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No. 17-0509
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TEXAS OUTFITTERS LIMITED, LLC v. CAROLYN GRACE NICHOLSON, WILLIAM LUTHER CARTER, JR., AND DORA JO CARTER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS GENERAL PARTNER OF CARTER RANCH, LTD.

Oral argument was held on October 10, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 12, 2019. File Closed

Opinion

April 12, 2019

Lehrmann
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Justice Lehrmann delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-16-00392-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Luz Elena D Chapa

Trial Court

Trial Court:81st District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Donna S. Rayes
Trial Docket:11-06-00215-CVF

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-28 Mandate issued  
2019-05-16 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2019-05-01 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2019-04-12 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-04-12 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 15, 2018 and April 12, 2019.  
2018-10-15 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-10-12 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2018-10-10 Oral argument  
2018-10-10 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2018-10-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-09-07 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2018-09-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-29 Motion to Argue filed  
2018-08-02 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2018-08-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-06-29 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-06-15 Petition for Review granted
2018-06-15 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2018-05-30 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-07 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-05-07 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-05-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-04-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-04-10 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-03-21 Call received  
2018-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-02 Case Record Filed  
2018-01-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-01-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-12-14 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-11-20 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2017-11-20 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2017-11-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-10-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-09-19 Case forwarded to Court
2017-09-13 Response Waiver filed  
2017-09-11 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2017-09-05 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2017-09-05 Call received  
2017-09-01 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-08-29 Notice of Appearance  
2017-07-25 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-07-25 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-06-27 Certification (various) in case received  
2017-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-06-27 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2017-06-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Nicholson, Carolyn (Individually And As General Partner Of Carter Ranch, Ltd.)
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Ms. Anne Joseph-Carraway
Mr. Thomas E. Joseph
Respondent
Carter, Dora Jo (Individually And As General Partner Of Carter Ranch, Ltd.)
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Mr. Thomas E. Joseph
Ms. Anne Joseph-Carraway
Respondent
Carter, William Luther (Individually And As General Partner Of Carter Ranch, Ltd.)
Mr. Thomas E. Joseph
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Ms. Anne Joseph-Carraway
Respondent
Texas Outfitters Limited, LLC
Mr. Sean Daniel Jordan
Mr. Adam W. Aston
Mr. Peter Carl Hansen
Mr. William Powers Jr.
Ms. Danica Lynn Milios
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
The State of Texas
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Andrew B. Davis
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. J. Campbell Barker
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
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