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No. 20-0849
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IN RE EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

A mandamus petition was filed on October 23, 2020. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on November 19, 2021.

Opinion

November 19, 2021

Percuriam

Per Curiam Opinion PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:14-20-00705-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:333rd District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Daryl L. Moore
Trial Docket:2019-52989

Upcoming

Date Event  
2021-12-06 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2021-11-19 Opinion issued   Writ of Mandamus conditionally granted
2021-11-19 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 52.8(c)
2021-11-19 Stay Order lifted  
2021-11-19 Mandamus granted pursuant to TRAP 52.8
2021-10-28 Call received  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 28, 2021 and October 28, 2021.  
2021-07-28 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2021-07-28 Call received  
2021-07-27 Reply to Response (Relator)  
2021-07-13 Call received  
2021-07-12 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2021-07-12 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2021-07-12 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2021-06-11 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between March 12, 2021 and June 11, 2021.  
2021-03-12 Stay Order issued  
2021-03-12 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2021-03-09 Reply to Response to Motion  
2021-03-08 Call received  
2021-03-08 Response to Motion filed  
2021-03-04 Call received  
2021-03-03 Motion to Stay Filed  
2021-03-03 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2021-02-10 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2021-01-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2020-12-11 Motion to reinstate case disposed   Filing granted
2020-12-11 Abatement Order Lifted  
2020-12-11 Petition for Writ of Mandamus reinstated
2020-12-04 Motion to Reinstate Case filed  
2020-12-04 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record  
2020-12-04 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2020-11-20 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2020-11-20 Order of the Court Issued   Matter in Supreme Court of Texas Abated
2020-11-20 Motion to Abate disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-13 Motion to Abate filed  
2020-11-06 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing dismissed as moot
2020-11-04 Letter Filed  
2020-11-02 Letter Filed  
2020-11-02 Call received  
2020-10-30 Call received  
2020-10-28 Call received  
2020-10-28 Reply to Response to Motion  
2020-10-27 Response to Motion filed  
2020-10-23 Case Record Filed  
2020-10-23 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2020-10-23 Motion to Stay Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Flores-Rodriguez, Efrain
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Real Party In Interest
Rodriguez, Kassandra
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Lawson, Hubert
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Rios, Francisco
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Brown, Tamara
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Hilda Leonor Sibrian
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Jonathan Sneed
Real Party In Interest
Anaya-Gonzalez, Joel
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Whitehead, Carl
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Glen W. Morgan
Taylor Miller
Real Party In Interest
Wegemer, Angela
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Roque, Bryan
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Real Party In Interest
Hernandez, Ricardo
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Non-party medical provider Texas Brain Center, LLC
Mr. Robert Wynne
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jourdain Poupore
Real Party In Interest
Windholz, Brandon
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Non-party medical provider, Woodlake MRI & Diagnostic Imaging
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. John Brothers
Real Party In Interest
Munoz, Josue
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Real Party In Interest
Rojas, Mario
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Rodriguez, Eder
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Jonathan Sneed
Real Party In Interest
Serrano, Daniel
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Carmona, Junior, David
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Garza, Samantha
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Garza, David
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Coronel, Alvaro
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Karl Long
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. John K. Zaid
Real Party In Interest
Burgoin, Carlos
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Rodriguez, Martin
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Non-party medical provider AD Hospital East, LLC
Mr. Robert Wynne
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jourdain Poupore
Real Party In Interest
Salgado, Michael
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Neill, James
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Woods, Dennis
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Burleson, Arthur
Mr. David E. Keltner
Kyle Chapel
Mr. Michael Elton Pierce
Real Party In Interest
Gomez, Pedro
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Alvarez, Jon
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Mr. Ryan Pitts
Mr. Kenneth Tekell
Mr. Ryan Matthew Perdue
Ms. Michelle P. Scheffler
Ms. Lynne Liberato
Mr. C. Robert Mace
Mr. Stephen M. Fernelius
Mr. Mark R. Trachtenberg
Dwain Gregory Capodice II
Relator
Charles , Melinda
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Lawrence P. Wilson
Mr. W. Mark Lanier
Real Party In Interest
Lopez, Martin
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Mendoza, Jonathan
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Non-party medical provider Advanced Medical Group
Mr. Robert Wynne
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jourdain Poupore
Real Party In Interest
Morfin , LeobardoRangel
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
David Ortez
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Bradford Joe Gilde
Real Party In Interest
Wright, Christopher
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Scales, Brian
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Glen W. Morgan
Taylor Miller
Real Party In Interest
Elizondo, Jorge
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Serrano, Jaime
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Bland, Chiquita
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Real Party In Interest
Garcia, Martin
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Torres, Arturo
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Karl Long
Jonathan Sneed
Real Party In Interest
Fregia, Cody Lee
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Glen W. Morgan
Taylor Miller
Real Party In Interest
Pena, Roberto
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Rosales, Raul
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Rangel, Spruiell
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Silverman, Joseph
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Banda, David
Mr. David E. Keltner
Taylor Miller
Mr. Glen W. Morgan
Real Party In Interest
Non-party medical provider Altus Houston Hospital
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jeanine Navarro
Real Party In Interest
Gutierrez, Luis Carlos
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. Jody Scott Sanders
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest
Raudez, Alex
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Real Party In Interest
Landry, Freddie
Mr. David E. Keltner
James Edwards
Real Party In Interest
Torres, John
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Real Party In Interest
Coble, David
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Lopez, Felipe
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Real Party In Interest
Rojas, Fidencio
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Reyes, Noe
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Real Party In Interest
Speights, Reggie
Mr. David E. Keltner
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Friels, Demarcis
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Muhammad S. Aziz
Jonathan Sneed
Mr. Bernardino Agosto Jr.
Mr. Karl Long
Real Party In Interest
Villegas, Oscar
Mr. J. Kyle Findley
Mr. Jody Scott Sanders
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Jason A. Itkin
Mr. Adam Lewis
Mr. Kurt Brynilde Arnold
Real Party In Interest

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
American Tort Reform Association
The Honorable Scott K. Field
Ms. Amanda Garrett Taylor
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Ms. Amanda Garrett Taylor
The Honorable Scott K. Field
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
The Honorable Scott K. Field
Ms. Amanda Garrett Taylor
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George Scott Christian
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