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No. 19-0777
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IN RE CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC.

A mandamus petition was filed on September 3, 2019. Oral argument was held on October 8, 2020. A decision is still pending.

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The Court has not issued any opinions in this case.

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:1st Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:01-19-00478-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:Probate Court No 4
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable James Horwitz
Trial Docket:450,163-401

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-10-08 Oral argument  
2020-09-28 Submission Schedule
2020-09-17 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2020-09-15 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-11 Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2020-09-11 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-09-11 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2020-09-09 Motion to Argue filed  
2020-08-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-07-21 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2020-07-21 Letter Filed  
2020-07-08 Letter brief (Amicus Curiae)  
2020-06-30 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-06-30 Solicitor general invited to file brief  
2020-06-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-06-12 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed   Case set for oral argument
2020-06-12 Mandamus Set to Argue
2020-06-12 Supreme Court of Texas Orders Issued
2020-05-08 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Relator)  
2020-05-07 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2020-04-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-04-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-04-08 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2020-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted in part
2020-02-20 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Relator)  
2020-02-18 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2020-01-17 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between November 22, 2019 and January 17, 2020.  
2019-11-22 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Relator)  
2019-11-19 Letter Filed  
2019-11-12 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2019-10-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-10-03 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-09-10 Case forwarded to Court
2019-09-04 Court reporter/recorder's record
2019-09-03 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2019-09-03 Case Record Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Solicitor General
Mr. Bill Davis
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Other Interested Party
Higgins, Maxwell
Mr. James Christopher Dean
Ms. Trisha Danielle Ross
Real Party In Interest
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Mr. Ioannis Vasilios Anaipakos
Ms. Meghan D. McElvy
Mr. Benjamin E. Gonsoulin
Relator
Karen Y. Higgins, Individually and as the Independent Administrator of the Estate of Glenn Wood Higgins, Deceased
Mr. James Christopher Dean
Ms. Trisha Danielle Ross
Real Party In Interest
Higgins, Megan
Mr. James Christopher Dean
Ms. Trisha Danielle Ross
Real Party In Interest
Higgins, Tommy
Mr. James Christopher Dean
Ms. Trisha Danielle Ross
Real Party In Interest

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
State of Texas
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. Jeffrey C. Mateer
Mr. Ari Cuenin
Mr. Bill Davis
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Mr. Ryan Lee Bangert
AEP Texas Inc.
Ms. Marnie A. McCormick
El Paso Electric Company
Ms. Marnie A. McCormick
Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
Ms. Marnie A. McCormick
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Ms. Marnie A. McCormick
Entergy Texas, Inc.
Ms. Marnie A. McCormick
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