Supreme Court

January 27, 2017 

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THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
Orders Pronounced January 27, 2017
 
ORDERS ON CAUSES
14-1038
LISA KRAMER, F/K/A LISA KASTLEMAN v. BRYAN KASTLEMAN; from Travis County; 3rd Court of Appeals District (03-13-00133-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 07-30-14)
 
The Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to that court.

Justice Guzman delivered the opinion of the Court.
15-0056
WADE BRADY v. LEAANNE KLENTZMAN AND CARTER PUBLICATIONS, INC. D/B/A THE WEST FORT BEND STAR, INC.; from Fort Bend County; 1st Court of Appeals District (01-11-00765-CV, 456 SW3d 239, 12-18-14)
 
2 petitions
 
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice Johnson, Justice Guzman, Justice Lehrmann, and Justice Boyd joined.

Chief Justice Hecht delivered a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Green, Justice Willett, and Justice Brown joined.
15-0197
UDR TEXAS PROPERTIES, L.P. D/B/A THE GALLERY APARTMENTS, UNITED DOMINION REALTY TRUST, INC., ASR OF DELAWARE, L.L.C., AND UDR WESTERN RESIDENTIAL, INC. v. ALAN PETRIE; from Harris County; 14th Court of Appeals District (14-13-00123-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 12-16-14)
 
The Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and renders judgment.

Justice Brown delivered the opinion of the Court.

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Boyd joined.
15-0978
ELIE NASSAR AND RHONDA NASSAR v. LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIBERTY MUTUAL GROUP, DAVE BAKER, MARY HAMILTON, AND MARCUS SMITH; from Fort Bend County; 14th Court of Appeals District (14-14-00277-CV, 478 SW3d 65, 09-29-15)
 
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 59.1, after granting the petition for review and without hearing oral argument, the Court reverses the court of appeals' judgment and remands the case to the trial court.

Per Curiam Opinion
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16-0773
WALLACE L. HALL, JR., IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS A REGENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM v. WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS CHANCELLOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM; from Travis County; 3rd Court of Appeals District (03-15-00783-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 09-16-16)
 
The Court affirms the court of appeals' judgment.

Justice Devine delivered the opinion of the Court.

Justice Willett delivered a concurring opinion.

Justice Guzman delivered a concurring opinion.

Justice Lehrmann delivered a concurring opinion.

Justice Brown delivered a concurring opinion, in which Justice Green joined.
THE MOTION IN THE FOLLOWING CAUSE IS GRANTED IN PART:
15-0403
VIRGINIA O. KINSEL, AS ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR J. FRANK KINSEL, J. FRANK KINSEL, JR., CAROLE K. EDWARDS, AND CATHERINE K. COLLINS v. JANE O. LINDSEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS CO-TRUSTEE OF THE LESEY B. KINSEL TRUST, ROBERT N. OLIVER, KEITH BRANYON, AND JACKSON WALKER, LLP; from Tarrant County; 7th Court of Appeals District (07-13-00130-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 04-10-15)
 
joint motion for additional time to present oral argument granted in part
 
Time allotted to argue: 25/25 minutes
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR REVIEW
THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS FOR REVIEW ARE DENIED:
16-0949
IN RE COMMITMENT OF CEBERO GARCIA OCHOA; from Montgomery County; 9th Court of Appeals District (09-15-00486-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 09-29-16)
 
16-1001
IN THE INTEREST OF D.D., A CHILD; from Henderson County; 12th Court of Appeals District (12-15-00192-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 11-09-16)
 
2 petitions
motions to withdraw as counsel granted
ORDERS ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING
THE MOTIONS FOR REHEARING OF THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS FOR REVIEW ARE DENIED:
16-0740
THEAOLA ROBINSON v. WALT DISNEY COMPANY, ABC TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., CC TEXAS HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND KTRK TELEVISION, INC.; from Harris County; 1st Court of Appeals District (01-14-00880-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 03-31-16)
 
16-0768
RONALD F. AVERY v. DYLAN BADDOUR AND HEARST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.; from Guadalupe County; 4th Court of Appeals District (04-16-00184-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 08-10-16)
MISCELLANEOUS
THE FOLLOWING PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS IS DENIED:
16-1011
IN RE FRANK J. MORDENTE; from Denton County