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Cases at the Merits Briefing Stage

 

These are cases in which the Supreme Court of Texas has requested that the parties file complete briefs on the merits. Generally, the Court considers these briefs before deciding whether the grant the case for oral argument, to issue an opinion without oral argument, or to deny review.

Docket Case Name Briefing Requested Respondent Brief
20-0317 COLLIN CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. MCKINNEY MILLENNIUM, LP 2020-11-13
20-0437 HOSSEIN S. NAMDARKHAN AND BARDIA NAMDARKHAN v. GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY, P.C., MARK C. ENOCH, MARK C. ENOCH, PC, AND MATTHEW ENOCH 2020-11-13
20-0349 ROBERT PIERCE v. GARY GINN 2020-11-13
20-0454 HALCY MARTIN DEAN v. STETSON ROANE 2020-11-13
20-0400 BRAZOS CONTRACTORS DEVELOPMENT, INC. v. HENRY JEFFERSON 2020-11-13
20-0416 L&S MEATS, LLC AND MPK, LLC v. USA FEEDYARD, LP 2020-11-13
20-0327 NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS 2020-11-13
20-0662 IN RE TEXAN MILLWORK 2020-11-13
20-0452 TODD DELANE FERGUSON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2020-11-13
20-0501 JEROME R. SANDBERG v. STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. 2020-11-13
20-0354 WESTWIND HOMES D/B/A WESTWIND DEVELOPMENT, G.P.-LAREDO, LLC, AND CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP. v. FERNANDO RAMIREZ AND MINERVA RAMIREZ 2020-11-13
20-0348 COASTAL CARGO OF TEXAS, INC. v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, AS SUBROGEE OF TENARIS GLOBAL SERVICES, U.S.A. 2020-11-13
20-0582 JOHN P. FIELDS AND KYLE B. PHILLIPS v. CURTIS C. PENNINGTON 2020-11-13
20-0212 SEALY EMERGENCY ROOM, LLC AND CHAETHANA YALAMANCHILI, M.D. v. SUSAN BROWN LESCHPER, AS JOINT MANAGING CONSERVATOR OF C.C.G., MINOR CHILD 2020-11-13
20-0609 IN RE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE, AND GEORGE P. BUSH, NAMED IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER v. CITY OF HOUSTON 2020-11-13
20-0217 RONDERRICK JOHNSON v. TALAUN BATHSHEBA HASSEAN SIMMONS 2020-10-23
20-0227 SHARON DUNN v. ETMC EMS AND GARY WOOLVERTON, EMT 2020-10-16
20-0393 JAMES FREDRICK MILES v. TEXAS CENTRAL RAILROAD & INFRASTRUCTURE, INC. AND INTEGRATED TEXAS LOGISTICS, INC. 2020-10-16
20-0451 ENERGEN RESOURCES CORPORATION v. BRYCE J. WALLACE, ELITE DRILLERS CORPORATION, AND UNITED FIRE & CASUALTY AND ITS PARENT, UNITED FIRE GROUP, INC. 2020-10-16
20-0326 KEITH MORVANT, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHNA MORVANT, DECEASED; AND LYNNE FREDERICK v. DALLAS AIRMOTIVE, INC. (D/B/A DALLAS AIRMOTIVE; D/B/A F/K/A PREMIER TURBINES; D/B/A F/K/A INTERNATIONAL TURBINE SERVICE, INC.); INTERNATIONAL GOVERNOR SERVICES LLC 2020-10-16
20-0422 DANIEL VILLARREAL v. EDINBURG CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2020-10-16
20-0378 IN THE INTEREST OF J.F.-G., A CHILD 2020-10-16 2020-11-10
20-0160 ALAN TARRANT, KRISTI TARRANT AND BETHANY KENDRICK v. BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE MEDICAL CENTER-FRISCO, STEPHEN COURTNEY, M.D., EMINENT SPINE, LLC, AND MONITORING CONCEPTS MANAGEMENT, LLC 2020-10-16
20-0505 IN RE EAGLERIDGE OPERATING, LLC 2020-10-02
20-0148 DR. O. HOWARD FRAZIER v. PRO PUBLICA, INC. AND CHARLES ORNSTEIN, HEARST NEWSPAPERS, LLC D/B/A THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE AND MIKE HIXENBAUGH 2020-10-02
20-0506 IN RE GILBERTO GONZALES 2020-10-02 2020-11-23
20-0215 SOCORRO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2020-10-02
20-0169 MICHAEL P. GEARY, INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH WILLIAM GEARY, JR., DECEASED AND FALCON ENERGY, INC. v. TWO BOW RANCH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, TWO BOW MANAGEMENT, LC AND RONALD L. TOMS, INDIVIDUALLY 2020-10-02
20-0263 KENNETH D. EICHNER, P.C. v. BEN DOMINGUEZ, II, PARC CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, AND ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT INCORPORATED 2020-10-02
20-0424 IN THE ESTATE OF DEMPSEY JOHNSON, DECEASED 2020-10-02
20-0224 UPS GROUND FREIGHT, INC. AND PHILLIP VILLARREAL v. CAMERONN MORRISON 2020-10-02
20-0250 MELISSA SHULTZ ON BEHALF OF ZACHARY TAYLOR SHULTZ AND THEIR TWO MINOR CHILDREN, T.A. AND A.S. v. LONE STAR ROAD CONSTRUCTION, LTD. 2020-10-02
20-0117 ROBERT W. VAN BOVEN M.D., D.D.S. v. SCOTT FRESHOUR, MARGARET MCNEESE, TIMOTHY WEBB, AND SHERIF ZAAFRAN, M.D., AMY SWANHOLM AND CHRISTOPHER PALAZOLA, IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITES AS OFFICERS OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD 2020-10-02
20-0178 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD C. POE, DECEASED 2020-10-02
20-0179 IN THE MATTER OF TROY S. POE TRUST 2020-10-02
20-0225 UPS GROUND FREIGHT, INC. AND PHILLIP VILLARREAL v. SEAN TROTTER AND MICAH TROTTER 2020-10-02
20-0293 THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. ARMANDO D. RIOJAS 2020-10-02
20-0273 CADENCE BANK v. ROY J. ELIZONDO III, AND ROY J. ELIZONDO III PLLC 2020-10-02
20-0364 IN RE MICHAEL ANDREW DAVIS AND WATERFLEET, LLC. 2020-10-02 2020-11-23
20-0285 KHOSROW SADEGHIAN v. DAVID JACO 2020-08-28 2020-11-02
20-0033 PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD v. TEXAS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS PROPERTY/CASUALTY JOINT SELF INSURANCE FUND 2020-08-28
20-0099 METROPOLITAN WATER COMPANY, LP v. NATHAN AUSLEY 2020-08-28 2020-11-06
20-0368 JLB BUILDERS, LLC v. JOSE HERNANDEZ 2020-08-28 2020-11-02
19-1108 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND DOS REPÚBLICAS COAL PARTNERSHIP v. MAVERICK COUNTY; CITY OF EAGLE PASS; ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND; WALTER HERRING; ERNESTO IBARRA; GABRIEL DE LA CERDA; MIKE HERNANDEZ; BOULWARE AND ANSON FAMILY, LTD; AND MAVERICK COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION 2020-08-28
19-1035 ANGELA DAVIS, AS PRESIDENT OF NEA-DALLAS (A LOCAL AFFILIATE OF TEXAS STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION), ON BEHALF OF ALL AFFECTED MEMBERS AND NAMED INDIVIDUALS v. MIKE MORATH, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE 2020-08-28
19-0976 MOUNTAIN PURE TX, LLC v. NECHES AND TRINITY VALLEYS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2020-08-28
20-0252 TAPATIO SPRINGS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION v. OHIO DEVELOPMENT, LLC. 2020-08-28 2020-11-10
20-0281 IN RE USAA GENERAL INDEMNITY COMPANY 2020-08-28
20-0171 STATE FARM LLOYDS, INC. v. CURTIS DAVIS 2020-08-28 2020-11-02
19-1070 PINEDA REO, LLC v. THE LOMIX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL. 2020-08-28 2020-11-03
20-0079 JAMES CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, PRIMORIS SERVICES CORPORATION v. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION 2020-08-28
20-0290 AEROTEK, INC. v. LERONE BOYD, MICHAEL MARSHALL, JIMMY ALLEN, AND TROJUAN CORNETT 2020-08-28 2020-10-12
20-0092 RICHARD D. CRAWFORD v. XTO ENERGY, INC. 2020-08-28
20-0284 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. RODOLFO CANALES 2020-08-28 2020-11-18
20-0384 IN RE CHRISTIANSON AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING, LLC AND CONTINENTAL HOMES OF TEXAS, LP 2020-08-28
20-0066 HAYNES & BOONE, LLP AND ARTHUR L. HOWARD v. NFTD, LLC F/K/A BERNARDO GROUP, LLC; BERNARDO HOLDINGS, LLC; PETER J. COOPER; AND JACQUILINE MILLER 2020-08-28
20-0197 IN RE SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY, ET AL., 2020-08-28
20-0014 REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, INC., AMC ENTERTAINMENT, INC., AND AMERICAN MULTI-CINEMA, INC. v. IPIC-GOLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC AND IPIC TEXAS, LLC 2020-08-28
20-0158 RODNEY DRAUGHON v. JOYCIE JOHNSON 2020-08-28 2020-11-16
20-0173 WWLC INVESTMENT, L.P. v. SORAB MIRAKI 2020-08-28
20-0140 IN RE THE WOODLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P., THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION, LJA ENGINEERING, INC. F/K/A LJA ENGINEERING & SURVEYING, INC., AND JAMES R. BOWLES 2020-08-28 2020-10-19
20-0270 NICOLE VAN DORN PRESTON AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF LT. J. WESLEY VAN DORN, USN, DECEASED; AMY SNYDER, AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF LT. SEAN CHRISTOPHER SNYDER, USN, DECEASED; CHEYENNE COLLINS, AS SURVIVING SPOUSE AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS BRIAN ANDREW COLLINS, USN, DECEASED; AND PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS DYLAN MORGAN BOONE, USN v. M1 SUPPORT SERVICES, L.P. 2020-08-28
20-0214 TOP WIRELESS WHOLESALER v. CEXCHANGE, LLC 2020-08-28 2020-11-18
20-0341 GERDAU AMERISTEEL CORPORATION AND GERDAU S.A. v. BRUCE BEARD AND SARAH BROCK 2020-08-28 2020-10-19
20-0363 IN RE SHELLEY LUTHER 2020-08-28 2020-11-02
19-0829 H. JONATHAN COOKE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ESCROW PARTNERS DALLAS, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS DALLAS, GP, INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS HOUSTON, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS HOUSTON, GP. INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS AUSTIN, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS AUSTIN, GP, INC.; ESCROW PARTNERS SAN ANTONIO, L.P.; ESCROW PARTNERS SAN ANTONIO, GP, INC.; TITLE PARTNERS, L.L.P.; NORTH AMERICAN MANAGEMENT, L.L.P.; TJ PARTNERS I, LLC; AND TJ PARTNERS II, LLC v. ROBERT C. KARLSENG; KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C.; ASHLEY BRIGHAM PATTEN; PATTEN & KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C.; JACQUES YVES LEBLANC; AND LEBLANC, PATTEN AND KARLSENG LAW FIRM, P.C. 2020-06-29 2020-09-21
19-1144 CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. JIMMY MASPERO AND REGINA MASPERO, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF W.M., W.M., W.M., DECEASED, AND W.M., DECEASED, MINOR CHILDREN 2020-06-19
20-0134 IN RE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS 2020-06-19 2020-09-09
19-1045 THE STATE OF TEXAS; TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE; AND GEORGE P. BUSH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER v. SIGNAL DRILLING, LLC; JATEN OIL COMPANY; AND RIPARIA, LC 2020-06-12 2020-10-01
19-0831 COURTNEY N. PHILLIPS, EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER; SYLVIA HERNANDEZ KAUFFMAN, INSPECTOR GENERAL; AND TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION v. JOHN MCNEILL, JR, R.PH.; AND NICHOLS SOUTHSIDE PHARMACY 2020-06-12 2020-09-16
19-1054 SUNDOWN ENERGY LP, SMC 2000 LP, PGP HOLDINGS 1, LLC, SMITH ALLEN OIL & GAS, LLP, TRANSMOUNTAIN EXPLORATION LLC, FORTUNE NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORATION, TEXAS HEAT OF THE PERMIAN BASIN, INC., WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, EAGLE ROCK ACQUISITION PARTNERSHIP II, LP, ODYSSEY ROYALTIES LLC, HORIZON ROYALTIES LLC, PINECONE RESOURCES LLC, BRENDA DORMAN FAUGHT, AND LENA RENEE BRIGMAN v. HJSA NO. 3, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2020-06-12 2020-10-15
19-1109 IN RE PAMELA JANSON 2020-06-12 2020-09-02
19-1112 ARMANDO MONTELONGO, JR., REAL ESTATE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, LLC, PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE GROUP, INC., AND LICENSE BRANDING, LLC v. CECIL G. ABREA, ET AL. 2020-06-12 2020-10-02
19-0763 U.S. CONCRETE, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS 2020-06-05 2020-10-26
19-0973 ANDREW BROWN AND SARA BROWN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF KEARA BROWN, DECEASED v. TRADITIONS OIL & GAS, LLC; TRADITIONS OIL & GAS SERVICES, LLC; AND CHISUM RANCHES, LTD. 2020-06-05
19-0605 JIM OLIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, D/B/A PHOTOLIVE v. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM 2020-06-05 2020-09-25
19-0925 MICHAEL FALLON, M.D. v. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON PHYSICIAN'S NETWORK AND MICHAEL W. BROWN, AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON PHYSICIAN'S NETWORK 2020-06-05 2020-09-25
19-0097 NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, SUNSETS WEST, INC., AND R.M. PERSONNEL, INC. v. LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ 2020-06-05 2020-11-23
20-0071 IN RE ALLSTATE INDEMNITY COMPANY 2020-06-05 2020-09-22
19-0639 W & T OFFSHORE INC. v. LUKE MEYERS 2020-05-29 2020-09-28
19-0872 MEMORIAL HERMANN HEALTH SYSTEM v. MIGUEL A. GOMEZ, III, M.D., AND MIGUEL A. GOMEZ, M. D., P.A. 2020-05-29 2020-11-18
19-0842 PNC MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK AND NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA v. JOHN HOWARD AND AMY HOWARD 2020-05-29 2020-08-18
19-1032 IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF ANGELINA SANDOVAL AND ANGEL SANDOVAL AND IN THE INTEREST OF A.M.S., A CHILD 2020-05-29 2020-10-05
19-0714 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. GENARO FLORES 2020-05-29 2020-11-02
19-1029 INFOWARS, LLC; FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC; AND KIT DANIELS v. MARCEL FONTAINE 2020-04-03
19-1122 KINDER MORGAN SACROC, LP; KINDER MORGAN CO2 CO., LP; KINDER MORGAN PRODUCTION CO., LP; AND KINDER MORGAN PRODUCTION CO., LLC v. SCURRY COUNTY; SNYDER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; SCURRY COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT D/B/A WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE; SCURRY COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT D/B/A COGDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 2020-04-03 2020-05-26
19-1102 ALEX E. JONES; INFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. LEONARD POZNER AND VERONIQUE DE LA ROSA 2020-04-03 2020-07-20
19-1050 ALEX E. JONES; LNFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. SCARLETT LEWIS 2020-04-03 2020-06-19
19-0992 ADDISON EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. ETC TEXAS PIPELINE, LTD.; OASIS PIPE LINE COMPANY; WESTEX ENERGY, LLC; AND ENERGY TRANSFER, LP F/K/A ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS 2020-04-03 2020-07-23
19-1123 IN RE TEXAS PENSION REVIEW BOARD AND STEPHANIE LEIBE, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CHAIR OF THE TEXAS PENSION REVIEW BOARD 2020-04-03 2020-09-17
19-0612 MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE, L.P. & MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO, L.P. v. PAUL SIMIEN 2020-03-13 2020-06-01
19-0343 LION COPOLYMER HOLDINGS, LLC v. LION POLYMERS, LLC 2020-02-14 2020-06-04
19-0805 IN RE KAMI MARTIN GAFFIN 2020-02-14 2020-04-06
19-0356 MARCO A. DELGADO, ET AL. v. JUAN LINO GARZA, SR., ET AL. 2020-02-14 2020-07-27
19-0565 IN THE MATTER OF A. M. 2020-01-17 2020-07-27
19-0381 CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY AND TEXTRON AVIATION INC. v. JORGE GARCIA, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-02-21
19-0238 CATHAY BANK v. LYDA SWINERTON BUILDERS, INC. 2019-10-04 2019-12-16
19-0540 FORD MOTOR CO. v. PETER GARZA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF S. G., A MINOR, AND ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATES OF STEPHANIE GARZA, TAYLOR GARZA, PETER JAMES GARZA, AND JESSE GARZA, DECEASED, AND JIM FISK AND MARY FISK 2019-10-04 2019-12-27