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No. 21-0173
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BUILDER RECOVERY SERVICES, LLC v. THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS

A petition was filed on March 24, 2021. Oral argument was held on March 23, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on May 20, 2022.

Opinion

May 20, 2022

Blacklock
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:2nd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Dismiss/Pt
COA Docket No.:02-20-00051-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Dabney Dorsett Bassel

Trial Court

Trial Court:236th District Court
County:Tarrant
Trial Judge:Honorable Thomas Wilson Lowe
Trial Docket:236-304811-18

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

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Date Event  
2022-07-06 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2022-06-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2022-06-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2022-05-20 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed; remanded to Court of Appeals
2022-05-20 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between March 23, 2022 and May 20, 2022.  
2022-03-23 Oral argument  
2022-03-18 Submission Schedule
2022-03-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-03-17 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-01-28 Petition for Review granted
2022-01-28 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
2022-01-28 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2021-12-09 Brief on the Merits  
2021-11-19 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2021-10-19 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2021-10-19 Electronic communication received from Party  
2021-10-19 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2021-10-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2021-10-04 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2021-09-22 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2021-09-03 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 9, 2021 and September 3, 2021.  
2021-07-09 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-07-01 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-05-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-05-20 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-04-30 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-04-27 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2021-04-21 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2021-03-30 Case forwarded to Court
2021-03-25 Response Waiver filed  
2021-03-24 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2021-03-24 Call received  
2021-02-18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2021-02-17 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2021-02-17 Court reporter/recorder's record
2021-02-17 Clerk's Record
2021-02-17 Court reporter/recorder's record

Parties

Party Counsel Role
The Town of Westlake, Texas
Mr. William Richard (Rick) Thompson II
Mr. L. Stanton Lowry
Mr. Matthew L. Butler
Mr. Matthew Christopher Boyle
Respondent
Builder Recovery Services LLC
Mr. Arthur J. Anderson
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Greater Houston Builders Association
Mr. Ian P. Faria
Dallas Builders Association
Mr. Donald Wayne Shelton
Greater Fort Worth Builders Association
Mr. Donald Wayne Shelton
Big Country Home Builders Association
Mr. Donald Wayne Shelton
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA)
Mr. James G. Ruiz
Texas Association of Builders
Mr. Manuel (Ned) Munoz, Jr.
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