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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
20-0072 UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION v. OSCAR TORRES AND DORA TORRES 2021-01-22
20-0802 LAKE JACKSON MEDICAL SPA, LTD., ROBERT YARISH AND JAMIE GUTZMAN v. ERICA GAYTAN 2021-01-22
20-0513 JOHN R. FULLER v. WHOLESALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY OF HOUSTON, INC. 2021-01-22
20-0382 ELIZABETH C. PEREZ v. SYLVESTER TURNER, MAYOR, ET AL. 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
20-0366 ELEPHANT INSURANCE COMPANY, LLC v. LORRAINE KENYON, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF THEODORE KENYON 2021-01-22
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
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
20-0573 IN RE SUSAN GAIL PERRILLOUX 2021-01-22
20-0633 IN RE WESTCHESTER SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL. 2021-01-22
20-0707 THIM T. NGUYEN, ET AL. v. MIKAL C WATTS, ET AL. 2021-01-22
20-0464 WULCHIN LAND, L.L.C. v. SHARON MARIE SCHULZ ELLIS, ET AL. 2021-01-22
20-0328 IN THE GUARDIANSHIP OF JAMES E. FAIRLEY 2021-01-22
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
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
20-0574 GOLIAD COUNTY, TEXAS v. EUGENE CALVIN BONNET 2020-12-11
20-0532 TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE v. SHERRY KNIGHT, KENNY KNIGHT INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIENDS OF KAMDYN KNIGHT 2020-12-11
20-0274 IN THE INTEREST OF V.A., ET AL 2020-12-11 2021-02-23
20-0576 IN RE ANNA MARSH 205 S-CORP 2020-12-11
20-0432 IN THE INTEREST OF L.C.L. AND M.E.M., CHILDREN 2020-12-11 2021-02-19
20-0583 IN RE CALCO LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC 2020-12-11
20-0517 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-EFC2 v. DENNIS MOSS 2020-12-11
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
20-0589 JOHN CRANE, INC v. ROBIN BLAINE ANDREWS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HEIRS AND ESTATE OF GARLAND DALE PEPPER, DECEASED, AND GARLAND PEPPER, JR., SUSAN ANDREWS, KIMBERLY BROWN AND CAROLYN WALKER 2020-12-11
20-0571 LI LI v. PEMBERTON PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2020-12-11 2021-02-01
20-0396 SIGNATURE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, LLC v. INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY 2020-12-11
20-0552 S.C. v. M.B., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF I.C. 2020-12-11
20-0439 IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MAY K. JONES, AN INCAPACITATED PERSON 2020-12-11 2021-01-29
20-0348 COASTAL CARGO OF TEXAS, INC. v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, AS SUBROGEE OF TENARIS GLOBAL SERVICES, U.S.A. 2020-11-13 2021-02-18
20-0354 CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP. v. FERNANDO RAMIREZ AND MINERVA RAMIREZ 2020-11-13
20-0416 L&S MEATS, LLC AND MPK, LLC v. USA FEEDYARD, 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
20-0400 BRAZOS CONTRACTORS DEVELOPMENT, INC. v. HENRY JEFFERSON 2020-11-13 2021-02-24
20-0501 JEROME R. SANDBERG v. STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. 2020-11-13 2021-01-26
20-0452 TODD DELANE FERGUSON v. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2020-11-13 2021-01-04
20-0454 HALCY MARTIN DEAN v. STETSON ROANE 2020-11-13
20-0327 NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. v. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS 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
20-0582 JOHN P. FIELDS AND KYLE B. PHILLIPS v. CURTIS C. PENNINGTON 2020-11-13 2021-01-19
20-0349 ROBERT PIERCE v. GARY GINN 2020-11-13
20-0317 COLLIN CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT v. MCKINNEY MILLENNIUM, LP 2020-11-13
20-0217 RONDERRICK JOHNSON v. TALAUN BATHSHEBA HASSEAN SIMMONS 2020-10-23 2020-12-14
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
20-0393 JAMES FREDRICK MILES v. TEXAS CENTRAL RAILROAD & INFRASTRUCTURE, INC. AND INTEGRATED TEXAS LOGISTICS, INC. 2020-10-16 2020-12-28
20-0422 DANIEL VILLARREAL v. EDINBURG CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2020-10-16 2021-01-05
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
20-0451 ENERGEN RESOURCES CORPORATION v. BRYCE J. WALLACE, ELITE DRILLERS CORPORATION, AND UNITED FIRE & CASUALTY AND ITS PARENT, UNITED FIRE GROUP, INC. 2020-10-16 2021-02-04
20-0227 SHARON DUNN v. ETMC EMS AND GARY WOOLVERTON, EMT 2020-10-16 2021-02-04
20-0224 UPS GROUND FREIGHT, INC. AND PHILLIP VILLARREAL v. CAMERONN MORRISON 2020-10-02 2021-01-20
20-0273 CADENCE BANK v. ROY J. ELIZONDO III, AND ROY J. ELIZONDO III PLLC 2020-10-02 2021-02-12
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 2021-02-25
20-0506 IN RE GILBERTO GONZALES 2020-10-02 2020-11-23
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 2021-01-21
20-0179 IN THE MATTER OF TROY S. POE TRUST 2020-10-02 2021-02-24
20-0178 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD C. POE, DECEASED 2020-10-02 2021-02-24
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 2021-02-02
20-0225 UPS GROUND FREIGHT, INC. AND PHILLIP VILLARREAL v. SEAN TROTTER AND MICAH TROTTER 2020-10-02 2021-01-21
20-0293 THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO v. ARMANDO D. RIOJAS 2020-10-02 2020-12-22
20-0263 KENNETH D. EICHNER, P.C. v. BEN DOMINGUEZ, II, PARC CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, AND ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT INCORPORATED 2020-10-02 2020-12-22
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 2021-01-21
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 2020-12-30
20-0197 IN RE SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY, ET AL., 2020-08-28
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 2021-01-11
20-0384 IN RE CHRISTIANSON AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING, LLC AND CONTINENTAL HOMES OF TEXAS, LP 2020-08-28
20-0033 PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD v. TEXAS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS PROPERTY/CASUALTY JOINT SELF INSURANCE FUND 2020-08-28 2021-01-20
20-0363 IN RE SHELLEY LUTHER 2020-08-28 2020-11-02
20-0092 RICHARD D. CRAWFORD v. XTO ENERGY, INC. 2020-08-28 2020-12-31
20-0173 WWLC INVESTMENT, L.P. v. SORAB MIRAKI 2020-08-28 2020-12-08
19-0976 MOUNTAIN PURE TX, LLC v. NECHES AND TRINITY VALLEYS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2020-08-28 2020-12-08
20-0079 JAMES CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, PRIMORIS SERVICES CORPORATION v. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION 2020-08-28 2021-01-19
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 2020-12-11
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
19-0831 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
19-0097 NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, SUNSETS WEST, INC., AND R.M. PERSONNEL, INC. v. LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ 2020-06-05 2020-11-23
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
19-0872 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
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