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No. 21-0728
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DANIEL K. CHRIST AND NICOLE D. SALINAS v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Oral argument was held on October 27, 2022. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 10, 2023. It then denied rehearing on May 5, 2023 File Closed

Opinion

February 10, 2023

Huddle
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Young

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:13th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Reverse & Render
COA Docket No.:13-20-00339-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Clarissa Silva

Trial Court

Trial Court:129th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable Michael Paul Gomez
Trial Docket:2016-80026

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2023-05-05 Mandate issued  
2023-05-05 Motion for Rehearing - Disposed Denied
2023-03-29 Motion for Rehearing  
2023-03-29 Case forwarded to Court
2023-03-27 Notice of Appearance  
2023-02-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2023-02-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2023-02-10 Opinion issued   Court of appeals' judgment affirmed
2023-02-10 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 27, 2022 and February 10, 2023.  
2022-10-27 Oral argument  
2022-10-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-10-12 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between August 8, 2022 and October 12, 2022.  
2022-08-08 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2022-07-22 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2022-06-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-06-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2022-06-24 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2022-06-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-06-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-05-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-05-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2022-04-08 Designation of Lead Counsel  
2022-04-01 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2022-04-01 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2022-04-01 Petition for Review granted
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between January 26, 2022 and April 1, 2022.  
2022-01-26 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
2022-01-19 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2022-01-19 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2022-01-07 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2021-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2021-11-19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2021-10-29 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2021-09-28 Case forwarded to Court
2021-09-22 Response Waiver filed  
2021-08-25 Clerk's Record
2021-08-25 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Salinas, Nicole D.
Mr. Jerry D. Bullard
Mr. Alton C. Todd
Mr. Iain Gordon Simpson
Petitioner
Texas Department of Transportation
Ms. Kathryn Cherry
Mr. Bill Davis
Mr. Brent Webster
Ken Paxton
Mr. S. Grant Dorfman
Mr. Shawn Cowles
Mr. Esteban M. Soto
Mr. Richard R. Mason
Ms. Lisa Marie McClain Mitchell
Respondent
Daniel K. Christ
Mr. Jerry D. Bullard
Mr. Iain Gordon Simpson
Mr. Alton C. Todd
Petitioner

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Associated General Contractors of Texas
Mr. Roger D. Townsend
Mr. John Parker Fauntleroy
Mr. Mitchell Powell
Mr. Craig H. Clendenin
Associated General Contractors of America
Mr. Mitchell Powell
Mr. John Parker Fauntleroy
Mr. Roger D. Townsend
Mr. Craig H. Clendenin
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