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No. 17-0501
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TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. BERTILA CHICAS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS BENEFICIARY OF SANTIAGO CHICAS, DECEASED

Oral argument was held on January 22, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 5, 2019. It then denied rehearing on October 4, 2019 File Closed

Opinion

April 5, 2019

Brown
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:01-16-00226-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sherry Radack

Trial Court

Trial Court:157th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Randall W. Wilson
Trial Docket:2015-62754

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-10-04 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Denied with Justice not sitting.
2019-10-04 Mandate issued  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between July 9, 2019 and October 4, 2019.  
2019-07-09 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-06-24 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2019-06-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-05-23 Case forwarded to Court
2019-05-22 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-04-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-04-05 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-04-05 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 4, 2019 and April 5, 2019.  
2019-02-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-02-04 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-22 Oral argument  
2019-01-21 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-01-18 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2019-01-17 Notice of Appearance  
2018-12-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-12-12 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between October 17, 2018 and December 12, 2018.  
2018-10-17 Letter Filed  
2018-09-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-09-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-09-28 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-23 Brief on the Merits  
2018-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-07-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-06-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-06-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-03-21 Case Record Filed  
2018-03-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-21 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-02-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-01-22 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-12-15 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-12-15 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-12-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-11-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-11-03 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-10-06 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-09-05 Case forwarded to Court
2017-08-31 Response Waiver filed  
2017-08-30 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-07-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-07-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-06-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Mr. Justin Bernstein
Mr. Jonathan L. Chaltain
Mr. James A. Hemphill
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Ms. Mary Barrow Nichols
Mr. Scott K. Arnold
Ms. Shannon Simmons Pounds
Mr. R. Scott Placek
Mr. Kyle Mullins Jones
Petitioner
Bertila Chicas, Individually and as Beneficiary of Santiago Chicas, deceased
Mr. Scott Keller
Mr. Steve Waldman
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Terry Bryant
Mr. Kurt H. Kuhn
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Flahive, Ogden & Latson
Mr. Robert D. Stokes
Ms. Jessica M. MacCarty
 
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