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LINDA FERREIRA v. DOUGLAS W. BUTLER AND DEBRA L. BUTLER

A petition was filed on November 3, 2017. Oral argument was held on December 6, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 12, 2019. A motion for rehearing was filed on May 3, 2019.

Opinion

April 12, 2019

Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Blacklock

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-16-00648-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Justin Brett Busby

Trial Court

Trial Court:Probate Court No 3
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Rory Robert Olsen
Trial Docket:441962

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-05-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received (Amicus Curiae)  
2019-05-03 Motion for Rehearing  
2019-05-03 Case forwarded to Court
2019-04-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2019-04-29 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-04-29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2019-04-12 Opinion issued   Judgments of the lower courts are vacated and remanded to the trial court
2019-04-12 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between December 31, 2018 and April 12, 2019.  
2018-12-31 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-12-06 Oral argument  
2018-11-06 Notice of Appearance  
2018-11-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-11-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-11-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 31, 2018 and November 1, 2018.  
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
2018-08-28 Call received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between May 18, 2018 and August 28, 2018.  
2018-05-18 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-05-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-05-04 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-05-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-05-02 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2018-03-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-02-22 Substitution of Counsel  
2018-02-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted in part
2018-01-31 Case Record Filed  
2018-01-29 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-01-26 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between December 5, 2017 and January 26, 2018.  
2017-12-05 Case forwarded to Court
2017-12-04 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2017-11-03 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Ferreira, Linda
Mr. Christopher Burt
Ms. Jill W. Young
Petitioner
Butler, Douglas W.
Mr. Nicholas Abaza
Mr. Seth Alan Nichamoff
Mr. J. Hans Barcus
Respondent
Butler, Debra L.
Mr. J. Hans Barcus
Mr. Nicholas Abaza
Mr. Seth Alan Nichamoff
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Bean, Eric T.
Eric Bean
Walker, Jimmy
Mr. Jimmy Walker
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