Supreme Court

Case: 16-0505    
16-0505
07/07/2016
Petition for Review/Cause under Rule 53.1
MURPHY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY—USA, A DELAWARE CORPORATION 
SHIRLEY ADAMS, CHARLENE BURGESS, WILLIE MAE HERBST JASIK, WILLIAM ALBERT HERBST, HELEN HERBST AND R. MAY OIL & GAS COMPANY, LTD. 
Appellate Briefs
Date Event TypeDescriptionRemarksDocument
12/08/2017Post submission brief filedPetitionerPost Submission Letter Brief filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA.
12/07/2017Post submission brief filedRespondentPost-Submission Letter filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
12/04/2017Exhibits in case/cause filedPetitionerOral Argument Exhibits filed on behalf of petitioners, Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
12/04/2017Exhibits in case/cause filedRespondentOral Argument Exhibits filed on behalf of respondents, Shirley Adams, et al.
11/28/2017Amicus Curiae Brief receivedReceived (instead of filed)Amicus Curiae Brief of Chesapeake Eagle Ford MDL Royalty Owners in Support of Respondents' Brief on the Merits. Submitted by Catherine M. Stone of Langley & Banack, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.
05/23/2017Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filedRespondentRespondent's Response to Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Oil and Gas Association filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
05/02/2017Fully hyperlinked brief filedAmicus Curiae Hyperlinked version of the Amicus Brief of Texas Oil & Gas Association. Submitted by Charles R. Watson of Davis, Gerald & Cremer of Austin, Texas.
05/01/2017Amicus Curiae Brief receivedReceived (instead of filed)Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Oil and Gas Association. Submitted by Charles R. Watson of Davis, Gerald & Cremer of Austin, Texas.
03/29/2017Reply BriefPetitionerReply Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
03/24/2017Amicus Curiae Brief receivedReceived (instead of filed)Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association in support of Respondents. Submitted by Joseph Fitzsimons, Robert Park and Dana Deaton of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC of San Antonio, Texas.
03/06/2017Brief on the MeritsRespondentResponse Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
02/01/2017Brief on the MeritsPetitionerPetitioner's Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
10/24/2016Reply to ResponsePetitionerReply in Support of Petition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA, A Delaware Corporation.
09/30/2016Response to PetitionRespondentResponse to Petition for Review filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
08/31/2016Petition for ReviewPetitionerPetition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
Case Events
DateEvent TypeDispositionRemarksDocument
12/08/2017Post submission brief filed Post Submission Letter Brief filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA.
12/07/2017Post submission brief filed Post-Submission Letter filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
12/05/2017Oral argument  Argued on behalf of petitioner by Macey Reasoner Stokes; Argued on behalf of respondents by Mary A. Keeney
12/04/2017Exhibits in case/cause filed Oral Argument Exhibits filed on behalf of petitioners, Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
12/04/2017Exhibits in case/cause filed Oral Argument Exhibits filed on behalf of respondents, Shirley Adams, et al.
11/28/2017Amicus Curiae Brief received Amicus Curiae Brief of Chesapeake Eagle Ford MDL Royalty Owners in Support of Respondents' Brief on the Merits. Submitted by Catherine M. Stone of Langley & Banack, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.
11/20/2017Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received Oral Argument Submission Form submitted on behalf of petitioner, Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA, a Delaware Corporation. Oral Argument will be presented by Macey Reasoner Stokes of Baker Botts, L.L.P. of Houston, Texas.
11/17/2017Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received Oral Argument Submission Form submitted on behalf of respondents, Shirley Adams, et al. Oral Argument will be presented by Mary A. Keeney of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC of Austin, Texas.
10/27/2017Case set for oral argumentCase set for oral argumentThis case has been set for oral argument at 9:00 a.m., December 5, 2017.  Time allotted to argue:  20/20 minutes
10/27/2017Petition for Review disposedFiling granted 
10/27/2017Petition for Review granted  
05/23/2017Response to Amicus Curiae Brief filed Respondent's Response to Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Oil and Gas Association filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
05/02/2017Fully hyperlinked brief filed Hyperlinked version of the Amicus Brief of Texas Oil & Gas Association. Submitted by Charles R. Watson of Davis, Gerald & Cremer of Austin, Texas.
05/01/2017Amicus Curiae Brief received Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Oil and Gas Association. Submitted by Charles R. Watson of Davis, Gerald & Cremer of Austin, Texas.
03/29/2017Reply Brief Reply Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
03/24/2017Amicus Curiae Brief received Amicus Curiae Brief of Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association in support of Respondents. Submitted by Joseph Fitzsimons, Robert Park and Dana Deaton of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC of San Antonio, Texas.
03/08/2017Motion for Extension of Time disposed.Filing grantedMotion for Extension of Time to file Reply Brief on the Merits is granted. FURTHER REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR THIS FILING WILL BE DISFAVORED. Reply Brief is due on March 29, 2017.
03/08/2017Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Reply Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
03/06/2017Brief on the Merits Response Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
02/15/2017Motion for Extension of Time disposed.Filing grantedMotion for Extension of Time to file Respondent's Brief on the Merits is granted. FURTHER REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR THIS FILING WILL BE DISFAVORED. Respondent's Brief is due on March 7, 2017. Reply Brief is due on March 22, 2017.
02/15/2017Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Respondent's Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
02/01/2017Brief on the Merits Petitioner's Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
12/20/2016Motion for Extension of Time disposed.Filing grantedUnopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Petitioner's Brief on the Merits is granted. Further requests for extensions of time will be disfavored. Petitioner's Brief is due February 1, 2017; Respondent's Brief is due February 21, 2017; and Reply Brief is due March 8, 2017.
12/20/2016Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Petitioner's Brief on the Merits filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, A Delaware Corporation.
12/15/2016Case Record Filed  Electronic Appellate Record received.
12/05/2016Record Requested in Petition for Review Record requested from the 4th COA
12/02/2016Brief on the Merits Requested Brief on the merits requested:  Petitioner's brief due no later than January 2, 2017; Response brief due January 23, 2017; Reply brief due February 7, 2017.
10/24/2016Reply to Response Reply in Support of Petition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA, A Delaware Corporation.
10/06/2016MET to file reply disposed ofFiling grantedMotion for Extension of Time to file Reply is granted. FURTHER REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR THIS FILING WILL BE DISFAVORED. The Reply is due October 24, 2016.
10/06/2016Motion to Extend Time to File Reply filed Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Reply in support of Petition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
10/04/2016Case forwarded to Court  
09/30/2016Response to Petition Response to Petition for Review filed on behalf of Shirley Adams, et al.
08/31/2016Petition for Review Petition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA.
07/08/2016Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review disposedFiling grantedPetition for Review is due August 31, 2016.
07/07/2016Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Review filed Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to file Petition for Review filed on behalf of Murphy Exploration & Production Company–USA, A Delaware Corporation.
Calendars
Set DateCalendar TypeReason SetRemarks
12/05/2017Submitted (Awaiting Opinion)Submitted (Awaiting Opinion) 
Parties
PartyPartyTypeRepresentative
Chesapeake Eagle Form MDL Royaly OwnersAmicus CuriaeMr. Ruben Valadez
Mr. George Parker Young
Ms. Linda S. Mcdonald
Vincent P. Circelli
Mr. John W. Petry
Kelli L. Walter
Mr. Stephen Ray Smith
Ms. Catherine M. Stone
Mr. James W. Christian
Texas Oil & Gas AssociationAmicus CuriaeMr. Charles R. 'Skip' Watson Jr.
Herbst, HelenRespondentMs. Mary A. Keeney
Mr. John B. McFarland
R. May Oil & Gas Company, Ltd.RespondentMr. John B. McFarland
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Jasik, Willie Mae HerbstRespondentMr. John B. McFarland
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Burgess, CharleneRespondentMr. John B. McFarland
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Murphy Exploration & Production Company–USA, A Delaware CorporationPetitionerMr. J. Mark Little  
Mr. Jason A. Newman
Ms. Macey Reasoner Stokes
Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association.Amicus CuriaeMr. Robert Park
Mr. Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons
Dana B. Deaton
Adams, ShirleyRespondentMs. Mary A. Keeney
Mr. John B. McFarland
Herbst, William AlbertRespondentMr. John B. McFarland
Ms. Mary A. Keeney
Court of Appeals Information:
Reverse & Remand 
497 SW3d 510, 06-15-16 
4th Court of Appeals 
Honorable Patricia O. Alvarez 
Trial Court Information
218th District Court 
Atascosa 
Honorable Stella H. Saxon 
13-05-0466-CVA 
 
 

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