0477
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Oral argument was held on September 10, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 26, 2018. File Closed


October 26, 2018


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


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-16-01531-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable William G. Whitehill

Trial Court

Trial Court:304th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Andrea G. Martin
Trial Docket:JC-15-00958-W

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-12-06 Mandate issued  
2018-10-26 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2018-10-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2018-09-10 Oral argument  
2018-09-07 Submission Schedule  
2018-09-04 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 29, 2018 and September 1, 2018.  
2018-06-29 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-06-29 Petition for Review granted
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-06-05 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-05-23 Case Record Filed  
2018-05-22 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-05-22 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-05-21 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-05-04 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between June 20, 2017 and May 4, 2018.  
2017-06-20 Case forwarded to Court
2017-06-16 Petition for Review (Parental Termination) (Petitioner)  
2017-06-16 Order from Lower Court filed  


Party Counsel Role
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Ms. Faith Simmons Johnson
Ms. Denise Hale
Ms. Laura A. Coats
J., A.
Ms. April E. Smith
Mr. Ray Chappelle
B., L. - Father of L.B. & E.B.[did not appeal]
Mr. James E. Masek
Other Interested Party
C., M. - Father of A.C. [did not appeal]
Ms. Regina P. Clark
Other Interested Party
Y., J. - Father of J.Y. & J.Y., Jr. [did not appeal][UNKNOWN COUNSEL]
Other Interested Party
Guardian/Attorney ad Litem for the Children
Ms. Lynne A. Corsi
Other Interested Party