The Court has loosely themed this week’s argument days. Tuesday has two oil & gas cases, mixed with a certified question about the Texas fraudulent-transfer act. Wednesday offers three cases about Texas’s margins tax on business entities. Thursday has only two cases, which involve trial courts applying ethical rules to attorneys in two different contexts (in a business transaction and in jury research).

Set for Argument
Week of October 7, 2019
Tuesday Oct 8
  • Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Energy Transfer Fuel, L.P. v. Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. and Enterprise Products Operating LLC (No. 17-0862)
    Partnerships
  • Copano Energy, LLC, et al. v. Stanley D. Bujnoch, Life Estate, et al. (No. 18-0044)
    Oil And Gas •  Statute Of Frauds
  • Ralph S. Janvey, in his capacity as Court Appointed Receiver For the Stanford International Bank Limited, et al. v. GMAG, L.L.C.; Magness Securities, L.L.C.; Gary D. Magness; Mango Five Family Incorporated, In Its Capacity As Trustee For the Gary D. Magness Irrevocable Trust (No. 19-0452)
    Fraudulent Transfer
Wednesday Oct 9
  • 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 (No. 17-0444)
    State Taxes
  • 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. (No. 17-0464)
    State Taxes
  • Glenn Hegar, Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas and Ken Paxton, Attorney General of the State of Texas v. Gulf Copper and Manufacturing Corporation (No. 17-0894)
    State Taxes
Thursday Oct 10
  • 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 (No. 18-0426)
    Jury Trials •  Sanctions
  • In re Murrin Brothers 1885, Ltd., ERI-BBTX, LLC, and Concho Minick, individually and Derivatively on behalf of Billy Bob’s Texas Investments, LLC, Philip Murrin, and Cowtown Concessions, Inc., d/b/a River Ranch Stockyards (No. 18-0737)
    Attorney Disqualification