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No. 20-0158
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RODNEY DRAUGHON v. JOYCIE JOHNSON

A petition was filed on April 30, 2020. Oral argument was held on March 24, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on June 11, 2021.

Opinions

June 11, 2021

Busby
Guzman
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine

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

Bland
Hecht
Blacklock
Huddle

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:5th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:05-18-01184-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Cory Lee Carlyle

Trial Court

Trial Court:County Court At Law
County:Kaufman
Trial Judge:Honorable Dennis P. Jones
Trial Docket:99751-CC

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-07-28 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2021-06-16 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2021-06-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-11 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; cause 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 March 24, 2021 and June 11, 2021.  
2021-03-24 Oral argument  
2021-03-24 Letter Filed  
2021-03-23 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2021-03-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2021-03-16 Submission Schedule
2021-03-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-03-02 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-02-26 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-02-26 Petition for Review granted
2021-02-26 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 1, 2020 and February 26, 2021.  
2020-12-01 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-11-16 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-10-26 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-09-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-08-28 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2020-08-06 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2020-07-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-07-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-06-12 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-05-12 Case forwarded to Court
2020-05-11 Response Waiver filed  
2020-05-01 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-04-30 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-04-30 Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs  
2020-03-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-03-27 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-03-02 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-03-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-03-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-03-02 Clerk's Record
2020-03-02 Clerk's Record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Draughon, Rodney
McCall Bauersfeld
McCall Hoerz
Ms. LaToya Alexander
Mr. Daniel McGuire
Mr. Bruce N. Patton
Petitioner
Johnson, Joycie
Mr. W. Bruce Monning
Mr. Paul R. Leake
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Alexander, Fields
Mr. Fields Alexander
 
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