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GALVESTON COUNTY JUDGE MARK HENRY, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER DARRELL APFFEL, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOE GIUSTI, GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER STEPHEN HOLMES, AND GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER KEN CLARK, IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES AS THE GALVESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT v. KIMBERLY SULLIVAN, JUDGE, PROBATE COURT OF GALVESTON COUNTY

A petition was filed on February 16, 2021. The Court requested full merits briefing on September 3, 2021. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on October 7, 2022. A motion for rehearing was filed on November 21, 2022.

Opinion

October 7, 2022

Percuriam.8241154

Per Curiam Opinion PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:14-19-00073-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Meagan Hassan

Trial Court

Trial Court:212th District Court
County:Galveston
Trial Judge:Honorable Alice Oliver-Parrott
Trial Docket:14-CV-1112

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-11-21 Case forwarded to Court
2022-11-21 Motion for Rehearing  
2022-11-07 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-11-06 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2022-10-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2022-10-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-10-07 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
2022-10-07 Petition for Review disposed Petition granted pursuant to TRAP 59.1
2022-10-07 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-10-07 Petition for Review granted under TRAP 59.1
2022-10-07 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was pending on merits briefs between December 7, 2021 and October 7, 2022.  
2021-12-07 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2021-11-23 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2021-11-23 Call received  
2021-11-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-11-08 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted in part
2021-11-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-18 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2021-10-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-10-04 Call received  
2021-10-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-09-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2021-07-22 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2021-07-05 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2021-07-02 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2021-06-23 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-05-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-05-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-04-23 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-03-23 Case forwarded to Court
2021-02-16 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2021-01-14 Court reporter/recorder's record
2021-01-14 Clerk's Record
2021-01-14 Court reporter/recorder's record
2021-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2021-01-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Kimberly Sullivan, Judge, Probate Court of Galveston County
Mr. Mark W. Stevens
Mr. Alton C. Todd
Respondent
Apffel, Darrell
Mr. J. Eric Magee
Mr. James P. Allison
Mr. Philip B. Arnold
Petitioner
Holmes, Stephen
Mr. James P. Allison
Mr. J. Eric Magee
Mr. Philip B. Arnold
Petitioner
Henry, Mark
Mr. J. Eric Magee
Mr. Philip B. Arnold
Mr. James P. Allison
Petitioner
Clark, Ken
Mr. James P. Allison
Mr. J. Eric Magee
Mr. Philip B. Arnold
Petitioner
Giusti, Joe
Mr. Philip B. Arnold
Mr. James P. Allison
Mr. J. Eric Magee
Petitioner
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