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No. 22-0872
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IN RE ILLINOIS NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.

A mandamus petition was filed on October 4, 2022. Oral argument was held on October 24, 2023. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 23, 2024.

Opinion

February 23, 2024

Boyd
Hecht
Lehrmann
Devine
Blacklock
Busby
Bland
Huddle
Young

Justice Boyd delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

 

Court of Appeals

Appellate District:14th Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Denied
COA Docket No.:14-22-00664-CV
Opinion Author:Per Curiam

Trial Court

Trial Court:125th District Court
County:Harris
Trial Judge:Honorable O. Kyler Carter
Trial Docket:2016-31648

Upcoming

Date Event  
2024-03-11 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2024-02-23 Opinion issued   Petition for writ of mandamus is conditionally granted in part
2024-02-23 Stay Order lifted  
2024-02-12 Notice from Counsel of a change in address  
  This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between October 24, 2023 and February 12, 2024.  
2023-10-24 Oral argument  
2023-10-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2023-10-23 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-10-23 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2023-10-10 Notice of Appearance  
2023-10-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-10-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-10-10 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
  This case was waiting for oral argument between June 30, 2023 and October 10, 2023.  
2023-06-30 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2023-06-16 Petition for Writ of Mandamus disposed   Case set for oral argument
2023-06-16 Petition for Review granted
2023-05-31 Call received  
  This case was pending on merits briefs between March 23, 2023 and May 31, 2023.  
2023-03-23 Reply Brief (Relator)  
2023-03-23 Case Record Filed  
2023-03-13 Stay Order issued
2023-03-13 Motion to Stay Disposed   Filing granted
2023-03-08 Brief on the Merits (Real Parties in Interest)  
2023-03-01 Call received  
2023-02-28 Reply to Response to Motion  
2023-02-27 Call received  
2023-02-27 Response to Motion filed  
2023-02-17 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2023-02-16 Case Record Filed  
2023-02-16 Brief on the Merits (Relator)  
2023-02-16 Amendment to Motion filed  
2023-02-10 Notice of Appearance  
2023-01-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2023-01-13 Response to Motion filed  
2023-01-11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2023-01-11 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2022-12-16 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2022-11-01 Reply to Response to Motion  
2022-10-28 Response to Motion filed  
2022-10-21 Call received  
2022-10-20 Letter Filed  
2022-10-11 Case forwarded to Court
2022-10-10 Call received  
2022-10-10 Reply to Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Relator)  
2022-10-10 Reply to Response to Motion  
2022-10-10 Case Record Filed  
2022-10-10 Call received  
2022-10-10 Letter Filed  
2022-10-08 Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus Filed (Real Parties in Interest)  
2022-10-07 Response to Motion filed  
2022-10-05 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2022-10-04 Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed (Relator)  
2022-10-03 Motion to Stay Filed  
2022-10-03 Case Record Filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust and GAMCO Natural Resources, Gold & Income Trust (collectively, "GAMCO")
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Sal Lee
Mr. Andrew Entwistle
Mr. Callie Crispin
Real Party In Interest
Alterra America Insurance Company (n/k/a Pinnacle National Insurance Company)
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Cary Economou
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Bradley Williams
Relator
Allied World National Assurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Bradley Williams
Isaac Villarreal
Mr. Thomas B. Alleman
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Amanda Gordon
Relator
Navigators Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. Ronald J. Restrepo
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Bradley Williams
Ms. Kristie Marie Escudi Johnson
Mr. Kent M. Adams
Relator
Illinois National Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. Brian J. Cathey
Mr. Raffi O. Melkonian
Mr. James Danford Jr.
Mr. Robert S. Harrell
Bradley Williams
Gary Johnson II
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Mr. Brandon Renken
Relator
Cobalt International Energy Inc. and its Directors and Officers
Mr. Ben L. Mesches
Mr. Scott A. Brister
Mr. Micah Ethan Skidmore
Mr. Robert Philip Scott
Ms. Marquel Sautural Jordan
Real Party In Interest
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions American Insurance Company, formerly North American Specialty Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Mr. David M. Medina
Kevin Parish
F.C. Daniel Knight
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Bradley Williams
Relator
Federal Insurance Company and Westchester Fire Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. William J. Boyce
Mr. Stephen P. Pate
Mr. Gregory S. Hudson
Bradley Williams
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Relator
Hudson Insurance Company
Mr. Robert D. Allen
Relator
Starr Indemnity & Liability Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. William R. Moye
Bradley Williams
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Relator
Freedom Specialty Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. Andrew C. Nelson
Bradley Williams
Mr. Randall C. Owens
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Relator
Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.
Mr. Scott A. Keller
Julie Martin
Mr. Daniel McNeel Lane Jr.
Relator
RSUI Indemnity Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Bradley Williams
Mr. Tony Loren Draper
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Relator
Aspen American Insurance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Bradley Williams
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Christina Culver
Mr. William R. Moye
Relator
Endurance American Insuance Company
Ms. Jessica Z. Barger
Kevin Parish
Mr. Matthew Pepping
Mr. Chad W. Schreiber
Bradley Williams
Mr. Manuel Mungia
Mr. Thomas C. Wright
Relator

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Dallas Regional Chamber
Tristan J. Robinson
Mr. Marc E. Gravely
Mr. Jonathan C. Lisenby
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