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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
19-0440 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
19-0190 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
19-0334 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
19-0545 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
19-0877 IN RE BROWN 2020-01-17
19-0789 THE CITY OF HONEY GROVE v. CKJ TRUCKING, LP. AND STEPHEN JACK BOND 2020-01-17
19-0777 IN RE CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC. 2020-01-17
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
19-0656 IN RE TEXAS NEW MEXICO POWER COMPANY 2020-01-17
19-0662 IN RE ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY, LLC 2020-01-17
19-0561 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF JEFFERY LEE STODDARD 2020-01-17
19-0565 IN THE MATTER OF A. M. 2020-01-17
19-0542 AAON v. CJO ENTERPRISES, INC. 2020-01-17
19-0400 SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY v. VICENTE MEDINA, ASHLEY MEDINA & ARIS ANTONIOU 2020-01-17
19-0533 PATIENTS MEDICAL CENTER v. FACILITY INSURANCE CORPORATION 2020-01-17
19-0708 IN RE AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. 2019-12-13
19-0324 CIMAREX ENERGY CO. v. ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2019-12-13
19-0814 IN RE JOHN HIGHTOWER, JR. AND JESSICA HIGHTOWER 2019-12-13
19-0669 THE CITY OF LUBBOCK v. ALEXA MARIE JARPE AND JEREMY DAVID LEECH 2019-12-13
19-0701 IN RE FARMERS TEXAS COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY 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
19-0280 LOUIS HINOJOS v. STATE FARM LLOYDS AND RAUL PULIDO 2019-12-13
19-0282 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS, INC. AND RIGOBERTO ZELAYA v. ROBERT STEVENSON 2019-12-13
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
19-0233 CONCHO RESOURCES, INC., ET AL. v. MARSHA ELLISON, D/B/A ELLISON LEASE OPERATING 2019-12-13
19-0410 APACHE CORPORATION v. CATHRYN C. DAVIS 2019-12-13
19-0636 IN RE RIG QA INTERNATIONAL, INC. 2019-12-13
19-0610 TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. MARIA GARCIA & ANTHONY GARCIA 2019-12-13
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
19-0354 LOGAN INDUSTRIES v. CARGOTEC CORP., MACGREGOR USA, LNC. AND CARGOTEC USA, INC. 2019-12-13
19-0386 IN THE INTEREST OF C.M.J. AKA C.W. 2019-11-15
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
19-0460 WHITE ROCK COMMERCIAL, LLC v. CITY OF LANCASTER 2019-11-15
19-0210 DELLA R. PERRY v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION 2019-11-13
19-0538 CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, LLC, ET AL. v. STANTON P. BELL, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2019-12-09
19-0381 CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY AND TEXTRON AVIATION INC. v. JORGE GARCIA, ET AL. 2019-10-18
18-1187 ENDEAVOR ENERGY RESOURCES, L.P. v. ENERGEN RESOURCES CORPORATION, ET AL. 2019-10-18
19-0459 BLUESTONE NATURAL RESOURCES II, LLC v. WALKER MURRAY RANDLE, ET AL. 2019-10-18
19-0365 ANDY BRUMLEY & SHERI BRUMLEY v. RICHARD HOWARD MCDUFF, ET AL. 2019-10-18 2020-01-07
19-0649 BBB INDUSTRIES, LLC v. CARDONE INDUSTRIES, INC. 2019-10-18
19-0247 THE CITY OF HOUSTON v. TRI-STEM, LTD. 2019-10-04 2019-12-10
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
19-0488 IN THE INTEREST OF L.G., A CHILD 2019-10-04 2019-11-19
19-0238 CATHAY BANK v. LYDA SWINERTON BUILDERS, INC. 2019-10-04 2019-12-16
19-0585 IN RE PRAVEEN PANCHAKARLA 2019-10-04 2019-11-25
19-0420 STRYKER SALES CORPORATION v. DINA CAVAZOS 2019-10-04 2019-12-23
19-0399 IN THE INTEREST OF L.N.C & K.N.M., CHILDREN 2019-10-04 2020-01-21
19-0230 GEORGE FLEMING AND FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. REBECCA WILSON, ET AL. 2019-10-04
19-0005 STARR INDEMNITY & LIABILITY COMPANY v. KENYON INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES INC. 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
19-0023 IN RE Z.Q. 2019-08-30 2019-12-23
19-0045 AEP TEXAS CENTRAL COMPANY AND T&D SOLUTIONS, LLC v. MARTA ARREDONDO 2019-08-30 2019-10-21
18-0911 STEVEN BIASATTI AND PAUL GROSS D/B/A TOPDOG PROPERTIES v. GUIDEONE NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY 2019-08-30 2019-11-19
19-0204 BELLA PALMA, LLC v. MARK YOUNG 2019-08-30 2019-11-12
19-0208 CITY OF DALLAS v. KOJO NKANSAH 2019-08-30 2019-12-23
19-0223 DEVIN LAMAR HARRIS AND MEGHAN THERESA HARRIS v. SAMUEL ADAM AFLALO 2019-08-30 2020-01-02
19-0268 IN RE MARCUS P. ROGERS, RECEIVER FOR THE MARITAL DEDUCTION TRUST AND THE RESIDUARY TRUST CREATED UNDER THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LEE ROY "COWBOY" HOSKINS, SR. 2019-08-30 2019-12-20
19-0030 DR. RUTHIE HARPER AND PLLG, LLC v. WELLBEING GENOMICS PTY LTD. 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
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
19-0186 BTX SCHOOLS, INC. AND BASIS SCHOOLS v. KONARK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2019-08-30 2019-12-23
19-0142 JEFFREY PEACE AND CAROLINE PEACE v. ITCOA, LLC D/B/A INDEPENDENCE TITLE COMPANY, MONA MCMAHAN, AND WM. BRIAN MCMAHAN, PC 2019-08-30 2019-12-10
19-0132 SCOTT VAN DYKE v. BUILDERS WEST, INC. 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
18-1181 EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. D/B/A FUSITE & EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. CLARENCE JOHNSON 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
19-0125 APEX FINANCIAL CORPORATION v. LOAN CARE 2019-08-30 2019-12-04
18-0977 WILLIAM MARCHBANKS v. LIBERTY INSURANCE CORPORATION 2019-08-30 2019-11-05
19-0115 13 HEIN, LLC AND ROBERT P. HEIN v. ANALICIA PENA DE BECERRA, FEDERICO JAVIER PENA LLANOS, LILIA LETICIA PENA DE BORREGO, HILDE PENA DE TRAD, ELSA PENA CASS, ZIMMERMAN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP NO. 1 2019-08-30 2019-12-19
18-1092 DICKINSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT v. TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION 2019-08-30 2019-12-18
19-0260 IN RE THE COMMITMENT OF GREGORY A. JONES 2019-08-30 2019-10-28
19-0036 LANDRY'S, INC. AND HOUSTON AQUARIUM, INC. v. ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, CHERYL CONLEY, AND CARNEY ANNE NASSER 2019-08-30
19-0107 LEROY TORRES v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2019-08-30 2020-01-21
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
18-0127 JUAN ALVAREZ v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2019-08-30 2019-12-03
18-0205 ROBERTO LAZOS v. STATE FARM LLOYDS 2019-08-30 2019-12-03
19-0050 MELISSA FUENTES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF VICTOR ROBERT FUENTES AND ISABELLA ELAINE FUENTES v. TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY 2019-08-30 2019-12-09
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
18-0682 AMERICAN REALTY TRUST, INC. AND ART MIDWEST, INC. v. ANDREWS KURTH, LLP 2019-06-21 2019-10-16
19-0497 IN RE ACADEMY, LTD. D/B/A ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS 2019-06-21 2019-11-12
18-1223 TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS; PATRICK FORTNER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE BOARD'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; AND TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION v. TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2019-06-21 2019-09-25
18-1200 IN RE MOBILE MINI, INC. 2019-06-21 2019-07-23
18-1221 LUIS FERNANDO MARTINEZ REYES v. JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS 2019-06-21 2019-09-10
18-1134 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. v. WESLEY FREDIEU 2019-06-14 2019-12-04
18-1047 THE CITY OF MADISONVILLE AND THE MADISONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT v. DAVID SIMS 2019-06-14 2019-11-12
19-0102 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY v. S.E.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0969 EX PARTE J.H. 2019-05-31 2019-08-20
18-0983 EAGLE OIL & GAS CO. v. TRO-X, L.P. 2019-05-31 2019-09-19
18-0808 EX PARTE: C. D. 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
18-1017 IN RE CITY OF CONROE, TEXAS; CITY OF MAGNOLIA, TEXAS; CITY OF SPLENDORA, TEXAS; QUADVEST, L.P., WOODLAND OAKS UTILITY, L.P.; EVERETT SQUARE, INC.; E.S. WATER CONSOLIDATORS, INC.; UTILITIES INVESTMENT CO., INC.; AND T&W WATER SERVICE COMPANY 2019-03-29 2019-06-18
18-0792 IN RE PANDA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, LLC, D/B/A PANDA POWER FUNDS, ET AL. 2019-02-15 2019-08-07
18-0703 LANE THOMAS SHINOGLE v. BENJAMIN WHITLOCK & BRIANNA WHITLOCK 2019-02-08 2019-05-14
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
18-0344 CHRISTOPHER JAMES GLENN, M.D. AND NORTHEAST OB/GYN ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. v. JOSEPH LEAL AND DAWN LEAL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL PARENTS, NEXT FRIENDS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS OF A.L., A MINOR 2019-01-25 2019-05-16
18-0944 LEMUEL DAVID HOGAN v. STEPHANIE MONTAGNE ZOANNI 2019-01-25 2019-04-09
18-0513 ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, SYMPHUEL ANDERSON, BEVERLY DAVIS, AND PATRICIA MAYS v. MERLE FLAKES, ELOISE SQUARE, MARY JO EVANS, ANNE KATHERINE WHITE, AND ELLA MAE ROLLINS 2018-11-16 2019-01-22