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No. 21-0146
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SUSAN DAVIS VAN DYKE, ET AL. v. THE NAVIGATOR GROUP, ET AL.

A petition was filed on April 23, 2021. The Court requested full merits briefing on November 19, 2021. The Court granted review on June 24, 2022. Oral argument has been scheduled for October 6, 2022

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Court of Appeals

Appellate District:11th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Affirmed
COA Docket No.:11-18-00050-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Jim Wright

Trial Court

Trial Court:118th District Court
County:Martin
Trial Judge:Honorable Timothy D. Yeats
Trial Docket:6668

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2022-10-06 Oral Argument Scheduled  

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-06-24 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2022-06-17 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2022-06-17 Petition for Review granted
2022-05-24 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2022-05-05 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-05-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-04-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2022-04-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2022-04-19 Call received  
2022-04-19 Corrected Notice sent to all counsel  
2022-04-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-03-31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-03-31 Call received  
2022-03-11 Call received  
2022-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-03-03 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-02-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-02-04 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-01-19 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2021-12-16 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-12-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-11-19 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2021-10-28 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2021-09-28 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2021-09-27 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2021-09-15 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-08-24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-08-23 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-07-28 Letter Filed  
2021-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-07-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-06-29 Call received  
2021-06-25 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-06-08 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-05-25 Case forwarded to Court
2021-05-06 Response Waiver filed  
2021-04-23 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2021-04-12 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-04-09 Third Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2021-03-12 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-03-12 Call received  
2021-03-11 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2021-03-11 Notice of Appearance  
2021-02-11 Clerk's Record
2021-02-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-02-11 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2021-02-11 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2021-02-11 Court reporter/recorder's record
2021-02-11 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2021-02-11 Clerk's Record
2021-02-11 Supplement to Clerk's/Reporter's Record
2021-02-10 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Mc Kenzie Ciliberto, Trustee of the MC Grandchild's Trust
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Willis E. Gresham Jr.
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Petitioner
Key, Howard W.
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Deutsche Bank Trust Company, NA, Trustee of the Henry & Lucy Moses Foundation Trusts
Mr. Ken K. Slavin
Mr. W. Clayton Gaston
Petitioner
Deutsche Bank Trust Company, NA, and William H. Hernstadt, Trustees of the William H. Hernstadt Estate Trust
Mr. Ken K. Slavin
Mr. W. Clayton Gaston
Petitioner
Amanda Kay Livingston, Trustee of the AKL Child's Trust
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Willis E. Gresham Jr.
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
Boyd Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Scott Kendall
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Ken K. Slavin
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
George Dan Mulkey and Thomas J Mulkey, Trustees of the Mulkey Family Mineral Trust
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Huttner, Sheryl Ann
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Timothy J. Henderson
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Stuckert, Jill Marie
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
Alexander, Deborah L.
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Willis E. Gresham Jr.
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Davis, Arthur B.
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Petitioner
Keys, Kay Elaine
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Petitioner
Kerry Kantman, Trustee of the KK Grandchild's Trust
Mr. Willis E. Gresham Jr.
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Petitioner
Davis, Stephen L.
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Key, Terry S.
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Petitioner
Bishop-Windham Family Limited Partnership
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
William Marsh Rice University
Ms. Judith A. Meyer
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
Deutsche Bank Trust Company, NA, Trustee of the William L. Hernstadt 1937 Trust
Mr. W. Clayton Gaston
Mr. Ken K. Slavin
Petitioner
Deutsche Bank Trust Company, NA, and Irving Sitnick, Trustees of the Lucy G. Moses 12/22/58 Trust
Mr. W. Clayton Gaston
Mr. Ken K. Slavin
Petitioner
Culley Ingram, Trustee of the CI Grandchild's Trust
Mr. Willis E. Gresham Jr.
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Petitioner
Trust, N.A. , Raymond James
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Ms. Linda Broocks
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Ms. Judith A. Meyer
Petitioner
The Huffington Foundation
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Ryedale, LLC
Mr. John L. Lancaster III
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Van Dyke, SusanDavis
Spenser Piercy
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
Key, Roger A.
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Petitioner
Lancaster, Jane R.
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. John L. Lancaster III
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Pam Stribling and John V. Price as Heirs and Successors of Interest to Noble H. Price
Mr. Andrew Raymond Seger
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Phil Johnson
Petitioner
Black Stone Minerals, LP
Mr. George Henry Rau III
Other Interested Party
The Chase Trustees
Mr. Matthew Coolbaugh
Ms. Emily Brown
Ms. Stephanie Lee
Justice W. Bruce Williams
Mr. David W. Lauritzen
Respondent
Mallard Royalty Partners d/b/a Texas Land Royalty, Ltd. et al
Mr. H. Alan Carmichael
Other Interested Party
Huffington, Roy
Mr. Michael T. Morgan
Other Interested Party
McClellan, James G.
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Jefery F. Carson
Petitioner
G.R. White Charitable Trust
Mr. Ryan S. Mindell
Respondent
Williams et al, Elizabeth Rankin
Brandon Archer
Other Interested Party
Waterman, Alan Dane
Alan Dane Waterman
Other Interested Party
Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
Ms. Kelley Clark Morris
Mr. James J. Ormiston
Mr. Gabe Vick III
Petitioner
Chalmers, James D.
James Jackson Napper
Other Interested Party
Mills et al, Loretta
Mr. Kevin P. Burke
Respondent
Powder River Mineral Partners, LLC, successor to Petrohawk Energy Corporation
Mr. Christopher Michael Hogan
Other Interested Party
Blissard, Bennie
Mr. John T. Ferguson
Other Interested Party
Endeavor Energy Company et al
Mr. Richard E. Booth
Other Interested Party
Bridgewater, Jr., Preston
Mr. Phil Johnson
Mr. Mark W. McBrayer
Mr. Ted M. Kerr
Mr. William Chris Boyer
Mr. Marc S. Tabolsky
Petitioner
Simmons et al, Warren R.
Alan A. Aaron
Other Interested Party
The Navigator Group et al
Mr. Derek Lee Montgomery
Mr. Harold L. Hensley Jr.
P. Taylor Spalla
Mr. David E. Keltner
Mr. Matthew David Stayton
Respondent
Baylor College of Medicine
Mr. Forrest Jacob Wynn
Other Interested Party
John W. Daniels and Wilma F. Daniels
Mr. Don M. Connally
Respondent
McCullar Et Al, Dave Michael
Mr. Kevin P. Burke
Mr. James A. Holmes
Mr. Frederick B. Wulff
Respondent
PXP Producing Company, LLC f/k/a North Central Oil Corp. et al
Ms. Kelley Clark Morris
Mr. James J. Ormiston
Mr. Gabe Vick III
Petitioner
Dorchester Minerals, L.P.
Ms. Audra Leigh Braden
Mr. Jadd Fitzgerald Masso
Ms. Sarah N. Wariner
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association
Mr. Robert M. Park
Kulander, Christopher S.
Christopher Kulander
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