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CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, RODOLFO C. RAMIREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ILEANA RAMIREZ, AND EL MILAGRO MINERALS, LTD. v. LEON OSCAR RAMIREZ, JR., INDIVIDUALLY, AND JESUS M. DOMINGUEZ, AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE OF MINERVA CLEMENTINA RAMIREZ, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON

A petition was filed on November 29, 2017. Oral argument was held on September 17, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on January 24, 2020. It then denied rehearing on May 29, 2020

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September 16, 2019

Oral arguments begin for the 2020 Term

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Opinion

January 24, 2020

Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff As Ref
COA Docket No.:04-15-00487-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Rebeca C. Martinez

Trial Court

Trial Court:49th District Court
County:Zapata
Trial Judge:Honorable Jose Antonio 'Joe' Lopez
Trial Docket:7,637

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-05-29 Motion for rehearing - disposed Denied
2020-04-10 Motion for Rehearing  
2020-04-10 Case forwarded to Court
2020-03-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-03-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-02-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2020-02-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2020-01-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2020-01-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2020-01-24 Opinion issued Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between September 30, 2019 and January 24, 2020.  
2019-09-30 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-26 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2019-09-17 Oral argument  
2019-09-17 Oral argument  
2019-09-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-16 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-13 Submission Schedule
2019-09-04 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-08-23 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-08-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 28, 2019 and August 20, 2019.  
2019-06-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-06-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-06-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-06-28 Petition for Review granted
2019-06-28 Petition for Review granted
2019-06-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between January 11, 2019 and June 28, 2019.  
2019-01-11 Reply Brief  
2019-01-11 Reply Brief  
2018-12-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-12-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-11-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-11-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-11-12 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-10-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-10-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-09-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-08-22 Brief on the Merits  
2018-08-22 Brief on the Merits  
2018-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-08-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between June 14, 2018 and August 6, 2018.  
2018-06-14 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-06-14 Case Record Filed  
2018-06-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-06-12 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-06-08 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-05-23 Reply to Response  
2018-05-23 Reply to Response  
2018-04-12 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2018-04-11 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2018-04-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-04-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-02-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-02-27 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-01-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-01-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-01-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2017-12-06 Fully hyperlinked brief filed  
2017-12-06 Fully hyperlinked brief filed  
2017-12-05 Case forwarded to Court
2017-12-05 Case forwarded to Court
2017-12-04 Response Waiver filed  
2017-11-29 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2017-11-29 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between October 6, 2017 and November 29, 2017.  
2017-10-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2017-10-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Ramirez, Rodolfo C. (Individually and as the Independent Administrator of the Estate of Ileana Ramirez)
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Ms. Ellen E. Springer
Mr. Jesse R. Castillo
Mr. Edward C. Snyder III
Ms. Melanie A. Castillo
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mr. Benjamin A. Geslison
Petitioner
ConocoPhillips Company
Mr. Adolfo Campero Jr.
Mr. Darrell L. Barger
Ms. Cynthia Keely Timms
Mr. Michael V. Powell
Ms. Amanda Leigh Cottrell
Ms. Ellen B. Mitchell
Petitioner
Ramirez Jr., Leon Oscar (individually)
Mr. Kurt H. Kuhn
Ms. Karlene D. Poll
Respondent
El Milagro Minerals, Ltd.
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Ms. Ellen E. Springer
Mr. Jesse R. Castillo
Ms. Melanie A. Castillo
Mr. Edward C. Snyder III
Mr. Benjamin A. Geslison
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mr. Juan Francisco Tamez
Mr. John Andrew Kazen
Petitioner
Ramirez Eckhardt, Rosalinda (in their capacity as the co-executors of the Estate of Leon O. Ramirez, Sr., Deceased)
Mr. Bruce John Werstak III
Other Interested Party
Dominguez, Jesus M. (as Guardian of the Estate of Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an Incapacitated Person)
Mr. Jesse Blanco Jr.
Mr. Kurt H. Kuhn
Mr. J. Alberto Alarcon
Ms. Karlene D. Poll
Ms. Lisa B. Hobbs
Respondent
Ramirez Jr., Leon O. (in their capacity as the co-executors of the Estate of Leon O. Ramirez, Sr., Deceased)
Mr. Bruce John Werstak III
Other Interested Party

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Land and Mineral Owners' Association
Mr. John B. McFarland
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