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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
18-0088 RICHARD OWEN TAYLOR v. MEDTOX DIAGNOSTIC, INC., MEDTOX SCIENTIFIC, INC., AND MEDTOX LABORATORIES, INC. 2018-09-07
17-1021 MOUNTAIN PEAK SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS AND THE CITY OF MIDLOTHIAN 2018-08-31
17-1026 CONNIE RANGE, TRUSTEE OF THE MARTHA RANGE TRUST D/B/A RELIANT ENGINEERING AND MACHINE, US, AND SAMUEL RANGE v. CALVARY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 2018-08-31
18-0016 IN THE INTEREST OF J.J.G., L.K.G., H.A.G., AND A.G.G 2018-08-31
17-0926 EP ENERGY E&P COMPANY, L.P. F/K/A EL PASO E&P COMPANY, L.P. v. FAIRFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A FAIRFIELDNODAL 2018-08-31
18-0076 DLA PIPER LLP (US) v. CHRIS LINEGAR 2018-08-31
18-0335 ANGELO MARK PAPALIA v. RICHARD BRYAN AND THE BRYAN GROUP, LLC 2018-08-31
17-1046 LIVE OAK BREWING CO., LLC; REVOLVER BREWING, LLC; AND PETICOLAS BREWING CO., LLC v. TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION, ET AL. 2018-08-31
18-0417 IN RE SCOTT VAN DYKE AND ANGLO-DUTCH ENERGY, LLC 2018-08-31
18-0312 HARRIS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. NATIONAL CHURCH RESIDENCES OF ALIEF, TX 2018-08-31
18-0050 ANGLO-DUTCH ENERGY, LLC, EXPLORER INVESTMENTS, LLC. AND SAXTON RIVER CORPORATION v. CRAWFORD HUGHES OPERATING CO., CRAWFORD ENERGY OPERATING COMPANY AND CRAWFORD ENERGY, INC. 2018-08-31
18-0426 WILLIAM A. BREWER III v. LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS, LLC; TURNER & WITT PLUMBING, INC.; STRONG CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC; THERMO DYNAMIC INSULATION, LLC; STATE FARM LLOYDS INSURANCE COMPANY; KEN AND BECKY TEEL; ROSS AND MEG RUSHING 2018-08-31
18-0278 DANIEL S. BARNETT AND ABOVO CORPORATION v. RICHARD B. SCHIRO 2018-08-31
18-0452 HOUSTON TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE FREDRICKA H. CRAIN TRUST AMENDED AND RESTATED v. MUSTANG MINERALS, LLC 2018-08-31
18-0251 PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. MELBA LOZANO 2018-08-31
18-0245 AMBROSE CLAYBAR v. SAMSON EXPLORATION, LLC 2018-08-31
18-0231 CASEY ANN WEBER v. PROGRESSIVE COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY 2018-08-31
18-0315 TERRY BOWMAN, INDIVIDUALLY, AND CLIFFORD GORE, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A CODE J TRANSPORT v. MADISON SINGLETON 2018-08-31
18-0150 VOPAK TERMINAL DEER PARK, INC. v. VERTICAL NORTH AMERICA, INC. NKA RAIZEN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2018-08-31
18-0145 MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. v. MOISES GALLEGOS, ET AL. 2018-08-31
18-0138 THE STATE OF TEXAS v. SPEEDWAY GRAPEVINE I, LLC, A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AND FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK, N.A. 2018-08-31
18-0068 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC., ET AL. v. ROBERT JONES 2018-08-31
17-0971 GENE E. PHILLIPS, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A PHILLIPS OIL INTERESTS, LLC v. CARLTON ENERGY GROUP, LLC 2018-08-31
17-0736 TEAL TRADING AND DEVELOPMENT, LP v. CHAMPEE SPRINGS RANCHES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION 2018-08-31
17-0744 JESSICA PARKER VALENTINE AND BRYAN L. PARKER v. INTERACTIVE BROKERS LLC 2018-08-31
18-0037 N.F. v. A.S. 2018-08-31
18-0219 SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL AND SCI TEXAS FUNERAL SERVICES, INC., D/B/A BUENA VISTA BURIAL PARK AND D/B/A FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL BUENA VISTA v. MARIA RUIZ 2018-08-31
18-0443 IN RE GEOMET REYCLING LLC, RICHARD GOLDBERG, KENNETH GOLDBERG, JOSH APPLEBAUM, ALICIA MCKINNEY, ELOISA MEDINA, LEE WAKSER, SPENCER LIEMAN, MIKEL SHECHT, LAURA MYERS, HENRY JACKSON, AND KELLY COUCH 2018-08-31
18-0353 IN RE UNION INSURANCE COMPANY 2018-08-31
18-0371 RANBAXY, INC. (F/K/A RANBAXY PHARMACEUTCALS, INC.); RANBAXY LABORATORIES, LTD; VENKATACHALAM KRISHNAN; AND ARUN SAWHNEY v. SIGNATURE PHARMACEUTICALS, L.L.C., SIGNATURE R&D HOLDINGS, L.L.C., AMERICAN GENERICS, INC. AND MCCORMICK HOLDINGS, L.L.C. 2018-08-31
18-0128 TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AND RICHARD A. HYDE, P.E., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY v. BRAZOS VALLEY ENERGY, LLC; HAYS ENERGY, LLC; ENNIS POWER CO., LLC; MIDLOTHIAN ENERGY, LLC; WISE COUNTY POWER CO., LLC; FREEPORT ENERGY CENTER, LLC; FREESTONE POWER GENERATION, LLC; AND ENASKA GATEWAY PARTNERS, LTD. 2018-07-20
18-0186 PATHFINDER OIL & GAS, INC. AND CATHLIND ENERGY, LLC v. GREAT WESTERN DRILLING, LTD. 2018-06-22
17-0253 AUTOHAUS LP, LLP v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2018-06-22
17-0876 FRANCIS MICHAEL LYNCH v. DONNA FALCON LYNCH 2018-06-22
18-0241 NATHAN DELAMETER AND TRACY DELAMETER, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF IAN DELAMETER v. BEAUMONT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2018-06-22 2018-08-13
18-0099 PHI, INC. v. TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT F/K/A TEXAS YOUTH COMMISSION 2018-06-22 2018-08-24
18-0161 IN THE INTEREST OF L.M.R.B, B.A.B, R.A.B & E.P.B., CHILDREN 2018-06-15 2018-08-27
17-1044 RONALD G. HOLE v. COMMISSION FOR LAWYER DISCIPLINE 2018-06-15
18-0092 SHANNON DAVIS v. HUMBLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL, LLC, K & S CONSULTING, LLC D/B/A K+S CONSULTING 2018-06-15 2018-08-06
18-0051 S&D BUILDERS, LLC; S&D DEVELOPMENT, LLC; LANGE CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC; STEVEN M. LANGE; SUMMIT OAK HOMES, LLC; AND DAVID C. OESTREICH v. PATRICK PENCE AND JODEE PENCE 2018-06-15 2018-08-06
17-1043 CHERYL D. HOLE v. COMMISSION FOR LAWYER DISCIPLINE 2018-06-15
18-0189 IN RE RSR CORPORATION AND QUEMETCO METALS LIMITED, INC. 2018-06-15 2018-09-04
18-0082 TC&C REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, INC. v. ETC KATY PIPELINE, LTD., AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ETC TEXAS PIPELINE, LTD. 2018-06-15
17-1035 RIDGEPOINT RENTALS, LLC v. JAMES W. MCGRATH AND BERNADINE L. MCGRATH 2018-06-15
18-0052 T&T ROCK DISTRIBUTION, LLC v. RUTILIO I. VELASCO 2018-06-15 2018-09-05
17-0630 AGAR CORPORATION, INC. v. ELECTRO CIRCUITS INTERNATIONAL, LLC AND SURESH PARIKH 2018-06-15
18-0045 SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL v. STAPEL, LP 2018-06-15 2018-08-30
18-0153 IN RE MICHAEL J. HARVEY III, INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF WILHELMINA JOHANNA HARVEY, DECEASED 2018-06-15
18-0268 HOWARD MINTZ, M.D. v. JULYE NESBITT CAREW, M.D., P.A., MICHELLE CHESNUT, M.D., P.A., AND MICHELLE CHESTNUT, M.D. 2018-06-15 2018-09-11
17-0822 CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, RODOLFO C. RAMIREZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ILEANA RAMIREZ, AND EL MILAGRO MINERALS, LTD. v. LEON OSCAR RAMIREZ, JR., INDIVIDUALLY, AND JESUS M. DOMINGUEZ, AS GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE OF MINERVA CLEMENTINA RAMIREZ, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2018-06-08
17-1008 B.C. v. STEAK N SHAKE OPERATIONS, INC. 2018-06-08 2018-08-07
18-0154 IN RE JOHNATHAN WOMACK AND GENA TAYLOR-WAGNER 2018-06-08 2018-07-26
17-0525 STOP THE ORDINANCES PLEASE, ET AL. v. CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS 2018-06-08 2018-08-13
17-0723 THE SOURCE FOR PUBLICDATA.COM, LP AND SHADOWSOFT, INC., v. D.K.W. 2018-06-08 2018-09-10
17-0888 CARL OWENS, JR., CONNIE OWENS, MICHAEL TERRY, AND SANDI TERRY v. THE CITY OF TYLER, TEXAS 2018-06-08 2018-07-30
17-0925 ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOURCES, L.P. v. EVELYN CUEVAS, ET AL. 2018-06-08 2018-08-14
17-1025 WAYNE CORRELL v. MICHELLE HARTMAN 2018-06-08 2018-07-27
17-0862 ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS, L.P. AND ENERGY TRANSFER FUEL, L.P. v. ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. AND ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS OPERATING LLC 2018-06-08
17-0970 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS v. LAURA G. RODRIGUEZ 2018-06-08
17-1060 IN RE HOUSTON SPECIALTY INSURANCE CO. 2018-06-08 2018-08-06
17-1003 BRAZOS ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE, INC. v. THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, ET AL. 2018-06-01 2018-09-05
17-0787 GB TUBULARS, INC. v. UNION GAS OPERATING COMPANY 2018-06-01
17-0756 DOUBLE EAGLE DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. APACHE DEEPWATER, LLC 2018-06-01
17-0881 ELIZABETH H. GREEN, FRANK F. HENDERSON, JR., WELDON W. DIETZE, JOHN F. DIETZE, JR., CAROLINE D. BRADFORD, CHRISTIN N. DIETZE, & ALEXIS E. DIETZE v. PAT A. BOOTHE, STERLING PRICE BOOTHE & MICHAEL GEORGE MALONE 2018-06-01 2018-08-13
17-0936 IN THE MATTER OF APPROXIMATELY $80,600.00 2018-06-01 2018-07-27
17-0943 IN THE MATTER OF APPROXIMATELY $80,600.00 2018-06-01 2018-07-27
17-0905 SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY v. AUSTIN BRIDGE & ROAD, L.P. AND HAYWARD BAKER INC. 2018-06-01 2018-07-23
17-1048 OSCAR ORTIZ v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2018-06-01
18-0031 SUPPLY PRO, INC. AND HARMON K FINE v. ECOSORB INTERNATIONAL, INC., D/B/A BIOCEL TECHNOLOGIES 2018-06-01 2018-08-22
17-0719 OZIER HURST v. NATIONAL SECURITY FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY, ACTION CLAIM SERVICE, INC., AND AARON TIMMINS 2018-06-01
17-0731 STEVEN MCCRAW, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY v. C.I. 2018-06-01
18-0059 DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOARD v. VIZANT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 2018-06-01 2018-07-23
17-1045 DAVID TODD BURKE v. THE STATE OF TEXAS 2018-06-01 2018-07-20
18-0023 IN RE CHARLES MICHAEL GLAZE 2018-06-01 2018-07-04
18-0071 GERALD GODOY v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 2018-06-01
17-0600 IN THE INTEREST OF R.R., A CHILD 2018-06-01
17-0840 TIME WARNER CABLE TEXAS LLC v. CPS ENERGY, ET AL. 2018-06-01 2018-09-05
17-1029 MELINDA BALLI v. CITY OF EDINBURG 2018-06-01 2018-07-23
17-1009 BARBARA FAIRCLOTH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF HEATHER MARIE INCE AND SHANNON INCE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PARENT AND NEXT FRIEND OF K.I., K.R.I., AND D.I., MINORS v. BORDERLANDS, A SOUTHWEST GRILL, INC. D/B/A LYTLE LAND & CATTLE COMPANY 2018-06-01 2018-07-23
17-0359 IN THE INTEREST OF L.G., A CHILD 2018-05-04 2018-06-07
17-0701 HARLETON OIL & GAS, INC. v. WAYNE E. FREEMAN, ET AL. 2018-03-30 2018-07-19
17-0845 CATHERINE STOUFFER, ET AL. v. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. 2018-03-30 2018-08-02
17-0814 HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC. AND HELIX SUBSEA CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. BH CONTRACTORS, LLC 2018-03-30 2018-08-02
17-0816 RAYMAX MANAGEMENT, L.P. v. SBC TOWER HOLDINGS LLC 2018-03-30 2018-07-19
17-0754 JESSICA JIMENEZ, JENNIFER GALO, CATHERINE FRANK, IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, AND WILLIAM TYLER II, AS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF PAMELA J. KNIGHT, DECEASED v. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 2018-03-30 2018-06-20
17-0891 HO & HUANG PROPERTIES, L.P. AND SW PARKWAY MANAGEMENT, INC. v. PARKWAY DENTAL ASSOCIATES, P.A., POORANG PAHLAVAN, H. TRAM NGUYEN, AND SHANNON PRESLEY 2018-03-30 2018-08-28
17-0414 CBIF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, COLUMBIA AIRPORT, LLC, AND STEVE FLORY v. TGI FRIDAY'S INC., LBD CORPORATION, TGIF/DFW PARTNER, LLC, TGIF/DFW MANAGER, LLC, TGIF/DFW TERMINAL A RESTAURANT, DOMAIN ENTERPRISES, INC., TGIF/DFW RESTAURANT JOINT VENTURE, LOUIS STURNS, NORMA ROBY, ERMA JOHNSON HADLEY, RSH CONCESSIONS, LLC, ET AL. 2018-03-30 2018-07-19
17-0666 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. v. LUFKIN INDUSTRIES, INC. 2018-03-16 2018-08-03
17-0138 IN RE COMMITMENT OF RICHARD DARREN GOODWIN 2018-03-16 2018-06-29
17-0863 IN RE CASTLE TEXAS PRODUCTION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2018-02-16 2018-04-05
17-0386 SUE ABSHIRE v. CHRISTUS HEALTH SOUTHEAST TEXAS D/B/A CHRISTUS HOSPITAL-ST. ELIZABETH 2018-02-16 2018-06-07
17-0501 TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. BERTILA CHICAS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS BENEFICIARY OF SANTIAGO CHICAS, DECEASED 2018-02-16 2018-07-09
17-0498 CHRISTOPHER MEDINA v. JENNIFER L. ZUNIGA 2018-02-16 2018-07-16
17-0947 IN RE TRAVIS COUNTY 2018-02-16 2018-04-09
17-0612 CHARLES ROBERT GAUGER v. MARJORIE TIDWELL GAUGER 2018-01-26 2018-04-16
17-0417 CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC v. ELIDIA CURA-CRUZ, JORGE GARCIA, HOWARD E. COLEMAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A COLEMAN CONVERSIONS, COLEMAN UPHOLSTERY, INC., C&D CAR CONNECTION, INC., AND WALTON GAW 2018-01-26 2018-05-18
17-0640 BARBARA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2018-01-26 2018-05-23
17-0459 UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION v. SUNNY LETOT 2018-01-26 2018-05-17
17-0554 CITY OF DALLAS v. ROMULUS GROUP, INC. 2018-01-26 2018-05-17
17-0733 MCALLEN HOSPITALS, L.P. D/B/A MCALLEN MEDICAL CENTER AND SOUTH TEXAS HEALTH SYSTEMS v. YOLANDA LOPEZ, SHERYL HAMER, ELMER DEGUZMAN AND RICHARD WECKER 2018-01-26 2018-04-09
17-0474 JENNIFER FRAME, GREG GRIFFITH, CHERYL BURRIS, AND DIANA PULIDO v. CITY OF AUSTIN 2018-01-26 2018-04-17
17-0458 IN THE INTEREST OF A.E. 2018-01-12 2018-07-05
17-0521 E.A. v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-04
17-0416 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., D/B/A AMERICA'S SERVICING COMPANY; US BANK NATIONAL ASSOC., AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2006-7, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE v. FREDDIE L. SHELLNUT 2017-12-15 2018-05-07
17-0428 CHERYL WALLACE v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-30
17-0514 RODERIC HORTON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES 2017-12-15 2018-04-05
17-0464 GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS v. AMERICAN MULTI-CINEMA, INC. 2017-12-15 2018-05-07
17-0444 SUNSTATE EQUIPMENT CO., LLC v. GLENN HEGAR, COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 2017-12-08 2018-02-20
17-0052 LAURA PRESSLEY v. GREGORIO (GREG) CASAR 2017-11-17 2018-04-09
17-0337 LARRY LITTLE v. CITY OF LEON VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. 2017-10-20 2018-02-05
17-0278 DAVID ROGERS v. GREGORIO "GREG" CASAR 2017-10-20 2018-01-10
17-0182 JEFFORY BLACKARD v. ATTORNEY PRO TEM KENT A. SCHAFFER, ET AL. 2017-09-01 2017-10-23
17-0110 RAHUL K. NATH, M.D. v. TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 2017-09-01 2017-12-20
15-0965 WARD COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EES LEASING LLC AND EXLP LEASING LLC 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
15-0970 REEVES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL v. VALERUS COMPRESSION SERVICES, A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, VALERUS COMPRESSION SERVICES MANAGEMENT, LLC, A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, GENERAL PARTNER 2016-09-02
15-0971 LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. EXLP LEASING, LLC AND EES LEASING, LLC. 2016-09-02 2016-12-22
15-0969 REEVES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT AND LOVING COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. MIDCON COMPRESSION, L.L.C. 2016-09-02