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No. 22-0169
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MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS; BELLPAS, INC.; AND COPPERAS COVE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. LAMPASAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

A petition was filed on April 4, 2022. Oral argument was held on October 3, 2023. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 16, 2024.

Opinion

February 16, 2024

Devine
Hecht
Lehrmann
Boyd
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

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

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Vacate & Dismiss
COA Docket No.:03-21-00010-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Gisela Triana

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Karin R. Crump
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-19-005192

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2024-03-04 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2024-02-16 Opinion issued   Issued
2024-02-16 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
2024-02-16 Opinion issued   Court of Appeals' judgment reversed and remanded to Court of Appeals
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 27, 2023 and February 16, 2024.  
2023-10-27 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
2023-10-17 Supplemental Letter Brief (Petitioner)  
2023-10-03 Oral argument  
2023-10-03 Oral argument  
2023-10-02 Submission Schedule
2023-09-13 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-09-05 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2023 and September 5, 2023.  
2023-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2023-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2023-06-12 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2023-06-02 Petition for Review granted
2023-06-02 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2023-06-02 Petition for Review granted
2023-06-02 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
2023-06-02 Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2023-04-17 Notice from attorney regarding vacation dates  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between February 21, 2023 and April 17, 2023.  
2023-02-21 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2023-02-20 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2023-02-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2023-02-02 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2023-01-26 Motion to Exceed Word Limit disposed   Filing granted
2023-01-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2023-01-23 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
2023-01-20 Motion to Exceed Word Limit  
2022-12-06 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-12-05 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-12-02 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2022-12-01 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
2022-10-27 Call received  
2022-10-20 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-10-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-09-15 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2022-09-14 Notice of Appearance  
2022-09-14 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2022-09-02 Brief on the Merits Requested  
  This case was waiting for a decision about briefing or a possible grant between July 5, 2022 and September 2, 2022.  
2022-07-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2022-07-05 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2022-06-03 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2022-05-03 Case forwarded to Court
2022-05-03 Case forwarded to Court
2022-04-28 Response Waiver filed  
2022-04-04 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2022-04-04 Petition for Review #2 (Petitioner)  
2022-03-04 Letter Filed  
2022-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2022-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  
2022-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2022-03-04 Clerk's Record
2022-03-04 Court reporter/recorder's record
2022-03-04 Court reporter/recorder's record
2022-03-04 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Mike Morath, the Honorable Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas
Mr. Judd E. Stone II
Mr. Bill Davis
Ms. Beth E. Klusmann
Mr. Trevor Boyd Hall
Mr. Dennis M. McKinney
Mr. S. Grant Dorfman
Mr. Shawn Cowles
Mr. Brent Webster
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Robyn Glassner
Ms. Elizabeth J. Brown Fore
Petitioner
Lampasas Independent School District
Mr. David P. Hansen
Respondent
Bellpas, Inc.
Mr. Trevor Boyd Hall
Mr. William Carr Bednar Jr.
Petitioner
Copperas Cove Independent School District
Mr. Trevor Boyd Hall
Mr. William Carr Bednar Jr.
Petitioner
 
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