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No. 17-0557
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CLINTON W. (“BUDDY”) PIKE, SR., DANIEL L. WALKER, W. TOBIN WILSON, VHSC CEMENT, LLC, AND FEW READY MIX CONCRETE CO. v. TEXAS EMC MANAGEMENT, LLC, TEXAS EMC PRODUCTS, LP, AND EMC CEMENT, BV

A petition was filed on July 21, 2017. Oral argument was held on September 24, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 19, 2020. A motion for rehearing was filed on August 5, 2020.

Opinions

June 19, 2020

Busby
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Bland

Justice Busby delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Green, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Boyd, Justice Devine, and Justice Blacklock joined, and in Part IV of which Justice Bland joined. PDF

Bland

Justice Bland delivered an opinion dissenting in part.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:10th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Rem/Pt
COA Docket No.:10-14-00274-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Al Scoggins

Trial Court

Trial Court:77th District Court
County:Limestone
Trial Judge:Honorable Robert Hill Trapp
Trial Docket:30,023-A

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-08-05 Motion for Rehearing  
2020-08-05 Case forwarded to Court
2020-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-06-19 Opinion issued Issued
2020-06-19 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2020-06-19 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/reversed in part/rendered
2020-06-19 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2020-06-12 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 24, 2019 and June 12, 2020.  
2019-09-24 Oral argument  
2019-09-24 Oral argument  
2019-09-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-20 Submission Schedule
2019-08-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-08-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-08-19 Notice of Appearance  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 28, 2019 and August 19, 2019.  
2019-06-28 Petition for Review granted
2019-06-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-06-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-06-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-06-28 Petition for Review granted
2019-06-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-06-24 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between April 12, 2019 and June 24, 2019.  
2019-04-12 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2019-04-12 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed   Filing granted
2019-04-12 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2019-04-12 Previous Order of the Court withdrawn  
2019-04-05 Call received  
  This case was waiting for a decision about a pending motion for rehearing between January 7, 2019 and April 5, 2019.  
2019-01-07 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2019-01-02 Reply to Response to Motion for Rehearing filed (Petitioner)  
2018-12-17 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Respondent)  
2018-11-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-10-23 Case forwarded to Court
2018-10-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-10-17 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-09-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2018-09-12 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-09-12 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-09-12 Call received  
2018-09-12 Response to Motion filed  
2018-09-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Denied
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Denied
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 11, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-06-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-05-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-17 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-04-13 Miscellaneous Motion  
2018-04-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-04-13 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2018-03-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-03-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-02-28 Case Record Filed  
2018-02-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-01-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-01-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2017-12-19 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-12-18 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2017-12-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-12-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-11-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2017-11-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2017-10-20 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-09-19 Case forwarded to Court
2017-09-19 Response Waiver filed  
2017-09-19 Case forwarded to Court
2017-09-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-08-24 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-08-24 Letter Filed  
2017-08-23 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2017-08-03 Response Waiver filed  
2017-07-21 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2017-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
EMC Cement, BV
Mr. James Michael Heinlen
Mr. Herbert J. Hammond
Mr. Bobby L. Reed
Mr. Daniel J. Sheehan Jr.
Mr. John M. Phalen Jr.
Mr. Joshua John White
Mr. Jeffrey S. Levinger
Mr. Michael Patrick McShan
Mr. Scott P. Stolley
Mr. Craig D. Cherry
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Respondent
Texas EMC Management, LLC
Mr. Herbert J. Hammond
Mr. James Michael Heinlen
Mr. Bobby L. Reed
Mr. Michael Patrick McShan
Mr. Joshua John White
Mr. Jeffrey S. Levinger
Mr. Craig D. Cherry
Mr. John M. Phalen Jr.
Mr. Daniel J. Sheehan Jr.
Mr. Scott P. Stolley
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Respondent
Texas EMC Products, LP
Mr. Herbert J. Hammond
Mr. James Michael Heinlen
Mr. Scott P. Stolley
Mr. Jeffrey S. Levinger
Mr. Michael Patrick McShan
Mr. Bobby L. Reed
Mr. John M. Phalen Jr.
Mr. Daniel J. Sheehan Jr.
Mr. Joshua John White
Mr. Craig D. Cherry
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Respondent
Pike, Sr., Clinton W. ("Buddy")
Mr. Michael A. Hatchell
Mr. Mark R. Trachtenberg
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Joe B. Cannon
Mr. Allen Ryan Paulsen
Ms. Nina Cortell
Mr. Andrew W. Guthrie
Petitioner
VHSC Cement, LLC
Mr. Andrew W. Guthrie
Ms. Lisa M. Norman
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Allen Ryan Paulsen
Mr. William Benjamin Westcott
Mr. Robert A. Plessala
Mr. Mark R. Trachtenberg
Ms. Nina Cortell
Mr. Michael A. Hatchell
Mr. Joe B. Cannon
Petitioner
Wilson, W. Tobin
Mr. C. Alfred Mackenzie
Mr. Robert A. Plessala
Ms. Lisa M. Norman
Mr. William Benjamin Westcott
Mr. Charles T. Frazier Jr.
Mr. Joe B. Cannon
Mr. Angus Earl McSwain
Mr. Steven Gregory White
Petitioner
Walker, Daniel L.
Mr. C. Alfred Mackenzie
Ms. Lisa M. Norman
Mr. Charles T. Frazier Jr.
Mr. Robert A. Plessala
Mr. William Benjamin Westcott
Mr. Joe B. Cannon
Mr. Angus Earl McSwain
Mr. Steven Gregory White
Petitioner
Few Ready Mix Concrete Co.
Mr. Charles T. Frazier Jr.
Mr. William Benjamin Westcott
Ms. Lisa M. Norman
Mr. Robert A. Plessala
Mr. C. Alfred Mackenzie
Mr. Joe B. Cannon
Mr. Angus Earl McSwain
Mr. Steven Gregory White
Petitioner
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