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No. 19-0567
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BPX OPERATING COMPANY, BPX PROPERTIES (NA) LP, SEGUNDO NAVARRO DRILLING, LTD., FIRST ROCK I, LLC, EF NON-OP, LLC, AND SOUTH TEXAS SHALE, LLC v. MARGARET ANN STRICKHAUSEN

A petition was filed on July 2, 2019. Oral argument was held on October 28, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 11, 2021. A motion for rehearing was filed on August 27, 2021.

Opinions

June 11, 2021

Blacklock
Guzman
Lehrmann
Devine
Busby

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

Boyd
Hecht
Bland
Huddle

Justice Boyd delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Hecht, Justice Bland, and Justice Huddle joined.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:04-18-00636-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion

Trial Court

Trial Court:218th District Court
County:La Salle
Trial Judge:Honorable Russell Wilson
Trial Docket:14-08-00130-CVL

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-08-27 Motion for Rehearing  
2021-08-27 Case forwarded to Court
2021-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-07-22 Response to Motion filed  
2021-07-21 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2021-07-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-07-21 Electronic communication received from Party  
2021-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-11 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment affirmed/remanded to trial court
2021-06-11 Dissenting opinion issued.   Issued
2021-06-11 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between November 17, 2020 and June 11, 2021.  
2020-11-17 Letter Filed  
2020-11-03 Letter Filed  
2020-10-28 Oral argument  
2020-10-16 Submission Schedule
2020-09-22 Call received  
2020-09-18 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-18 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2020-09-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-08-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2020-08-28 Petition for Review granted
2020-08-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between May 11, 2020 and August 28, 2020.  
2020-05-11 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-04-22 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-04-09 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-04-09 Call received  
2020-04-07 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-04-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-04-07 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-03-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-03-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-03-05 Motion to substitute disposed   Filing granted
2020-03-05 Motion to Substitute filed  
2020-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-01-31 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2020-01-31 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-01-30 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-01-13 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2019-12-13 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2019-12-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-12-02 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2019-11-19 Letter Filed  
2019-11-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2019-10-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-10-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2019-09-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2019-08-16 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-08-09 Miscellaneous motion disposed. See Remarks.   Filing granted
2019-08-01 Miscellaneous Motion  
2019-07-29 Call received  
2019-07-16 Case forwarded to Court
2019-07-10 Response Waiver filed  
2019-07-03 Clerk's Record
2019-07-02 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
First Rock I, LLC
Mr. John Sullivan
Mr. Jesse R. Pierce
Petitioner
Petrohawk Operating Company n/k/a BHP Billiton Petroleum (TxLa) Operating Company
Mr. Jeremy Leon Doyle
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Mr. Mitchell E. Ayer
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Mr. Gordon M. Carver III
Mr. Dick Watt
Petitioner
CEU Hawkville, LLC n/k/a South Texas Shale, LLC
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Mr. Jeremy Leon Doyle
Petitioner
Petrohawk Properties, LP n/k/a BHP Billiton Petroleum Properties (N.A.), LP
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Mr. Jeremy Leon Doyle
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Petitioner
Strickhausen, Margaret Ann
Mr. Keith W. Franklin
Mr. Baldemar Garcia Jr.
Mr. Frank Armstrong
Mr. Ricardo E. Morales
Respondent
Segundo Navarro Drilling, Ltd.
Ms. Jennifer Ruth Josephson
Mr. Jeremy Leon Doyle
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Ms. Samantha Thompson
Petitioner
EF Non-Op, LLC
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Mr. Jeremy Leon Doyle
Mr. Mitchell E. Ayer
Mr. Conrad Hester
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Oil & Gas Association
Mr. William J. Boyce
Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association
Mr. Jesse Byron Burton III
Mr. Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons
Mr. Jaime Santiago Rangel
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