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No. 23-0534
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MARIO RODRIGUEZ v. SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY OF INDIANA

Oral argument was held on October 4, 2023. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on February 2, 2024.

Opinion

February 2, 2024

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

None

Trial Court

None

Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

Upcoming

Date Event  
2024-03-05 Motion for rehearing due to be filed.

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2024-02-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing disposed   Filing granted
2024-02-20 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Rehearing  
2024-02-02 Opinion issued   Certified question answered by the Court
2024-01-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2024-01-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-12-21 Notice received  
2023-11-10 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-11-07 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-10-04 Oral argument  
2023-10-02 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-10-02 Submission Schedule
2023-09-28 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-09-28 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-27 Motion to Argue disposed   Filing granted
2023-09-27 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
2023-09-27 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-25 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
2023-09-25 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2023-09-25 Call received  
2023-09-25 Electronic communication sent to Party  
2023-09-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-22 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-22 Motion to Argue filed  
2023-09-19 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-15 Letter Filed  
2023-09-14 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2023-09-12 Brief on the Merits (Appellee in case)  
2023-08-22 Brief on the Merits (Appellant in case)  
2023-08-21 Call received  
2023-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2023-08-21 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2023-07-25 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-07-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
2023-07-21 Certified Question disposed Certified Question accepted
2023-07-21 Certified Question accepted
2023-07-21 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
2023-07-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2023-07-14 Letter Filed  
2023-07-13 Record Received (See Remarks)
2023-07-12 Certified Question filed  
2023-07-12 Notice requesting filing fee
2023-07-12 Record Requested in Case  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Safeco Insurance Company of Indiana
Mr. Michael Chester Diksa
Mr. Mark D. Tillman
Appellee
Rodriguez, Mario
Ms. Melissa Waden Wray
Mr. Richard D. Daly
Mr. James Willis
Appellant

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Rouhafzai, Andrew
Andrew Rouhafzai
Seven Acres Jewish Care Services, Inc.
Mr. Richard D. Daly
Hurst, Chester
Nishi Kothari
Clint Brasher
Hurst, Sherry
Nishi Kothari
Clint Brasher
Murr, George B.
Mr. George Bashier Murr
Badger, Steven J.
Mr. Steven J. Badger
Insurance Council of Texas
Mr. Levon G. Hovnatanian
American Property Casualty Insurance Association
Mr. Levon G. Hovnatanian
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Mr. Levon G. Hovnatanian
Vernon, Cathy
Ms. Shannon Elizabeth Loyd
Texas for Lawsuit Reform
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Leah F. Bower
American Tort Reform Association
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Leah F. Bower
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Mr. Kyle D. Hawkins
Ms. Leah F. Bower
Texas FAIR Plan Association
Mr. James R. Old Jr.
Mr. J. Stephen Barrick
Dick, Erik
Mr. Joseph Synoradzki
Mr. Eric B. Dick
Mr. Alexander B. Wathen
Texas Civil Justice League
Mr. George S. Christian
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