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No. 18-0443
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IN RE GEOMET RECYCLING LLC, RICHARD GOLDBERG, KENNETH GOLDBERG, JOSH APPLEBAUM, ALICIA MCKINNEY, ELOISA MEDINA, LEE WAKSER, SPENCER LIEMAN, MIKEL SHECHT, LAURA MYERS, HENRY JACKSON, AND KELLY COUCH

A mandamus petition was filed on May 16, 2018. Oral argument was held on March 12, 2019. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 14, 2019.

Opinion

June 14, 2019

Blacklock
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Brown
Busby

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Still Pending
COA Docket No.:05-18-00261-CV

Trial Court

Trial Court:116th District Court
County:Dallas
Trial Judge:Honorable Tonya Parker
Trial Docket:DC-17-14064

Upcoming

Date Event  
2019-07-01 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2019-06-14 Stay Order lifted  
2019-06-14 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between April 2, 2019 and June 14, 2019.  
2019-04-02 Call received  
2019-03-27 Post submission brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-03-26 Post submission brief filed (Relator)  
2019-03-12 Oral argument  
2019-03-12 Case Record Filed  
2019-03-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Relator)  
2019-03-08 Call received  
2019-03-06 Call received  
2019-03-06 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2019-03-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-03-05 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2019-03-05 Notice of Appearance  
2019-03-01 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2019-02-25 Motion to Argue filed  
2019-02-19 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-02-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-02-05 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2019-01-18 Mandamus Set to Argue
2019-01-18 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2019-01-18 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2018-12-21 Reply to Amicus Curiae Brief (Relator)  
2018-12-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-12-06 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2018-11-21 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-10-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2018-10-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2018-10-01 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2018-08-31 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-07-16 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2018-07-02 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2018-06-26 Case forwarded to Court
2018-06-18 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-06-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-06-07 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2018-06-07 Stay Order issued
2018-06-04 Surreply filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-06-01 Reply to Response to Motion  
2018-05-29 Response to Motion filed  
2018-05-17 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-05-17 Clerk's Record
2018-05-17 Clerk's Record
2018-05-17 Clerk's Record
2018-05-16 Case Record Filed  
2018-05-16 Motion to Stay Filed  
2018-05-16 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Goldberg, Richard
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Myers, Laura
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Medina, Eloisa
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Relator
Applebaum, Josh
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy Obenhaus
Ms. Chelsea Hilliard
Mr. Taylor White
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Gold Metal Recyclers Management LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Real Party In Interest
Gold Metal Recyclers – Oklahoma LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Real Party In Interest
Jackson, Henry
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Relator
Shecht, Mikel
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Gold Metal Recyclers Ltd.
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Real Party In Interest
Couch, Kelly
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Goldberg, Kenneth
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
EMR Gold Recycling LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest
EMR (USA Holdings) Inc.
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest
Lieman, Spencer
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Relator
McKinney, Alicia
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Gold Metal Recyclers – Gainesville LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Real Party In Interest
GMY Ltd.
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest
Geomet Recycling LLC
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Goldberg Industries Inc.
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest
GMY Enterprises LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest
Applebaum, Josh
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Relator
Wakser, Lee
Mr. Taylor E. White
Ms. Chelsea L. Hilliard
Mr. Stacy R. Obenhaus
Mr. Robert Thomas Slovak
Mr. Kenneth C. Broodo
Relator
Gold Metal Recyclers – Fort Worth LLC
Mr. P. Michael Jung
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Goldfarb
Ms. Monica Gaudioso
Real Party In Interest

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
State of Texas
Mr. Eric White
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
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