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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
21-0165 IN RE WHATABURGER RESTAURANTS LLC 2021-06-18
20-0682 SUNCHASE IV HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. AND BOARD v. DAVID ATKINSON 2021-06-18
20-0529 ADB INTEREST, LLC AND ASHLEY BLACK, INDIVIDUALLY v. KAREN WALLACE, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A JOURNEYZ SPA & PRODUCTS 2021-06-18
20-0653 AES VALVES, LLC AND IES INTERNATIONAL ENERGY SERVICES, LTD. v. KOBI INTERNATIONAL, INC. DBA KOBI GROUP 2021-06-18
20-0567 HSC PIPELINE PARTNERSHIP LLC v. TERRANCE J. HLAVINKA, KENNETH HLAVINKA, TRES BAYOU FARMS, LP, AND TERRANCE HLAVINKA CATTLE COMPANY 2021-06-18
20-0681 COLUMBIA VALLEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM L. P. D/B/A VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER v. A.A., A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS MOTHER, ANA RAMIREZ, AS NEXT FRIEND AND ANA RAMIREZ, INDIVIDUALLY 2021-06-18
20-0857 JBRICE HOLDINGS LLC AND 231 W. TRIOAKS LANE, AN INDIVIDUAL SERIES OF JBRICE HOLDINGS, L.L.C v. WILCREST WALK TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC. 2021-06-18
20-0687 KENNETH L. BERRY, INDIVIDUALLY; KENNETH L. BERRY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE BERRY DYNASTY TRUST; KENNETH L. BERRY, TRUSTEE IN A DERIVATIVE CAPACITY FOR FLYING BULL RANCH, LTD.; AND CHELSEA NICHOLE BRIERS v. DENNIS W. BERRY; MARVIN G. BERRY; ALLEN L. BERRY; FB RANCH, LLC; BERRY GP, INC. D/B/A BERRY CONTRACTING, INC., BERRY CONTRACTING, LP D/B/A BAY, LTD., AND BERRY RANCHES, LLC. 2021-06-18
20-0700 CITY OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS v. ABDUL PRIDGEN, ET AL. 2021-06-18
20-0725 PATRICK VON DOHLEN, BRIAN GRECO, KEVIN JASON KHATTAR, MICHAEL KNUFFKE, AND DANIEL PETRI v. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO 2021-06-18
20-0898 ROSETTA RESOURCES OPERATING, LP v. KEVIN MARTIN, JAMIE MARTIN, AND ASHLEY LUSK 2021-06-18
20-0783 CTMI, LLC v. RPC, INC. D/B/A DELAWARE-RPC, INC., CUDD PRESSURE CONTROL, INC., CUDD PUMPING SERVICES, INC., AND THRU TUBING SERVICES, INC. 2021-06-18
20-0811 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN; ET AL. v. S. O. 2021-06-18
20-0827 IN RE UPS GROUND FREIGHT, INC. 2021-06-18
20-0837 IN RE MICHAEL KEITH CASH AND SAN MARCOS AIR CONDITIONING, INC. 2021-06-18
20-0602 IN RE OSCAR DAGOBERTO FLORES AND RIVAS TRUCKING SPECIALTY, LLC 2021-06-18
20-0782 BABY DOLLS TOPLESS SALOONS, INC. AND BURCH MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. v. GILBERT SOTERO, AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHANIE SOTERO HERNANDEZ, AND EDUVIGES CHAPA III AS NEXT FRIEND OF A.C.C., A MINOR 2021-06-18
20-0922 YOUVAL ZIVE v. JEFFREY R SANDBERG AND PALMER & MANUEL, P.L.L.C. F/K/A PALMER & MANUEL, L.L.P. 2021-06-18
20-0964 PURA-FLO CORPORATION v. DONALD CLANTON 2021-06-18
20-0977 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY v. K.T. 2021-06-18
20-0992 IN RE ZACH BROWN 2021-06-18
20-0994 GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK v. COMPASS WELL SERVICES, LLC 2021-06-18
21-0130 THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS v. VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2021-06-18
21-0004 TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, BRUSH COUNTRY CLAIMS, LTD., AND DAVID GUTIERREZ v. DAVID JAMES AND SUE JAMES 2021-06-18
21-0036 THOMAS BRANDON PERTHUIS v. BAYLOR MIRACA GENETICS LABORATORIES, LLC 2021-06-18
21-0075 EX PARTE CHARLES FERRIS 2021-06-18
21-0080 GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, PETITIONERS v. HEALTH CARE SERVICE CORPORATION, RESPONDENT 2021-06-18
21-0108 IN RE HARRIS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 2021-06-18
20-0578 NATURAL SODA LLC AND ENIRGI GROUP CORPORATION v. BUNNETT & CO., INC.; ENERGY FEEDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC; AND WILLIAM E. BUNNETT 2021-06-18
20-0962 SAMMY BICKHAM, JR., KRISTEN BICKHAM, AND KIRK LAUNIUS v. DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, TONI PIPPINS-POOLE, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DALLAS COUNTY CENTRAL COUNTING STATION MANAGER, DANIEL BRADLEY, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DALLAS COUNTY CENTRAL COUNTING STATION SUPERVISOR, ET AL. 2021-06-18
21-0133 STATE OF TEXAS AND TRAVIS COUNTY v. AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 2021-06-18
21-0065 STEPHEN STELLY v. JOHN E. DELOACH, INDIVIDUALLY, JOHN E. DELOACH AS GENERAL PARTNER OF JOHN E. DELOACH FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, AND JOHN E. DELOACH FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2021-06-18
20-0657 E. D., A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HER PARENTS B.O. AND D.D. AS NEXT FRIENDS v. TEXAS HEALTH CARE, P.L.L.C. AND TIMOTHY J. JONES, D.O. 2021-06-18
20-0932 TRANSCOR ASTRA GROUP S.A.; ASTRA OIL COMPANY, LLC; ASTRA ENERGY HOLDINGS, INC.; ASTRA GP, INC.; ASTRA TRADECO LP, LLC; PASADENA REFINING HOLDING PARTNERSHIP; AOT BIS B.V.; CLIFFORD L. WINGET, III; ALBERTO FEILHABER; KARI BURKE; JOHN T. HAMMER; CARLOS E. ORTIZ; THOMAS J. NIMBLEY; IRENEUSZ KOTULA; CHARLES L. DUNLAP; ERIC BLUTH; STEPHEN WADE; ROLF MUELLER; AND DANIEL BURLA v. PETROBRAS AMERICA INC.; PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A.-PETROBRAS; PASADENA REFINING SYSTEM, INC.; PRSI TRADING LLC; AND PRSI REAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC 2021-06-18
20-0812 TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DENISE M. TRAUTH; TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND FEDERAL RELATIONS MICHAEL BLANDA; TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR LOUIS E. JIMENEZ, JR.; AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY REGENTS WILLIAM F. SCOTT, DAVID MONTAGNE, CHARLIE AMATO, DUKE AUSTIN, GARRY CRAIN, VERONICA MUZQUIZ EDWARDS, DIONICIO FLORES, NICKI HARLE, AND ALAN L. TINSLEY, IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES v. K. E. 2021-06-18
20-0987 VIANNEY ROBLES v. AMY NICHOLS, KUBINSKI & NICHOLS, P.C., ANDRES E. ALMANZAN,MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN, P.C. AKA MOUNCE, GREEN , MYERS, SAFI,PAXSON & GALATZAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 2021-06-11
20-0945 IN RE CENTRAL ORGEON TRUCK COMPANY, INC. AND DAVID HUPP 2021-06-11
20-0940 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES v. N. J. 2021-06-11
19-1053 SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY v. ELIZABETH BOLT, ET AL. 2021-06-11
20-0727 TERISA TAYLOR AND PATHWAY FORENSICS, LLC v. CARL TOLBERT, NIZZERA KIMBALL AND VIVIAN ROBBINS 2021-06-11
21-0151 FLUOR DANIEL SERVICES CORPORATION v. ROGELIO SALAS 2021-06-11
20-0855 JOSH SCHROEDER IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CHAIR OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ALSO IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES: TIM BARGAINER, JOHN MARLER, ERCEL BRASHEAR, KAYLA MCCORD, GARY NEWMAN, AND BEN STEWART v. ESCALERA RANCH OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. 2021-06-11
20-0759 CECILE E. YOUNG, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER OF TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION v. COMMUNITY HEALTH CHOICE TEXAS, INC. 2021-06-11
20-0737 UNITED RENTALS NORTH AMERICA, INC. v. PAMELA EVANS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF CLARK BRANDON DAVIS, AND DOMINIC JONES 2021-06-11
20-0757 THE HIGH ROAD ON DAWSON v. BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF THE ELKS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC. 2021-06-11
20-0906 DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. FERNANDO HERRERA 2021-06-11
20-0558 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION v. CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, POTENTIAL DEFENDANT, DENNIS J. HERRERA IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, AND POTENTIAL WITNESS, EDWARD REISKIN IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY, ET AL. 2021-06-11
20-0832 LOVERS TRADITION II, LP v. LG ELECTRONICS, INC. 2021-06-11
19-0092 GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP, INC., GLORIA VALENZUELA, E.G.S., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR A.E.S.G., F.D.G., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR N.R.C.D., Y.E.M.A., FOR HERSELF AND AS NEXT FRIEND FOR A.S.A., AND THE GEO GROUP, INC. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES; HENRY WHITMAN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DFPS COMMISSIONER; TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; CHARLES SMITH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS HHSC EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER AND CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 2021-06-11
21-0388 IN RE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2021-06-11
20-1018 IN RE SUMMER INFANT (USA), INC. 2021-06-11
20-0856 THE GULF COAST CENTER v. DANIEL CURRY, JR. 2021-06-11
20-0942 BRAD HEIDELBERG ET AL. v. DOH OIL COMPANY 2021-06-11
20-0482 STEPHEN GRAVES v. GAIL GILLETTE 2021-06-11
20-0411 GLOBAL METAL SERVICES, LTD. v. HAMILTON METALS, INC. 2021-06-11
20-0081 IN THE INTEREST OF Y.J., A CHILD 2021-04-16
20-0639 NETTYE ENGLER ENERGY, LP v. BLUESTONE NATURAL RESOURCES II, LLC 2021-03-05
20-0714 ERICSSON INC. v. FIFTH THIRD BANK 2021-03-05 2021-05-26
20-0789 IN RE AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. 2021-03-05 2021-05-17
20-0668 LAURA HAMPTON v. EQUITY TRUST COMPANY 2021-03-05 2021-05-26
20-0507 ALTECH, INC. v. PLEASANT GROVE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FIELDTURF USA INC. 2021-03-05 2021-06-23
20-0612 ANITA DEANN STONE v. ERIC STONE 2021-03-05 2021-06-01
20-0513 JOHN R. FULLER v. WHOLESALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY OF HOUSTON, INC. 2021-01-22 2021-06-03
20-0366 ELEPHANT INSURANCE COMPANY, LLC v. LORRAINE KENYON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF THEODORE KENYON 2021-01-22 2021-05-13
20-0382 ELIZABETH C. PEREZ v. SYLVESTER TURNER, MAYOR, ET AL. 2021-01-22 2021-05-13
20-0464 WULCHIN LAND, L.L.C. v. SHARON MARIE SCHULZ ELLIS, ET AL. 2021-01-22 2021-04-29
20-0707 THIM T. NGUYEN, ET AL. v. MIKAL C WATTS, ET AL. 2021-01-22 2021-05-14
20-0462 SIRIUS XM RADIO, INC. v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2021-01-22 2021-04-28
20-0694 IN RE LCS SP, LLC D/B/A SIGNATURE POINTE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY, ASPECT LCS LEASING SP, LLC, AND LCS DALLAS OPERATIONS, LLC, 2021-01-22 2021-05-27
20-0369 SANDRIDGE ENERGY, INC. v. JOHN BARFIELD AND TANA BARFIELD, WIFE, INDIVIDUALLY, AND JOHN BARFIELD AND TANA BARFIELD AS NEXT FRIENDS OF C. B. AND K. B., MINOR CHILDREN 2021-01-22
20-0786 TEXAS LAW SHIELD, LLP, WALKER & RICE, P.C., T. EDWIN WALKER AND DARREN R. RICE v. BRAD CROWLEY AND TERRILYN CROWLEY 2021-01-22 2021-04-27
20-0573 IN RE SUSAN GAIL PERRILLOUX 2021-01-22 2021-05-13
19-1104 NICKY E. DYER; FLORA HARRELL; EDGAR HOAGLAND; SHIRLEY HOAGLAND; JAMES LANGSTON; JAMES A. LANGSTON, III; LOIS NELSON; BRIAN RODEL; RICHARD WARD; EDWIN A. (ART) WILSON; MONTGOMERY COUNTY; AND CITY OF CONROE v. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; BRYAN W. SHAW, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; BUDDY GARCIA AND CARLOS RUBINSTEIN, IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES AS COMMISSIONERS OF THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND TEXCOM GULF DISPOSAL, LLC 2021-01-15
20-0571 LI LI v. PEMBERTON PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2020-12-11 2021-02-01
20-0583 IN RE CALCO LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC 2020-12-11 2021-04-01
20-0243 HAI NGUYEN AND MAI NGUYEN, INDIVIDUALS, D/B/A ROMIE'S NAIL BOUTIQUE v. INLAND WESTERN DALLAS LINCOLN PARK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND RPAI SOUTHWEST MANAGEMENT, LLC 2020-12-11 2021-02-03
20-0552 S.C. v. M.B., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF I.C. 2020-12-11 2021-04-01
20-0439 IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MAY K. JONES, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2020-12-11 2021-01-29
20-0574 GOLIAD COUNTY, TEXAS v. EUGENE CALVIN BONNET 2020-12-11 2021-04-22
20-0400 BRAZOS CONTRACTORS DEVELOPMENT, INC. v. HENRY JEFFERSON 2020-11-13 2021-02-24
20-0327 NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS 2020-11-13 2021-03-18
20-0349 ROBERT PIERCE v. GARY GINN 2020-11-13 2021-03-05
20-0454 HALCY MARTIN DEAN v. STETSON ROANE 2020-11-13 2021-03-11
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 2021-03-08
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 2021-02-03
20-0178 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD C. POE, DECEASED 2020-10-02 2021-02-24
20-0179 IN THE MATTER OF TROY S. POE TRUST 2020-10-02 2021-02-24
19-0976 MOUNTAIN PURE TX, LLC v. NECHES AND TRINITY VALLEYS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2020-08-28 2020-12-08
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
19-0612 MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE, L.P. & MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO, L.P. v. PAUL SIMIEN 2020-03-13 2020-06-01
19-0805 IN RE KAMI MARTIN GAFFIN 2020-02-14 2020-04-06
19-0381 CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY AND TEXTRON AVIATION INC. v. JORGE GARCIA, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-02-21