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No. 20-0932
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TRANSCOR ASTRA GROUP S.A., ET AL. v. PETROBRAS AMERICA INC., ET AL.

A petition was filed on November 18, 2020. Oral argument was held on January 12, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on April 29, 2022.

Opinion

April 29, 2022

Boyd
Hecht
Lehrmann
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Remand
COA Docket No.:14-18-00798-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Charles Spain

Trial Court

Trial Court:270th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Dedra Davis
Trial Docket:2016-43650

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-06-15 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-05-11 Call received  
2022-05-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-05-10 Call received  
2022-05-04 Response to Motion filed  
2022-05-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2022-05-04 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2022-04-29 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2022-04-29 Opinion issued Issued
2022-04-29 Opinion issued Issued
2022-04-29 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between January 12, 2022 and April 29, 2022.  
2022-01-12 Oral argument  
2022-01-12 Oral argument  
2022-01-12 Oral argument  
2022-01-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2022-01-11 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2022-01-11 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
2022-01-07 Submission Schedule
2022-01-03 Call received  
2022-01-03 Letter sent to parties from Supreme Court - See Remarks  
2021-12-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2021-12-27 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between October 15, 2021 and December 27, 2021.  
2021-10-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-10-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-10-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-10-15 Petition for Review granted
2021-10-15 Petition for Review granted
2021-10-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-10-15 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2021-10-15 Petition for Review granted
2021-10-15 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-09-07 Reply Brief  
2021-09-07 Reply Brief  
2021-09-07 Reply Brief  
2021-08-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-08-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-08-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-08-13 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-08-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-08-12 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
2021-08-12 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-26 Brief on the Merits  
2021-07-26 Brief on the Merits  
2021-07-26 Brief on the Merits  
2021-07-16 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2021-07-16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-16 Call received  
2021-07-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-07-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-07-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-06-21 Call received  
2021-06-18 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2021-06-11 Call received  
2021-05-14 Adopt by Reference pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. 9.7  
2021-05-13 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2021-04-08 Reply to Response  
2021-03-29 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2021-03-19 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2021-03-19 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2021-03-12 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-03-12 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-02-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-02-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-01-22 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2020-12-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-12-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-12-22 Case forwarded to Court
2020-12-01 Response Waiver filed  
2020-12-01 Response Waiver filed  
2020-11-30 Response Waiver filed  
2020-11-30 Response Waiver filed  
2020-11-23 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-23 Pro hac vice motion disposed   Filing granted
2020-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2020-11-20 Call received  
2020-11-20 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2020-11-20 Pro hac vice motion filed  
2020-11-20 Letter Filed  
2020-11-20 Petition for Review #3 (Petitioner)  
2020-11-19 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-11-19 Court reporter/recorder's record
2020-11-19 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2020-11-19 Clerk's Record
2020-11-18 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
PRSI Trading LLC
Mr. William M. Katz
Mr. Andrew Brad Derman
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Ms. Dina McKenney
Mr. Gregory S. Meece
Respondent
PRSI Real Property Holdings, LLC
Mr. Gregory S. Meece
Ms. Dina McKenney
Mr. Andrew Brad Derman
Mr. William M. Katz
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Respondent
Pasadena Refining System, Inc.
Mr. Gregory S. Meece
Ms. Dina McKenney
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Mr. William M. Katz
Mr. Andrew Brad Derman
Respondent
Petrobras America Inc.
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Mr. Andrew Brad Derman
Mr. Gregory S. Meece
Ms. Dina McKenney
Mr. William M. Katz
Respondent
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras
Mr. Richard B. Phillips Jr.
Ms. Dina McKenney
Mr. William M. Katz
Mr. Andrew Brad Derman
Mr. Gregory S. Meece
Respondent
Dunlap, Charles L.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Bluth, Eric
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Astra GP, Inc.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Ortiz, Carlos E.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Hammer, John T.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Transcor Astra Group S.A.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Burke, Kari
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Pasadena Refinery Holding Partnership
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
AOT Bis B.V.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Burla, Daniel
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Astra Tradeco LP, LLC
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Astra Energy Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Kotula, Ireneusz
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Mueller, Rolf
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Feilhaber, Alberto
Mr. D. John Neese
Mr. Samuel B. Haren
Mr. Andrew K. Meade
Petitioner
Wade, Stephen
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Nimbley, Thomas J.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
Winget, III, Clifford L.
Mr. Gerald A. Novack
Ms. Beth Bivans Petronio
Petitioner
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