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No. 20-0451
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ENERGEN RESOURCES CORPORATION v. BRYCE J. WALLACE, ELITE DRILLERS CORPORATION, AND UNITED FIRE & CASUALTY AND ITS PARENT, UNITED FIRE GROUP, INC.

A petition was filed on June 8, 2020. The Court requested full merits briefing on October 16, 2020. The Court granted review on June 25, 2021. Oral argument has been scheduled for September 16, 2021

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Court of Appeals

Appellate District:8th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:08-17-00248-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Gina M. Palafox

Trial Court

Trial Court:143rd District Court
County:Reeves
Trial Judge:Honorable John (Mike) M. Swanson
Trial Docket:15-04-21001-CVR

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-09-16 Oral Argument Scheduled  

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-09-14 Submission Schedule  
2021-09-10 Submission Schedule
2021-09-07 Call received  
2021-09-07 Motion to Amend Filed  
2021-09-07 Motion to Amend disposed   Filing granted
2021-09-01 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2021-08-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-08-19 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 25, 2021 and August 19, 2021.  
2021-06-25 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-06-18 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-18 Petition for Review granted
2021-05-19 Record Received (See Remarks)  
2021-05-18 Record Requested in Petition for Review  
2021-03-31 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-03-30 Additional citations received. (Petitioner)  
2021-03-22 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2021-02-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-02-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-02-04 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2020-12-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-12-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-12-16 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2020-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2020-11-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2020-10-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2020-10-06 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2020-09-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2020-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2020-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2020-08-07 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-07-07 Case forwarded to Court
2020-07-06 Response Waiver filed  
2020-06-26 Clerk's Record
2020-06-08 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Wallace, Bryce J.
Jason Hamm
Scott Kidd
Mr. Ryan John McNeel
Respondent
New Prospect Company
Ms. Jill Christine Pennington
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Petitioner
Intervenor United Fire & Casualty Company and its parent, United Fire Group, Inc.
Jason Hamm
Scott Kidd
Mr. Ryan John McNeel
Respondent
Elite Drillers Corporation
Jason Hamm
Scott Kidd
Mr. Ryan John McNeel
Respondent
Energen Resources Corporation
Ms. Jill Christine Pennington
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Petitioner
Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc., formerly known as and/or d/b/a Nabors Drilling USA, LP
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Ms. Jill Christine Pennington
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Petitioner
Dubose Drilling, Inc.
Mr. John A. "Jad" Davis Jr.
Ms. Jill Christine Pennington
Mr. Ryan D. Clinton
Petitioner

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Oil and Gas Association
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Ms. Wanda McKee Fowler
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