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No. 23-0772
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ELSIE OPIELA AND ADRIAN OPIELA, JR. v. RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND MAGNOLIA OIL & GAS OPERATING LLC

A petition was filed on November 22, 2023. The Court requested full merits briefing on June 21, 2024.

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Court of Appeals

Appellate District:3rd Court of Appeals
Outcome Below:Aff/Pt and Rev/Pt
COA Docket No.:03-21-00258-CV
Opinion Author:Honorable Darlene Byrne

Trial Court

Trial Court:53rd District Court
County:Travis
Trial Judge:Honorable Karin R. Crump
Trial Docket:D-1-GN-20-000099

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Date Event  
2024-09-25 Pet/Rel reply brief on the merits due
2024-09-10 Respondent/Real party in interest brief on the merit due
2024-08-21 Petitioner brief on the merits due

Docket Entries

Date Event Outcome  
2024-07-09 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
2024-07-09 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
2024-06-21 Brief on the Merits Requested  
2024-05-28 Reply to Response to Petition filed (Petitioner)  
2024-05-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2024-05-10 MET to file reply disposed of   Filing granted
2024-05-10 Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed  
2024-04-30 Fully hyperlinked brief filed (Respondent)  
2024-04-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2024-04-29 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
2024-03-25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2024-03-22 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2024-02-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response  
2024-02-12 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response disposed   Filing granted
2024-01-30 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2024-01-26 Supreme Court of Texas Requested Response  
2023-12-27 Amicus Curiae Letter Received  
2023-12-26 Case forwarded to Court
2023-12-22 Response Waiver filed  
2023-12-22 Response Waiver filed  
2023-11-22 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  
2023-11-16 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
  This case was waiting for the parties to file a formal petition between September 26, 2023 and November 16, 2023.  
2023-09-26 Amicus Curiae Brief received  
2023-09-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposed   Filing granted
2023-09-21 Clerk's Record
2023-09-21 Court reporter/recorder's record
2023-09-21 Court reporter/recorder's record
2023-09-21 Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed  

Parties

Party Counsel Role
Opiela, Elsie
Mr. William G. Christian III
Mark Stahl
Ms. Marianne Nitsch
Mr. Guillermo Alarcon
Mr. John B. McFarland
Nicholas Miller
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Petitioner
Opiela, Junior, Adrian
Mr. William G. Christian III
Mark Stahl
Ms. Marianne Nitsch
Mr. Guillermo Alarcon
Nicholas Miller
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Mr. John B. McFarland
Petitioner
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
Mr. Brent Webster
Atty. Gen. W. Kenneth Paxton Jr.
Mr. James Lloyd
Ms. Amanda Atkinson Cagle
Ms. Priscilla M. Hubenak
Ms. Kellie E. Billings-Ray
Ms. Shelly Doggett
Respondent
Magnolia Oil & GasOperating LLC
Stephanie Kover
Mr. Travis Gray
Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
Mr. Jason A. Newman
Mr. Mark W. Hanna
Ms. Jane M. N. Webre
Respondent

Amici Curiae

Amicus Curiae Counsel
Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association and the National Association of Royalty Owners - Texas, Inc.
Mr. Robert M. Park
Mr. Ezra A. Johnson
Beal, Ron
Mr. Ron Beal
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