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No. 19-0962
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ODYSSEY 2020 ACADEMY, INC. v. GALVESTON CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT

A petition was filed on October 25, 2019. Oral argument was held on February 23, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 11, 2021.

Opinions

June 11, 2021

Busby
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Bland

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

Guzman
Hecht
Huddle

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-18-00358-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Kevin D. Jewell

Trial Court

Trial Court:212th District Court
County:Galveston
Trial Judge:Honorable Patricia V. Grady
Trial Docket:17-CV-1133

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-06-28 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-06-11 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
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 February 23, 2021 and June 11, 2021.  
2021-02-23 Oral argument  
2021-02-22 Submission Schedule
2021-02-18 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-01-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-01-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between November 13, 2020 and January 27, 2021.  
2020-11-13 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2020-11-13 Petition for Review granted
2020-11-13 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-10-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-10-02 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-09-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-09-02 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-08-25 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2020-08-25 Electronic communication received from Party  
2020-08-25 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-07-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-06-05 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 11, 2020 and June 5, 2020.  
2020-03-11 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-02-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-02-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-01-10 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2019-12-06 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2019-11-26 Case forwarded to Court
2019-10-25 Clerk's Record
2019-10-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2019-10-25 Court reporter/recorder's record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Odyssey 2020 Academy, Inc.
Mr. John Joyce III
Mr. Joseph E. Hoffer
Ms. Harolyn Denise Nance Pierce
Mr. Robert Allen Schulman
Petitioner
Galveston Central Appraisal District
Mr. Anthony P. Brown
Mr. Lee A. Mencacci
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Charter School Solutions d/b/a Harmony Education Foundation and Harmony Public Schools
Mr. Thomas Anderson Sage
Paige Dusthimer
Leah Nommensen
Ms. Kathryn E. Boatman
Texas Charter Schools Association
Ms. Elizabeth G. Bloch
Mr. Dale Wainwright
 
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