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No. 20-0727
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TERISA TAYLOR v. CARL TOLBERT, NIZZERA KIMBALL AND VIVIAN ROBBINS

A petition was filed on December 3, 2020. Oral argument was held on February 1, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 6, 2022.

Opinion

May 6, 2022

Devine
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court.View Electronic Briefs | Oral Argument PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev & Ren/Pt
COA Docket No.:14-18-00001-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Margaret "Meg" Poissant

Trial Court

Trial Court:309th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Sherill Youngberg Dean
Trial Docket:2015-23649

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-05-23 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-05-06 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2022-05-06 Opinion issued   Court affirms in part and reverses in part CA judgment and remands to trial court
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 1, 2022 and May 6, 2022.  
2022-02-01 Oral argument  
2022-01-28 Submission Schedule
2022-01-27 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2022-01-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-01-20 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-12-10 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-12-10 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-12-10 Petition for Review granted
  This case was pending on merits briefs between September 30, 2021 and December 10, 2021.  
2021-09-30 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-09-01 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2021-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2021-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-12 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2021-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-23 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-23 Letter Filed  
2021-06-11 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 22, 2021 and June 11, 2021.  
2021-03-22 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-03-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-03-08 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-02-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-01-29 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-01-05 Case forwarded to Court
2020-12-04 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-12-03 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-12-03 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2020-10-19 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-10-19 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2020-09-18 Clerk's Record
2020-09-18 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-09-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2020-09-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted in part

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Pathway Forensics, LLC
Mr. John Hays
Ms. Marlene C. Williams
Petitioner
Terisa Taylor
Mr. Alan B. Daughtry
Petitioner
Tolbert, Carl
Mr. Greg B. Enos
Respondent
Robbins, Vivian
Mr. Greg B. Enos
Vivian Robbins
Respondent
Kimball, Nizzera
Mr. Greg B. Enos
Respondent

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Wilson, Richard G.
Mr. Richard Gardner Wilson
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