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No. 20-0175
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A petition was filed on March 9, 2020. The Court requested full merits briefing on June 12, 2020. The Court granted review on August 28, 2020. Oral argument has been scheduled for October 28, 2020

No Opinions Yet

The Court has not issued any opinions in this case.


Court of Appeals

Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:04-19-00571-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Patricia O'Connell Alvarez

Trial Court

Trial Court:37th District Court
Trial Judge:Honorable Michael Edward Mery
Trial Docket:2018PA01865

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists


Date Event  
2020-10-28 Oral Argument Scheduled  

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2020-10-16 Submission Schedule
2020-10-07 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-10-07 Letter Filed  
2020-09-28 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-09-21 Supplemental Brief filed (Petitioner)  
2020-09-21 Motion to Strike filed  
2020-09-18 Supplemental Brief filed (Respondent)  
2020-09-18 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2020-09-11 Motion to re-set submission date disposed   Denied
2020-09-09 Call received  
2020-09-01 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2020-08-31 Motion to re-set submission date filed.  
2020-08-28 Petition for Review granted
2020-08-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2020-08-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2020-07-13 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2020-07-06 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-07-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-07-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-07-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-06-12 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2020-04-30 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2020-04-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-04-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-03-17 Case forwarded to Court
2020-03-10 Case Record Filed  
2020-03-10 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2020-03-10 Response Waiver filed  
2020-03-09 Petition for Review (Parental Termination) (Petitioner)  
2020-03-09 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-03-09 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2020-03-09 Clerk's Record


Party Counsel Role
S., R.
Mr. Gurney F. Pearsall III
Ms. Alana Pearsall
Ms. Maureen Llanas
Other Interested Party
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Rebecca L. Gorham
Mr. Joe D. Gonzales
Ms. Caitlin Irwin
S., J. J.R.
Mr. Shawn Darrick Sheffield
Mr. Robert Michael Gaona
Other Interested Party