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No. 18-0908
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IN THE INTEREST OF D.S., A CHILD

A petition was filed on October 24, 2018. Oral argument was held on February 27, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 8, 2020.

Opinions

May 8, 2020

Guzman
Hecht
Green
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

Lehrmann
Devine
Busby

Justice Lehrmann delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Devine and Justice Busby joined. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev/Pt
COA Docket No.:05-17-01066-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Robert M. Fillmore

Trial Court

Trial Court:470th District Court
County:Collin
Trial Judge:Honorable Emily Ann Miskel
Trial Docket:470-01775-2016

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-05-08 Opinion Issued  
2020-05-08 Opinion Issued   The Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and renders judgment.
2020-05-05 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2020-04-22 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2020-03-04 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
2020-03-04 Call received  
2020-03-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-03-03 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-03-02 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2020-03-02 Letter Filed  
2020-03-02 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-02-28 Call received  
2020-02-28 Call received  
2020-02-28 Letter Filed  
2020-02-27 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2020-02-27 Oral argument  
2020-02-14 Submission Schedule
2020-02-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-02-06 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-01-17 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2020-01-17 Petition for Review granted
2020-01-17 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2019-12-06 Motion to withdraw disposed of   Filing granted
2019-12-05 Motion to Withdraw Filed  
2019-11-27 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2019-11-22 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2019-11-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-11-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-11-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-10-31 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2019-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-10-11 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-08-29 Amended Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2019-08-29 Letter Filed  
2019-08-28 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-08-08 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2019-07-25 Case Record Filed  
2019-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2019-07-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2019-06-20 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2019-06-14 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-05-24 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-04-26 Motion to reinstate case disposed   Filing granted
2019-04-26 Petition Reinstated
2019-04-26 Abatement Order Lifted  
2019-04-26 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2019-04-17 Motion to Reinstate Case filed  
2019-03-22 Status Report requested  
2019-03-22 Petition for Review disposed Abated due to bankruptcy
2019-03-22 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2019-03-14 Notice of Bankruptcy  
2019-03-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-02-26 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2019-02-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-02-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-01-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2018-11-27 Case forwarded to Court
2018-10-25 Letter Filed  
2018-10-24 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2018-10-24 Sealed document filed in case  
2018-10-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2018-10-24 Call received  
2018-10-11 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2018-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2018-09-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Greenhut, Andrew
Ms. Katherine A. Kinser
Mr. Charles (Chad) E. Baruch
Ms. Lauren E. Melhart
Mr. Coyt (Randy) R. Johnston
Respondent
Srivastava, Gita
Ms. Rebecca Tillery Rowan
Ms. Deborah G. Hankinson
Mr. M. J. Vanden Eykel
Ms. Harriet O'Neill
Mr. Wallace B. Jefferson
Mr. Nicholas B. Bacarisse
Ms. Rachel Anne Ekery
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Yarrell, Ellen A.
Ms. Kathleen Witkovski
Ms. Ellen A. Yarrell
The State of Texas
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Kyle Highful
Donald R. Royall and Melody B. Royall
Ms. Melody Brooks Royall
Donald Roth Royall
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