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No. 17-0563
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BAYLOR SCOTT AND WHITE, HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER v. RUTHEN JAMES WEEMS III

A petition was filed on July 14, 2017. Oral argument was held on January 31, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 26, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed on May 20, 2019.

Opinion

April 26, 2019

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock
Busby

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:6th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:06-17-00018-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Bailey Moseley

Trial Court

Trial Court:170th District Court
County:McLennan
Trial Judge:Honorable Jim Meyer
Trial Docket:2016-2014-4

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-21 Case forwarded to Court
2019-05-20 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-05-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-05-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-04-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2019-04-26 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 31, 2019 and April 26, 2019.  
2019-01-31 Oral argument  
2018-12-14 Submission reset   Case set for oral argument
2018-12-07 Submission reset   The date and time for oral argument are yet to be determined.
2018-12-05 Oral Argument Cancelled  
2018-11-08 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between September 5, 2018 and November 8, 2018.  
2018-09-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-31 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2018-08-31 Petition for Review granted
2018-08-31 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 14, 2018 and August 31, 2018.  
2018-06-14 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-06-01 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-05-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-02 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-05-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-04-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-04-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-03-19 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-03-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-02-09 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-02-09 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-02-09 Case Record Filed  
2018-02-01 Notice of Appearance  
2018-01-23 Letter Filed  
2018-01-02 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between November 6, 2017 and January 2, 2018.  
2017-11-06 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
2017-10-26 Miscellaneous Motion  
2017-10-26 Notice requesting filing fee  
2017-10-20 Referral to Pro Bono Program - Letter sent to All Counsel of Record and Program Liason  
2017-10-09 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2017-10-06 Document filed (see remarks)  
2017-09-05 Document filed (see remarks)  
2017-08-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-08-15 Case forwarded to Court
2017-07-14 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Weems, Ruthen James
Mr. Sean Michael Reagan
Mr. Ruthen James Weems
Respondent
Baylor Scott and White, Hillcrest Medical Center
Mr. F. Ben Selman
Mr. Robert R. Little Jr.
Petitioner
 
 
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