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TOMMY YOWELL, GAIL YOWELL, HARRY GRAFF, EL TERICO, LLC AND CASUARINA INVESTMENTS, LLC (D/B/A LAR RESOURCES, LLC) v. GRANITE OPERATING COMPANY AND APACHE CORPORATION, ET AL.

A petition was filed on September 6, 2018. Oral argument was held on January 9, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 15, 2020.

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May 15, 2020

Orders of May 15, 2020

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Opinion

May 15, 2020

Busby
Hecht
Green
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Bland

Justice Busby delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:7th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:07-17-00112-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Judy Crowder Parker

Trial Court

Trial Court:31st District Court
County:Wheeler
Trial Judge:Honorable Steven Ray Emmert
Trial Docket:12,944

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Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
  This case has been waiting for a possible rehearing motion.  
2020-05-15 Opinion Issued   The Court affirms in part and reverses in part the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to that court.
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 22, 2020 and May 15, 2020.  
2020-01-22 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2020-01-16 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2020-01-13 Post submission brief filed  
2020-01-13 Post submission brief filed  
2020-01-09 Oral argument  
2020-01-09 Oral argument  
2020-01-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-01-07 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
2020-01-03 Submission Schedule
2020-01-03 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2019-12-20 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2019-12-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-12-09 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-11-21 Motion for extension of time to argue. See remarks  
2019-11-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-11-06 Call received  
2019-10-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2019-10-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-10-04 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2019-10-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-10-04 Petition for Review granted
2019-10-04 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-10-04 Petition for Review granted
2019-08-16 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-08-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-07-31 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2019-07-29 Letter Filed  
2019-07-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-07-18 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-06-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-06-04 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-05-29 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-05-20 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-04-29 Brief on the Merits  
2019-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-03-29 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-03-07 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-02-21 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2019-02-21 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2019-02-06 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-02-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-01-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-01-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-01-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-01-04 Response Waiver filed  
2019-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-01-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2018-12-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2018-11-06 Case forwarded to Court
2018-10-10 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-08 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-05 Response Waiver filed  
2018-10-05 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2018-10-03 Response Waiver filed  
2018-09-06 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-09-06 Clerk's Record
2018-09-06 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2018-09-06 Court reporter/recorder's record
2018-09-06 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Cattalo, Ltd.
Mr. John Jackson Smither
Mr. Thomas A. Zabel
Mr. Ronald D. Nickum
Ms. Nancy Hahn Elliott
Respondent
Mesa Oil & Gas Corporation
Mr. John Jackson Smither
Mr. Ronald D. Nickum
Mr. Thomas A. Zabel
Ms. Nancy Hahn Elliott
Respondent
Yowell, Tommy
Mr. Joe W. Hayes
Mr. John T. Smithee
Petitioner
Yowell, Gail
Mr. John T. Smithee
Mr. Joe W. Hayes
Petitioner
Casuarina Investments, LLC (d/b/a Lar Resources, LLC)
Mr. John T. Smithee
Mr. Joe W. Hayes
Petitioner
Granite Operating Company (formerly Upland)
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Mr. John Ben Blanchard
Respondent
Apache Corporation
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Mr. John Ben Blanchard
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Respondent
El Terico, LLC
Mr. John T. Smithee
Mr. Joe W. Hayes
Petitioner
PAC Production Company
Mr. Ronald D. Nickum
Mr. Thomas A. Zabel
Mr. John Jackson Smither
Ms. Nancy Hahn Elliott
Respondent
Graff, Harry
Mr. John T. Smithee
Mr. Joe W. Hayes
Petitioner
Peyton Holdings Corporation
Ms. Kerri L. Stampes
Mr. Thomas C. Riney
Ms. Joni Paul
Respondent
Peyton Royalties, L.P.
Mr. Thomas C. Riney
Ms. Kerri L. Stampes
Ms. Joni Paul
Respondent
Peyton, Bailey
Ms. Kerri L. Stampes
Mr. Thomas C. Riney
Ms. Joni Paul
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Oil and Gas Association
Ms. Danica Lynn Milios
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