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No. 18-0660
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IN RE OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORPORATION, OXY INGLESIDE ENERGY CENTER, LLC, OXY INGLESIDE LPG TERMINAL LLC, AND OXY INGLESIDE OIL TERMINAL LLC

A mandamus petition was filed on July 19, 2018. Oral argument was held on September 10, 2018. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 12, 2018. A motion for rehearing was filed on October 29, 2018.

Opinions

October 12, 2018

Hecht
Green
Johnson
Lehrmann
Devine
Brown

Chief Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court in which Justice Green, Justice Johnson, Justice Lehrmann, Justice Devine, and Justice Brown joined. PDF

Boyd
Blacklock

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Blacklock joined. PDF

Brown
Boyd
Blacklock

Justice Brown delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Boyd and Justice Blacklock joined in part. PDF

Court of Appeals

None

Trial Court

None

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2018-11-07 Response to Motion for Rehearing (Relator)  
2018-10-29 Motion for Rehearing  
2018-10-29 Case forwarded to Court
2018-10-12 Concurring Opinion issued.   Issued
2018-10-12 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
2018-10-12 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2018-10-09 Letter Filed  
2018-09-27 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2018-09-24 Post submission brief filed (Relator)  
2018-09-11 Notice of Appearance  
2018-09-10 Oral argument  
2018-09-07 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2018-09-07 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2018-09-07 Submission Schedule  
2018-09-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-09-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-09-05 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-09-04 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-09-04 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-09-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2018-08-31 Document filed (see remarks)  
2018-08-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2018-08-27 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-27 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-27 Case Record Filed  
2018-08-27 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-13 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2018-08-13 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2018-08-13 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2018-08-03 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Case set for oral argument
2018-08-03 Mandamus Set to Argue
2018-08-03 Case set for oral argument  
2018-08-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2018-08-01 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-01 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-01 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2018-08-01 Letter Filed  
2018-07-31 Notice of Appearance  
2018-07-27 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2018-07-25 Call received  
2018-07-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted in part
2018-07-24 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2018-07-24 Notice of Appearance  
2018-07-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2018-07-23 Amended Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2018-07-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-07-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-07-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-07-20 Call received  
2018-07-19 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2018-07-19 Case Record Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Nueces County, Texas
Mr. Douglas E. Chaves
Ms. Laura Garza Jimenez
Real Party In Interest
Sanchez, Dalia
Mr. D. Kirk Swinney
Allison S. Killian
Mr. Peter William Low
Mr. Eric C. Farrar
Mr. Sands L. Stiefer
Ms. Tamara L. Cochran-May
Mr. John J. Hightower
Dalia Sanchez
Respondent
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Mr. Justin Bernstein
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Edward Kliewer III
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Mr. William T. Sullivan
Ms. Rosemarie Kanusky
Relator
Canales, Ramiro
Ms. Audrey Mullert Vicknair
Mr. Tom C. Wheat
Ramiro Canales
Respondent
Kieschnick, Kevin
Mr. Douglas E. Chaves
Kevin Kieschnick
Respondent
Cenci, Robert P.
Mr. Eric C. Farrar
Allison S. Killian
Mr. John J. Hightower
Ms. Tamara L. Cochran-May
Mr. Sands L. Stiefer
Mr. D. Kirk Swinney
Mr. Peter William Low
Robert P. Cenci
Respondent
Bush, George P.
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Ms. Shelly M. Doggett
Mr. Ken C. Cross
Mr. Kristofer S. Monson
The Honorable George P. Bush
Respondent
Oxy Ingleside LPG Terminal LLC
Mr. Justin Bernstein
Ms. Rosemarie Kanusky
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Mr. Edward Kliewer III
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. William T. Sullivan
Relator
Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, LLC
Mr. Justin Bernstein
Ms. Rosemarie Kanusky
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Edward Kliewer III
Mr. William T. Sullivan
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Relator
Williams, Kemper Stephen
Honorable Kemper Stephen Williams
The Honorable Kemper Stephen Williams
Respondent
Oxy Ingleside Oil Terminal LLC
Mr. Justin Bernstein
Mr. William T. Sullivan
Mr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Mr. Dale Wainwright
Mr. Edward Kliewer III
Ms. Rosemarie Kanusky
Relator
San Patricio County, Texas
Mr. D. Kirk Swinney
Mr. Peter William Low
Allison S. Killian
Ms. Tamara L. Cochran-May
Mr. John J. Hightower
Mr. Eric C. Farrar
Mr. Sands L. Stiefer
Real Party In Interest

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC
Mr. Renn G. Neilson
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Benjamin A. Geslison
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
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