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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
19-0658 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION v. ALBERT LARA, JR. 2020-04-03
19-0145 S.V.Z., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF A.Z., HER MINOR CHILD v. GERARDO SOLIS, OSMIN TURCIOS, CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL OF COLORADO, LLC, AND CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, INC. 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
20-0075 IN RE USAA GENERAL INDEMNITY COMPANY 2020-04-03
19-1102 ALEX E. JONES; INFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. LEONARD POZNER AND VERONIQUE DE LA ROSA 2020-04-03
19-1050 ALEX E. JONES; LNFOWARS, LLC; AND FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC v. SCARLETT LEWIS 2020-04-03
19-1081 THE CITY OF HOUSTON v. MARIA CHRISTINA GOMEZ 2020-04-03
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
19-0915 JAIME DANIEL GRACIA AND RACHEL GRACIA v. CHRISTUS SPOHN HEALTH SYSTEM CORPORATION D/B/A CHRISTUS HOSPITAL CORPUS CHRISTI-SHORELINE 2020-04-03
19-1029 INFOWARS, LLC; FREE SPEECH SYSTEMS, LLC; AND KIT DANIELS v. MARCEL FONTAINE 2020-04-03
19-0867 GREATER HOUSTON TRANSPORTATION COMPANY D/B/A AND OR A/K/A YELLOW CAB COMPANY AND/OR YELLOW CAB, AND DELWENDE NIKIEMA v. DIANE PEREZ AND RICKY PEREZ 2020-04-03
19-1022 IN RE K&L AUTO CRUSHERS, LLC AND THOMAS GOTHARD, JR. 2020-04-03
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
19-0920 MATTHEW M. SPANTON AND ELISHA SPANTON D/B/A HILL COUNTRY KENNELS v. PAMELA S. BELLAH 2020-04-03
19-1020 DEMECO RYANS v. HOUSTON NFL HOLDING, L.P. D/B/A HOUSTON TEXANS 2020-04-03
19-0815 FOLOSADE OJO, M.D. v. JAMES MASON, ET AL. 2020-03-13
19-0709 HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY D/B/A AT&T TEXAS 2020-03-13
19-0936 IN RE COMMITMENT OF DONALD WAYNE HULL 2020-03-13
19-0835 NORTHLAND INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A MAGNUM FITNESS , JHTNA MANUFACTURING, L.L.C., AND JOHSNON HEALTH TECH NORTH AMERICA, INC. v. GILBERT KOUBA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY KOUBA, KAREN WILLIAMS AND CURTIS KOUBA 2020-03-13
19-0689 KATHLEEN POWELL AND PAUL LUCCIA v. CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 2020-03-13
19-0695 KEN BAILEY AND BRADLEY PETERSON v. CARTER SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; CLAYTON WOLF, WILDLIFE DIVISION DIRECTOR; MITCH LOCKWOOD, BIG GAME PROGRAM DIRECTOR; AND TEXAS PARKS &WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT 2020-03-13
19-0612 MOSAIC BAYBROOK ONE, L.P. & MOSAIC BAYBROOK TWO, L.P. v. PAUL SIMIEN 2020-03-13
19-0790 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES EL PASO v. LORETTA K. FLORES 2020-03-13
19-0885 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY v. DANIEL WES IRWIN 2020-03-13
19-0546 INSTILL CORPORATION v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2020-02-14
19-0475 DATA FOUNDRY, INC. v. CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS 2020-02-14
19-0643 LOS COMPADRES PESCADORES, L.L.C. v. JUAN G. VALDEZ AND ALFREDO TERAN 2020-02-14
19-0343 LION COPOLYMER HOLDINGS, LLC v. LION POLYMERS, LLC 2020-02-14
19-0356 MARCO A. DELGADO, ET AL. v. JUAN LINO GARZA, SR., ET AL. 2020-02-14
19-0805 IN RE KAMI MARTIN GAFFIN 2020-02-14
19-0792 IN RE STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY AND TODD JOSEPH DAUPER 2020-02-14
19-0767 TEXAS PROPANE GAS ASSOCIATION v. THE CITY OF HOUSTON 2020-02-14
19-0791 IN RE STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY AND TERECINA SHAHAN 2020-02-14
19-0870 KERWIN STEPHENS; THUNDERBIRD OIL & GAS, LLC; THUNDERBIRD RESOURCES, LLC; THUNDERBIRD LAND SERVICES, LLC; STEPHENS & MYERS, LLP; AND CHESTER CARROLL v. THREE FINGER BLACK SHALE PARTNERSHIP; TREK RESOURCES, INC.; TIBURON LAND & CATTLE, L.P.; L.W. HUNT RESOURCES, LLC; AND RICHARD RAUGHTON 2020-02-10
19-0545 REGENCY FIELD SERVICES LLC, REGENCY ENERGY PARTNERS LP, REGENCY GP LP., REGENCY GP LLC AND LA GRANGE ACQUISITION, L.P., D/B/A ENERGY TRANSFER COMPANY v. SWIFT ENERGY OPERATING, LLC 2020-01-17
19-0533 PATIENTS MEDICAL CENTER v. FACILITY INSURANCE CORPORATION 2020-01-17
19-0190 CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EL PASO (SAN LORENZO CHURCH) v. RITA PORTER, INDIVIDUALLY & AS MOTHER & NEXT FRIEND OF DAWONE PORTER, A MINOR CHILD; AMANDA GUTIERREZ, INDIVIDUALLY; ARMANDO AND YVONNE GUTIERREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PARENTS AND NEXT FRIENDS OF ARMANDO, A MINOR CHILD; PATTY GORDON; AND DYLON GORDON 2020-01-17
19-0542 AAON v. CJO ENTERPRISES, INC. 2020-01-17
19-0565 IN THE MATTER OF A. M. 2020-01-17
19-0561 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF JEFFERY LEE STODDARD 2020-01-17 2020-03-09
19-0662 IN RE ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY, LLC 2020-01-17
19-0656 IN RE TEXAS NEW MEXICO POWER COMPANY 2020-01-17 2020-03-09
19-0754 JACKIE WOMACK, INDIVIDUALLY, AND JACKIE WOMACK DRILLING COMPANY; WILLARD COGDELL AND LA NELL COGDELL; AND JAMES R. CAVENDER, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A JAMES R. CAVENDER INVESTMENT COMPANY, LTD. v. ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC 2020-01-17
19-0777 IN RE CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC. 2020-01-17
19-0334 BROADWAY NATIONAL BANK, TRUSTEE OF THE MARY FRANCES EVERS TRUST v. YATES ENERGY CORPORATION, EOG RESOURCES, INC., JALAPENO CORPORATION, ACG3 MINERAL INTERESTS, LTD., GLASSELL NON-OPERATED INTERESTS, LTD., AND CURRY GLASSELL 2020-01-17
19-0789 THE CITY OF HONEY GROVE v. CKJ TRUCKING, LP. AND STEPHEN JACK BOND 2020-01-17
19-0400 SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY v. VICENTE MEDINA, ASHLEY MEDINA & ARIS ANTONIOU 2020-01-17
19-0877 IN RE BROWN 2020-01-17
19-0440 TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY; DANNYE HOLLEY, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL & OFFICIAL CAPACITIES; EDWARD MALDONADO (A/K/A SPEARIT), IN HIS INDIVIDUAL & OFFICIAL CAPACITIES; GABRIEL AITSEBAOMO, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL & OFFICIAL CAPACITIES v. IVAN VILLARREAL 2020-01-17
19-0673 HOUSECANARY, INC. F/K/A CANARY ANALYTICS, INC. v. TITLE SOURCE, INC., REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, AND HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES 2019-12-13 2020-02-18
19-0233 CONCHO RESOURCES, INC., ET AL. v. MARSHA ELLISON, D/B/A ELLISON LEASE OPERATING 2019-12-13
19-0280 LOUIS HINOJOS v. STATE FARM LLOYDS AND RAUL PULIDO 2019-12-13 2020-04-01
19-0354 LOGAN INDUSTRIES v. CARGOTEC CORP., MACGREGOR USA, LNC. AND CARGOTEC USA, INC. 2019-12-13
19-0324 CIMAREX ENERGY CO. v. ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2019-12-13
19-0595 KENNETH L. HAEDGE, DALE C. TIPPIT, DENVER TIPPIT, CASE S. JONES, AND CLINTON H. SHED v. CENTRAL TEXAS CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION 2019-12-13 2020-02-06
19-0708 IN RE AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. 2019-12-13 2020-03-25
19-0567 BPX OPERATING COMPANY; BPX PROPERTIES (NA) LP; SEGUNDO NAVARRO DRILLING, LTD.; FIRST ROCK I, LLC; EF NON-OP, LLC; AND SOUTH TEXAS SHALE, LLC v. MARGARET ANN STRICKHAUSEN 2019-12-13
19-0282 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS, INC. AND RIGOBERTO ZELAYA v. ROBERT STEVENSON 2019-12-13
19-0669 THE CITY OF LUBBOCK v. ALEXA MARIE JARPE AND JEREMY DAVID LEECH 2019-12-13 2020-02-24
19-0410 APACHE CORPORATION v. CATHRYN C. DAVIS 2019-12-13 2020-02-19
19-0636 IN RE RIG QA INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2019-12-13 2020-03-16
19-0225 COLUMBIA VALLEY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, L.P., D/B/A VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER v. MARIA ZAMARRIPA, AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATES OF R.F.R. AND R.J.R., MINORS 2019-11-15 2020-02-04
19-0386 IN THE INTEREST OF C.M.J. AKA C.W. 2019-11-15 2020-03-09
19-0210 DELLA R. PERRY v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION 2019-11-13 2020-02-03
19-0649 BBB INDUSTRIES, LLC v. CARDONE INDUSTRIES, INC. 2019-10-18 2020-02-25
19-0381 CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY AND TEXTRON AVIATION INC. v. JORGE GARCIA, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-02-21
19-0459 BLUESTONE NATURAL RESOURCES II, LLC v. WALKER MURRAY RANDLE, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-02-06
19-0538 CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, LLC, ET AL. v. STANTON P. BELL, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2019-12-09
18-1187 ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOURCES, L.P. v. ENERGEN RESOURCES CORPORATION, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-03-09
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
19-0585 IN RE PRAVEEN PANCHAKARLA 2019-10-04 2019-11-25
19-0230 GEORGE FLEMING AND FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. REBECCA WILSON, ET AL. 2019-10-04 2020-01-27
19-0107 LEROY TORRES v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2019-08-30 2020-01-21
18-0977 WILLIAM MARCHBANKS v. LIBERTY INSURANCE CORPORATION 2019-08-30 2019-11-05
19-0260 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF GREGORY A. JONES 2019-08-30 2019-10-28
18-1181 EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. D/B/A FUSITE & EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. CLARENCE JOHNSON 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
19-0204 BELLA PALMA, LLC v. MARK YOUNG 2019-08-30 2019-11-12
19-0186 BTX SCHOOLS, INC. AND BASIS SCHOOLS v. KONARK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2019-08-30 2019-12-23
18-0205 ROBERTO LAZOS v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2019-08-30 2019-12-03
18-1061 PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY v. TEXAS INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS, ET AL. 2019-08-30 2020-01-21
18-0127 JUAN ALVAREZ v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2019-08-30 2019-12-03
18-0911 STEVEN BIASATTI AND PAUL GROSS D/B/A TOPDOG PROPERTIES v. GUIDEONE NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY 2019-08-30 2019-11-19
19-0045 AEP TEXAS CENTRAL COMPANY AND T&D SOLUTIONS, LLC v. MARTA ARREDONDO 2019-08-30 2019-10-21
19-0025 CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, AND SPENCER CRONK, CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN v. TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS, AMERICAN STAFFING ASSOCIATION; LEADINGEDGE PERSONNEL, LTD.; STAFF FORCE, INC.; HT STAFFING LTD. D/B/A THE HT GROUP; THE BURNETT COMPANIES CONSOLIDATED, INC., D/B/A BURNETT SPECIALISTS; SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; TEXAS STATE COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; AUSTIN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION; STRICKLAND SCHOOL, LLC; AND THE STATE OF TEXAS 2019-08-30 2020-01-22
19-0205 FATIH OZCELEBI, M. D. v. K. V. CHOWDARY, M. D., INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A VALLEY GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC, P. A.: VALLEY GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC P. A. 2019-08-30 2020-02-26
19-0036 LANDRY'S, INC. AND HOUSTON AQUARIUM, INC. v. ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, CHERYL CONLEY, AND CARNEY ANNE NASSER 2019-08-30 2020-02-18
18-1221 LUIS FERNANDO MARTINEZ REYES v. JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS 2019-06-21 2019-09-10
18-1047 THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE AND THE MADISONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT v. DAVID SIMS 2019-06-14 2019-11-12
18-0808 EX PARTE: C. D. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0969 EX PARTE J.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
19-0102 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. S.E.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0781 ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL OF TEXAS v. PANDA POWER GENERATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-04-05 2019-08-01
18-0792 IN RE PANDA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC, D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-02-15 2019-08-07
18-0555 MIKE MORATH, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. VIRGINIA DIANE LEWIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND TO C.J.L., ET AL. 2019-02-08
18-0944 LEMUEL DAVID HOGAN v. STEPHANIE MONTAGNE ZOANNI 2019-01-25 2019-04-09