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No. 18-0426
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WILLIAM A. BREWER III v. LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS, LLC; TURNER & WITT PLUMBING, INC.; STRONG CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC; THERMO DYNAMIC INSULATION, LLC; STATE FARM LLOYDS INSURANCE COMPANY; KEN AND BECKY TEEL; ROSS AND MEG RUSHING

A petition was filed on May 10, 2018. Oral argument was held on October 10, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 24, 2020. It then denied rehearing on June 12, 2020

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April 24, 2020

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The Court has issued opinions:

Opinions

April 24, 2020

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Devine
Blacklock
Busby

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

Boyd

Justice Boyd delivered an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:07-16-00121-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patrick A. Pirtle

Trial Court

Trial Court:72nd District Court
County:Lubbock
Trial Judge:Honorable Ruben Gonzales Reyes
Trial Docket:2012-504,105

Upcoming

Date Event  
2020-05-11 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-06-12 Motion for rehearing - disposed Denied
2020-04-24 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2020-04-24 Concurring and Dissenting Opinion delivered   Issued
2020-04-24 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 10, 2019 and April 24, 2020.  
2019-10-10 Oral argument  
2019-10-09 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-10-04 Submission Schedule
2019-10-02 Motion for leave to file brief disposed   Filing granted
2019-09-27 Response to Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-09-27 Motion for leave to file brief  
2019-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-09-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-09-06 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2019-08-30 Amendment to Motion filed  
2019-08-30 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-08-30 Motion to Argue filed  
2019-08-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 28, 2019 and August 29, 2019.  
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
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 5, 2018 and June 28, 2019.  
2018-12-05 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2018-10-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-10-31 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-10-31 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2018-10-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-09-18 Electronic communication received from Party  
2018-09-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-09-18 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2018-09-11 Case Record Filed  
2018-09-05 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2018-08-31 Notice received  
2018-08-31 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-07-16 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-07-05 Surreply filed (Respondent)  
2018-07-02 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2018-07-02 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2018-06-15 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-05-15 Case forwarded to Court
2018-05-14 Response Waiver filed  
2018-05-11 Response Waiver filed  
2018-05-10 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-05-10 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-05-10 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-05-10 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-05-10 Clerk's Record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Lennox Hearth Products, LLC
Mr. Timothy R. George
Mr. Craig Hubert Myers
Respondent
Brewer, III, William A.
Mr. George M. Kryder III
Mr. Stephen S. Gilstrap
Mr. Daniel L. Tobey
Mr. R. Michael McCauley Jr.
Ms. Melissa L. James
Mr. Timothy Thomas Pridmore
Mr. Jack Paul Driskill
Ms. Linda S. Eads
Petitioner
Thermo Dynamic Insulation, LLC
Mr. Bill Harriger
Ms. Angela Marie Hahn
Respondent
State Farm Lloyds Insurance Company
Ms. Rebecca E. Bell
Mr. N. Scott Carpenter
Respondent
Turner & Witt Plumbing
Mr. Mark L. Packard
Respondent
Strong Custom Builders, LLC
Mr. Douglas Christopher Heuvel
Respondent
Teel, Becky
Mr. Ted B. Lyon Jr.
Mr. Ben Taylor
Mr. Marquette William Wolf
Respondent
Teel, Ken
Mr. Marquette William Wolf
Mr. Ben Taylor
Mr. Ted B. Lyon Jr.
Respondent
Rushing, Meg
Mr. Ben Taylor
Mr. Ted B. Lyon Jr.
Mr. Marquette William Wolf
Respondent
Rushing, Ross
Mr. Ben Taylor
Mr. Ted B. Lyon Jr.
Mr. Marquette William Wolf
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Insights Association
Mr. John Gaither
Mr. Patrick J. Neligan Jr.
Strand, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Paul J.
Mr. Shahin A. Khoshbin
Ms. Jennifer D. Jasper
Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
Mr. Roger W. Hughes
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Mr. Brian Patrick Lauten
Texas Chapters of ABOTA (TEX-ABOTA)
Mr. David E. Chamberlain
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
Mr. William Kyle Adams
Mr. Thomas A. Adams
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